The World Between Blinks #1 (Hardcover)
Bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin invite readers into a wondrous world where lost things are found, and where two cousins must come face-to-face with the impossible…
Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary.
With the whole family reuniting for one last summer vacation at Nana’s home, the cousins are prepared for an extraordinary 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 sorts of lost things and people wind up. Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history and a few they thought were just myths, from pilot Amelia Earhart to the fabled city of Atlantis.
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.
This first book in an exciting, fast-paced fantasy adventure series—featuring fun, interesting facts about history––is perfect for fans of Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s The Missing series!
About the Author
Ryan Graudin is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, including the Carnegie nominated Wolf By Wolf duology, Invictus, and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, daughter and wolf-dog. You can find her online at www.ryangraudin.com.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, and the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Her series include The Illuminae Files, The Aurora Cycle, The Other Side of the Sky duology, the Starbound trilogy, the Unearthed duology, the Elementals trilogy, and The World Between Blinks. Her work is in development for film and TV, and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library. Learn more about her and subscribe to her newsletter at www.amiekaufman.com
"A rollicking fun adventure! The World Between Blinks is both a suspenseful mystery with a surprise twist, and a treasure hunt for people, places, and things that vanished from history."
— Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times bestselling author
"A brilliant, heartwarming blend of history, mystery, and adventure. I raced through every page, afraid to blink and miss part of the wonder."
— Shannon Messenger, New York Times bestselling author
"A tale drenched in whimsy and laughter, Kaufman and Graudin’s story is bursting at the seams with imagination. A treat for readers young and old.”
— Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author
“A clever, imaginative tale that grew more magical with every turn of the page.”
— New York Times best-selling author J.C. Cervantes
"A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will appeal to genre fans and reluctant middle grade readers alike.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“[An] incredibly inventive story, chock-full of delightful descriptions and fascinating tidbits. Readers will have enormous fun following the cousins as they navigate their strange situation and piece together their place in it.”
— Booklist (starred review)
"An inventive, heartwarming first book in a new middle-grade series."
— Kirkus Reviews
“Kaufman and Graudin take full advantage of the book’s inventive premise, introducing readers to a host of exciting historical oddities and concepts.”
— Publishers Weekly
“[A] fast-paced adventure romp through the world of the missing.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books