Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island (Emily Windsnap #7)
Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure — just plenty of fun. But somehow excitement always seems to find Emily, and before she knows it, she ends up on the other side of a powerful waterfall on a forgotten island no one else can get to. Well, no one that isn’t a half-mer like Emily and her boyfriend, Aaron. The people who live on the island believe in a prophecy that foretells how they can be saved from an imminent, devastating earthquake — and this prophecy seems to revolve around Emily and Aaron, as well as a mysterious, mythic giant. Will they be able to find the giant — and fulfill the prophecy — before it’s too late?
When she goes on a trip to view the Falls of the Forgotten Island, Emily swears she sees a face in the falls. For that reason, she feels the need to investigate it in a way only a half-mermaid can-through the falls themselves. Emily can't believe what she finds, but Shona doesn't want to hear anything about it and Aaron feels like he's being pushed away. How can Emily avoid adventure when lives are on the line and she needs her friends' help to save them?
I have to admit that this is the first book I've read in the series, and I didn't feel that I needed to read the others in order to enjoy this one. Instead, this story holds its own adventure. I really liked the friendship and fantasy elements and how it teaches not to underestimate the importance of the support of your friends.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of mermaids, fantasy, adventure, and friendship.