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The Hotel Between

(The Hotel Between #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  241 ratings  ·  87 reviews
For the hardback, see ISBN13: 9781534416970.

Twins Cameron and Cassia Kuhn have never known their parents. They’ve been told their mother died, but their father’s fate remains a mystery. Cass is certain their father abandoned them, but Cam isn’t so sure. He wants to prove her wrong; he must, because they need a father to help them battle the surgeries Cass faces due to her
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Jan 12, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hi all! I'm taking the lead of so many other authors and using this space to leave updates on my upcoming book, THE HOTEL BETWEEN. I can't tell you all how excited I am to share these characters and this journey with you. This book is me, and by sending it out I feel almost like I'm breaking off pieces of me and mailing them out into the world.

Anyway, the updates:

✔ The book finally has a release date! September 4th, 2018. Mark your calendars!!
✔ The cover's been revealed, and it's up everywhere!
Amanda Rawson Hill
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got to read an early version of this book and it was so fun aND original that I'm seriously just waiting for the movie rights to sell. Fast paced, full of heart, and socially conscious. It's amazing!
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read a couple of versions of this story as it evolved and it is such a fantastically fun adventure! Grand Budapest Hotel for middle-grade with a big helping of heartfelt family mystery and very cool magic.
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Hotel Between is a magical place with doors opening up to places all around the world, and twins Cameron and Cassia are drawn into it on a quest to find out what happened to their parents. This book is a fast read with gorgeous settings, fun characters, and many twists and turns. The only thing I had trouble with was that hinges and pins and a concept called binding never did sort themselves out in my mind. But that being said, this book is a great adventure and has a lot of heart. I have ev ...more
Artemissia Gold
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Décidément, j'enchaîne les belles lectures. Ça me va ❤ Ce premier tome est une réussite tant sur le plan narratif que sur la construction même du roman et des personnages. Cam n’est pas encore tout à fait un adolescent et il a beaucoup de questions qui sont restées sans réponses toute sa vie durant. Il pense devoir gérer sa sœur, comme s’il était seul face au reste du monde, alors que c’est loin d’être le cas. Ce qu’il vivra lui permettra d’apprendre et d’en retirer les leçons qu’il se doit. L'h ...more
Valerie McEnroe
I will give this author 2 stars for imagination, but honestly this book left me thoroughly confused. I absolutely did not get it, and I don't expect middle grade readers will either. Kudos to the cover. It's a work of art. Title, font, gold lettering. I don't know how you can pass up the opportunity to read this once you've seen the cover.

The opening is intriguing too. Cam is walking home from school and sees a grand hotel occupying an empty strip mall. The bell boy does a trick, and low and be
Gerardo Delgadillo
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 stars!

I received an ARC ebook from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Yikes! Where to start? This novel blew my mind. I mean, I really like the concept–a hotel with magic doors that open to exotic destinations all around the world. Imagine if that existed? You could drive to the nearest Hotel Between’s door, and have dinner in Paris, or Cancun, or wherever you wished to go! On the other hand, airlines would take a big hit if this were real. So, let’s stick with fantasy.

Okay. On
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"En résumé, après une première moitié difficile, j’ai vraiment réussi à apprécier l’univers comme il se doit. Cameron évolue au cours des pages, ce qui est très appréciable. Quant à l’intrigue, elle prend vraiment un tournant vers le milieu. Le début peut paraître très long, le temps que l’intrigue s’installe, mais au final, j’ai apprécié ce voyage."
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Une belle découverte. J'attends le tome 2 avec impatience
Brad McLelland
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mg-fantasy
I had been keeping my eye on this debut novel for some time, waiting my turn to snatch an ARC so I could find out what the incredible hype was all about. Suffice it to say, I was utterly blown away. Sean Easley creates a world like none I've ever seen, filled with magic and intrigue and action and all the things that make a great Middle Grade novel ... well ... GREAT. The world-building is just exceptional, and the rules of the beautiful and magical (and many times dangerous!) Hotel Between are ...more
Derek Milman
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I simply loved this spirited adventure of twins Cameron and Cassia, facing very real conflict with their missing father, and encountering a mysterious, magical hotel, with doors opening up to places around the world! I appreciated the touching relationship between the twins, and the rather gently buried yet subversive message that not everything is what it seems--including people, places, hopes, and dreams.

