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Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist (Emily Windsnap #3)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  4,891 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Dive in! The latest fin-tastic tale about a feisty half-mermaid introduces a mysterious boy who shares her fate.

When Emily Windsnap discovers an old diamond ring during a class hunt for trinkets, how is she supposed to know that the ring is half the key to unlocking an ancient curse by Neptune himself? Now, with the ring stuck firmly on her hand, Emily finds herself under
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Candlewick Press (first published September 21st 2006)
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Jul 04, 2009 Jen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like mermaids/fairy tales
Shelves: 2009
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Kristina Cardoza
Dec 22, 2011 Kristina Cardoza rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: preteens
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler is a fantasy must-read for all preteens! It starts when the main character, Emily Windsnap, finds a beautiful diamond ring buried in the sand, so she puts it on... but then she can't take it off! It becomes a burden (it's cursed and magical), and King Neptune, the king of the sea, is not happy (more like infuriated) with Emily... Read the book to find out why he's so angry with her. Since he is so angry, he sets a curse on her which will r ...more

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist is the third book in the Emily Windsnap series. One morning, Emily and her class find out in school that Neptune, the mer-king, is coming to the school, and they must search for as many jewels and feathers that they can to decorate themselves for Neptune's arrival. Emily and Shona, her best friend in the world, set off to find some jewels. But while Emily is there, she found a ring, a ring with a big diamond on top. But what she didn't realis
Kallie Velazquez
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler
This book was very interesting. I started to read this book because it looked very fun and challenging. This book is about a semi mermaid.Her parents, a human and a mermaid, got married and then had her.When she was on land she was human.In water she was a mermaid.
The king Neptune made Millie, her human babysitter, Shona her best friend and herself leave to a faraway place because she brought a memory back to him; a ring. The ring that h
Sarah D
Emily Windsnap is half mermaid half ordinary girl. She loves going to mermaid school and being with her best friend Shona. One day everything changes when she finds a magical ring buried in the sand. One Emily put it on, it won't come off. Then Emily sends Neptune into rage and he curses her and sends her boat across the ocean to an un-none place. When the boat settles down she sees a castle buried in mist. Emily and Shona go out to the castle but the closer they get the father away the castle ...more
Emily windsnap and the castle in the mist by Liz Kessler is a story about a semi-mer named Emily that goes on a class assignment and finds a diamond ring on the ocean floor. But soon she learns that it belongs to Neptune and Aurora.(I'm not going to tell you who she have to find that out in the book.) When Neptune can't pull the ring off her finger he curses Emily. Now on the night of the full moon she will lose her dad and her best friend and turn human forever or she will become mermaid ...more
Linda Ulleseit
Delightful story for middle grade readers. Who can't fall in love with a girl who turns into a mermaid when she gets in the water? This is the third in the series, but I have not read the first two and still enhjoyed it.
Alicia Jespersen(BehindThePicketFence)
I really enjoyed this one, Emily meets a new friend, and learns some great lessons! But wow Neptune is a bit of a puss. Haha
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Dec 09, 2007 Odelia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like exciting realistic fiction
same as the rest....
end of the trilogy
In the book Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler,tells about a girl named Emily who is a happy kid who enjoys being a mermaid, although her mother seems to be having a difficult time reconizing the fact that Emily's studies have been put aside for her mermaid studies of the ocean and underwater styles. Then she needs to chose between her mom and dad,and she starts to cause a fight between them, and Emily fears they will break up.

But then King Neptune, still angre from the los
Yu Ting Zhu
The book Emily Windsnao And The Castle catched my attention in a very special way, because of the anime I am watching. The story in One Piece is talking about the mermaid island now, and that's why I decide to read it when I know the character Emily is a mermaid.
But I know I made a correct decision when I finally finish the book. The love between Neptune and Aurora makes me feel sad, because Aurora is a mortal, so she must leave. And the curse of the Neptune let Emily know the important of her f
I remember really enjoying the first book in this series, but I read it when I was a bit younger. After finishing the original, I remember making my mom go out and buy the next two because I realllly liked the first. Welllll, it turns out (and this has happened to me a few times), I had some other books already that I wanted to read MORE, so Emily Windsnap 2 and 3 got shoved away on my shelf to collect dust.

