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Tween Tuesday: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Historical/Adventure

Release Date: 5/29/2012

About the Book: Egg lives on the island of Deadweather-and his family are the only non-pirates on the island. His siblings are always giving him a hard time and his dad is occupied with the ugly fruit plantation. When his father rushes the family away for a sudden trip to Sunrise Island, Egg isn’t sure what is going on-but he knows it’s something big. The family soon meets the rich and fancy Pembroke family and their beautiful and witty daughter Millicent. But when Egg’s family disappears in a hot air balloon accident and someone tries to push Egg off a cliff, Egg is on the run-because someone wants him dead and he’s not sure why.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Deadweather and Sunrise is the first in a new series, The Chronicles of Egg. The Chronicles of Egg reminds me of Lemony Snickett with pirates. And not Disney-nice pirates. Pirates that are gruff and steal and fight and on the lookout for treasure.

Egg is a great narrator who tells a good story. While the action took awhile to get started, readers who are wanting an adventure story will stick with it and be rewarded. The first part of the book covers what is already mentioned on the jacket flap, but even though I knew what was going to happen, I was still interested in the story. As Egg's adventures continue, the story does pick up pace and become more adventurous and action packed. Egg’s companions are a pirate named Guts and Millicent (who Egg has a bit of a crush on) and they add a nice element of humor and hilarity to the story.  I’m interested in listening to it on audiobook as well because I think the pirate speak would be very fun to listen to!

This is a good choice for older tweens looking for an adventure story like Percy Jackson or terrible misadventures like Lemony Snickett. It also makes a good booklist pick for summer reading if you’re doing the Dig Into Reading theme! 

Full Disclosure: Reviewed from a final copy sent by publisher 


  1. This sounds like a fun read and it's great to have another book for fans of Percy Jackson. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Agreed - Deadweather and Sunrise sounds like a lot of fun. I liked the cover right away. It actually sounded something like a MG version of Ship Breaker to me!


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