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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

(Emily Windsnap #7)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  262 ratings  ·  43 reviews
While on vacation, Emily Windsnap finds herself swept up in an ancient prophecy as the New York Times best-selling series continues.

Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure — just plenty of fun. But somehow excitement always seems to find
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Candlewick Press
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Donna Hines
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
When you can read a young adult book and still feel like an adult being lost in the mystery, intrigue, suspense, thrill, and plain out fun...That's a win in my book!
I've read, reviewed, and donated the first in the series and was super excited to learn I was approved for the 7th of the series.
This book made me want to sail the open seas, explore for hidden treasures, find a mer to pal with , and escape to enchanted islands never before inhabited.
Emily Windsnap is a mermaid only when in water whi
Bran Pendergrass
Mar 31, 2018 marked it as dnf-omg-such-a-let-down
Shelves: arcs-netgalley
Before I had requested this book, I did not realize that it was the seventh in this series. After reading it I don’t believe that I have missed anything major by not reading the other six books, but I did not love the story and I had to put it down and try to finish it multiple times.
The MC Emily has the fantastic gift of transforming into a mermaid and having adventures of her own under the sea. That was about the most exciting part of the story as the rest seemed like she was going around pic
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this seventh outing with Emily Windsnap, Emily's family, her best friend Shona and her boyfriend Aaron are headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation. Emily promises Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure, just plenty of fun and relaxation. It doesn't take long for Emily to go off on a sidetrip with Aaron leaving Shona left out. Shona can't resist catching up with the boat taking the others to Forgotten Island and when Emily sees her, she ends up in the water and they get caugh ...more
Felicia Allen
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a really cute adventure of a girl that is a sometimes-mermaid and her friends. An island appears in the middle of the ocean. The inhabitants are in trouble. Emily and her friends try to save the day. This is a good book for all ages but is focused on 9-14 year olds.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By far the best book in the series so far! Good pace the whole time and some twists I never saw coming! I’m excited for the next one!!!
Bailey Marissa
This is an average EW story, but it's faster than the others.

Recommended 9+ for romance, friends arguing, and dangerous situations.
Ms. Yingling
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
E ARC from Netgalley.

I love this series, but it's not circulating well enough to justify buying book seven.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one definitely wasn't my favorite. I spent a good chunk of the beginning being annoyed with literally every single character except for Emily, especially Shona. I guess maybe she was acting the way most 13-year-olds do in that kind of situation, but it drove me crazy, haha. I did like the new characters, but it wasn't as centered around them as the plotlines usually are so I didn't make as much of a connection with them as I usually would. I did like Aaron's involvement in this one! I defin ...more
Jaina Rose
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: blogged
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.

I read the original The Tail of Emily Windsnap novel many, many years ago–back when I was actually in its target audience. It honestly read like a standalone, so I was a little nonplussed when a sequel came out, but I went ahead and read and enjoyed it. The story yet again seemed finished, which I was okay with, but then a few years later another book came out. Then another. And another. And another. And now this one. If you haven't been k
Mark Buxton
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
My name is Emily, and I swore to my best friend Shona that I wouldn't get caught up in an adventure or put us in danger for a month. Well, that didn't work out. How was I to know I'd find people living on a forgotten island that had only been discovered one year before? Or that the people had been trapped on it for hundreds of years and a prophecy foretold my arrival? They are convinced a devastating earthquake has been gaining strength and will soon obliterate the island. The tsunami caused by ...more
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emily, her family, and her friends are off on a relaxing vacation. Emily promises her friend Shona and her boyfriend Aaron that it will be a trip without any danger, for once. The only problem is that adventure seems to follow Emily wherever she goes.

When she goes on a trip to view the Falls of the Forgotten Island, Emily swears she sees a face in the falls. For that reason, she feels the need to investigate it in a way only a half-mermaid can-through the falls themselves. Emily can't believe wh
I received this as a free ebook from Netgalley. This does not affect my review.

This is a nice addition to the Emily Windsnap series, focussing on that age-old third wheel problem - what happens when you get a boyfriend and have a best friend at the same time? Plus you're an insatiable adventurer and your sidekick just wants a week off. The Falls of Forgotten Island are almost incidental to this triangle; they give structure and allow the characters to make mistakes then redeem themselves, but it
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book wasn't as good as the first one, But definitely very detailed and was a great read.
I love this series, although I have only read two... I really hope everyone who wants to read this book does because they wont regret it!
Emily Windsnap is a normal girl on land, and a magical MERMAID when she comes in contact with water.
When on holiday, Emily finds herself lost at a Magical, forgotten Island.
Gripped by the strong tornado like waters, she wonders if she will ever get out alive; many hum
Kadie Hayward Mullins
@kidlitexchange #partner
Confession: I have not read the other Emily Windsnap books and this may impact my review. With that said, I’ve ordered several from the series for my nieces after reading this one. Perfect for middle grade readers with an interest in fantasy and a whimsical spin, The Falls of Forgotten Island is rife with the kind of drama one would expect enjoyable to read and somewhat relatable for the 8-12 crowd.

