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The sixth installment from J.K. Rowling in the fantastic series about the wizarding student Harry Potter and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, the new book should move closer to the frightening prospect of the big, final showdown between Harry and Lord Voldemort which is sure to come in the seventh book.

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“I'm just in love with Harry potter's adventures. ”

Written on: 11/06/2010 by strawberryhunter (3 reviews written)

I'm just in love with Harry potter's adventures.
That's an atmosphere I can't find anywhere else.
It helped me in some hard situations.
Best book ever!… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a very cool...”

Written on: 14/04/2010 by harrypotterrox (4 reviews written)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a very cool book! I really like it!… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is not quite up...”

Written on: 17/04/2009 by Gavin96 (30 reviews written)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is not quite up to normal Harry Potter standards, but it's still a good book that supplies a mystery that will keep you holding the book until you reach the climax… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is probably my...”

Written on: 25/02/2009 by Gavin96 (30 reviews written)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is probably my least favorite in the series, but that doesn't mean it's not good. In fact, it's a very good read and the bad points aren't as strong as the good points. It's not as exciting as the others, the whole plot is centred around Harry's lessons, and the climax isn't quite as exciting as previous books. It doesn't rush into the exciting bits, Harry's general school life is quite amusing, and not knowing what Malfoy's up to the whole time can have… Read Full Review

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“A superb book that can be read over and over again!”

Written on: 02/01/2008

A superb book that can be read over and over again!… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is probably one...”

Written on: 31/07/2006 by Adam Hughes (5 reviews written)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is probably one of the best books that I have ever read but I did find it rather sad at the end.
If you haven't read it yet you should. It really is fantastic.
Love and respect to all Harry Potter fans everywhere.

Your loyal friend Adam Hughes… Read Full Review

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“I really do love Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...”

Written on: 23/07/2006 by Akkarin01 (11 reviews written)

I really do love Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince although it seems to be orientated more towards adult readers this time. I can't wait for the next book to come out next year. The questions and possibilities for the next book at the end leave you waiting for more. We also learn more about the characters feelings towards each other- not that these weren't fairly clear through the previous few books. Overall this is well worth reading… Read Full Review

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“J K Rowling really grips you and makes you feel like...”

Written on: 20/07/2006 by tomboy (1 review written)

J K Rowling really grips you and makes you feel like you're there! Like the Nastiness of Malfoy or the evil of Voldemort. The Horcrux's are pure evil, and they make you want to help Harry and Professor Dumbledor. When Dumbledor dies, it makes you well-up and feel for Harry, because Dumbledor is like part of a loving family. She makes you think of what life could be like if you were Harry Potter; all Magic and friends and horrible family… Read Full Review

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“There are to many things to say about Harry Potter and...”

Written on: 09/05/2006 by Catty91 (1 review written)

There are to many things to say about Harry Potter and the Half Blood-Prince, but overall I was pleased with this book, because it gave me a exciting story to read in which I found myself in another world. Just a great book and can't wait for the 7th book… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is another...”

Written on: 08/04/2006 by Myrrho2 (11 reviews written)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is another smashering success of J.K.'s saga about Harry Potter. As she leads her masterpiece's "hero" into even more secrets unravelling some old ones, she prompts us to think about Harry's future giving no hints. Potter fans around the globe are in such excitement whilst waiting for the last sequel-the 7th book which is to reveal whole situation. There are many theories circulating on the forums about it, but I prefer waiting. With no doubt, I can say it… Read Full Review

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242048_Catty91's Response to Myrrho2's Review

Written on: 09/05/2006

got it right, you have this review perfect and i couldn't have put it better myself

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“WARNING- This review contains *spoilers* ”

Written on: 08/04/2006 by Karkus the Gurg (1 review written)

WARNING- This review contains *spoilers*
There is one word I can use for this book that will sum it up for all Harry Potter fans. A simple three-letter palindromic word. Wow.

This books displays remarkable key features, such as mature develpments of characters, as well as involvements in romances. J.K.Rowling has portrayed Tom Riddle's (Voldemort's) past exceptionally well, this main plot being an explanatory point for the predecessors.

The end is shocking, but well written and almost… Read Full Review

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“Harry Potter books are for everyone and Half Blood...”

Written on: 02/04/2006 by eastldn (1 review written)

Harry Potter books are for everyone and Half Blood Prince is one of the best I have ever read. Once you start reading you will not want to stop because you truly get captured into it. Well done J.K. Rowling amazing book!… Read Full Review

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“***WARNING*** THERE ARE TOO MANY ***SPOILERS*** IN...”

Written on: 31/03/2006 by Nemi (1 review written)

***WARNING*** THERE ARE TOO MANY ***SPOILERS*** IN THIS REVIEW TO COUNT, BUT I JUST LOVE DETAILS. If you have read the book though, proceed. (And I suppose you have, if you're reading these reviews).

I completely agree with squonk (other HBP reviewer). Both on his/her opinions on the books (except for the fact that I WOULDN'T recommend you NOT to buy it; it wasn't BAD, even if it didn't actually fit my huge expectations) and his/her ranking of which book she/he thinks is the best.

