Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"No one is born evil."
Can we say that about Voldemort?
Well, we will find out the answer in this book, along with Harry and Dumbledore, when they use the pensieve (a magical device) to examine memories of people who had met Voldemort before, in order to find out why he is riddled with crimes. See what I did there?
Ahem so anyway, in one of the memories, they see you-know-who talking to a professor about horcruxes.
What are horcruxes you ask?
I'm afraid I can't tell you that because I don't wanna steal your suspense but they're pretty evil things.
Sometimes, even pretty, evil things.
This book starts with Snape making an unbreakable vow with someone and ends with Harry making a vow to himself.
If you're wondering why this book is called what it's called, well let me help you. (It's not a spoiler.)
So, at Hogwarts, Harry finds an old textbook that once belonged to "The Half-blood Prince", a mysterious potions genius who wrote numerous spells and tips in the book, Harry finds this very useful and excels at the subject as well.
The identity of the said individual is later revealed in the book and it's pretty shocking.
Ron and Hermione get closer, Harry almost kills Draco, and we learn a LOT about horcruxes.
Finding and destroying Horcruxes is what this book is primarily focused on.
This quest continues in the next and final *sobs* book of the series as well.
This book is where we get a glimpse of the battle of Hogwarts.
We also learn about Grindelwald, who was once a very famous, evil, wizard.
There's just so many emotions wrapped up in this book that you HAVE to explore it yourselves.
Towards the end of the book, make sure you have a mop or whatever you use when your place is flooded.
Speaking of places...
In all seriousness though, it's a great great book that will stay with you forever. So definitely check it out if you haven't yet.
Originally published: 16th July,2005
Author: J. K. Rowling
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