The World Between Blinks

HarperCollins/Quill Tree. (The World Between Blinks: Bk. 1). Jan. 2021. 336p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062882240.
Gr 3-7–During her lifetime, Nana was always one for adventures, which she chronicled through tales told over iced tea at the family beach house. While the beach house holds so many fond memories, it is too much for the family to maintain, and they come together one last time to pack up Nana’s things. Primos (cousins) Jake and Marisol both feel the impending loss of the connection to their Nana deeply; so when they discover a hidden map, Jake and Marisol are inspired to take a Nana-style adventure. Maybe they will find the treasure she always talked about and be able to save the beach house! While X does mark the spot, it is not a treasure (in the traditional sense) that Jake and Marisol discover. The cousins find themselves swept into the World Between Blinks, a magical parallel world where that which is lost—things, places, people—appear; but they were not lost, so why are they here and how do they get back? Jake and Marisol have thoughts on how they ended up being taken by the Unknown to the World Between Blinks, but the truth may be the biggest surprise of all. Getting home will take all their strength, ingenuity, moxie, and each other.
VERDICT A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will appeal to genre fans and reluctant middle grade readers alike; purchase where lighthearted fantasies and series, such as Chris Colfer’s "Land of Stories" and James Riley’s "Story Thieves," are popular.

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