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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

Poetic Reflections

Poetic Reflections – Verbul’s Notes

Verbul’s Notes is a methodical journey of life, through a poet’s perspective:
“The quietest people sometimes have the most to say; Ink is our temptations handcuffs, the page, its cage & sometimes it’s expressed as a poetic awakening.”

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Beethoven In Love;

Beethoven In Love by Howard Jay Smith

A daring, compelling, and impeccably researched historical novel that offers dramatic new insight into the life of the greatest composer the world has ever known. Its fresh perspective and deeply felt understanding of Beethoven’s motivations, passions, and challenges speak eloquently to us today, connecting us to our own successes, failures, and dreams, and ultimately to the true consequence of our lives.

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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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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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What's New & Rising

Must Read Rock Memoirs

Must Read Rock Memoirs

A far cry from the tell-all memoirs about the cocaine-fueled, vanity-charged horror of the music industry by ego-addled narcissists we’ve become immune to Taylor gives us something far more grounded.

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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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Children's Environment eBooks

Children’s Environment eBooks

As part of a beautiful series, ‘Spencer the Spark’, written by Rana Boulos, is an adorably cute but scientifically accurate tale of nature. Featuring Spencer, along with Polly the Pinecone, the story tells the tale of wildfires from an anxiety-free perspective, making it accessible to the very young.

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THE OMNIPOTENT

A novel that is less about plot than it is about character, and the twisted logic of screwball humour, in which everybody acts the craziest just when they’re trying to make the most sense there’s nothing tired or formulaic about Anderson’s writing.

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Heroic Fantasy Reads

Heroic Fantasy Reads

A novel that embraces traditional action idiom whilst managing to be electrifyingly exciting Powter’s subsequent release to The Young proves every bit as good as his debut.

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New Dark Fantasy Releases 2022

New Dark Fantasy Fiction Reviews

Readers looking for a Dark Fantasy nerve shredder need look no further than Will of Magic Chokehold of Darkness! A dark fantasy read that makes the reader feel like an active participant in its unfolding horror it’s one to be read with the lights on!

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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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Best Books About Religion
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Writing About Religion – The Good & The Bad

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,300 religions in the world. Even then, the concept of religion itself is hard to understand – in some people’s eyes synonymous with spirituality, and in others largely a vehicle for control.

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Jealousy In Relationships

Classic stanza’s that reach the heart and soul  with prose that slip from thought to heart to remind us we are never alone. With worldwide downloads exceeding 250K and the beautiful Heathcliff’s Soul included this is one poetry book you must read.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
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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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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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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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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.