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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

Teen Action & Adventure Fiction

Teen Action & Adventure Fiction

Roach blends a familiar and believable setting-divulging just enough technical detail and ‘NASA’ secrecy to enthral her young readers with her magical tale, creating the twists and turns of an exciting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its finale.

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Law Enforcement Biographies

A Black Man’s Life In Law Enforcement

Brutally honest and loaded with insights, Reynold’s looks back over thirty two years as a police officer and detective to share what it’s really like to serve on the frontline whilst dispelling many widely held myths along the way.

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Gaslamp Fantasy Novels

Gaslamp Fantasy Novels – Escape

Sometimes, something a little different appears on our radar and that’s certainly true of Rosalind Tate’s Shorten Chronicles series in which fate appears to turn on a whim and the search for the way home becomes something of a conundrum.

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New US Historical Fiction

New US Historical Fiction

An enthralling and powerful evocation of time and place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate with Sullivan creating an emotional eddy that draws you in from one page to the next.

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Must-Read Financial Thrillers

Must-Read Financial Thrillers

Yeoman’s writing is fastidious, smart and more than a bit portentous as it probes the house of cards we have come to call the monetary system but readers don’t need to understand a lot about global monetary drivers to follow the story as she re-imagines the classic nuclear family formula but with a sharp sense of irony and a slow-burn narrative to immerse us.

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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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Illustrated Children's Books To Read

Children’s Explore The World Fiction

In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. In her now familiar blend of entertaining and educational literature, Lynn takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.

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What's New & Rising

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

Dusk creeps upon you as you make your way home, bringing with it the stillness and dark of night. As one sense shutters another opens, magnifying each whisper of wind-every shuffle on the pavement behind you.

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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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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. 

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