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Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun

(Emily Windsnap #5)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,891 ratings  ·  105 reviews
The New York Times best-selling series continues with the half-mermaid embarking on an icy and perilous journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily Windsnap and Aaron for a top-secret mis
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Orion Children's Books (first published September 6th 2012)
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Ms. Yingling
Emily is back in this fifth installment, which jumps right into the story-- there are horrible storms arising, and they are caused by Neptune's nightmares. Emily and her friend Aaron (who are both semi-Mer, which means that they can exist both above and below water) head up to Alaska to try to find out what is going on. It turns out that Neptune has a twin brother, Njord, with whom he fought. Njord has been frozen and immobile for years, but once he is unfrozen, things start to heat up. Njord is ...more
Lucinda
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This enchanting, truly magical fantasy tale will find a special place in your heart!


I concider myself to have been extremely privileged and lucky to have won this delightful and wonderful book, through a giveaway on ‘Chicklish’ book site and take this opportunity of thanking them.

Emily Windsnap is no ordinary girl, as she is also a mermaid. Emily takes the reader on the most exciting and extraordinary journeys and adventures, to far-away lands that one can only imagine in your wildest dreams a
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Savannah
Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Younger kids, people who want to finish the series
Emily Windsnap was my all time favorite book series when I was twelve. The series never failed to surprise me with its deep adventures, interesting characters, and perfect way of tying every loose end with its conclusion. After Liz Kessler finished the series with "Castle in the Mist", (from what I understand) she received a slew of demands for the series to be continued, so she wrote "The Siren's Secret", the supposed ultimate conclusion of the Emily Windsnap saga which answered many questions ...more
Marissa
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was a nice light read with a hint of romance. It's good for tweens because there's really nothing too "adult", but it's a quick and fun read for teens too. I would suggest reading the other 4 books before you read this one. Emily is a semi-mer. She has legs on land and a tail in the water. Her boyfriend, Aaron, is a semi-mer too. After Neptune lifts the memory drug off the town of Brightport, he starts getting memories in the form of dreams-memories he didn't know he had. He sends Emily and ...more
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
The first 50 or so pages bored me really, but after that it got better. At first, it seemed that this book would follow a lot of the really annoying typical cliches. Luckily though, it didn't.

It's been a while since I'd read the first 4 books, but I discovered I still loved this series! The characters were exciting, fun, and frustratingly (Half?) human. :) Plot-wise? Liz kept me guessing. And that's what I love most. I was constantly re-forming opinions and beliefs, only to have them once-again
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Meredith
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really love this series, but this one was just too simplistic for me and wasn't nearly as good.
Steffi
3.5

Emilys Reise hat mir wieder deutlich besser gefallen als der Vorgängerband. Die Geschichte hatte ein großes Spannungspotential, was auch zu großen Teilen ausgeschöpft wurde. Die Handlung rund um die Vergangenheit von Neptun konnte mich gut unterhalten und ich habe dieses Buch sehr gerne gelesen. Die eine oder andere Wendung konnte mich dann auch noch überraschen.

Überflüssig fand ich jedoch die Liebesgeschichte zwischen Emily und Aaron, die sich ja schon im vorherigen Teil angedeutet hat. Für
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Megan Mann
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Emily Windsnap, part human, part mermaid, thinks there's something strange with the weather. Every morning, harsh storms rock Brightport, but even so, the storms can't wreck her mood. She's blissfully happen with her new semi-mer boyfriend, Aaron. Once the storm subsides one morning, the two set off into the ocean. When they can't find Emily's best friend, Shona, Emily decides to take him to a place almost no one knows about. The two have fun frolicking in the water until everything goes black. ...more
Grace
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't believe it's over. This is kind of bittersweet for me because I've loved this series for a long time. I liked this book, but it took me quite awhile to finish this book because at times I found the plot line was quite heavy, therefore I really had to push through to finish it. The suspense in this book was INSANE and I was on the edge of my seat (or bed!) almost the whole book. Although, I found the last two plot-twists predictable and figured them out before they happened. I guess Liz w ...more
Laura Larson
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: november-2018
Yet another great book in the Emily Windsnap series... but I feel like she's reaching a bit for this one. Also... i'm doubting my own memory. Wasn't Aaron related to Neptune? Wasn't that the whole thing about him living on the island and being half-mer and dying young? Or am I going insane?

Other than THAT bothering me the whole time, this was a cute book with an actual "bad guy" instead of a misinformed or misguided good guy (*cough Neptune cough). IDK. I like the book for what it was, but as a
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Kate
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT!!!!!!! TOO CUTEEE
Meghan Macko
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter, who is almost 8, LOVES these books. She would give it 5 stars. I’ll give it 4.
phoebe
This was the last Emily Windsnap book I read. It was a good conclusion for me.
Kate Matson
Summary:
Emily Windsnap is a semi-mermaid, which means that when she goes into water she becomes a mermaid, and when she’s on land she’s a human. So one day, she and her friend Aaron(who’s a semi-merman) were just swimming around when they were captured in fish nets…and were brought to the palace of Neptune, King of the Sea. Neptune has been having vivid nightmares causing dangerous storms, but Neptune is sure that they aren’t just nightmares, they’re memories, but he can’t remember anything abou
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Brooke Evans
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm so into this fluffy little series 😂 I'm totally reading them out of order, but there's enough reintroduction in each book that it hasn't been a problem. A great light series for anyone who loves mermaid stories (read: me.)
Jody
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler is the fifth book in her Emily Windsnap series. Emily is a 13 year old girl who finds out in the first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, that she is half human and half mermaid. This is a children’s fantasy, narrated by the heroine, Emily, making the adventures more believable as well as fun and engaging. You find yourself rooting (and worrying) for Emily as she faces each new danger or challenge.

