After having brought her human mother and merman father together in the first book of the series, Emily has now moved with her parents to an island in the Bermuda Triangle. She nervously makes friends in her new world and then quickly finds herself struggling again with trying to fit in. Her curiosity leads her into an underwater cave where Emily inadvertently awakens a sea monster. There's another monster above the water as her nemesis from her old life is sailing along on a cruise ship and about to meet up with the sea monster. I guess we all have our bad days. This is Book 2 of the Emily Windsnap books.
240 pages 978-0763625047 Ages 8-12
Keywords: mermaids, adventure, friends, friendship, fitting in, sea monster, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, girl power, problem solving
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
An enchanting tale with a fabulous monster, engaging characters, plenty of mermaid magic, and a page-turning story, Liz Kessler's new middle-grade fantasy has all the charm and warmth of its predecessor, THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP.
Picture an island set in a glittering blue sea, sparkling with white sand and palm trees, a secret place where humans and merfolk live together and where a girl who grows a mermaid's tail when she enters the water is not considered a problem. To Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half human - her new home is perfect. That is, until Emily ruins everything by waking a legendary sea monster known as the Kraken from its hundred-year sleep. As the Kraken rises from the deep, putting the future of the islanders in jeopardy, Emily makes a desperate attempt to save them. But how could she have dreamed that her best friend, Shona, would stop talking to her, or that Mandy Rushton, her old enemy from junior high, would turn up when least expected?--from the publisher