I think there is something inherently thrilling for the intended audience
Louise Pond
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
So this is the 7th installment in the series about Emily Windsnap. In the first book she discovers she is part mermaid. In this book is is joined by her friend Shonna (mermaid) and her boyfriend (merman).
After a series of adventures (in the previous books) they are tired and in need of a relaxing vacation. They join Emily’s family on a trip to an exotic island. However once she is on the island adventure still m
Verity W
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
*****Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review*****

So, I read a lot of middle grade, so I thought I'd try this. But as it turns out, this is not my sort of Middle Grade, and in jumping in 7 books in to the series I had missed a lot of world building and set up that wasn't really filled in over the course of the book. I didn't like the main character - she's a bit too spoilt and self-centred for my liking, and the plot was a bit confusing without any of the background to the series. Stil
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-kids
*I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

I started this series years ago when one of my nieces fell in love with it. Overall I find the books quick, fun adventures with great overarching themes of friendship and bravery and belonging.

Falls of Forgotten Island was another foray into a great imaginary world. Emily dealt with relatable adolescent issues but with the fantasy element of being half mermaid.

My one drawback was I wish the books weren't as heavy on the young
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Candlewick Press for this Advanced Copy of Emily Windsnap's latest adventure. It came out on the first day of spring! I have to admit I've never read one of these stories by Liz Kessler, so was surprised quite a lot, did not know that Emily was a "half-mer" like her boyfriend, Aaron, and her best friend was a mermaid. This was another adventure, this time managing to mess up the family's vacation plans to do nothing but have fun and relax in a resort by the sea. Yet in the midst of ca ...more
Story Monsters Ink
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure, just plenty of fun. But adventure always seems to find Emily, and before she knows it, she ends up on the other side of a powerful waterfall on a forgotten island no one else can get to. This book has it all: tested friendships, danger, young love, fantasy, adventure, and mystery and all of this is wrapped up in secrets ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just read the ARC of this book and I found it a delightful read for younger readers. I haven't read any of the others in this series but if I was a preteen - young teen girl I would want to read the entire series to find out what happens in the other adventures. I don't know if boys would want to read it because it is written from a female point of view and maybe that might be enough for them to pass it by, but if they do give it a try I think they will be pleasantly surprised by how interesti ...more
Kathryn Friesen
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Another lighthearted mermaid adventure from Kessler! I was excited to see the focus return to Emily’s friends in this book. However, much of the driving force of the book was the bickering between these friends. It felt forced; as if it was brought in just so there could be a return to the world and we could see the crafting of the Falls. Despite this, Kessler brings another interesting island to explore and another mystery to unravel that didn’t disappoint. I’m excited to see if there will be a ...more
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island... an unexpected adventure awaits during one family's experience in paradise. Excellent positive lessons about friendship and supporting those close to you are offered. The beautiful watercolor illustrations included were a brief reminder of the story's direction. An intense story with some adult emotions, this book is great for older youth and young adults interested in exploration journeys.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a really easy relaxing book to read. Although at the end, it got a little iffy for the solution. I love how it explained things from the beginning of the the book( I won't say what) and connected the story with past books in the series. If you read this book though, you might want to read the past books in the series.

Overall this was a good book
Laura Larson
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2019
Another cute book in the Emily Windsnap series. Again, a bit predictable, but not horribly so considering I'm in my 30s instead of tweens like the intended audience. My favorite part was that occurred between Aaron and Emily at the very very end (no spoilers). I think this is a very important lesson for young people.
Brooke Evans
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm so into this fluffy little series 😂 I'm totally reading them out of order (this is the first one I read), 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.)
Natalie Temene
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I bought this book without knowing that it was the last from a series, but thankfully I could follow it! There wasn't any mention that I was left out from. The story was beautiful! I liked it so much! It was a deeper meaning...! Loved it!
Stephen Baird
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall I found the title fun and really good at exploring friendships and dominance within peer groups. The adventure was cracking along nicely also, until the final few chapters when Neptune had to be introduced to the story from practically nowhere with very little (no?) foreshadowing. It felt very weird and threw me out of enjoying the book and took it from a four-star review down to a three-star review.

I would still recommend it as a fun adventure for youngrer readers though.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tweens will enjoy this series. This is the 7th book, but each appears to be a standalone story. What kids isn't going to love being a part time mermaid and life two wholly different lives? Fun , fast read.
Mar 24, 2018 added it
I love this book! I love the whole series! It is a bit below my reading level, but it’s still interesting, nonetheless. Loved it!
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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)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun (Emily Windsnap, #5)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls (Emily Windsnap, #6)
  • Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince (Emily Windsnap, #8)