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
ISBN9781684152056
Author
Release DateJun 11th, 2019
PublisherKaBOOM!
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade
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Reviews Hotel Dare

  • Schizanthus
    1970-01-01
    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✨
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Chad
    1970-01-01
    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]
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Etienne
    1970-01-01
    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, ...
  • Devann
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Jill Kenna
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Václav
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Hâf
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Aycan
    1970-01-01
    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
  • Kelly Schnorrbusch
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    *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, ...
  • Lexy
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sierra
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Anniek
    1970-01-01
    "We all come from different worlds, but as long as there's people who love you where you're at, you'll always be fine."This is such a fun, diverse, heartwarming read about found/chosen family. The story is inspired by Aztec mythology, and the art work is beautiful. I absolutely loved the characters, and even though it took me some time to figure out the story, I ended up really enjoying that as well.
  • Francina Simone
    1970-01-01
    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?!
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    Cute blended family adventure into weird magical worlds. Lots of interesting references to Mexican/Aztec mythology and culture, and queer rep. Enjoyable and exciting! Took me a little bit to get into it, but recommend.Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!
  • Becky B
    1970-01-01
    The three Dare kids, all adopted siblings, are visiting their grandmother, Mamá Lupe at her weird old house in Mexico, Hotel Dare. After a few days of hanging out and relaxing, Mamá Lupe puts them to work cleaning the rooms in her huge house with instructions to stay away from her office while she runs to the market. Of course, that’s where they want to explore first after she says that. There, Charlotte, the youngest and newest to the family...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    Disclaimer: I have voluntarily reviewed this book after receiving a free copy from NetGalley, thank you!I’ve seen Hotel Dare on a few Goodreads lists and one of the booktubers I watch talked about it in her video so when I see it available for request on NetGalley couldn’t believe my luck. I was super excited when I got accepted and got down to read as soon as I could.Hotel Dare is a story about three adopted siblings, Olive, Darwin and Charl...
  • Pop Bop
    1970-01-01
    This Book Contains MultitudesThis book is so jam packed with characters and settings it takes a little bit of effort to keep it all straight. But it's worth it.Grandmother owns a weird old hotel-ish house. Three grandchildren come to visit and to help restore/clean up the house. We have a mysteriously absent grandfather. Grandma is pretty close mouthed. Father isn't around either. One of the three kids is adopted. Lots of chat about what makes up...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    Interest Level: 5-8Imagine that you have to go visit a grandmother that you don't know and she lives in an old, creepy hotel. Would you be excited? Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte are not thrilled to say the least. Charlotte was adopted and she doesn't look like her siblings and she doesn't feel like she belongs. Grandmother tells them to go clean some of the guest rooms but before they do they decide to sneak in her office to see if they can find o...
  • Ms. Yingling
    1970-01-01
    E ARC Provided by Edelweiss PlusOlive doesn't know her Abuela Lupé well, so when she and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte go to help her clean her ramshackle hotel, she hopes to find out more about her, especially why her grandmother and father don't talk much. There is a lot of work to be done, but while cleaning the rooms, the children find a mask. This seems to be a portal to other worlds. Charlotte explores a futuristic space ship, ...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Olive Dare and adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte are forced to spend their summer with their estranged Grandmother at her run down and very creepy hotel, in Hotel Dare a graphic novel from Boom! Studios. The trio of kids is bored out of their mind doing chores. Young Charlotte isn’t taking well to her new family bonds, and older sister Olive is dead set on figuring out why their father and grandmother’s relationship went sour. Thanks to i...
  • Rini Budihartati
    1970-01-01
    I got the eARC from the publisher through Netgalley. All of the comments are mine and what I feel about the book..Hotel dare is a comic book about a diverse family. It was started by Darwin, Olive, and Charlotte's summer holiday in Hotel Dare owned by their very own grandmother Mama Lupe. Their first task was to help their grandma to clean the hotel. Mama Lupe had warned them to keep out of her office, but them with their curiosity went in to her...
  • ☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Wayne McCoy
    1970-01-01
    'Hotel Dare' by Terry Blas with art by Claudia Aquirre is a graphic novel about the importance of family, even if that family is from other worlds.Darwin, Charlotte and Olive find themselves spending a vacation at Grandma Lupe's hotel. Vacation here means cleaning the rooms. Along the way, they learn some strange secrets about the hotel. The rooms are portals to other dimensions with wizards and spaceships and carnivorous puffballs. They also fin...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."Gravity Falls" meets "Coco" in this out-of-this-world adventure!Adopted siblings Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte Dare have been sent to spend time with their mysterious grandmother, Mama Lupe, whom their father isn't on the best of terms with. Mama Lupe lives in a run-down hotel in Mexico, and the three are quickly roped into cleaning the place up. However, Olive wants ...
  • Meg
    1970-01-01
    Hotel Dare is written by Terry Blas, and illustrated by Claudia Aguirre and for me, it was s pure delight! I loved every part of the story and especially the art. It tells the story of Olive and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte who visit their grandma Lupé’s strange hotel for the summer but find themselves being transported into different mysterious worlds.The main point of the story is that family is important whether it's your own b...