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Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap #4)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  2,983 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Follow the siren call to Emily's magical new adventure! Can the spunky half-mer girl pass Neptune's test--and help humans and merpeople get along?
Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a swimmingly peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid BFF, Shona, and her new friend Aaron (half-merperson like herself ). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Orion Children's Books
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Faye
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret is the fourth book in the Emily Windsnap series, and, in my opinion, the best so far. This book is about adventure, love, mermaids, and, of course, the lost sirens.

Emily and Shona have been best friends for ages now, since the day Emily discovered that she was a semi-mer. Now they return on an adventure to find the lost sirens. Sirens are the mermaids who perch on rocks and sing beautiful songs to lead fishermen to their watery graves. Emily and Shona go o
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Kristina Cardoza
Jan 24, 2012 Kristina Cardoza rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Preteens
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret by Liz Kessler, the fourth and final book in the series, is a wonderful story! Emily, everyone's favorite semi-mer, is yet again on a mission--this time to bring peace between merpeople and humans. After moving back to her old town, Brightport, things start to go wrong. Her plans slow down when her best friend, Shona, gets stuck in an underground cavern with a group of unfriendly sirens! Only Emily and her friend Aaron can break the curse that doesn't let th ...more
Sandie
This is the final book in this series at this point, I hope that there will be more. As I have mentioned, there have been some parts that seem slow to me and hard to get into, but this book is not geared to a 40 year old women, but young girls. I think most young girls would be delighted with this writer's stories. This final book was very enjoyable and probably my favorite one.

I liked that she brought all the familiar characters back again in this book and how the boy that helps Emily in the t
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Nora Wilcox
I think that this book was amazing and I could not stop reading it. The first thing that I liked about this book was it had a lot of emotions not just happy and sad but also frustration, nervousness, and anger. I thought that the emotions really gave a great deal of spice, character, and a set of feelings. To me this book was very effective, because you could deeply feel how Emily was feeling. One of the weaknesses in this book is that some of the words where pretty basic, but overall it was rea ...more
Alberto
I'm glad they came to there senses and explained things to the humans. It would have been terrible if they were all accidentally killed because they never explained themselves before. It's a good lesson not to have unreasonable expectations of people and reaching compromises. I hope if there's any other races that don't tell us they exist, they will learn from this and speak up, lest something unnecessarily bad happens to them! It's a relief this conflict was resolved the way it was. Thank stars ...more
Grace
This book had it's ups and downs for me, I found I wasn't completely sucked into it as you can see, it took me five days to finish it! I definitely commend Liz for her ability to write out of the blue plot twists! Some parts definitely had me on the edge of my seat! Emily & Aaron's relationship was ADORABLE and was definitely squeal worthy! Not going to spoil the end, but I thought the end was a little cheesy and that it was too easy. It just didn't seem very realistic to me. Especially sinc ...more
Hadessephy
Dec 31, 2014 Hadessephy added it
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, mg
So far I think this is my favorite of the series. It held my attention longer then the others and the mystery of the sirens and the incorporation of Mr. Beeston and getting to see more of his story was great. The only issue with this book/series is that the characters are so under developed.
Katie V
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret is a wonderful, magnificent fantasy by Liz Kessler. It's the last in the Emily Windsnap series. I love this book because it is full of great adventure, and even a little bit of suspense. This book also has tremendous detail. If you ever see this book, pick it up for the adventure of a lifetime!
Jenny
I think that this book was good. I think so because I like this author who like this book, she wrote. So this book is good because this is a mystery and about a girl that is a mermaid and a human at the same time. This book is about Emily and her friends trying to bring the human and the mermaid together.
Emily
Feb 02, 2014 Emily added it
Pretty good. I enjoyed Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep better, but this one was a good book too.
Willa
i loved reading this book and about the sierans and the questions i had in the past books about people
Madison Courtney
love love loved this book!! this is one of my favorite series!! I definately recommend this!
Danica
I enjoy these books. Fun children's stories about a half mermaid.
Sydney
i didn't like it because was boring.
Meghan
Winderful!!!
Emily
May 31, 2012 Emily added it
Yer great
Becky Keir Grace
Moving through the Emily Windsnap series with the fourth book if a lot of fun, and very popular with the middle grade readers at my library. Emily's life is settling into place. Her parents are together, and they are living on Allpoints Island in a unique home that accommodates both humans and the mer. Emily's new friend, Aaron, is adjusting to his new life after being freed from a curse that kept him and his mother in a castle away from everyone.

