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Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers.

Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?

Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 4, 2018 by Under the Stars
ISBN-10: 1426331592
ISBN-13: 9781426331596
59 Book Reviews
  • princess_tiana
    princess_tiana3 months55 stars
    I really like this story so far, I just started reading it and I can't stop!
    • fomaloso-156773974534
      fomaloso-1567739745348 months55 stars
      The author really did a good job at describing everything, it's like watching a movie.
      • letho
        letho10 months55 stars
        This book is so cool and thrilling
        • mireeka
          mireeka11 months44 stars
          Cruz lives in hawaii with his dad. But when he gets accepted into the Explorer Academy, his life turns upside down. For the second time.
          • bsc
            bsc11 months55 starsFeatured
            Cruz Coronado is accepted into Explorer Academy and he's thrilled. Sure, he is a super smart and creative 12 year old, but to get accepted into the super cool prestigious academy? Even better: this is the school that his late mother went to. Hoping to find out more about her, Cruz enters the academy with high hopes. He makes friends, enjoys his classes, and even makes a crush. But not everyone is a fan of Cruz. There's a rumor that he will win the annual newbie award because of his aunt who works as a teacher at the academy. It also seems that there's someone following Cruz and he's had some close near-death experiences featuring his friends. But when someone hacks into his tablet faking him and getting him in major trouble? Cruz is worried- not only for his sake, but his hunter may be related to his mother's death. A cross between adventure books and Spy School, Trudi Trueit takes you on an amazing adventure. Happy reading!
            • StargirlBlogsabout 1 year
              it is such a good book I would definitely recommend it please remember to like this
              • Aleah about 1 year
                I love the movie too
                • blossomreader
                  blossomreaderabout 1 year55 starsFeatured
                  This book is a must read, and I for one LOVED it! When Cruz Coronado gets accepted into Explorer's Academy along with 23 other students, he's never been happier. He makes friends, like Emmett and Sailor, and his aunt even works there! However, this is the school where his own mother was killed, and Cruz suspects it wasn't an accident. His mother was involved with something dangerous, and those same people who killed her are after Cruz too. Throughout his school missions that were assigned for him and his friends, he discovers that something always goes wrong. Someone is ought to get him, but why? And who is Nebula? With his friends help, can he find out the answer to his life and his mother's death, or will Cruz's nemesis get there first? I rate this book 5 stars for the action and adventure. This book taught me a lot of stuff, and I hope you guys love this book as much as I do!
                  • aininakifaaidan
                    aininakifaaidanabout 1 year55 stars
                    Love it!
                    • Shreya Kumari about 1 year
                      I love this book