Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
Those who know me well will know I have pre-ordered Half Blood Prince since ages ago, and read the damn thing in one day, and re-reading it now at a more leisurely pace.
Yes, I am a hopeless Harry Potter freak.
Anyway, read this great commentary on HP in a LJ. Thought I will share it here:
“Not much clues anymore in the book. All are pretty clear now. As I have predicted since last year, and having the feeling since 2 years ago, Professor Dumbledore died. I have also predicted since 2 years ago that Snivelus Snape, with his Occlumency skill, has been fooling Dumbledore all the years. Iâ€™m right in these 2 occassions. I am also right in predicting Dumbledore will teach Harry personally. But I was wrong in predicting he’s going to teach Harry some really great magic to battle Lord Voldermort.
Now we have the answer as to why Lord Voldermort didnâ€™t die when the Avada Kedavra backfired. In the end of the book, the note in the fake Horcrux mentioned the name R.A.B. It seems very obvious to me this is Regulus Black, Death Eater brother of Sirius Black, whom Lord Voldermort killed personally. I doubt R.A.B. had the time to destroy the Horcrux.
So Harry will still have 4 Horcruxes to destroy before the final battle with Lord Voldermort. The book mentioned Harry will not go back to Hogwarts even if it reopens. But I think he will, not to study his seventh year. I have a feeling one of the Horcrux is in Hogwarts, possibly in the Chamber of Secret.
I think Peter Pettigrew will die in the final book. But heâ€™ll pay his deed to Harry before he die. I think Bellatrix LeStrange, Lucius and Draco Malfoy, and Snape will die too. Even though Dumbledore died, the Order of the Phoenix will still be in operation. But the final book, I predict, will be more of a one man show for Harry. Arthur Weasley and Remus Lupin will probably die as well. Iâ€™m very sure Lord Voldermort will die. But I doubt Harry will use Avada Kedavra to kill him.
I was wrong in thinking the Half-Blood Prince is someone who will help Harry after Dumbledore died. All in all, this is a good book. I donâ€™t feel as sad as I was when Sirius died, as I have anticipated the death of Dumbledore in this book since the previous one.”