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

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,971 Ratings  ·  243 Reviews
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 a new curse: in just a few days, she'll cease to be half-human and half-mermaid and must say good-bye to one of ...more
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Published May 1st 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published September 21st 2006)
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Oct 01, 2012 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Jul 04, 2009 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like mermaids/fairy tales
Shelves: 2009
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Sarah D
Mar 04, 2013 Sarah D rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Zahra Dashti
یه داستان دخترانه و ساده و معصومانه. اعتراف می کنم اگرچه موضوع جالبی داشت و تخیلات خوب ، ولی گاهی وصف ها و توضیحاتش کشدار و خسته کننده بود.
Kristina Cardoza
Dec 22, 2011 Kristina Cardoza rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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
Dec 07, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
The pull of the ring, was it physical or magical? Why does the ocean drag people around like that? I get a feeling like that coming from my throat sometimes. Either it's flute pieces or feathers, I can't be sure.
Aug 05, 2015 Mona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicht mehr ganz so gut, wie Band 2 und 3, aber trotzdem ein mystisches Nixenabenteuer, aus dem man wortwörtlich nicht mehr "auftauchen" will
Zauberfeder Gedankenschnörkel
Der 222 Seiten lange dritte Band von Liz Kessler, Emilys Entdeckung, knüpft relativ nahtlos an Band 2 an. Die wunderschöne Gestaltung der Reihe zieht sich durch, auch hier gibt es goldene Applikationen auf dem gebundenen Einband und kleine Bilder innerhalb des Buches, die das Gelesene stimmungsvoll unterstreichen oder ergänzen.

Am Anfang des Buches fand ich es toll, mehr über das Leben unter dem Meer zu erfahren und auch die Differenzen von Emilys Eltern waren sehr nachvollziehbar. Als das Mädch
MaryMargaret Kelly
This book was so great! it was really exciting, and i didn't want to put it down. I have read the first book of Emily Windsnap before and i really enjoyed it but i never read this one. I thought it had really good drama in it and it definitely made me want to keep reading until i knew the ending.

This book makes a lot of connections to the feeling of "not fitting in". I say this because Emily is half mer and half human which, at her age, is confusing and she doesn't feel like she has a place. Sh
Cathy Cramer
I read this book after my 6th grader, who has been enjoying this series. The 6th grader found that this book started out more slowly than the prior books, and I think the first in the series is still the favorite.

The Emily character can be just as determined and strong as ever, but for the first time, she also considers giving up.

I liked the Castle in the Mist and the search for it, and the mystery surrounding Neptune's ill-fated romance was also good. It's good to see how Shona stands by her fr
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
Jan 26, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, childrens
This beginner’s chapter book is written for girls around age 10, especially girly girls who love mermaids. Emily is a semi-mer, half human and half mermaid, human on land and a mermaid in the sea. Along with a bit of awkwardness about being half-and-half, Emily has the usual teenage problems, including homework and parents who don’t always get along. Of course, her parents being two different species adds to their challenges in seeing eye-to-eye. Like other teens, Emily goes to school, hangs out ...more
Mar 14, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Still angsty but now where near as much. Or maybe I was ready for the angst?

Emily gets caught up in yet another mess. Poor girl, er mermaid, er semimer.

After letting loose the kraken, all of Neptune's jewels are missing and he wants them back. Right now! Emily finds a beautiful diamond ring that doesn't want to leave her hand. Turns out, this ring was the ring exchanged in the wedding vows of Neptune and his human bride. Also, Neptune is none too happy that Emily being a child of that sort of un
I thought this book was pretty good. I have only read one book from this series before, so I didn't know what to expect. This book was very engaging, with Emilie's adventures and challenges. For example, how she got cursed and also how she had to find the other ring to save herself and her friend Aron. I really liked how the author used descriptive words to help you visualize what was going on. That tool really helped/worked for this story because there was a lot of action and mysterious things ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 09, 2007 lou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like exciting realistic fiction
same as the rest....
end of the trilogy
Becky Keir Grace
In the third part of the Emily Windsnap series, Emily finds a beautiful diamond ring! When she puts the ring on, she is unable to remove it. She feels great power to the ring. King Neptune is visiting her school and Emily shows him the ring which sends Neptune into a rage. He forbids humans and mermaids to marry again, which separate Emily’s parents. Her parents had been fighting a lot lately, and Emily was fearful of divorce. But now with her parents being forced to live a part and a curse is p ...more
Jan 31, 2009 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 09, 2011 Scarlet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, mermaids, magic, review
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
Feb 28, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 10, 2013 Mari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 31, 2012 Steph rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 09, 2014 Sylvie Racicot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
K.L. Burrell
Love the story, but I cringe at tarot card dependency and it being enjoyable and fun and polygamy. I will stop the series for personal faith reasons, yet say the audio reader is one of my favorites and did a fintastic job! And I love the ocean word play, clever and had me giggling. Blessings!!
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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 (6 books)
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