The Sinner - Tess Gerritsen

Synopsis:

Within the walls of a cloistered convent, a scene of unspeakable carnage is discovered. On the snow lie two nuns, one dead, one critically injured - victims of a seemingly motiveless, brutally savage attack.

Medical examiner Maura Isles' autopsy of the murder victim yields a shocking surprise, but the case takes a disturbing twist. The body of another woman has been found. And someone has gone to a lot trouble to remove her face, hands and feet.

As long buried secrets are revealed so Dr Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, find themselves part of an investigation that leads to an awful, dawning realization of the killer's identity


Review:

This is the Third book in the Rizzoli and Isle series. I must say the first Two books in the series I could not put down, I found the story lines in these to books to be gripping and kept me guessing throughout. The cases they worked on were not predictable and kept me fully interested and involved within the book. This Third book however, i cannot say the same thing about. I did not finish this book which is not like me all. I just could not get into one. I found the story line didn't grab my interest and didn't get me involved within the story. I found unlike the first Two in the series i didn't want to keep turning the page. 

I'm afraid this is not a book i would recommend as it just didn't do anything for me. Better luck next time. 

Currently Reading

So I'm currently reading the fourth book in the Harry Potter Series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Currently 38% into the book, Started it last night. Review will be done once I have finished the book. So keep your eyes out for that.

Been searching the internet for some interesting reading challenges i can take up, Haven't found one that takes my fancy yet, but there is so so many out there that i'm sure I will find one. 

I've got several in mind which I might take up.

I do like the idea of A book by the Letter of the Month... So if I start in September i would need to read a book that starts with the letter S, and do this for the rest of the months of this year.

Then of course there's the Halloween Challenges, to read as many horror books as i can before October 31st ready for Halloween.


The Christmas Challenge in December, to read as many books set at Christmas time, or Christmas books as i can before 25th December ready for Christmas.

And of course i am still doing my challenge of the year that i set myself, as mentioned in a previous post where i am to read 45 books in 2016 and I am currently 27 (60%) into this challenge, currently reading book number 28. 

This Weeks Reviews

Review No. 1: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.

Synopsis:

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! 

Review:

Well where do I start? I first read this book as a 13 year old girl, I am now almost 26 and I am still reading it. Harry Potter never fails to keep me captured within the story. Once I pick this book up or start the Audio Book, I can't put either of them down.  I will always continue to reread this series and I will always be in love with Harry Potter and J K Rowling. The book is full of magic and monsters, good guys and bad guys, everything you need to keep you enthralled within the story. Let your imagination run wild as you picture Hogwarts and its grounds and all the creatures and spells being cast. The obstacles Harry, Ron and Hermione have to get past to reach the philosophers stone send your mind racing with amazing imaginative images. Wizard Chess, Flying keys, Potions and so much more. This book is every child's dreams rolled into one story but this book is not only to be enjoyed by children but by people of all ages. I will enjoy this book always.

Review No. 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.


Synopsis:

All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby - who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself

Review:


Once again, I was unable to put this down, I read the book alongside the Audio Book this time so took me a little longer than usual. But i was completely lost inside the book, every time I read these book the rest of the world disappears and nothing else matter except what is happening at Hogwarts. Well done yet again to J K Rowling. Over 10 years later since I first read this book and I still return to read it over and over again. This second book lets the imagination run even wilder, with more bad guys and more creatures, More trouble for Harry, Ron and Hermione to get into. You fall more and more in love with each character you cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh. Your completely enthralled by now and can't wait for the next one in the series. You have fallen hook line and sinker for J K Rowling and her Harry Potter series.  

Review No. 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Synopsis:

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?

Review:


Read this over the weekend, a little light reading as Hermione would say. I love to reread this series, it is always my go to series when i can't find anything else to take my fancy or if i'm just looking for a good comfort read. No matter how many times you read this book, you still get excited and nervous and happy in all the right places. The book pulls you in and your enchanted by the whole story. You find yourself loving Quidditch and loving all the school lessons, You get so involved in the story line wanting to know what Serius Black will do next and Who will win at the Quidditch games and who will win the house cup at the end of the year, the story just pulls you in that you can't help but feel like your part of the story and once you've finished your reaching for book 4 because you need to go on. 

Read-A-Thon Challenge... Goodreads

So I have just today finished my Read-A-Thon challenge on goodreads.com
The challege was:



Challenges:
We will have three challenges as usual and you can choose to do all, none or however much you like:

1. Read a book with an orange, red or yellow cover to symbolise Autumn
2. Read a book set in Asia
3. Read a book written by an author whose won an award for their book
I chose option 3 and went for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J K Rowling had won the Locus award for best fantasy novel for this book which makes it perfect for option three.
I started the Challenge Saturday Morning and Completed the Challenge Sunday Afternoon. I was listening to the Audio Book and reading the Kindle Book at the same time which is something i like to do when possible. 

So Seeing as today is Sunday and I have just started this blog, My next post will be reviews from the books I have read this week and from then on each time I read a book I will write a single review.   


Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome to my blog, 
This blog is going to be all about the books i'm reading and the reviews i'm giving them. I'm new to writing reviews so bear with me they will get better.
Its also going to show any reading challenges I've set myself, such as the current challenge I'm in which is for the year and its to read 45 books in 2016 and i'm proud to say i am currently 26 books into that challenge so not doing to bad.
So without further ado, Lets get this blog started x