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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

Epic Sword and Sorcery Novels

Sword and Sorcery Epics – The Runesarc

As The Knight Protector, Ronas of Framm is the one upon whom destiny calls but characters like Odora, Bheithir, Sciathan, and Alltheir coalesce into a host of powerful auxiliary players who together create a rich tapestry of events that are hard to forget.

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Best Paranormal Angel Romance

The Balance Will Break – Paranormal Romance Novels

In the third installment of the Beyond the Balance series, Briellyn finds herself in a peculiar situation. With several new faces and only one familiar, the eighteenth century proves to be challenging for multiple reasons: her brown skin, her American accent, and her head strong ideas.

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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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Indian Myths and Legends

Sita: Now You Know Me

A powerful and enigmatic re-imagining of Sita in a story that evolves far beyond her reference in Valmiki’s Ramayana, Sita: Now You Know Me is sure to engender much reflection as Sini Panicker weaves a tale of literary eloquence.

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Best Contemporary Fiction

Shafted – A Mexican Tale

Fate cannot be controlled and is frequently quite unpleasant. Yet, a bad hand that is dealt by fate can be the start to new and better phase in life. It all depends on how it is played.

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What's New & Rising

Best New Legal Thrillers This Year

Fresh Start

A superb critique of the banking investment mentality, and one that comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable, Fresh Start proves a powerful and highly entertaining read.

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Historical Fiction UK The Fire Of Winter

The Fire Of Winter

With ‘The Fire in Winter’ D.K. Marley offers the reader her own unique insight into the muddy, murky and blood soaked world of eleventh century Scotland.

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Best Epic Fantasy Novels

A Step Through The Empty

Brynte Godric quickly learns being crowned king was the easy part. Keeping that crown is what’s dangerous. With everyone from a world-ruling organization to his mother after the crown, Bry has a lot of fighting ahead. So he’s surprised the arranged marriage to the shy young Princess Stori goes better than expected. With it, he has averted one war. Now on to the next!

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Chains of Nobility by Brad Graft

Graft, a former U.S. Marine, does not simply talk the talk. He has also walked the walk in his creation of an intriguing and believable world., His superb eye for detail is tribute to the fact that he spent weeks researching and living with Nomadic herders in Mongolia

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Paranormal military romance novels

The Academy Cap and Gown

With John Connelly as a father Kate drew the short straw but when Pete Davenport walked into her life she couldn’t have imagined how her life would change or the danger she would find herself in!

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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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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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The Importance Of Historical Fiction
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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

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Books Of Enchantment
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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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What Makes A Great Plot?
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What Makes A Good Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

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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.