The World Between Blinks

Amie Kaufman, Ryan Graudin

The World Between Blinks
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The World Between Blinks

Amie Kaufman, Ryan Graudin

Discover a magical world where lost things are found…

Whenever cousins Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were the stuff of family legend.

This summer, with the whole family reuniting for one last vacation at Nana’s home, the cousins are in for a legendary trip of their own. Following a map Nana left behind, Jake and Marisol sneak out to a nearby lighthouse - then accidentally slip into another world…

The World Between Blinks is a magical place, where all kinds of lost things (and people!) end up. Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history - plus a few they thought were only myths.

But the man who holds the key to Jake and Marisol’s journey home doesn’t want to be found … and if the cousins don’t catch him fast, they could end up lost in this world forever.

‘An inventive, heartwarming first book in a new middle-grade series.’- Kirkus


The World Between Blinks is the place where things, buildings, cities and people end up when they are truly lost. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Marisol and Jake, who are certainly not lost, end up there. Almost as soon as they arrive, they are tricked into stealing a book. This leaves them with only a small amount of time to undo their wrong and save the world(s) before they lose their memories and are stuck there for good.

I thoroughly enjoyed The World Between Blinks, the new co-written middle-grade novel by bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin. The book conjures a world so rich and well-thought-out with detail that it’s almost a character in its own right. The hodgepodge collection of lost things Marisol and Jake encounter include a fair once held on the frozen-over Thames, the lost city of Atlantis, and even a Tasmanian tiger. The kids’ journey sees them unearth new places to explore, amazing pieces of magic, and notable machinery and people from history.

The World Between Blinks makes you feel like there truly is a magical place just a simple blink-of-an-eye away. It explores the themes of family, culture, and the environment, and it’s such a joy to read. For ages 9+.

Dani Solomon is the assistant manager at Readings Kids.

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