!!!!!!!!!!!!!!100th Review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This contest is now closed.

It is official!  “The River, By Moonlight,” was the 100th review I have published on my blog!


To celebrate, I want to share with some of my loyal readers some of the wonderful books I have read since starting this blog.

Before I show you all of the books you can win, here are the rules:

  • There will be anywhere between one and five winners a total of six seven eight winners, depending on the number of entrants.  I will give away one prize up to the first 20 people who enter (separate people, not the number of entries).  Two prizes for up to 30, three for up to 40, four for up to 50, five for anything over 50.  I am adding an extra book for every additional 25 entrants.  We just hit 75 100 125, so now there are 16 17 18 books available to 6 7 8 people (two three four will get one book each). So, get other people to enter, it will actually increase your chances.
  • First place prize will be a grab-bag of 5 books, second prize 4, third prize 3, fourth prize 2, fifth, and sixth, and seventh, and eighth prize 1 book.
  • To enter: Leave a message ON THIS POST ONLY telling me your top two picks from the list (I will try to give all winners at least one of their choices, but no promises).
  • For additional entries: Blog about this contest for an extra 3 chances to win.  If you don’t have a blog, send an email to 5 people about this contest and blind copy me at devourers.books(at)gmail.com for those same three extra chances.
  • For MORE additional entries: Every comment left on a book review or a banned book spotlight post AFTER you enter here, you will get another entry.
  • Shipping: I will ship these books internationally, but I can only ship in the international flat rate package.  I may have to send you either fewer books or thinner books, but I will send you as much as I can.
  • This contest will close Wednesday, October 15th.
Okay, okay, enough of the rules!  I’m sure at this point you want to know what you can win!  Five of these books are hardback, I would love to send one to each winner, because (with the exception of The Other Queen), these are all books that I had to go to Half Price Books and buy for this contest, because I was absolutely not willing to give them up.  Please click on the book titles to read reviews.  “The best Place to Be” and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” do not have reviews posted yet.
Due to a much larger response than I expected (75 entrants in little more than 48 hours), I am adding another book to the pile, which means there will now be six winners, two of whom will each be getting one book.  The new book I’m adding is this one (click on the cover for my review):
If we make it to 100 entrants, I will find yet another book to add and add one more 5th place winner.
Okay, so we made 100 24 hours later.  Here’s the next title:
We have finally reached 125 people entering, so here’s the next title:
If another 25 people enter, I’ll have to figure something else out!

176 comments to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!100th Review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Congratulations!! And, I see you have even more entrants now – that’s great :)

    The Last Queen and Sarah’s Key would be my top picks… Oh but there are so many others that sound so good!

  • Kam A

    My two picks would be Sarah’s Key and Regina’s Closet :)

  • my two picks would be Regina’s Closet and Sarah’s Key like Kam A said :) BUt they all sound good!

  • Please enter me for the Potato Peel book and The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters book :-)


  • Lori Barnes

    Congrats on your 100th review!!!! Yeah!!!
    My choices would be The Guernsey Literary and the potatoe peel pie and The Best Place to Be and i’ll even throw a optional The Gabaldon Sisters which i would like any of them. Thanks for the contest!!

  • My picks would be Regina’s Closet and Sweetsmoke. I posted about it here:


  • Nicole (ikkinlala)

    Congratulations on 100 reviews!

    My top two choices would be Sweetsmoke and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  • Congrats!! 100 is quite an accomplishment!! Yeah!!

    Ohhhh – SO hard to pick just two – If I win (crossing fingers, don’t think blowing out a birthday candle would work, ’cause its not my birthday!) I would LOVE to read The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (I just love her books, and haven’t read this one yet) and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

    I am posting a link to your giveaway under the giveaway section of my blog here:


    :) I’ll also be reading some more of your reviews and leaving comments – I’ve GOT to increase my odds!!

    Take care – Wendi

  • I never win when there are so many people, but I’ll throw my name in ’cause there’s a first time for everything.

    Like Wendi, my first picks would be either The Other Queen or the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.

  • Rosemary Simm

    Sorry, I forgot to add my choice of books in your contest.
    I would select The River By Moonlight and Down to a Sunless Sea.

    Your goal has superceded the 100 and still going strong!!

  • I might as well enter this!

    My two choices are:



    The last Queen.

  • What a wonderful giveaway!! Congrats on your 100th review. My two picks would be:

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which is my book club read for December


    Monique and the Mango Rains which I have been trying to win everywhere to no avail. If I could start my life over I would be a midwife!

    Also, I am posting a link to this contest on both of my blogs.

    Thanks for all that you do to promote reading!

  • Wow – Congratulations on your 100th review!!!!!

    I’d love to win Sarah’s Key or Sweetsmoke. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  • Cindi

    Many congratulations on your 100 reviews! What a milestone. Please enter me in your fun book giveaway drawing. My favorite two book choices are:
    “Creepers” and “Alive in Necropolis!” Thanks, Cindi

  • Paradox

    I really want these books!!!!!:

    1.) The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters
    2.) Creepers

  • Ruby

    I would love to win The Other Queen or Sarah’s Key.

    This is a great giveaway and congrats on 100 reviews!!!

