Hotel Dare by Terry Blas

Hotel Dare

It’s not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé’s strange hotel.OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon ...

Details Hotel Dare

TitleHotel Dare
Release DateJun 11th, 2019
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Hotel Dare

  • Schizanthus
    Portals! Space pirates! Wizards! Woohoo!After my initial read I gave this graphic novel ⭐⭐⭐⭐. I enjoyed it more when I reread it yesterday and got even more out of the story during today’s third read. It has mystery, adventure and heart, plus there’s a badass granny! Charlotte is the newest member of the Dare family. She goes with Darwin, who has a female rat called Donut, and Olive, who identifies as queer and loves organising, to ...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ HUGE thanks to Netgalley and BOOM! Studios for granting my wish and allowing me to read this work of art early! Hotel Dare, written by Terry Blas, and illustrated by Claudia Aguirre, is the story of Olive and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte who find themselves being thrust into worlds unlike their own while exploring their grandma's hotel! What I liked most about this was the fact that it talks about the import...
  • ☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾
    I want to thank NetGalley for sending me an advanced digital copy of this bookOlive has two adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte. All together, they are sent to their abuela to help her with managing her old hotel. What they don't know, is that the building hides much more than old furniture and dust: it might be that Hotel Dare is actually a very magical place.I am sorry to admit I didn't like this graphic novel very much: I was not into the s...
  • Chad
    A great fantastical story about a blended family who discover a hotel that transports them to different worlds. I really enjoyed the message of your family is who you choose it to be. The different mystical and sci-fi worlds were fun. The art was solid as well.Received a review copy from KaBoom and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This was really lovely! The art was fun, the characters were likable, and I thought the world was remarkably well-developed for such a short story. I especially loved how effortlessly diverse the cast was, with the Dares being Latinx, the oldest sibling being a queer girl, and the awesome themes revolving around adoption and recognizing that family is what you make of it. Oh, and Sunny? I need a Sunny in my life. ♥Thank you so much to the publi...
  • Juli
    This world-hopping adventure story for kids teaches an awesome lesson about the importance of family. Family isn't about being biologically's about who you trust and who makes you feel loved and valued. Three teens go to visit their Grandma Lupe in her run-down, mysterious, old hotel. They discover a secret that sends them into several different magical fantasy worlds. Space pirates. Wizards. Aliens. This book has a little bit of ev...
  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We stan diverse characters and a diverse family! This was SUCH a great adventure from beginning to end that I could not put down. Some things were confusing at first, but it all wrapped up really nicely. I really want more of this series very soon! Also the artwork is definitely worth mentioning - it was absolutely electric, so colorful, and totally eye catching....
  • Etienne
    2,5/5. Hotel Dare is a well illustrated comic book that mixed various elements trying to build an epic storyline. Unfortunately, for me, that didn’t work. The story is okay, not the most original, adapting/playing with elements seen many time (the old house/hotel, the magical doors, other world/plan of existence, etc..) and some part of it remind me a Lock and Key actually but that was the characters that failed this one. I didn’t like them, ...
  • Lindsay♫SingerOfStories♫
    Hotel Dare was truly BEAUTIFUL--and I mean that in every aspect. The illustrations are vivid and so colorful, the story is incredibly unique and fun, and the characters are diverse and original. Set in a hotel whose rooms transport entrants to fantastical worlds, the Dare siblings learn the importance of family--even adoptive family--as well as friendship and love.
  • Francina Simone
    Loved the art, the story was fulfilling and fleshed out. A great fantasy! The illustrations conveyed just as much story as the writing (which can be something hard to come by sometimes) There might be a sequel?!
  • Devann
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyThis was a really fun read. The art is great and I liked all the different designs for the characters and scenery. There are a ton of great characters in this story and I liked the focus on family and friend relationships. The different worlds they travel to are interesting as well and I liked how they were all different. Overall a nice blend of fantasy and sci-fi.
  • E.
    ★★★★,5 | The many doors to finding a family.Hotel Dare is a story about the family of Dares -- related by blood or acquired by other means. When three siblings visit their grandma in Mexico they stumble upon a certain family secret which will bring them on an adventure as well as bring them together. It's a hilarious exploration of family relations -- growing together and apart and together again. The secrets and magic and Aztec beliefs a...
  • Rafaela (bibliophilebanshee)
    Firstly, I want to thank the publishers BOOM!Studios and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This will be a spoiler-free review.Hotel Dare is a heartwarming tale of adventure and family, and I really enjoyed it. It tells the story of the siblings Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte who are going to spend the summer with their grandma, Mama Lupe. They're expecting it to be boring, but what starts as ...
  • Lexy
    This is what I never knew I wanted until I started reading It!!If you’re looking for a graphic novel that’s more deep and amazing that whatever you could imagine, this is it: the art it’s outstanding, colorful and super cute, but that’s not even the best part. Magic, traveling between fantasy and sci-fi worlds. I mean, I had an awesome time while I was enjoying my time with the Dare family. A vacation that turns out epic because your gran...
  • Hâf
