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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

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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

Dragons In The Clouds

A novella of epic proportions Blair taps into our continued fascination with Dragon lore whilst bringing a refreshing new perspective that is free of trite clichés.

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Lighthearted memoirs

Full of irony and with a wry, sometimes depreciating flavour, ‘Cauliflowers through the cat flap and other tales from a solitary lockdown’ is a transparent and honest fly on the wall biographical account of one woman’s lockdown experience. Not just any woman. A women who is indeed, as her friends tell her, ‘excellent at putting words together’.

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Genetic Engineering Science Fiction novels

Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Brockwell’s imagery is second to none, as Zoe changes irrevocably following a spider bite, with her creator cleverly introducing arachnid characteristics into her transfiguration-not least that of the repulsively fascinating practice of eating one’s lover!

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YA Fiction About Self Harm Book Reviews

YA Fiction About Self Harm

Incredibly powerful, instantly compelling and often heart-breaking, Belko hasn’t picked an easy subject on which to write but her willingness to steer away from a prescriptive approach means she reaches her readers on a powerful emotional level.

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New Humorous Science Fiction

New Humorous Science Fiction

A highly inventive science fiction parody that is typical of Falardeau’s superb epic saga Wild Worlds Web is sure to live up to the expectations of fans who have read “The Alas League” and The Lost Ark”. It’s one of those rare reads that has so many original plot threads it seems a shame to spoil it by even reading a review beforehand!

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Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Ignition 2084 is an angry beast with a crazy collide-o-scope plot that bristles with intelligence. A kinetic combination of visual style, amazingly detailed characterizations and original combat tech in ‘Hanzo Gear’ and the Reikiken “Aura Sword” that practically jumps off the page!

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Thriller & Suspense Action Fiction

With lusty lewdness, Anderson’s trade mark double entendres and grippingly orchestrated multiple plot strands it’s the kind of smart, witty, polished novel that restores one’s faith in the art of storytelling.

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Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Beautifully and honestly written, ‘From the Flood’, is the spellbinding childhood memoir of Suzanne Jones, encompassing the great floods of Hurricane Agnes in the 70’s, and the magical world which blossomed from its putrid destruction and devastation.

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Historical Romance War Story

Historical Romance War Story

The sensitivity with which McCarron deals with war is a testament to her evident forethought-of relationships forged and lost and of the horrific experiences and lasting pain which is its ultimate legacy.

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Suspense Thriller Reviews

Suspense Thriller Reviews

With its relentless pace and clever plot, Zipline makes for an appealing and compelling read but it’s not a read to be rushed with it being the progress of Michael’s plot, not the process, which makes Zipline particularly intriguing.

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Family Life Fiction Drama

Family Life Fiction Drama

The best Family Life Fiction Drama novels tell stories about characters doing something extraordinary and here Callahan uses this premise to open up the vast, still largely uncharted terrain of providence and the human heart.

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Fantasy Fairy Tales

Fantasy Fairy Tales

With mythical creatures and diabolical baddies to spare, Awakening (book 1 mythics and mortals trilogy) is a novel that actually gets its hooks in you without ripping a host of pages from familiar best sellers in the genre.

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War & Military Action Fiction

War & Military Action Fiction

An interesting and thought-provoking glimpse of the German resistance during World War II, ‘Resistance’ is the debut novel from Andy Murphy which also explores the roots of the real-life, wild and rebellious, Edelweiss Pirates.

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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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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. 

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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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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Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Authors and The Great Romantics

Have you ever come home to a hot bath strewn with rose petals and filled with bubbles, in a bathroom bedecked with scented candles and an ice cold glass of champagne fizzing invitingly on the side. If not you might be thinking poor me but you might want to think again!

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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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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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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 Blogs
Editorial Team

The Essentials Of Author Branding

With so many titles in any given genre is more important than ever that authors establish a significant and differentiated presence in a genre that attracts and retains loyal readers.

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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.