Hi all, Emma here!

I’m a words person through and through. All my obsessions- books, films, and even my studies: history, English, and classics- are all about the stories we tell ourselves and each other. When I’m home, most of my free time is spent immersed in one of these pursuits.

Otherwise, you’ll find me at the gym, out running, or off exploring somewhere new.

After all, reading and adventure go hand in hand:

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Review Requests:

I read most genres, including but not limited to: SFF, crime/thriller, historical fiction, lit fic, classics, and history. I also write and review for fantasybookreview.co.uk so all my SFF reviews are posted there. Anything and everything else is right here on Novel Notions!

All my reviews are 100% honest, but I rarely write anything for books I consider to be less than 3 stars, especially if the author isn’t already well-known. Sometimes things just don’t work for me. When that happens, I let the author know why, but don’t post a review or comments here or anywhere else.

I’m happy with either physical or ebook formats.


My Ratings:

1= No. Just no.
2= Hmm. Ok. I see what you did there.
3= Good. Decent storyline, decent characters, enjoyable.
4= Great work. I had a brilliant time.
5= Exceptional. I’ll read this again. Probably multiple times.


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