The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman & Ryan Graudin
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+.