By Pritam Roy(09 Feb 2009)
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final confrontation with an evil that he knows is fast approaching. Together, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague -- the well-connected and unsuspecting Professor Horace Slughorn -- whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates that are spiked with a love potion. And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms for some, one student remains aloof. Draco Malfoy is up to no good, complicit in an evil scheme that will have dire consequences for the school and the entire magical world. Love may be in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts will never be the same again.