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Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep

(Emily Windsnap #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  9,440 ratings  ·  482 reviews
An enchanting tale with a fabulous monster, engaging characters, plenty of mermaid magic, and a page-turning story, Kessler's new middle-grade fantasy has all the charm and warmth of its predecessor, The Tail of Emily Windsnap. ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published April 11th 2006 by Candlewick Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Mary ♥
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars

Between the thunders of the upper deep
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth
-Alfred Lord Tennison

There are some books that fill your heart with brightness and exploding suns. There are some stories that wrap your body in starlight and breathe fresh air into you, protecting you from pain and harm. There are simply some tales that you will always come back to, no matter how old you are, just to seek comfort and be more in control of
Sep 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mg-fantasy, fantasy, mg, mlm, 2014
This is a cute series for young girls but I think I am a little too old for it. I like most mid grade books but this series is at the younger end. That being said I still want to finish the series. I love how Neptune puts on an air that he doesn't care but always does the right thing. I'm glad that Emily and Mandy made up at the end and I liked how the author showed both sides. Over all Emily is a nice girl and I'm glad she has her good friend. ...more
Dawn (& Ron)
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who love mermaid tales, action adventure tales
Read for Anna's ABC&D bookclub

This book picks up shortly after the events of book 1, The Tail of Emily Windsnap. Flipping fins, their lives at Allpoints island begins with 12 year old Emily, excited about her new home, still has the same fears she did in her old home of being different and not fitting in. Her efforts t to impress brings out the bogey-mer of merfolks nightmares and she's the only one who can fix it.

"It lends itself to a touch of insomnia, getting stranded on an island the size o
Sep 13, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
Emily is all set to live happily ever after with her parents, but of course it doesn't work out that way. In trying to fit in and make friends, Emily accidentally awakens the Kraken. It looks like the Kraken will destroy Allpoints Island--unless Emily can find a way to avert disaster. Her old enemy, Mandy, shows up to further complicate matters.

Not quite as good as the first book in the series, but cute.
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who read the first one
Shelves: 2009
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, reread
Good, but not as great as the first one.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
First of all I hadn't had the chance to read the original book and didn't know this was a sequel until I had already picked it up. As a result I cannot say anything about the series or even place the book itself in a comparable study compared to the others in the series although one friend really likes the third book the best and others say the first was good but that is from others' viewpoints.

To me the book was too flat and emotionless since it was basically the same issue times two with a b
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7g-l-a, fiction
This book is very good, the story is about the protagonist trying to impress her new mermaid friends at her new home, which led to her waking up a monster from the deep, the kraken, at the wrong time. This monster was suppose to keep humans away from their home, to keep them from finding out about mermaids. I kinda don't like how she let her feeling of trying to fit into the mermaid world get the best of her because she ended up making a huge mistake, that led into a dangerous situation but she ...more
Jul 24, 2010 added it
This book is about Emily has found her dad and goes to live and allpoints island. When she her friend shona and two other girls go to show emily around the school emily an dshona tresspass in neptunes territories and accidentaly wake the kraken witch is one of neptunes most powerful sea cratures. Now shona is mad at emily for making her go and the only people who the kraken listens to is the people who wake it. But know emily has to get shona to help her. How will she? for more information read ...more
Laura Larson
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Book 2 in an interesting and surprisingly unique middle grade series. Emily continues to let her adventurous streak and need to be accepted get the best of her... this time unleashing a monster set on demolishing everything! I adore this spunky and brave little girl, probably because she reminds me a little of myself- so desperate that new start would fix everything that she gets a bit TOO eager and messes it all up. Important lessons about friendship, being yourself, forgiveness, and the true v ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good
It is a terrible misfortune that the popular book series about being a mermaid is told through the perspective of someone who only wants to fit in.
Um, I'm glad everything worked out, that in itself is wonderful! But you should really avoid the Bermuda Triangle at all costs. It's nothing to joke about, that. ...more
Corey Timmins
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Writing style made it hard to follow who was talking.
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok

The first book was SO GOOD... so what happened to this one? In the first like seventy pages, the story moved really slowly and almost nothing happens. The story line was really predictable, and the author didn't even try to put a cool twist anywhere in it. I mean, I guess I liked the fact that she told us more about the characters, like, for example, we learned why King Neptune hates when merpeople and humans have relationships. AND Liz Kessler also added some new, i
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I'm pretty sure I read this a few years ago, but if I did, I completely forgot 90% of what happened, haha. I did enjoy this one, but definitely not as much as the first. Emily seemed so whiny throughout almost this entire book, and while it was probably realistic, it was kind of annoying... I really did love the ending though and I can't wait to read the next book! ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: nostalgia not remember this one too well but I remember I used to be so proud of myself (I was in 1st grade okay) for reading a somewhat "scary" book. I think this book was like a Kraken was released or something and I remembered one of my friends said she didn't finish this book because it was too scary and I was so proud of myself lol and thats all I remember of this book

Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I kept thinking 2 or 3 as I read. Was about the same as the first book. It was ok. At least it had some surprises but I feel as if the writing and characters are still... weak? Not the worst though. I'd still read another in the series. Better for kids. ...more
Faith M:)
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was really good!!! A little slow at first, but then the story kicked in! A LOT more action than the first one! I’m excited to read the others in the series!

My only complaint is that they say Oh my God a lot. Other than that, I love it!
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! An never-disappointing series continues with more magic and charm! Adding the Kraken (sorry if that was a spoiler!) to a mythology-themed fantasy series? It's genius! An amazing plot from a creative writer. If you're considering continuing the series, I suggest you do now! ...more
Jordyn Robinson
it as an AWESOME book
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was good but I wasn't my favorite ...more
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well, this second book in the series did not disappoint. The story line was action packed and fun filled! I will definitely read on in the series.
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book can really make you think deeper about the world around you. There are some sad bit`s but I think this story is the best one yet out of the Emily Windsnap books. ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mermaids
honestly I should be shelving these as LGBT bc they are gay as FUCK
Lazy Panda
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Danger and adventure filled, Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep brought me chills.
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Jahnavigouri Panicker
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read ..It is about mermaids..I love books with mermaids
Michelle Weng
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emily Windsnap was not a ordinary girl.When Emily took swimming class she found out she has tails. Good thing King Neptune's loyal assistant was here to help.Now that Emily knows she need to move to a beautiful island set in a glittering blue sea, sparkling with white sand and palm trees, a secret place where humans and merfolk live together.But during this adventure curious Emily found where Neptune hides his pet Kraken.But by accident she and her friend Shona woken the kraken who was to sleep ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Now that the characters, world and story are more developed, Liz Kessler and Sarah Gibb can really dive deep (excuse the pun) into the mermaid world that Emily Windsnap is a part of! I enjoyed this second installment in the series more than the first because the world has been created, the story and history behind it has been told and now, the stories can only grow from here.

This series is definitely for the younger age of the middle grade category but nevertheless, I am soon to be 25 and I am s
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I was less than impressed by the first book, I didn’t feel the same excitement as I did back when I was 12, but I recognised the appeal. However, the second book was much better as we finally got to see some character development on Emily’s side. There’s a clear contrast in how she behaves here when compared to the first book, with acceptance being one of the main themes in this book. It’s interesting to see how Emily handles being alienated from her friends after she tried so hard to please the ...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 (10 books)
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