Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
By: J.K. Rowling
Release Date: September 16th, 2006
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Summary from Goodreads: The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Harry struggles to uncover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince, the past owner of a potions textbook he now possesses that is filled with ingenious, potentially deadly, spells. But Harry's life is suddenly changed forever when someone close to him is heinously murdered right before his eyes. With Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort, and thereby attempts to find what may be his only vulnerability.
Review: I know what you're thinking. There's no way you've never read Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. No Way! Well, Its true. Its been a while since I've picked up this series and it was only because I didn't have time to read for many years and I wasn't one for reading every book in the series back to back to back.
I really enjoyed this book. The only thing I can't stand about Harry Potter books is the extensive school work that seems to go nowhere. I feel the book would still be as grand, with a little less of this feature.
There is only one more book to go for me in this series, so stay tuned. I'll be giving you an update on the whole shebang some time soon.