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Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep Paperback – April 10, 2012
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EMILY WINDSNAP AND THE MONSTER FROM THE DEEP begins as Emily and her family are discovering and exploring their beautiful new home, Allpoints Island. Emily couldn't be happier. At last, she can get to know her father and also not feel like a freak about being half-mermaid. But Emily soon realizes that even at Allpoints Island, she's different. None of the other mermaids are half-human. She longs to fit in with the other kids, and in an effort to impress two mermaid girls, Althea and Marina, Emily convinces her best friend Shona to accompany her on a risky adventure. There's a secret spooky lagoon that none of the other mermaid kids ever went into because "they're not brave enough" and have been "told not to go in there so many times." But Emily and Shona are new to the area, and Emily thinks it's the perfect opportunity to show how brave they are.
When Emily and Shona enter the secret lagoon, they don't realize the trouble they're about to cause. They accidentally wake up the Kraken, a mythical monster that is supposed to sleep for 100 years and only be woken up by Neptune himself. If the Kraken is awoken before this time, it will be [...] and cause much destruction.Read more ›
Emily is just ariving at her new home, a secret place were her secret is save- where its ok to be a mermaid. This place is a dream, it has marhmallow white sand, a clear foamy beach- It is just perfect! Or is it? Emily explores a bit, and goes in places she isnt supposed to go- AND RELEASES THE KRAKEN! What is "the knraken" well you will find out, once you read it. But there are more problems than that! Emily will reunite with her enemy Mandy! But you will find out more about mandy- and neptune, and this "Perfect" island.
This book is a great read- a real page turner, more and more happens as you read, you wont want to put it down- I Didn't!
Emily Windsnap is a mermaid, or rather half-mermaid half human. This is the second book in the series. In the first Emily discovers her mermaid father and convinces Neptune, rule of the sea, to release him from an ocean prison. In this book Emily and her family, including her best friend Shona, move to Allpoints Island, a beautiful, secret, tropical resort for mermaids and humans who know about them.
However in her desire to be liked and impress some new friends Emily accepts a dare to explore a forbidden cavern. In the process Emily and Shona end up waking the kraken, a vicious sea monster that escapes and wreaks havoc on the Bermuda Triangle (where Allpoints Island is located).
This book's strength is the excellent setting and description. Emily's world is vivid, colorful and beautiful, the kind of place any of us would want to live. It's weakness however is in the plot itself and the two main characters, Emily and Mandy (who are enemies in the way only ten year olds can be). Emily continuously makes poor decisions and, at the end, a series of convenient plot devices manages to not only hold her harmless, but also make her the self-sacrificing heroine. Emily leaves readers not with the idea that doing the right thing and facing up to your challenges and consequences gets things done, but running away, hiding, lying and complaining, all while meaning well, gets you attention and praise. Mandy, Emily's enemy, is pointlessly mean, vindictive and angry as well and while some set up is done to explain this the character just goes way too far before choosing to working on her temper.
It's a shame that such major flaws exist in this book because the setting and the unusual heroine held so much promise.Read more ›
In the first book, Emily Windsnap (the main character) lives on a houseboat with her mom and gets a little bullied at school by one of the characters. When she has to do a swimming class for gym (even though she has never swam before and is terrified of the water), she ends up underwater and finds that her legs morph into a mermaid tail. She hides it from her classmates but ventures out at night to try again. Then she meets a young mermaid girl named Shona, who tells her about being a mermaid and takes her exploring. They eventually discover that her father is a mermaid and was put in mermaid jail for having a relationship with a human. Shona and Emily go to rescue her dad and then reunite him and her mother (who had been having her memory slowly wiped by a worker of the sea king, Neptune). They convince Neptune to reverse his decision about it being illegal for mermaids and humans to be together. He then sends them to live on a special island where they can live together away from humans.
This book picks up where the last left off, as they move to their new home. We're not very far into it, so I'll update after we read more. :)
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I bought the entire set of the Emily Windsnap books for my 10 year old niece as a birthday gift. She loves mermaids and loved the books.Published 12 days ago by Evelyn Gonzalez
I loved this story because I got so attached and thought that the kraken was a good twist. If you ever get the chance to read this book I am warning you, it gets very addictive!Published 20 days ago by Paul Kavanagh
This was an amazing book with lots of detail I really enjoyed it.
This book was a crazy twisted book
My 8 year old daughter loves these books. She loves mermaids and we sit down and reads the books together in the evening, even I enjoy listening to the stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah A. Peck