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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

The latest and best book reviews, news and literary commentary. A quick search on google for book review sites and the search results would take a month of Sundays to trawl through. The self-publishing phenomenon shows little sign of abating and for the majority of authors, the pursuit of informative and unbiased book reviews is an essential element of their book marketing strategy. At BookViral we have been reviewing books since 2002 . We are proud to be recognised as one of the best book review sites and when it came to the redesign of our website it was important to us that we held true to our original vision. To provide critical book reviews that readers could trust. But what is a book review and more to the point why do some reviews carry more weight than others. You might think it something of a silly question. Book reviews in their thousands are posted to the likes of Amazon on a daily basis but for book review websites to really inform potential readers they have to be much more than a simple thumbs up. That’s why at BookViral we do so much more than simply review a book…………READ MORE

What Our Readers Are Reading

New Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

New Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Dystopian fiction, more often than not, leans towards the bleak whilst relying heavily on genre tropes but Utopia? is something a little different. A novel with ideas that whilst unnerving is refreshingly original.

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New Literary Fiction This Year

Expecting To Fly New Wings

A beautifully observed snapshot that brings the angst of youthful thoughts to the fore, Smiths characters simply come to life as she creates vivid images of her young protagonist’s year of change. Providing richness of detail, a powerful theme and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone.

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Children's Books on Family Life

Children’s Books on Family Life

In the heart wrenching narrative of a young boy speaking to a father no longer with him, ‘I’m all grown now, Papa’ is written through the eyes of the author, in a biographical journey through his young child-hood in Haiti.

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The White Colossus

A remedy to irrelevance, The White Colossus is an anthology of significant depth that blends a menagerie of stylistic prose with expansive implications

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Clash of the Viking Gods

By any stretch of the imagination, Raj Kalani has delivered. A sweeping, science fiction fantasy read that delivers an original fantasy narrative with highly imaginative world-building at its core.
Shrewdly conceptualized and expansive Kalani confidently embraces the requisites of the science fantasy fiction genre without the need to revert to time-worn tropes.

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What's New & Rising

South Africa Family Life Fiction

South Africa Family Life Fiction

A fascinating foray into the world of apartheid in South Africa, ‘My Brother Themba’ is a touching story of two ‘brothers’ of differing parentage, forcefully separated but fighting for their relationship by the shocking segregation laws that existed right up until a democratic government was elected 1994, and still exist in practice implicitly to some extent today.

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Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Charismatic, measured and authentic in its depiction of the pains, confusions and insecurities of the teenage experience, Stark Hunter’s characters (names changed to protect their identities) simply come to life as he powerfully crafts visual images from a decade of change.

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Supernatural Thriller Fiction Reads

Supernatural Thriller Fiction Reads

Readers looking for a genuine nerve shredder need look no further than Tibury’s Tales From the P.I.T Crew: Case of the Wayward Son! An entertainingly eccentric supernatural thriller that envelopes the reader in a blood curdling nightmare it’s definitely one to be read with the lights on!

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Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Full of poetic resonance and deeply imaginative imagery, Drew Signor takes his readers on an unparalleled journey of discovery, as both the spiritual implications of nature and the mysteries of history unfurl around you.

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Black & African American Poetry

Black & African American Poetry

Following on from his excellent poetry collection ‘Situationship’ which was recognised by the 2020 North Street Book Prize, Osamase Ekhator offers us ‘I Am You’, an anthology of works dissecting love, religion and social injustice.

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Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Smart, insightful, and warm Shaiken’s tone is uplifting and pleasantly humorous; quite a feat when discussing a career in the American legal system, distilling titillating observations into engrossing narratives that take us from forklifts to courtrooms before finally embracing his passion for the creative arts.

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American Historical Non-Fiction

A powerful and illuminating look at the historical and political events of Jeffries’ life “I Could Have Been One” should be considered required reading for anyone in search of a thoughtful, thorough, and approachable survey of history and the events that have shaped our lives.

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New Legal Thriller Series

Legal Thriller Series

When it’s good, there is no more riveting fiction genre than a legal thriller, and Shaiken’s Automatic Stay is among the best you will read.
As with Shaiken’s “Fresh Start” it’s less about the destination than the journey, where the stakes have become so high that lives and corporations are potentially on the table.

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How Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Our Future

As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?

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Siegfried Sassoon- War Poetry.

One man who was able to size up war for everything it is was Siegfried Sassoon, who was cruelly torn from a life of leisure as a country gentleman and immersed into all the trauma of World War 1

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More Author Publishing Tips, News & Views Recommendations

The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s fifth year the Crimson Quill Awards continue to be the main criteria our readers use when selecting their next best read.  Our reader recommended award these are the books they have enjoyed most and recommended to their friends.  All the books we review are eligible for recommendation but with strict rules in place to ensure all recommendations are authentic and a minimum of 100 nominations required you can be confident of a good read whichever one you choose. 

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What Makes A Great Plot?
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What Makes A Good Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

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Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?
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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

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