Emily guides us through her many adv
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Emily S.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't see how anyone could talk themselves out of loving this pentalogical novel. What amazes me is how well the plot is woven together book to book--especially considering Kessler wasn't planning on writing more than three! Her imagination is vivid, and she invites you to enter into her dream worlds while at the same time enabling you with an ease that is as altogether familiar as it is exciting.
A couple of quick notes that may contain spoilers: I am relieved that Shona found a guy too, be
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Deebrownnetwork.Net olivia brown
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun is an extraordinary book. It takes you on an adventure to find the lost memories of Neptune. Emily and Aaron are on an adventure in the land of the midnight sun. One the way they run into Neptune's brother, who is frozen. Emily has crystals to un freeze him, but she doesn't trust him, so they get locked in a dungeon but they get out by a narwhal, which belongs to Neptune. Neptune's brother tries to kill him will they stop him?

In my opinion I thou
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Cathy
I liked this book better than most of the others in the series, for the excitement and mystery. My 6th grader also liked the narwhal (and so do I.) I still like "The Castle in the Mist" the best of the series, but my 6th grader found the waiting-on-the-boat part of that one boring and I can understand that.

When Emily Windsnap told Neptune she would never lie to him, though, I had to wonder what she was talking about, because she has lied a lot in the series. She hasn't built up trustworthiness
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Ami
I really enjoyed swimming along with Emily on her adventures as a half mermaid. The author certainly understands the average attention span of her target audience and, as such, knows that in order to appeal to her main readers she had to keep the action and interest flowing from scene to scene. I, myself, only complete one half of this series' target audience being female and all. But, I haven't been 9-13 years old in several years. However, the reason I love this series, and those like it, is d ...more
Hannah
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked the Emily Windsnap series, and this book was not the best one in the series, but it was still brilliant.
This book is about Emily Windsnap, a semi-mermaid. When she gets into the water, she becomes a mermaid. Neptune, ruler of the sea (and also a Roman God) has been having nightmares about a land with two mountains, and an other one reflected in the lake, which contains old memories about mermaids. The one reflected in the lake is the one Emily and her 'friend' Aaron have to get t
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Laura
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-1-12
Emily Windsnap is a fourteen year old part mermaid--part human. This is the fifth installment of Emily's adventures. Now that she's saved her family, Emily and her friends are sent on a mission to the Land of the Midnight Sun by Neptune, the king of the sea. The task is to solve a mystery, one that has Neptune scared. With the help of her friends and a friendly Narwhal, Emily is able to solve the mystery and save the ocean once more.

This book may be written more for a younger audience, but I en
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Tracy Terry
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Aimed at ages 8 and up (I would suggest it was more suitable for slightly older) just as I enjoyed reading this as an adult I know I would have LOVED reading it as a girl.

The fifth book in the series, though there were several references to the previous books (which I admit to finding intriguing) this is no way marred my enjoyment of this the latest story.

Great fun and wonderfully magical, On one level Emily Windsnap And The Land Of The Midnight Sun is an enchanting yet simple tale all about the
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M&M
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit I'm definitely a little older than this book's target audience, but what can I say? I started reading the series when The Tale of Emily Windsnap first came out, and I can't just stop now! Anyway, this was a wonderful addition to the Emily Windsnap series. With new characters, and plots that keep readers guessing, Kessler continues to keep the series fresh and entertaining. Without spoiling the ending, Kessler definitely kept things open enough to leave herself the opportunity for a fi ...more
Atlas
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book.
I remember my aunt showing me the series and I was anxiously waiting to find out if there was another book. It did not disappoint. I especially liked the tension between Aaron and Emily. This rids of the often perceived "perfect" relationship.
I also enjoyed the friendship between Shona and Emily. It showed how much they care about each other and need the other.
All in all this book was amazing.
Hannah
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! It's fun and great just like the rest of the series, and it's exciting and funny. I would recommend it- Emily and Aaron are sent on a secret mission by Neptune, who's been having terrible nightmares lately. As they travel across dangerous glaciers and more mysteries in need of uncovering, they discover more dangerous than they could've imagined. That, and Neptune's deepest darkest secret. You should really read this book- I really liked it!
Abigail Breithart
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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Madeleine - Tei
I didn't know that the series has continued! This is soooooo great~

I used to read the Emily Windsnap books at Borders when I was eleven. But the store closed now (D:) and the only bookstores/libraries close to be don't have the newer ones. But I'll just keep this on my to-read list and hope that soon I can come across it~
Reagan
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Neptune is having lots of nightmares, and that causes great storms on the ocean. Neptune sends Emily and Aaron on a mission to stop a threat that Neptune says is coming.

This book is great. You have got to read it! I love this book. It is really interesting.
Maelynn
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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.

Other books in the series

Emily Windsnap (8 books)
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, #1)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep (Emily Windsnap, #2)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist (Emily Windsnap, #3)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret (Emily Windsnap, #4)
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