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Sunday, March 17, 2019

7th MMGM: The Falcon's Feather (Explorer Academy #2) by Trudi Trueit (review & giveaway)

Welcome to Day 12 of the 7th Annual March MG Madness! Click here to see the full schedule and links to other days.

The Falcon’s Feather 
(Explorer Academy #2) 
by Trudi Trueit 
March 19, 2019 
Under the Stars 

Cruz, Sailor, and Emmett, along with their new ally Bryndis, embark on their first globe-trotting mission aboard the ship Orion. Cruz jumps right back into school and starts using the latest technology in submersible underwater dives, but is soon reminded of the dangers of exploration when his equipment fails and he almost drowns. Determined to keep his eyes on the prize, Cruz sneaks away to try to find answers, but unknowingly lures his friends into bigger trouble. When a friend of Cruz's mom meets an untimely end, Cruz's luck really seems about to run out and the questions multiply. What does the message mean? Where will it lead? Who is following him? And why? 

After learning the truth about his mom’s death and the people that are after him, Cruz and his friends Emmett, Sailor, Bryndis, and Lani (back in Hawaii) set sail on the Orion. Along with their everyday schooling and globe-trotting missions, Cruz and his friends must find the rest of his mom’s clues and pieces of the cipher...but theis proves difficult and dangerous when the bad people are ready to stop at nothing to stop Cruz. 

Trudi Trueit returns with the second book in her riveting Explorer Academy series from National Geographic’s Under The Stars imprint...and The Falcon’s Feather is an unputdownable thrill ride just like book one! 

Combining captivating storytelling and real-life STEM elements, this series aims to inspire, educate, and entertain young readers, and it greatly succeeds! In book one, we joined Cruz at school as he prepared for his time on the Orion and in book two, we get to set sail with him for an adventure of a lifetime. From talking to whales, cave spelunking, solving intriguing puzzles, running from bad guys, and more, the twisty, turny excitement doesn’t stop. Plus, this adventure is chock full of the coolest, most fascinating gadgets and tech in the world. And of course, we get to know our awesome, capable young heroes and heroines even better in The Falcon’s Feather. 

Trueit’s cinematic and wonderfully engaging story is paired with real-life situations and STEM related facts, information, places, and people, creating a truly special reading experience and inspiring a generation of future scientists, doctors, inventors, explorers, and more. I loved The Falcon’s Feather just as much as book one and would absolutely put this series in the hands of every young reader if I could! 

Trudi's love of writing began in fourth grade when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play. She went on to become a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, but she knew her calling was in writing. Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences, and her fiction novels include The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular, and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Her expertise in nonfiction for kids comes through in books on history, weather, wildlife, and Earth science. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trueit lives in Everett, Washington.Website Facebook  * Twitter 

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Danielle H. said...

This sounds like a book that will keep me reading and not want to put it down. I am excited to read this book and know it will be a fun ride.

Slowsly said...

I haven’t read too many MG books based on underwater adventures. Not recently, that is. Sounds very interesting and suspenseful. Thank you.

Brenda said...

I like that National Geographic Kids is branching out into these stories. They're highly engaging and I really enjoyed reading all the interesting science facts and details in Nebula Secret.

Dan Denman said...

I like the book cover design. This sounds like a fun adventure with many good characters.