The Tail of Emily Windsnap By Liz Kessler
Fantasy , Fiction , Series / October 4, 2016

I really liked this book.  Emily is a normal girl in the beginning of the book who really wants to find out about her father.   Her mother never talks about him and Emily suspects there is a mystery there.  Her desire to find him becomes even stronger when she discovers she is a mermaid.   She starts to suspect something is unusual about her neighbor, Mr Beeson,  who is the lighthouse keeper.  He may know more than he lets on.  Soon Emily starts spending more and more time by the ocean where she makes a friend who  helps her along the way.   Emily discovers more than just the identity of her father.   The author is very descriptive creating a world you can picture in your mind.  Sometimes Emily sounds more like a little girl written by a grown up than like a normal girl but she is still a fun character to read about. There is a second book (I also enjoyed) please see my next review on book2. Bye for now, Rosie (age 6) AR Points 6  Lexile level 600  

Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep By Liz Kessler
Fantasy , Fiction , Series / October 4, 2016

Emily is back and this time we find out all about life as a mermaid.  Her mother now lives in a boat over her father’s part of the ocean, near the Bermuda Triangle.  Emily can now spend time with both of her parents.  She eats breakfast on the boat then can jump down through a trap door straight into the ocean.  Emily is very happy to have her family together. She is joined again by her mermaid friend Shawna and she makes many new friends.  We find out about mermaid school and life under the ocean.  Everything is going great for Emily until she accidentally awakens an ancient sea beast called the Krakin.  ITs really fun finding out what she does next. I like this book more than the first book.  It is more fun and has a more colorful setting.  I’ve heard there is another book but mom hasn’t found it yet.  Stay tuned and I will write a review when I get it. Bye, Rosie (age 6) AR points 6 Lexile Level level 570