Series: Harry Potter
Book #6: The Half-Blood Prince
Author: JK Rowling
Genre: YA, fantasy, magic, drama
I’ve been waiting to talk about this one.
Hello, dearies! ⚡
The Half-Blood Prince was not going to be this week’s Throwback Thursday, but here we are, TBT with this Potter book.
I love the whole Harry Potter saga, I think that’s clear after me taking the time to talk about each book, but The Half-Blood Prince made me re-read it a few times when it first came out, and it soon became a favourite book.
After reading it, I had to wait for The Deathly Hallows, so I had to keep going back to The Half-Blood Prince for more.
Let us begin. 🔮
I’ll jump right in, and perhaps go back and forward, so please be patient with my upcoming rambling.
The Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, is the one where if you thought things were a little dark from The Goblet of Fire onwards that went out the window by the end of the final chapter of The Order of the Phoenix, and by the time you finished The Half-Blood Prince, well you were a ball on the floor, hugging the book.
Even when The Half-Blood Prince had great moments before that, moments that you wanted to re-read it over and over like Harry and Ginny snippets of happiness, I mean in the middle of the book there were parts more suited for YA romances and that’s great, but then it all turned dark and bleak, and the battle of Hogwarts happened, and the Cave happened and it all ended with us gaping and sniffing.
I didn’t go chapter by chapter or scene by scene like in the previous one, but it’s just there’s so much happening on this book that I don’t think I’ll do it justice in one little post, but I’m sure most of you have read it, and if you haven’t, I seriously recommend it. Among the Harry Potter books I think this was the one that I re-read the most (apart from book #7), it has been years since I have done I proper re-read on this series, but it’s on my list for sure.
Every year, I end up re-reading a few books and this 2023 might the one where I grab this series again, or least from The Order of the Phoenix onwards, as that’s another one of my favourites in terms of the books.
That’s it for now, and for February, I didn’t realise it has been a while since I posted but I have been busy this new year, so I’m sorry for it.
Oh, but before I am really done, the only thing that we all know was a colossal misinterpretation, misrepresentation or whatever you want to call it, it’s how much Harry relayed on the Half-Blood Prince’s potion book, in the book, and in the movie you were expected to know at the end when it’s revealed who the owner of the frigging book was to say, oh wow, when most likely the muggles were like, who?
It was a whole story of Hermione trying to find out who the Half-Blood Prince was and she got us all the clues to get there, so yes, this book and the movie? Not as close as it should have been.
Alright, mini rant over, thank you for reading to the end and for coming back to the blog for more about rambling on the Harry Potter books, you can check out the Wizarding World section for more. 😊
Happy Reading! 📖
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”