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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

Heroic Fantasy Novels

Heroic Fantasy – The Young

A superb read that fully immerses the reader in the world of the Deluge, The Young is the debut release from Powter and it’s clear from the start he intends to be taken seriously as a Fantasy author of some note.

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A Robert Levin Reader

Highly enjoyable, clever and wholly original, A Robert Levin Reader proves a fine read with its eclectic combination of short stories, cutting commentary and dialogues on Jazz.

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Dybbuk Boxes and How to Make Them

Dybbuk Boxes and How to Make Them

Can folklore be reality?

Part instruction manual, part ghost story collection, and part history lesson, this volume in thirteen chapters is a how-to guide for trapping an evil entity, known as a dybbuk, in a box.

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What's New & Rising

Covid Satire

The Road To COVID-30

In the midst of a pandemic where every political pronouncement and any news update relating to Covid 19 is endlessly scrutinized, The Road To COVID-30: Self-Help Satire For The Soul proves cuttingly allegorical and refreshingly uplifting.

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Historical Fiction USA

Cape Nome

It’s 1898, and one of history’s most abundant gold discoveries has shaken awake the desolate city of Cape Nome, Alaska. Setting the scene for a riveting story of betrayal, murder, kidnapping, and government conspiracies!

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West Virginia Romance Novels

Old Mrs. Kimble’s Mansion

A novel about life, love and the events that shape us Old Mrs. Kimble’s Mansion proves a genuine treasure of a read with Arnold confidently avoiding the romance genre’s many syrupy pitfalls.

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Best Sword and Sorcery Novels

Sorcerers Reborn

Wholly enjoyable and for fans of the Sword and Sorcery genre Sorcerers Reborn: Earth proves a highly entertaining read with Richard B plumbing the depths of his imagination to give us something genuinely original.

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Family Saga Novels

The Godfather Connection

A new crime family saga begins under the watchful eyes of Godfather Uncle Vincent. Family loyalty, romance, and betrayal ensue in this exciting new drama of a crime family’s rise from humble beginnings in Italy to New York and onto the casinos of Vegas …

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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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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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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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