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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

Best Childrens Dog Books

Everybody Loves Grace Book 2

An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. This is a story of one dog’s ability to love unconditionally and maintain her courage through periods of uncertainty.

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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 New Paranormal Romance

Balance Interrupted – Paranormal Romance Novels

Wedding bells anyone? Brielle is facing new challenges in this part of the tale after Eric has placed another proposal onto the table. Literally. Her mind is still at war with her heart but her faith is officially accepting applications for demons, monsters, and ancient humans as their quest to find the remaining two gems takes them underwater and beyond.

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Best literary Short Stories

Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories

K asks us “Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?” And in doing so delivers a swiftly morphing exploration of love that finds a fine balance between sensory impulse and moral testament. Each story being distinct but all drawn together with a common undertone that echoes the wants, struggles and aspirations of life as we seek to make meaning of it.

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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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Best Apocalyptic Fiction Novels

99% Down

“The world might not have ended, but most of us that are left wish it had. My name is Rowan Keys. I had a family once. But now, it’s just me. My dad said we were the lucky ones. That wasn’t true. I’m just part of the 1% left waiting to die.”

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What's New & Rising

Airstream Travellers On The Road

Journeys with A Tin Can Pilgrim

Compellingly humble and refreshingly far from the pseudo catharsis offered by the majority of memoirs Rozell gives us a spiritual odyssey and a powerful reflection on the important things in life.

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The Pig Wars

After inadvertently causing her father’s death with her magic in battle and now Lady Renna discovers she must fight for her life.

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World War 2 Historical Fiction Reviews

World War 2 Fiction Reviews

Chrystyna Lucyk – Berger’s World War 2 Fiction presents the reader with a remarkable, tense and heart breaking story of suffering, courage and survival on both a macro and a micro level.

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Elizabethan Historical Fiction Reviews

Elizabethan Historical Fiction Reviews

This is a story of family, honour, loyalty and faith. It is a story and a chronicle of treachery and betrayal and of the enduring strength of family bonds. C.J. Richardson tells an exciting and stirring tale with warmth and passion in a compelling and captivating account of the times.

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World War and military action WW1 Fighter Pilot Novel

War and Military Action WW1 Fighter Pilot Novel

With successive generations, it can be easy to lose track of the epic scope of World War I but in ‘Flights for Freedom’ Burgauer has given us a story that creates vivid images and emotions that are easy to grasp. And in doing so he helps us make sense of the horror to which his novel portends.

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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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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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Fiction and survival stories
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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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Fiction and mortality – living forever.

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

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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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Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction

From films to books to politics, Armageddon is a term which represents a culmination of cataclysmic events- devastating to humans, and destined to change the worlds of both heaven and earth forever.

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