The World Between Blinks Book Review

The World Between Blinks is the first book in the series by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin.


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.


What an awesome book! I absolutely loved the writing by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin. It was an interesting concept that I really enjoyed. It is a perfect middle grade book.

The concept for this story is so clever and imaginative. It’s basically a history buff’s dream come true, while at the same time, middle grade readers can easily get lost in the World and will have fun imagining themselves within the pages.

While the story is a fun little adventure, it also hits an emotional punch with the cousins dealing with the grief of losing their grandmother. Kaufman and Graudin dealt with the subject matter well.

I’m really looking forward to the next book.

5/5 stars

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