Monday, March 25, 2013

MMGM -- Deadweather and Sunrise + Giveaway

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.

Deadweather and Sunrise

by Geoff Rodkey

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.

This is such a fun book! Fans of middle grade adventure filled with non-stop action and thrills should not miss this one. I can't wait to share the sequel with you when I participate in the blog tour in May--you'll love that one, too!

I enjoyed this one so much that I am giving away a copy to one lucky winner. Just fill out the rafflecopter below.

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And for a little extra fun, check out these reviews:

* In The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review: "The fast-paced swashbuckling will surely satisfy fans of adventure, but it's really Egg's narration that makes this pirate story rise above its counterparts'' and

* Kirkus: "Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment in Egg's story."

* February's 2012 Top Shelf review: "Almost every character in this book is deliciously awful and the dialogue is often laugh-out-loud funny.  Sometimes it's hard to be a boy with a conscience, but throughout, Egg remains upright, honest and unintentionally brave." 

Places you can find Geoff:     * Official Chronicles of Egg website 
* Follow Geoff Rodkey on Facebook   
* Follow Geoff Rodkey on Twitter: @GeoffRodkey
* Geoff's blog 

Places you can buy Deadweather and Sunrise:
Barnes & Noble:                                              

Coming Soon:


Joanne R. Fritz said...

I've seen some love for this book on other MMGM blogs. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Barbara Watson said...

I, too, have read all about this series on the blogs. I will have to check them out.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow - it does sound like non-stop thrilling action- yay!! Good on Egg!!

Take care

Natalie Aguirre said...

I've been seeing good things about this too. My reading stack is too high right now to enter the contest though. I'll let someone else win who can read it now.

Kristin Lenz said...

Yes, Jennifer Rumberger just posted about Geoff's books too. Fun!

Jennifer R said...

Hi Shannon! Great minds DO think alike, I'm featuring this today too! :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

There's so much about this book I love, from the character names to the setting. Sweet!!

Unknown said...

I'm ready for a new pirate adventure. This one sounds perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. Both books have great covers. Thanks for sharing your review of this book and I look forward to your post about the 2nd book in May.

Pabkins said...

Oh it sounds so fun! and I simply adore the castle on the cover!
Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

Brenda said...

I'm looking forward to the second book, I really enjoyed the first. Please don't enter me, I have a copy already. My favorite character was Guts, the one armed pirate cabin boy.

Anonymous said...

this sounds like an adventure book kids would love!

Rosi said...

I really loved this book. Can't wait to get it into my grandson's hands.

DMS said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I have been hearing so much about this book. I would love to read it!

Anonymous said...

Okay...this is a must, must read for me, Shannon! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to Joanne for winning a copy!

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Thanks, Shannon!!

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