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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

Inspirational Spirituality

Inspirational Spirituality

An engaging, thought-provoking and potentially life-changing read ‘Wisdom from the Inner Oracle: Why Humanity Must Evolve’ provides an inspirational and philosophical look at the purpose of life and the role of humanity.

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psychological suspense novels

psychological suspense novels

Very few authors are truly adept at capturing the emotions of their characters but in Drawn From Life Sarah P Blanchard does just that to deliver a Psychological Thriller with an exciting blend of melodrama.

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Magical Realist Fiction for Young Adults

Magical Realist Fiction for Young Adults

A beautifully penned fantasy tale for a young audience, ‘AnnaGrey and the Constellation’, Volume 1 of the Laeth Realm Adventures, takes us deep into a world of parallel existence, magical portals, and curiously fantastical beasts.

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What's New & Rising

Women's Literary Fiction

Women’s Literary Fiction

In a moving multi-generational family saga, Frances-Marie Coke takes us deep into Jamaican culture and tradition. Her story takes her reader far back to a time of surprising but deep-rooted prejudice, not only between races but within communities and families, tearing them apart and resulting in mistreatment and neglect.

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Nobody's Children

Biographies of the Vietnam War

A vivid and impassioned Vietnam War Biography Nobody’s Children: recollections from the maintenance line Vietnam ’67-’68 is the real war in Vietnam, told without histrionics or self-pity.

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AI Science Fiction

AI Science Fiction

Touching on philosophy, socio-ethics and humanity’s uneasily symbiotic relationship with technology Nate Monroe taps into our existential fears with foresight to keep us reflecting long after the last page is turned.

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The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s 10th 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. 

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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The Vital Role of Family in Historical Fiction: Exploring Emotional Depth and Legacy
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The Legacy of Historical Fiction

Explore how family bonds add emotional depth, cultural authenticity, and thematic richness to narratives. Learn how themes of honour, legacy, and intergenerational dynamics shape compelling stories that resonate across time

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Fiction and immortality
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Life and Death – 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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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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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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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers
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Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

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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.