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

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  4,146 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a swimmingly peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid BFF, Shona, and her new friend Aaron (half-merperson like herself ). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns that the Windsnaps and friends must return to their old home in Brightport, where construction projects are threatening a secret mermaid community ...more
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Published May 1st 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published September 1st 2009)
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Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Nov 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: liz-kessler
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
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Emily finds out that she is going back to Bridgeport her old home she is thrilled. Will she stay that way after she finds out Neptune's order to bring the merpeople and humans together, or will her mission be an epic fail. This is an adventure packed series that I would recommend to anyone. But make sure you have time, cause once you start you won't be able to stop.
Nora Wilcox
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had it's ups and downs for me, I found I wasn't completely sucked into it as you can see, it took me five days to finish it! I definitely commend Liz for her ability to write out of the blue plot twists! Some parts definitely had me on the edge of my seat! Emily & Aaron's relationship was ADORABLE and was definitely squeal worthy! Not going to spoil the end, but I thought the end was a little cheesy and that it was too easy. It just didn't seem very realistic to me. Especially sinc ...more
I'm glad they came to there senses and explained things to the humans. It would have been terrible if they were all accidentally killed because they never explained themselves before. It's a good lesson not to have unreasonable expectations of people and reaching compromises. I hope if there's any other races that don't tell us they exist, they will learn from this and speak up, lest something unnecessarily bad happens to them! It's a relief this conflict was resolved the way it was. Thank stars ...more
Katie V
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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!
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: liz-kessler
I think that this book was good. I think so because I like this author who like this book, she wrote. So this book is good because this is a mystery and about a girl that is a mermaid and a human at the same time. This book is about Emily and her friends trying to bring the human and the mermaid together.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, mg
So far I think this is my favorite of the series. It held my attention longer then the others and the mystery of the sirens and the incorporation of Mr. Beeston and getting to see more of his story was great. The only issue with this book/series is that the characters are so under developed.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i didn't like it because was boring.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy these books. Fun children's stories about a half mermaid.
Madison Courtney
love love loved this book!! this is one of my favorite series!! I definately recommend this!
Yer great
Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved reading this book and about the sierans and the questions i had in the past books about people
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
May 03, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
My favorite character was Emily Windsnap because she took a risk for her friends. When she wanted to get something done, she worked hard until she completed her task. It surprised me when Emily and Mandy became friends because Mandy used to be really mean to Emily. I would change the ending. While Emily and Mr. Beeston got a lot of people on their side and to agree with their point of view, I would add that Neptune (The King of the Sea) approved the task he set them out to do. This way the reade ...more
Bailey Marissa
Emily deals with family drama, remeeting old friends, and a possible relationship in this book. It's not as solid of a story as the others in the series, but it's still cute and fun.

Recommend 9+ for scary situations and a kiss (Emily is old enough to go to the local human high school.)
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far by favourite book in the series. With many more characters in play the plot is bigger and the adventures more amazing!
Becky Keir Grace
Moving through the Emily Windsnap series with the fourth book if a lot of fun, and very popular with the middle grade readers at my library. Emily's life is settling into place. Her parents are together, and they are living on Allpoints Island in a unique home that accommodates both humans and the mer. Emily's new friend, Aaron, is adjusting to his new life after being freed from a curse that kept him and his mother in a castle away from everyone.

Odd things begin to happen. People are suddenly
Oct 04, 2011 is currently reading it
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
Coco R
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: am-reading
Emily windsnap has excellent characterization. She changes throughout the book she starts off as a scared little girl into a brave and adventurous girl she.
“Just whirling, crashing water.I gripped the rock harder, dragging myself a tiny bit higher flailing around with my arm, searching blindly for Aaron’s hand.
Come on, Aaron’s, where are you?
And then I felt it! His hand touched mine. Just a flicker----Just for a fraction of a second as our hands brushed past each other. Not long enough. The w
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret" is the third book in the series of Emily Windsnap. It is overall ok and I was just excited to discover this book in the library. This book tells the adventure when Aroan and Emily discover what they need to break the curse of the siren’s in order to rescue her friend Shona and the sirens and build the bridge between merpeople and humans.
I like this book because many things are back to normal with Emily meeting lots of old character and also this book incl
Deebrownnetwork.Net olivia brown
Emily Windsnap and the sirens secret by Liz Kessler is an amazing book. Her family is charged by Neptune to bring humans and merpeople together. She heads back to brightport, her old home, and starts looking for the lost sirens with her friend Shona. She gets caught with the sirens while looking for them, will she get out?

In my opinion I thought the book was very good. It never was boring and always stood out to me. Some books have parts in the book where it slows down and gets boring, but thi
Cathy Cramer
This is much like the others in the series - more creative fantasy. I read this after my middle-schooler, and the series is still a favorite.

I almost figured out Mr. Beeston's problem. Right idea, wrong relationship. It also seemed obvious to me what the problem was with Emily Windsnap's grandparents. I can't believe that none of the characters figured that out, especially after what happened to Emily W.'s mom earlier. Maybe they were too busy running from relationship to try to understand.

Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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

Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Kamry F 5
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Emily Windsnap and the Siren's secret, by Liz Kessler, is about a young girl named Emily, who is half Mermaid, half Human. Emily and her two best friends, Shona and Aaron, are sent back to Emily's hometown, by Neptune to bring the human world and mer-world together. Shona's teacher tells her of a group of Sirens that go missing. This book is filled with amazing details, and adventure! This book definitely makes you feel excited and nervous for Emily. There are also parts of the book whe ...more
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
What an amazing book.

Once again Emily finds herself in a pickle. The humans are invading! And the merpeople are not too happy about that. So Neptune sets her family to the task of bringing the two worlds together.

As the story progresses Emily and Shona find a dwelling of a bunch of Sirens and a long lost secret is revealed. I honestly cried. I don't want to spoil it too much, but absolutely amazing.

The power of love and friendship in this book gave me goosebumps.

And thank you Liz Kessler for en
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
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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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