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

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  2,588 ratings  ·  106 reviews
The fourth audiobook in the best-selling series about half-mermaid, half-girl Emily Windsnap!

Emily Windsnap’s life on Allpoints Island seems perfect—her family is all together again, and she has both her best friend, Shona, and her new friend Aaron with her there. Somehow, though, it still feels like something—or somewhere—is missing. So when Neptune gives the Windsnaps a
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Published July 12th 2011 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published September 1st 2009)
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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
Kristina Cardoza
Jan 24, 2012 Kristina Cardoza rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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
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

Nicole Neville
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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.
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!
I loved this book. Liz Kessler's writing is great, and fun to read. Four stars!

Pretty good. I enjoyed Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep better, but this one was a good book too.
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
This book is good but at some parts a bit borring. But again the author describes everything so good that I keeped on reading.
lmbo serious childhood obsession
I loved this whole series.
Beth Moorhead
My 10 year old daughter and I really enjoyed reading The Tale of Emily Windsnap series (4 books) over the summer. She read it twice. We both agreed that the auyhor did an excellent job of describing a day in the life, and the adventures of, a semi-mer (half human and half mer-person). We especially enjoyed the underwater swimming observations, Neptune's castle, mer-child school and mer-lingo. A must read for any girl who dreams of becoming a mermaid or siren.
Amy Kane
I love all these books!!! Not only are they good reads, they are great to listen to as an audiobook!!! I recently listened to all the Emily Windsnap books and loved it!!!!! I recommend!!!!
This is the 4th in the series, and I think Kessler should have stopped after book 3. This book did not engage me as much as the earlier books. Emily returns to her human hometown and is on a mission to blend the human and mermaid worlds. There were too many characters with individual plot lines. It all ties together at the end, but I didn't like the hand holding motif that ran through the story. The "give peace a chance" theme was a little cheesy for me.
Teri Gorleski
This book is an amazing fantasy! The way Liz Kessler described the shimmer of all the mermaids tails and i just loved the way Emily never gave up and always had hope. I wish my friends took our friendship seriosly like Emily took her frienship with Shona and Aaron. The most thing i enjoyed though was her feeling for adventure. I hope Liz Kessler rights another book about Emily Windsnap and her super cool adventures! Worood
The fourth in the series of Emily Windsnap. My niece begged me to read these books. I must admit, every time my niece gave me the next book in the series to read, I had a tough time "wanting" to read the book. However, when I FINALLY got around to reading each one I always enjoyed the story! A tale of friendship, first love, family, betrayal, lost and found, adventure and coming - once again - face to face with Neptune.
A ten year old would probably like this a lot. I thought it might be fun, but it guess I need to stick to teen and adult books.
I started these books when I was in...5th grade? yea, about 5th grade, and I loved them. Now 5 years later I see this book and still get excited (after I spend 5 minutes and 3 google searches to see if I had read it and just forgotten it :) )

it was pretty good, really good if you were in elementry school. I forgot most of the details of the last books but enough to comprehend the book. I liked it.
I read these when i was younger and loved the first two (the third one was /okay/) ...but the writing in this one is really weak and everything moves so fast and there's so little character development it all seems really implied. It's not like I had high expectations for a book meant for kids, but still I was a little disappointed. It was a good story with a cute message but the writing was fragile.
Liz Kessler tied this story up with a big red bow. A very hard to believe tether that abruptly showed up after some really fantastic ( and not as in wonderful) happenings with a group of old sirens. The mystery/ secret I could smell a mile away. I still read it, and enjoyed it. But I think it was more because I love mermaids and less about the story line. Oh well. You can't win them all.
I thought this book was pretty easy to ready because it had really simple words, but this book was very interesting. Because it had a lot going on such as Emily and Shona going on wild adventures. But sometimes I got confused in the book because there was so much stuff going on in the book. But I really liked how they made it kinda realistic, and fun.
Brandi Bette
Emily, half-human/ half-mermaid, is back for her latest adventure where she and her best friend, Shona, and her new crush, Aaron, investigate the legends of the lost sirens and find out more about their friends than they bargained for.

From Benicia Middle School Booktalks 2010-12
Benicia Public Library Call Number: X KESSLER

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!
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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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