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{Middle Grade Review} Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg #1) by Geoff Rodkey




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A stunning middle-grade debut—full of heart, humor, and nonstop action

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.










My Thoughts on The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise:



Just finished reading this awesome book!  So much fun!  The descriptions were exceptional and while the book had its action and adventure, it was also really humorous.  Almost every page had me giggling.


As for the characters themselves, my two favorites were Egg and Guts.  Egg was an excellent main character.  He was funny and determined.  And Guts, well Guts was absolutely insane!  Literally.  Completely cuckoo.  But I enjoy the odd insane character from time to time, especially when they make me laugh.  I enjoyed Millicent as well, although she seemed a bit of a brat, she was still confident and adventurous.


I also appreciated the descriptions, particularly the ones of the weather around Deadweather….I could just feel the stifling air and the stickiness of the humidity.  Of course that could also be because it’s been wicked hot and humid here as well…but the author hit the description of how it feels right on the head in my opinion.


The book had a semi-satisfying ending. No drop off cliff hanger, but it does leave itself set up for the next book in the Chronicles of Egg.  I say semi-satisfying because I really wanted to see what would happen to Egg and his friends next, but unfortunately I will have to wait for the next book.  While it left some questions unanswered and created new ones with the way the adventure seemed to resolve itself, I didn’t feel that it just got cut off mid story so I guess I can wait ’til the next one comes out.


Honestly, The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise is a GREAT book.  I’m giving it 5 out of 5 controllers.  I think kids and adults will both get a kick out of Egg and his adventures.  Definitely good for boys as well as girls.  Middle Graders will all approve!






My Rating

5 out of 5 Controllers

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