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

American Civil War Fiction

American Civil War Fiction

A story of strength, faith and resilience that spans but six short years and yet tells of the sorrows and joys; hardships and successes of best friends Hiram and Robert. A story that has been meticulously researched to give us an impassioned, edifying portrait of two remarkable young men.

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Crime Romance Thriller

Moore appreciates the value of having fun with a plot, turning its clichés into fresh experiences and infusing energy into the margins of what might otherwise have been a predictable story and on this level, Explosive Forces works great as both unconventional crime thriller and offbeat romance.

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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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Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Reviews

Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Novels

By any stretch of the imagination, Knucker has delivered an intriguing debut novel. A sweeping, sword and sorcery fantasy read that delivers a vivid and authentic fantasy vision with world-building at its best.

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Two-Hour Romance Short Reads

Two-Hour Romance Short Reads

As their relationship deepens, Joann begins to harbour secret feelings towards her new business partner, but the plot thickens as more characters become embroiled in their lives, leading to some surprising conclusions, great danger, a treasure map and a ghost or two added for good measure.

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What's New & Rising

Family Life Drama Fiction

Family Life Drama Fiction

Readers looking for a novel that tackles the complicated subject of adoption from a legal and ethical perspective without losing sight of the human element, When Forever Breaks is definitely the novel to read!

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Native American Literature

Native American Literature

Readers looking for a genuine nerve shredder need look no further than The Genesis 6 Project! A novel that makes it readers feel like active participants in its unfolding horror as Ferguson keeps them on the edge of their seats throughout.

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Crime Fiction and Police Procedurals

Crime Fiction and Police Procedurals

A dark and compulsive immersion that finds Harris confidently orchestrating an atmosphere of danger and dread for a descent into an underworld inhabited by the most ruthless of London gangsters he’s a meticulous author of a type that is becoming increasingly rare.

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Urban Fantasy Romance

Urban Fantasy Romance

Smart, suspenseful and satisfyingly unpredictable Forever Ends proves a genuine treasure of a read. Comfortably managing to avoid the genre’s many syrupy pitfalls to give us a story that quickly morphs in the imagination.

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Psychological Fiction Novels

Psychological Fiction

Poignant and hauntingly insightful, TAP TAP SLIDE TAP follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl and a gay black male dancer who are thrown together by circumstance, not due to their love of dance, but by the cancer that ravages their bodies.

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Teen & Young Adult Fantasy fiction

Teen & Young Adult Fantasy fiction

Giving us an intriguing plot that’s deliciously dark at times Smith’s colourfully visual imagination is once again evident as she brings her characters to life with a feisty narrative to deliver everything a reader could want from a Teen & Young Adult Fantasy novel.

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20th Century History of the U.S.

20th Century History of the U.S.

An absorbing read from start to finish Perlsweig’s foray into 20th Century Social & Cultural History of the U.S. proves particularly poignant given the continuing presence of Covid and the ongoing Ukraine war.

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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. 

prejudice and racism in literature and fiction
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Authors writing about prejudice and racism in literature

Whilst the issues of prejudice and discrimination are multi-faceted and complicated beyond belief, a key moment for me was the day I picked up ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Harper Lee implicitly drilled down the relative unfairness of human existence into my 12-year-old brain, creating a sense of outrage that has stayed with me throughout my life.

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Jealousy In Relationships
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Jealousy In Relationships

Classic stanza’s that reach the heart and soul  with prose that slip from thought to heart to remind us we are never alone. With worldwide downloads exceeding 250K and the beautiful Heathcliff’s Soul included this is one poetry book you must read.

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Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

The Secret Of Viral Book Sales

Why do some books go viral while the vast majority fall flat? You might think it’s about advertising. You might think it’s about having a great book. But are you right?

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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

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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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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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.