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Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist

(Emily Windsnap #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  8,592 ratings  ·  360 reviews
Dive in! The latest fin-tastic tale about a feisty half-mermaid introduces a mysterious boy who shares her fate.

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
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Candlewick Press (first published September 21st 2006)
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Mary ♥
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars of course (and so far my favorite in the series)

When these two rings connect, every action that was a product of anger or hate will cease to exist. And they will be worn only by a man from the sea and a woman from the earth, or the child that will exist from such a couple. And they will forever symbolize true love and its power against every bad thing


There are reasons this book is my favorite in the series, although I love it as a whole. Unlike the others that have the occasional lau
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, reread
I enjoyed this more than the second book but not as much as the first. Especially the last few chapters were really good.
Jun 03, 2009 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 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
emily windsnap continues to be gay
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Okay, I actually enjoyed this one so much more than the last one! Emily acted a lot more mature in this one, though there were moments when you were reminded how young she is, but the moments were fitting for the situations.

I really loved the characters who were introduced in this one (totally ship some people, haha), Aaron is amazing and I loved the relationship between Aurora and Neptune! Honestly, I almost cried throughout the entire last chapter... I was grinning like an idiot, and I'm prett
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Emily Windsnap: The girl who somehow manages to get into the biggest trouble without even knowing it or meaning to- story of her life.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this is the best one yet, Emily Windsnap goes so hard
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
In the third book of the Emily Windsnap series we learn more about Neptune's life and we start to see him in a new light which I absolutely loved! Another swishy tale and I look forward to reading the next one soon.
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

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
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
My problem with these books is that everything happens very fast in a small amount of pages so it tends to feel rushed, there isn’t much character development, and I personally don’t get as attached to the characters as I’d like to, and Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist was no exception to this. While I liked the second book in the series a lot, this one didn’t particularly stand out for me since it was so similar to the first book in how the plot unfolded (which could’ve been intentiona ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cute-ships, nostalgia
Yes, I did give this book five stars and you know why? 20% for the plot, 80% for AARON

I freaking loved Aaron so much and when he and Emily kissed I think my seven-year-old self screamed no joke, and now when I realize they were like twelve I don't know whether to laugh or feel discouraged but you know

I remember liking the plot for this too - something about an eclipse or some planetary thing, right? And then she met Aaron in the castle? Idk lol but I remember loving this book
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The is such a creative plot for the continuation! With such lovable new characters and a fascinating story, it's so lovable! A curse? Genius! It's like this author's imagination never stops. This changes the series in such a good way, and I can't help but say I highly recommend you continue this series. You'll love it even more than the second book, and smile at many parts. A great book no matter what kind of books you love or your thoughts on the books before this!
Faith M:)
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good!! Definitely my favorite of the first 3 Emily Windsnap books. The storyline was great! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Laura Larson
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: november-2018
Another book WAY ahead of its time in the whole "love is love" department. Beeston and Neptune are, by now, comfortable "bad guys". Emily and Shona (with a little help from Millie and a new character) once again team up to show Neptune that there are more important things than THINGS, and that no law is absolute and unbreakable. Another entertaining and refreshing middle grade read that does not fail to make my 30 something heart happy.
Maci Dierking
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just absolutely love this series. So playful and adventurous. A fabulous middle grade read.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook-read
Yeah, romance is on the horizon!!!
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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Kristina Cardoza
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 28, 2019 added it
This book is the third book of Emily Windsnap. In this one her class and all of the mer-people of Allpoints island tries to collect all of the lost treasure from the kraken incident, and Emily found something she shouldn't have, something that should've been buried a long time ago. However it has been revealed Neptune's past love, and now Emily has to choose between the two worlds a curse that has been put on her, in the midst of all of this she meets a fellow semi-mer and together they try and ...more
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Bailey Marissa
In this book, we get more history on why Neptune is kind of a jerk and Emily is being pulled between the human world and the world in the sea.

Also, the friendship between Shona and Emily is 10/10

Recommended 10/11+ for some transcendentalism.
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
Stephen Yoder
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I think my elder daughters enjoyed this more than I did. Perhaps a 43 year old dad isn't the target audience for a teenage mermaid book. Still entertaining, however.
Dec 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like exciting realistic fiction
same as the rest....
end of the trilogy
Feb 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Even though this is the third book in this series, I was able to gather all of the relevant background easily making this a series that doesn't necessarily need to be read in order. The story picks up with Emily going through her normal day of school, friends and parent troubles. She does this as her semi-mer self, changing from human to mermaid as she enters the water and then back to human as she gets back on dry land. The story jumps right into adventure and keeps the reader engaged all the w ...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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