It wasn't till a while later that I picked them up again. I went through a "must-read-all
Michelle Wu
I would really give this book a 10 star rate ! This is a really awesome book ! It's not really that tomboyish and not too girly stuff. As i was reading i made a text - to - self connection, since this book was about mermaids, it reminded me of a show on Nick called : H20 which is also about mermaids & Emma the long blond-brownish hair one that controls ice power is my FAVE !! also one of my favorite parts about the book is when Shona and Emily were gathering materials and stuffs for their pr ...more
Sophie Kleinheksel
For a while Emily Windsnap has dared to think that everything is going to be all right. Her parents have been allowed to live together again as man and wife; the family have moved to a terrific place where Emily and her father need not worry that they are going to be captured and locked up; and Emily is slowly learning what it means to be a mermaid. And yet now all is not well. Emily’s parents are fighting and Emily worries that the gap between then – one being a human and one being a merperson ...more
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The weaving of realistic life situations for an aodlescent mer-human is fascinating. Intermarriage no matter if its between two human cultures, or in this case between merman and human is very compelling in understanding that love can conquer all obstacles. Though there must be more than just love. There needs to be understanding and compromise, especially when those two that are in love decide in bringing children into this world.

Making sure that the emotional stability of a child is well take
Big drop in rating with this one. I found it very bad in comparison to the first two that were written. Emily is constantly worrying about her parents and whether they love each other and consequently, if they still love her. This got very annoying and helped ruin the book.

The worst part was the annoying element of magical coincidences. Yes, that is what makes it a children's book series, but come on! All these things need to happen for the ring to be found, and the conditions only happen about

Sylvie Racicot
I thought it was a really good book because it explained a lot about what was happening. It started good, and it ended good. But, in the middle some bad things were happening to Emily. I would really recommend this if you like stuff like Harry Potter. It is not completely true, but you just like reading about it.
I believe the culture affects the story most. Emily lives with her parents on Allpoints Island. She discovers a ring with a huge diamond on it. When Neptune finds out, he curses her to never be truly semi-mer unless she finds the matching pearl ring. In two days.

Mya Grace
I really enjoyed reading this book even though it was not one of my favorite Emily Windsnap books. In this book Emily, Shona, and Milly( Emily's babysiter) are swept away to a strange place after Emily found a ring while serching for jems for a class project. In a distance from the boat that Emily, Shona, and Milly are on is a Castle. Emily and Shona keep trying to find out how to get there but when they swim it just gets farther and farther away. Find out if Emily makes it to the castle and wha ...more
I feel that these stories are a bit underdeveloped. They have so much potential, and are rooted in great ideas, but they don't seem to reach their full potential. I thought it was a good interesting story, but am a little disappointed it wasn't better formed.
I like this book because it is a little spooky and being scared can be fun.I also like how she finds the ring buried in the sand outside her school.My favorite character is Shona.She is swishy!
Sarah Hammerton
I picked this title up not realising that it was the third in the series. Fortunately it works well as a stand alone book too.

Emily Windsnap is half human, half mermaid and is worried that her human mother and merman father are not getting along. When she finds a special ring on the seabed with mysterious powers, she incurs the wrath of Neptune. Neptune banishes her to a secret island without her parents and she must find a way to appease him before he strips of either her human or mermaid statu
Serena Patel
In this installment, I felt that Emily was very annoying and stubborn. She wouldn't listen to anyone's advice, which led her to make irrational decisions that didn't end well.
This was a cute story, and probably my favorite of the three that I have read. I think this would be a great book for young girls who like mermaids.
Pamela S
I think that out of the past two books, this book is the most exciting, dangerous and intense to read. I dare to rate this book 10 out of 10 if there are ten stars here... Hahaha. Not recommend this book to be a bed time story because it is so intense- i can't even stop reading it. If you are a child, you will be most llkely be scared after reading this book at night, hahaha.. It is intense because like it kept shifting from yes i can then nooo i cant then yes then i failed and so on; the outcom ...more
Holly B Hi
Aug 07, 2008 Holly B Hi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Holly B Hi by: Olivia

when emily finds a ring, king neptune gets furious. he tells her the story about him falling in love. there were two rings that created harmony between the sea, and the land. the diamond for land, and the pearl for sea. nuptune put a curse on emily. he said that she will not be a mermaid, or a human,she would be a nothing, unless the other ring was found. on the full moon of the spring equinox the curse will be complete. will emily find the ring in time?

the book was really exciting. emily
This is the third book in this series and like the two before it, there are parts that seem slow and hard to get into for myself but other times I just can't put it down.

I hope that the boy that helps her in the castle will play a larger part in the next book...I really enjoyed learning about him and his family and how they are all connected. The King gets on my nerves more and more in each book. He always seems to be such a tyrant!

I like Emily and feel able to relate to her character. I felt r
Alison Stadt
This book was amazing!

Emily windsnap, Aroen, and Shona were to find the two lost wedding rings from Neptune's and Aurora's marriage to break the curse.

Did they find them on time? YES!
That's how they broke the curse.
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Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Emily Windsnap series. She lives in Manchester, England.
More about Liz Kessler...
The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, #1) Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep (Emily Windsnap, #2) Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap, #4) Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister (Philippa Fisher, #1) A Year Without Autumn

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