Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls (Emily Windsnap Series #6)

Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls (Emily Windsnap Series #6)

by Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb

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Emily Windsnap finds herself caught between worlds in a dramatic new episode of the New York Times best-selling series.

A field trip to a mysterious island quickly turns into an adventure when Emily Windsnap and Aaron discover a secret lookout point from which they spot a ghostly ship that no one else seems to be able to see. The ship appears and disappears only at certain times of day—growing fainter each time. Searching for answers only leads to more questions until Emily and her friends confront the island’s keeper, uncovering the incredible story of a ship caught between land and sea, day and night . . . life and death. Only Emily, with her ability to transform from mermaid to human, can enter Atlantis to try to bring the ship’s passengers back before the portal is closed forever. Emily knows that if she fails, not only will the passengers never see their loved ones again, but Emily won’t be able to return either. Will she be able to resist the allure of Atlantis and return home before it’s too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763680381
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Emily Windsnap Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 154,633
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Liz Kessler is the author of the New York Times best-selling series about Emily Windsnap as well as three adventures about Philippa Fisher and her fairy godsister. She is also the author of the middle-grade novels A Year Without Autumn, North of Nowhere, and Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? and the Poppy the Pirate Dog series for young readers. Liz Kessler lives in England.

When Liz was quite young (about eight) she wanted to be a poet. She grew up and did lots of other things, but then in 1999 she suddenly realized she wanted to write a book. She says, “It was as though I’d remembered what I’d always wanted to do, and I’ve never looked back.”

About mermaids, she says, “I am fascinated by the sea and all the mysteries of the ocean. It’s so huge and there is so much of it that we haven’t discovered and know nothing about. To me, mermaids represent the possibilities of what might just exist, on the edges of our imaginations and our world.”

Liz recently spent a year traveling around Europe in a camper van with her best friend and her dog, Poppy. She lives in England.

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Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so cool! I can't wait to keep reading it! The book is great so far. :-D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! :-) :-D
Freak4ArtemisFowl More than 1 year ago
*SPOILERS BELOW, AND IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK THIS REVIEW MIGHT NOT MAKE A LOT OF SENSE* Let me first began by saying how I love the Emily Windsnap series. I started reading the series in probably third or fourth grade, and I love them. By The Siren’s secret, I was really enjoying the plot and characters. Then along comes a little thing called, Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun. Best, one, yet! This book broke the common themes, had Neptune do something other than rage at everyone, and introduced new characters. Here’s a food analogy that explains it a little better. The series was kind of like a recipe. There is a problem. Emily needs to solve it. Throw in a little friendship tension, and family problems. Then for the end, add some Neptune rages and then gets soft and all is well. This was the common theme, or recipe, for the series. All was pretty good. Then in comes the top chef Liz Kessler, with this grand finale dessert dish called The Land of the Midnight Sun. Basically, my expectations were pretty high for the next book. I’m sorry to say that after reading The Ship of Lost Souls, I was very disappointed. The plot seemed bland at first, the characters and dialog seemed forced, and aren’t Aaron and Emily only like, 14? I don’t feel like they should be saying that they love each other. It seemed like a slap together of the original recipe. And I also don’t understand why Neptune appeared at the end for what seemed like half a page, just to say that he would be throwing a feast in honor of Emily risking her life to rescue a ship full of innocent people, and a semi-mer with HER CHILD. Seth has access to Neptune, why didn’t he go to Neptune, explain the situation, and have Neptune help?! I don’t know, maybe I’m getting too old for these books, but this was pretty disappointing. On the other hand though, I was not expecting Atlanta (the baby) to be the thing they had Atlantis, and the scene with Emily in Atlantis was pretty good and all believable. But the whole “science” or magic of it just felt off. What is Atlantis? Why haven’t we heard of this before? What is the point of Atlantis? It all seemed awkward and forced. The other factor that was quite confusing was Aaron and Emily, as I mentioned earlier. Their relationship “struggles” seemed very off, and I didn’t enjoy reading about it. Shona was a little bland, but Aaron got some more character, which I enjoyed. And then there’s Mandy. Mandy is basically a reformed character. And I’m sorry to say… I don’t really like her. We don’t really know her, and all of her scenes were kind of forced. I guess overall, my main complaint is the feel of the dialog, and maybe the passing time, felt weird and rushed. The field trip felt unrealistic, and I wished the book had a better description of the island. Don’t take this too badly though. Everyone has their own opinions, and this was just one of Liz Kessler’s weaker books. (In my opinion of course) But don’t worry, I still love Liz Kessler, and am looking forward to more of her books! (Assuming she continues writing them)
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
What a great series for students in grades 3 to 8, especially girls. Emily is half mermaid, but attends a school for humans. She has found a boyfriend who is also half-mer and attends the same school, at least she hopes he will become her boyfriend. Her school and the mermaid school, where her best friend attends, is going on a doublefield trip to Fivebays Island. While on a treasure hunt with Aaron, they see a ship in the mist, but then it mysteriously disappears. Emily and her best mermaid friend see the shop again, and this time Emily sees a woman in a porthole trying to talk to her, but again, the ship disappears. With the help of her friends, Emily learns that the ship is connected to Atlantis and is trapped, unable to come back to the human world. The woman is the wife of Lyle, the man trying to hold together the fieldtrip. Can Emily find a way onto the ship and discover a way to release the ship and its passengers from hold the binds them? The story is a bit simple and it is sometimes difficult to believe that the main characters are only 13 and 14 year olds, but it seems to work. This is the 6th book in this series and even though I have not read any of the others, I was able to follow the story. There were references to things that happened in previous books so it is probably a good idea to read them in order if possible. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely my favorite book of all time !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago