I'm a gal who has read a few mystery novels in my time...I pride myself on being able to pick out a red herring when I see one...but I was blind-sighted by JK Rowling! Seriously, practically fell out of bed! (Some of you will undoubtedly figure it out - the clues are there - but I missed it.)
The killer ending isn't the only thing great about this book! Great character develpment, great pacing, and mystery upon mystery.
Luckily, a few questions are answered. The book does answer:
- "who is the half-blood prince?"
- "what is Voldemort's secret weapon?"
- "what was Voldemort up to before Harry entered the scene?"
- "who is gettin' some?"
The answers to these questions are rarely what you expect!
Book III is still my favorite (and I don't see how any ending can compare with that insane ending!) but this book, though the least funny, is definately better written and more satisfying than IV and V. Thumbs up!