Monday, March 25, 2013

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Deadweather and Sunrise

Today's feature has been making the blog rounds over the last couple of weeks. A big thanks to the publisher and Karen at Media Masters Publicity for sending me a copy of the book and an ARC of the sequel. I haven't finished reading the first book yet, but so far I'm loving it. 

DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE: The Chronicles of Egg, Book One
by: Geoff Rodkey
Original publication 2012

First the description from the book jacket:
It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.

Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.

But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect.

Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff.

Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.

Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.

Okay, I have to admit, the first reason I agreed to blog about this series was the fact that Geoff Rodkey was the screenwriter of Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas. (We love Good Luck Charlie in my house.)  Anyway, I was a little unsure of the book when it arrived, it seemed to be too adventurous and "piratey" for my liking.  But, you can't judge a book by its cover. So far, I'm loving the book and can't wait to see how it ends.

Some items to note:
  • DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE is now available in paperback.
  • The second book in the series: NEW LANDS will be released on May 2, 2013. I will be hosting a giveaway in May for a paperback copy of DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE and a hardcover copy of NEW LANDS.
  • Geoff's blog:
  • Official Chronicles of Egg website:
Thanks for stopping by! I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted. I've been off the blogs for a bit getting some writing done, but I hope to be around more soon! Please be sure to stop by my favorite Marvelous Middle Grade Blogs - see my list on the right of my website.