Though… Read Full Review

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249618_Stevewebb's Response to Nemi's Review

Written on: 03/07/2006

It's just a book dude. chill out. I think you need to get a hobby. Or a girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!

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“J.K. Rowling's, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...”

Written on: 28/03/2006 by reptile (16 reviews written)

J.K. Rowling's, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in my opinion, is the best of the Potter series. ALL the potter books are great, but I feel this one has the edge over the others. It has a range of emotions, and you notice different characters as actually being more cunning and generally better than you thought they would be.

This is a really great read, and maybe my favourite book of all time!… Read Full Review

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“I've been a fan of the Harry Potter books ever since I...”

Written on: 29/11/2005 by puspuspus (1 review written)

I've been a fan of the Harry Potter books ever since I first got my hands on a copy of the Philosopher's Stone.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is definitely the best one yet!
It will make you laugh and cry, and you can almost smell what he smells and see what he see.

I recommend it to everyone!!… Read Full Review

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“I was disappointed with the Harry Potter and the...”

Written on: 28/11/2005 by squonk (1 review written)

I was disappointed with the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book. If you read the others, you of course have to read it, but all it does is set up the last book. As a book in its own right, I felt like I was reading 600 plus pages of ho-hum narrative just so I could finally get to the end. The end has a huge surprise. The first few chapters are good, and the last two chapters are very good. The huge middle section (500 pages) were dull. J K Rowling is a superb writer, and I am expecting… Read Full Review

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Nemi's Response to 218793_squonk's Review

Written on: 31/03/2006

***WARNING*** THERE ARE TOO MANY ***SPOILERS*** IN THIS TO COUNT BUT I JUST LOVE DETAILS....OF WHICH THERE BECOME QUITE TOO MANY OF AT TIMES:p Have you reas the book though, proceed.
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<br>I completely agree. Though I've waited for all the restrained romance of the Harry Potter series to finally blossom, and while HBP does, it lacks the (for me) thrilling and exciting storyline with all the interlinked mysteries that are finally solved (I especially love that tiny, little insignificant details or characters have so much to say for the pieces of the puzzle to form a clear picture of the mystery solved), mostly by luck or accident (though of course also some brains, good guesses and quick thinking:P)... I know there's the suspicion of Malfoy being a death eater and Harry wondering what he's up to, as well as the identity of the Half-Blood Prince, and how that poison found its way to Slughorn's wine bottle, not to mention Dumbledore's lessons with Harry...But I can't help but still miss the nightly wanderings and heart-stopping experiences and mysteries that I love in the other books of the series. Even worse (and I hate to admit this!), the romantic scenes I LOVED! But...to me, some scenes (especially the Harry+Ginny-finally-becoming-a-couple one), seemed almost like...fanfiction...Now I know it sounds ludicrous, and I was almost dreading admitting this to my friend, but when I did, she agreed and said she thought the whole BOOK seemed fanfiction-y...Now, I wouldn't go as far as that, and it might just be that me and my friend have had an overload of HP fanfiction over the years, but I'm sorry to say that's my opinion. I do love all romance in general but J.K Rowling usually has this way of making anything like that either just perfect or humourus or... wrong (when it's supposed to be, mind; Draco and Pansy...eew) but this just didn't seem authentic enough. To my defence I'll conclude with that apparantly fanfiction overload = ...bad judgement? I dunno...but there's also the fact that being such a succesful writer as J.K.R is, it must be extemely difficult to live up to the exceeding expectations of fans worldwide, while living on a deadline (though it's a loose one, fans to expect it not to take more than three years) while juggling family life...making up another extreme mystery after another, with all these little things interlinked...must be extremely difficult in the long run. And I suppose J. K. R wanted (like me) to actually DO something about all the tense love-attraction in the air of the previous books... Which is brilliant but....different I suppose. Which is why I suppose some fans prefer the other books.

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★★★★★

“The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book was...”

Written on: 22/11/2005 by dramaking (1 review written)

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book was better, and more intricately detailed compared with the rest of the series, and there are lots of deeper moments.

The amazing thing about J.K. Rowling is that she isn't afraid to kill off main characters and to turn the most unlikely people into villains (Malfoy).

I am also impressed by the planning put into them. There are references in this book to tiny things in previous books that have been overlooked but are vitally important.

I… Read Full Review

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“If you have read the other books you have to read...”

Written on: 16/11/2005 by Flutterby (1 review written)

If you have read the other books you have to read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It's one of the best in the set. It will make you really happy, make you laugh and make you cry. it was very, very good!!… Read Full Review

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“I couldn't wait to get Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...”

Written on: 13/11/2005 by leanneb82 (31 reviews written)

I couldn't wait to get Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but I couldn't get in to it the way I could with the others.I got it on the day it came out and I'm still not half way throught it I got very bored with it… Read Full Review

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“I couldn't put down Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...”

Written on: 07/11/2005 by sugarchick (1 review written)

I couldn't put down Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when I got it! It's just so addicting! I read it twice within a week, that's how good the story was for me!… Read Full Review

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