Introducing a magical new world: The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Introducing a magical new world: The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

THE WORLD BETWEEN BLINKS IS ALWAYS THERE.

It is everywhere and it is nowhere.

It is in every wreck, every abandoned lot, every city block, every scraggly patch of woods. It’s the place you glimpse out of the corner of your eye, reflected in rain puddles and car windows. Blink. There and gone. Shoved just out of the streetlight’s reach.

People see it every day, but they rarely pay attention. The grown-ups are too busy doing grown-up things – like ordering coffee or picking up dry cleaning – to stop and look, really look. Most kids are too distracted to examine it for long. They see the boarded windows and the DANGER: KEEP OUT sign posted by the entrance, and they shrug and go on with their lives.

Most kids.

But there are those who pause a little longer. The daydreamers – kids with burrs on their socks, who name sticks after legendary swords and call out the names of lost cities in their sleep.

They stare into the dark places: blink, blink.

They see.

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Marisol

Marisol loved the air around the ocean.

It smelled mostly of salt, yes, but there were so many other things happening inside it too. Sunscreen and crying seagulls and driftwood discoveries and waves washing castles back into sand. One breath held all of this.

When Marisol was younger, she used to think that’s why her lungs felt so crowded whenever her family traveled to South Carolina, but now she knew the reason was more scientific. Something to do with altitude. La Paz, her home city in Bolivia, was surrounded by mountains, and Folly Beach was, well – a beach.

Every summer when Marisol Contreras Beruna went to her grandmother’s house, her body had to adjust. This summer, the very first one after Nana’s death, her heart was a big part of that equation.

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Publisher details

The World Between Blinks
Authors
Amie Kaufman, Ryan Graudin
Publisher
Harper Collins (US)
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
03 February, 2021
ISBN
9781460711286

Synopsis

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.
Amie Kaufman
About the author

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Unearthed and the Starbound trilogy with Meagan Spooner and the Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff. Ice Wolves is her first solo novel, and her favourite part of the writing process was taking howling lessons from a wolf expert.Her multi-award-winning work has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus Reviews). Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

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Ryan Graudin
About the author

Ryan Graudin

Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not travelling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. You can visit her website at ryangraudin.com and follow her on Twitter @ryangraudin.

 

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