Odd things begin to happen. People are suddenly
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Shirley
Oct 04, 2011 Shirley is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
The story is taking about Emily, half girl, half mermaid receives a mission from the king of the sea Neptune, who sends them all back to Bright port, their hometown. After they go back to the Brightport, she realizes that everyone who lives in this town forgets who are they, even thought Emily’s best friends, Mandy who she ever made during the time that she stayed in the human area. As the Neptune uses his own power to force the people to drink the drug which will erase the memories of the peopl ...more
Theresa
What an amazing book.

Once again Emily finds herself in a pickle. The humans are invading! And the merpeople are not too happy about that. So Neptune sets her family to the task of bringing the two worlds together.

As the story progresses Emily and Shona find a dwelling of a bunch of Sirens and a long lost secret is revealed. I honestly cried. I don't want to spoil it too much, but absolutely amazing.

The power of love and friendship in this book gave me goosebumps.

And thank you Liz Kessler for en
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Reanne
Ugh. This whole series is completely forgettable. The author clearly didn't think through a lot of really basic world-building stuff. (Like, can the mermaids breathe underwater? She never really says either way, but whether yes or no, there are parts that don't make sense.) It was quaint enough that I went ahead and read them all, but I almost stopped reading so many times. The logical problems and inconsistencies made this so frustrating to read. And by the end of the last book, the main charac ...more
Steph
Only a little better than the third one. I think Liz Kessler (reminds me of a name in Elf) ran out of steam. The plot is thrust on Emily and she does nothing to push it along but worry. Everything goes her way and she does things in less than a day that no one else has been able to do in many years. To me, that's frustratingly unbelievable.

Emily and her family have been charged by Neptune to bring humans and mer people together. Emily then freaks out when her local newspaper shows a picture of h

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Nicole Neville
Loved It

Loved It

I loved this book I would recommend it for people who love fantasy!
However before you read this book you have to read the first ones.
And this one this one is my favorite in the series.
Sylvie Racicot
It was a really good book, but in some parts you didn't sort of want to read it. In some parts, it didn't sound exciting and you just really wanted to know what happened next, not what was happening then.
Juliette Molina
This was a really good book. A touch of romance is just what this book needed! I have read almost every book in the series, and none of the books were as good as this one [out of the ones i read so far]!
Bookworm
This was a great fourth book. I loved the mystery of where the sirens went and how they lost their...well, you should read it. It is really good!
Jocelin
I was not blown away by this book. I was really disappointed because I have enjoyed the series. I have read that this is the final book in the Emily Windsnap series and I am sorry to see it got out like this. The story was not that intriguing and Emily didn't really come to life like she did in the previous novels. I think there was too much going on in the story: demolition of the mermaids homes; reuniting with long-lost relatives, Emily's friendship with Shona, Mandy & Aaron, Neptune's pre ...more
Jazmin Tiya
I have really enjoyed reading this book and I think many other people will enjoy it to!
Ella
I loved this book. Liz Kessler's writing is great, and fun to read. Four stars!

Jana Collins
The fourth and final book in the Emily Windsnap series! Loved it!
Pamela S
Liked this book the most out of the previous three books. It's like a combination of the excitement, fun, adventure and intense of the previous three books. Plus, the part i loved most bout this book that the previous do not have is romance. I love it! The story is so much better with a little element of romance in it. The cover is also very lovely. You should read the previous three before reading this amazing book. Swiiiiishy! It has hidden morals in it too, like to put together the two worlds ...more
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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.
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  • Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep (Emily Windsnap, #2)
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