Authoress: Liz Kessler
Genre: Children's Fiction
Condensed: Emily Windsnap is the new girl on the island. Well technically she's half girl and half mermaid. Desperate to make a good impression with the other mermaids Emily drags her best friend Shona on an adventure that she hopes will impress all her new classmates. But her adventure takes a dreadful turn when she unwittingly unleashes a sea monster who will destroy everything and everyone in it's path unless Emily (and poor Shona) find the courage to face it again.
My take: Monster from the Deep picks up where The Tail of Emily Windsnap (book 1 in the series) left off. It's fun light series that really brings the sea to life. The story is fast paced and safe for even the youngest readers. What I really love about Emily is the feelings she goes through are what every young girl goes through. She wants to make friends, be accepted, and be a good daughter.
Adventure-o-meter: Medium intensity due to Emily's penchant for danger and adventure.
Kiddie-o-meter: Squeaky clean for even the wee little ones.
Adult-o-meter: Better suited for children at heart only. This is the kind of book I could see my self recommending to a child or preteen. It would make a great bedtime tale (read a chapter per night with your little one).
My rating: 3 stars
Worth-a-read?: Would make an excellent gift or summer reading for any young ones.
Share worthy: "A net! I was trapped in a net! A man was holding it, pulling at a piece of rope, dragging me through the water, propelling him self along with flippers."
Final say: Liz seriously paints under water pictures. So much so that I find my self craving a swim after reading this one.