  • Elaine R

    I love the chance to read new books! I would choose Tears of the Desert and The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters.

  • Sarah’s Key and Regina’s Closet look the most interesting to me! Congrats on your 100th review!

    AND, I’m 125!!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m hosting one on my site as well. : ) Please stop by and see!

  • Margie

    Congratulations on a wonderful website! I would love to read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, and Sweetsmoke. Thank you!!

  • Congratulations!! I would love to read The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters or Sarah’s Key- they both sound great.

    I posted about your giveaway on my blog, the link is:

  • Congrats on your 100th review! What a fantastic way to celebrate!

    My top two picks would be Monique and the Mango Rains and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  • Moriah

    Those are some great books you have there! I’d love to be entered for a chance to win. My top pick is Creepers by Joanne Dahme. Then Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst.
    I’ve wanted to read Creepers for awhile now, but my library doesn’t have it. Alive in Necropolis looks like a very unusual book, i’d love to read it! I posted a blog here, so i hope that gets you more people viewing your blog (and entering this contest!): http://hylianvampire.livejournal.com/2822.html

    hylianvampire @ hotmail . com

  • RidgewayGirl

    What a fun contest. I really enjoyed reading the reviews – I like your style; a brief summary and then a personal reaction to the book.

    I was drawn to Sweetsmoke and The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters.

    Thanks for the contest that introduced me to your reviews!

  • Nicole Marie

    I feel like I’ve said this five times today, so what’s once more, especially when it’s well deserved. This is amazing.

    This is truly amazing. And after re-reviewing your reviews, I’d like to entered for The Aviary Gate by Kate Hickman, and since I’ve read another book on Darfur, and Tears of the Desert happens to already fall on my list to get, I’d like to enter for that as well.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I don’t know how you do it.

  • Such fun. Please count me in.

    1. Alive in Necropolis
    2. Down to a Sunless Sea

  • abby

    I’ll try it! Put me in for:
    1. Lost Queen
    2. Sweetsmoke

  • Congrats on your 100th review! I put your contest in the sidebar of my blog under the “Check Out These Contests in the Blogosphere” section.

    My top choices would be: Sarah’s Key and The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters.

    What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  • Hi Jen,

    Can I change my mind about the second book I’d like to win? Now that you have The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters on the list, I’d like to substitute it for Regina’s Closet. Thanks!

  • Congrats on #100.

    I’d go with Sweetsmoke and Sarah’s Key.

  • tears of the desert
    the best place to be
    sarah’s key
    the river by the moon
    down to a sunless sea

    these are my fav picks for now!! i am blogging bout this on my Blog.
    THanks for being so awesome!!
    cannot wait to know if i win!! (so i get 4 chances in the pick??)

  • Congratulations on your 100th review. I’m looking forward to the day when I can say that too!
    I would love to read all of these books but my top two picks would be:

    1. The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters
    2. The other queen by Philippa Gregory.

    I’ll also be blogging about this one my blog at thelusciousliterarymuse.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  • I’d love to be able to read Regina’s Closet. My 2nd choice is The Best Place to Be.

  • Ti

    I would love Potato Peel or Last Queen :)

  • Wow! I could have sworn I had entered this. Looking through the comments, I guess I didn’t.

    Anyway, Please enter me. :)

    I would love,

    The Other Queen
    Sarah’s Key


  • Hi ! Nice, i would like to enter, please :)
    I would prefer Alice in Necropolis and The BEst Place to Be :)


  • ok, i changed my mind, i want mango rains and months and seasons….now i must go comment on reviews!

  • OH, this is such a fun contest! I really want to read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, as well as Months and Seasons.

  • Darby Lohrding

    Wow – how fun that you have had such great response!!!!
    Congrats on your 100th, too!!!
    My picks are: The Other Queen and The G. L. and Potatoe Peel Society.
    Thank you for such a fab contest!!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  • Congratulations on 100 reviews. I feel like such a newbie~ :)
    If I won I would pick… The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  • The Best Place to Be and Months and Seasons would have to be my first two picks!
    Wow…so many entries…don’t lose mine! lol

  • And I posted about it on my blog as well. Give me more chances…please! 😉

    Giant Giveaway! Right here!

  • wow..all those reviews..and my Blog is still in Utero (yucky image, but true)..i would like Alice in Necropolis because i love to see Alice In Wonderland rewritten to modern times..also The Aviary Gate..sounds like Hellenga’s The Sixteen Pleasures, no/

  • WOW-great contest & I would love to be entered! I also put it on my blog. My top 2 choices are: Sarah’s Key & The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters. Thanks:)

  • MJ

    “The Other Queen” and “The Last Queen”. Anything historical fiction is what intrigues me. This is a great contest and very exciting for so many entries! I wish that many people would enter my contest, lol.

    I’m having a huge giveaway of more than 22 books right now, so if you know anyone curious. Just letting you know. Thank you for providing these. I’m going to have to go and see some of your reviews now.

    – a fellow book-addict

  • Jane

    congrats on your 100th! my two choices will have to be “Sweetsmoke” and “Months and Seasons”.

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Sarah’s Key are my two choices. Thanks and congrats!

  • Vicki Wurgler

    Sarah’s key and Sweet smoke