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Review | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | J.K Rowling

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of my favourite books in the series, here is why.

What I like ✅ well-written; tells the reader loads of information while cleverly disguising it as natural dialogue

✅ more in-depth explanations about more advanced types of magic

✅ excellent character building, especially with Snape, Dumbledore, Draco and Voldemort

✅ highly emotional with a gut-punching ending

What I didn't like ✖ the romances, in general, were frustrating — Ron and Lavender, and the Harry/Ginny relationship didn't feel organic, it lacked the necessary build-up

✖ the S.P.E.W subplot was frustrating and didn't contribute to the overall plotline

Rating 4.5/5 🌟 Verdict


Discussion QOTD: What Hogwarts house do you belong to?

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