Book Reviews For Authors and Publishers

Professional Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers since 2002

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

Biographies of Lawyers & Judges

Biographies of Lawyers & Judges

An inspirational autobiography of one woman’s journey in life and love,
‘BOLD DECISIONS-Memoirs of a Judge, Lawyer, Teacher and Working Mom’ is a deeply insightful account, tracking the blossoming career of Sandra Chapnik as she fights for both her family and the underdog, throughout her life in the legal field.

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Time Travel Crime Fiction

Time Travel Crime Fiction

A briskly involving British crime novel, fans of gritty, era-defining police dramas are going to love Retrospective with author Huw Evans reminding us the genre still has enough juice to take readers for a thrilling ride.

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Best Urban Fantasy Series

Best Urban Fantasy Series

Bringing a distinctive voice to the genre, Vaughan W Smith sets himself apart with his first book in The BloodStorm series with plotting that is fast-paced and compelling with a propulsive story that encompasses all the requisites of popular Urban Fantasy.

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Science Fiction Adventure

A bracing Science Fiction Adventure Aian D. Grey introduces us to a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have taken their toll on the planet with dire ecological consequences.

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Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction

Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction

Rivera’s commentary is as accurate as it is nostalgic, with fascinating attention to detail as he re-creates a time before mobile phone and computers, where blackboards and paper displays were the order of the day, and kids were kids.

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Literary Satire Fiction

Literary Satire Fiction

Ian King’s narrative displays his usual excellently executed dark humour interlaced with a far-reaching understanding of human nature as his hapless characters move through the pages, their lives complicated by both greed and the need for redemption.

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Women's Sagas

Women’s Sagas

An intensely fascinating read where we quickly come to understand who the characters are and what their lives are like Rude Awakening proves a fine start to James’ Barwell Trilogy series.

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What's New & Rising

Supernatural Graphic Novels

Supernatural Graphic Novels

In The Nosferatu Conspiracy Graphic Novel: Lady of the Loch Brian James Gage gave us an evocatively powerful example of graphic storytelling using emerging media and Circle of 6 Graphic Serial | Vol. 1: Welcome Home finds him once again on form.

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Colonization Science Fiction

Colonization Science Fiction

A gratifyingly vivid read with depth, intrigue and an edgy narrative, Ben Kilgore leads his readers on an unforgettable journey to an earth many thousands of years removed from the one we now know.

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Thrillers and Military Romance

Thrillers and Military Romance

A taut and edgy thriller Julian D Parrott’s Of Love and Honour proves to be a genuine pageturner and one that’s sure to get noticed by avid readers of the Thriller and Crime Fiction genres with its slick stylized plot and relentless forward momentum.

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Short Story Fiction Collections

Short Story Fiction Collections

With just ten stories in all, Divyank writes about situations in which characters, are often put in situations fraught with uncertainty and proves quite adept at evoking social nuance. This is clearly evident in stories like Separation Anxiety, Back To Darkness and A Long March Home where tragedy, relationships and predatory sexual behaviour are briefly illuminated.

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Historical Fantasy Fiction

Historical Fantasy Fiction

Told in the main through the eyes of Robert’s wife Elizabeth de Burgh it would be a diehard cynic who denied Hutchins’ descriptive prowess and the extensive in-depth research that underpins his narrative.

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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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More Author Publishing Tips, News & Views Recommendations

The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s 10th 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. 

Author Blogs
Editorial Team

How To Stop Author’s Burnout

When it comes to burn out Authors are probably the last group of people you would think off! But the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition and the demands of a modern author are significantly more complex than they were a mere decade ago.

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Is self=publishing worth it?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Is Self-publishing really worth it?

Let me let you into a secret. You are unlikely to become a rich writer. And before you start waving Harry Potter and Game of Thrones under my nose, please scroll back to the word ‘unlikely’.

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Fiction and survival stories
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Fiction & Survival Stories

I read with both fascination and disgust as I learned how he was attacked by a bear who scalped him and left part of his skull flapping open but was not prepared to lay down and die.

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Best Books About Religion
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Writing About Religion – The Good & The Bad

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,300 religions in the world. Even then, the concept of religion itself is hard to understand – in some people’s eyes synonymous with spirituality, and in others largely a vehicle for control.

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Books Of Enchantment
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Books Of Enchantment

As the years advance, I have lost count of how many books I’ve read but on reflection, it hardly seems relevant. What is truly noteworthy is how many leave a lasting impression on us.

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Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Why We Love Superheroes & Reading About Them

In our quest for an answer to the question ‘’Why do we love Superheroes?’’, we wanted to gain the perspective of ‘’we’’- the humans, and the psychology behind why we are drawn to these recognisable but otherworldly creatures.

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Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.