    This graphic novel was so fun, it was full of space pirates, bearded wizards, space portals, an evil queen, other world adventures and even a unicorn! It took a little while to figure out the story and the direction it was going in but once that was clear I found it really enjoyable. I loved the characters, Mama Lupé in paticular was one fierce Grandmother! One thing I really liked was the importance on family, both biological and chosen. The il...
  • Jill Kenna
    This graphic novel is fantastic! I don't even know where to begin, honestly. The story is about adopted siblings, Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte. They are spending the summer with their grandma at her hotel. They think the summer is going to be cleaning all day and being bored but it soon turns into something more. While at the hotel the discover that there are portals to other worlds inside the hotel. They each explore a new amazing world behind o...
  • Aycan
    If you have people who love you, treasure them. And not just your blood kin. Family are people who treat you like family. Even when it's difficult and there's problems. Especially then. When you don't have much you learn to fix what you do have, to make it better, right? ben bunu tekrar okurum ya çok güzeldi ehhe
  • Rebecca Reviews
    Hotel Dare is a good and diverse read with great artwork, family feelings, and magical adventures. I would definitely support Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre again. However, there is too much happening in this book and I really wish the plot and characters were better developed.Adopted siblings Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte are spending the summer with their estranged grandmother Mamá Lupe. The kids are stuck inside doing chores at her creepy hote...
  • Carmen
    I received a copy from BOOM! Studios through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.When Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte are dropped off at their Mamá Lupe’s place, they are quickly put to work. Of course, cleaning the creepy old hotel their grandmother lives in is not how they expected to spend their summer. One day, Mamá Lupe tells them to continue cleaning while she’s out and gives them strict instructions not to go near her office. Ign...
  • Václav
    Well, this is one of BOOM!'s agitated LGBT+ comics, where you can guess the author is queer/LGBT+ proactive person from first few pages. Well, that kind of spoils it for me because it's annoying when comics are like "I take a fine story and make it so much LGBT hate free as I can imagine". Which is quite sad, because the story and the universe are very nice (nothing creative, but well composed). It's very similar to Lumberjanes, but at least for ...
  • Niki
    A pretty cute graphic novel. Not really what I expected, and that's both good and bad.I expected more of a horror story taking place in the hotel, not dimension- hopping to fantasy worlds. And that's the "bad" part of my review: I'm not a fan of those stories. I don't like fantasy worlds, I don't like dimension- travelling, I'm not interested in that kind of worldbuilding, and definitely not when it's based on "A family has hidden depths and secr...
  • Lauren Paletta
    Magic, technology, fantasy lands, even the land of the dead!? This story had it all. Even real life family issues that morphed, melted and healed to create a diverse, unique story. This was just wonderful!#Netgalley
  • Meegy
    Oh my god! This graphic novel made me so happy. I loved reading all of it. The story is amazing, the characters are amazing and the worlds are just amazing!
  • Kelly Schnorrbusch
    The following is my honest & voluntary review for Hotel Dare. Thank you Boom! Studios for an advance copy of this book. I truly believe family isn't always a blood relative and this book just illustrates that well. I spend more birthdays and holidays celebrating with close friends who have become family than I do with those who share my DNA. Whether it is through proximity, loss, acceptance, or similarities, family looks different to everyone, an...
  • Mari Johnston
    This review and many others can be found on Musings of a (Book) Girl.Hotel Dare was definitely not like the typical graphic novel I read and I’m so glad I gave it a chance! Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre gave us such a diverse cast of truly likable people. We saw characters that were Latinx, queer, and one that was adopted. Each person had a specific struggle that was unique to them and I loved that I was able to see them all learn and grow thr...
  • Rachel
    *thank you to Netgalley and BOOM! Studios for granting my wish for this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.I really find myself enjoying this author's work and the illustrations are so well done as well. There are 3 separate stories going on here and I'm having a hard time figuring out which is my favourite. I absolutely love stories where there are alternative worlds/magical portals present, so I found that once this story got going, ...
  • SuperSillySerra
    What it really means to be family.Three adopted siblings go to visit their estranged gandmama at the family hotel in Mexico. While cleaning they find a key to other worlds. Theres magic, sci-fi, and even a few monsters. Really liked this book! The story was more complex than I was expecting. There was never a moment where it felt like a kids book. The art was nice, clean cut but still fairly animated. It tackled (and crushed) the whole family/bel...
  • Teresa Barrera
    Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin spend the summer with their grandma at her creepy hotel. Little do they know, their grandma and her hotel hides a big secret.While each of the three separate to do cleaning chores in each room, they're thrust into portals into different worlds, but with dangerous consequences.This was a great read. The diversity in characters and the heartfelt message of family and acceptance. The adventure bri...
  • Izzie
    Such an amazing read!! I found it in the children's graphic novel section of my local library, but honestly it seems to be more young adult/teen.The book takes a deep look into the complicated relationship ties and feelings when looking at biological family, chosen family, sacrifices for others, sacrifices for oneself, and the subsequent negative and positive outcomes that result from one's choices and actions (whether with well-intent or with il...
  • rachel ☾
    ➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[queermisia mentioned, abandonment, child neglect, mild blood depiction, eyeball trauma, physical injury, attempted murder, kidnapping, imprisonment, and bullying mentioned (hide spoiler)]. Blog • Goodreads • Twitter • Instagram