Easley's writing is at once whimsical and energetic, perfectly paced, and the book is see
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hotel Between by Sean Easley is a fun, suspenseful adventure! Dripping with magic and mystery, it’s also a story about family, friendship, trust, and the choices we make to get what we think we want. This book asks the reader to think about whether ends justify the means, and is it okay to sacrifice the many for one person vs one person for the many? Also, should the needs of others come before our own desires? This story had me hooked, trying to find out who was right/good or wrong/evil. Ku ...more
Jessica Bayliss
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super fun and original MG portal fantasy. This was such a unique premise with a truly original world. I loved the characters, especially the tricksy Nico. This book was full of twists, but none so complex that an MG-aged reader would struggle. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Anne O'Brien Carelli
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this MG adventure-fantasy story. I don't usually read fantasy books, but this one has convinced me I should read more of them because it was delightful! Middle Grade kids will love this book. It's full of intriguing characters (including Nico, my favorite, the sort of "tour guide") and one surprise after another. The underlying premise is serious (twins Cam and Cass want to find their missing father), but there's humor that this age group will thoroughly enjoy. The cover of ...more
Lija Fisher
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all. Adventure, family, mystery, betrayal, and magic, all wrapped up in a fantastic setting. As a kid, I was always certain that someday a door would open and I'd be transported to another world, like Narnia through the wardrobe. This book captures just that feeling, but instead of a wardrobe readers are sent to a magical hotel where you never know where each door will lead and you're not quite sure who on staff is there to help, or hinder, the characters. Just watch out for the ...more
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s so much to love about this book! The magic system is fascinating, the characters are complex, and I just adored all the exotic locales and adventures! There is a mystery and an intricate plot that will keep you glued to the page to find out just what exactly is going on—I loved all the twists. But at its heart, it’s a story about the magic and powerful bonds of family. And that cover!!! Highly recommended!
Cam discovers a mysterious Hotel Between one day in a place that never had a hotel before. The Hotel is a magical doorway that connects all over the world through a central hub. Cam's mother and father used to work for the Hotel but never told Cam or his twin sister Cassia. Mom died and dad disappeared leaving only wooden coins for the twins. They are being raised by their grandmother Oma who has to deal with Cassia's medical issues. Cam takes a job with the Hotel in the hopes that it will help ...more
Jennifer Myers
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! If you want a story that will sweep you off your feet and immerse you in magic right from the very first pages, then look no further. Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the trip of a lifetime!
Such a fun book that will appeal to readers enamored of the wide world, magic, social justice, and the deep roots of family love. Ironically, I finished reading it in a hotel, but it was not nearly as exciting as the Hotel Between.
Liz Friend
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
The story: Their parents disappeared years ago, and Oma takes care of Cameron and Cassie. He's worried about everything and even keeps a list of Worst Ways to Die--but when he has a chance to figure out what happened to Mom and Dad, Cam knows he has to take it...even if it means stepping into the Hotel Between. It's a place where rich travelers can take magical vacations--but where the unwary can find themselves overcome by magical mayhem. Cam doesn't know who to trust--the smiling Nico? Suspici ...more
A.M. Morgen
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has forever ruined vacations for me. Why even bother staying at a hotel if it's not a magical hotel whose doors can open to any spot on the globe?

But until I get my own invitation to the Hotel, I'm glad I can enjoy reading about it. The Hotel Between is a very cool magical place that is stitched together with a unique kind of magic. The main character, Cameron, is drawn to the hotel because of his family's history with it. Throughout the book, there are lots of unexpected twists and tu
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had a hard time getting through this one. I wasn't pulled in by the story enough and struggled. I'm not sure exactly what the problem was, but I did like the characters and I wanted them to find their parents. There was a bit of action, mystery, and deceit. Maybe the whole idea of the hotel and pins was confusing for me, but I just didn't care for this one.
Michele Knott
You’ll want to pour over this one slowly because you’ll miss one of the crazy twists and turns this book brings along with it!
Perfect for readers who enjoy world building and fast adventure. I’m already ready for more!
Ms. Yingling
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

Cameron lives with his Oma, who works at his school as a substitute teacher, and sister Cassia, who has been challenged all of her life with the complications of spina bifida. His mother is dead, and his father has disappeared, although Oma says he was stolen and didn't abandon them. One day, Cam is coming home from school and see a mysterious building; the Hotel Between. He meets the mysterious Nico, and finds out that the amulet on the necklace he wears that belonged t
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le roman contient de nombreux rebondissements. Tout comme le personnage principal, on se demande sans cesse qui sont les bons et qui sont les méchants, ou à qui accorder sa confiance. Et, comme lui, on est parfois surpris par certains revirements.
C’est d’autant plus intéressant que certains personnages ne sont pas d’un seul tenant, comme Nico, qui n’est ni foncièrement mauvais ni totalement fiable. Il y a de la richesse dans leur construction, comme dans celle du scénario. Il est impossible de
Aujourd'hui je vous parle du dernier bébé paru aux éditions Lumen : L'hôtel invisible, premier tome de la série Les Entremondes de Sean Easley.

Si j'ai craqué, c'est beaucoup pour sa couverture qui me rappelait celle des Gardiens des Cités Perdues, mais aussi pour son résumé qui me promettait un magnifique voyage.

Voyage il y a eu mais peut-être pas magnifique. Attention, j'ai passé un très bon moment, j'ai adoré découvrir cet Hôtel Invisible, personnage à part entière du roman, mysté
Sara Wray
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The plot kept me hooked the entire time. I honestly couldn't decipher who the good guys and bad guys were, which kept me wanting to read more and more. The world of The Hotel Between is full of mystery and intrigue. I mean, a magical hotel that can just about take you anywhere in the world you want to go? Sign me up! But there was also a great mix of danger and excitement. It was definitely unlike anything I've ever read before.

This book is also filled with diver
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier Lumen pour l’envoi de ce livre. J’avais hâte de le découvrir surtout que le teasing de Lumen datait de plusieurs semaines et qu’il a fallu patienter longtemps avant d’en apprendre plus. L’attente valait le coup, j’ai adoré l’univers créé par Sean Easley ! Les possibilités sont énormes et on sent que la mise en route de l’histoire se fait lentement mais est nécessaire pour ouvrir celle-ci vers de nouvelles aventures.

Cameron et Cassia vivent chez leur grand-mère,
Eliot Sappingfield
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kids who love adventure, magic, or mystery
"The Hotel Between" is...magical. Absolutely loved it.

Whatever you're expecting- The Hotel Between somehow manages to surprise and delight. It's a story of magic, the world it takes place in is filled with a unique type of magic that has a kind of consistent logic to it while still managing to exciting the imagination. There are rules, contracts, totems, and all kinds of tricks to keep the reader guessing.

It's a family story- Hotel Between is deeply rooted in family relationships and the entwi
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The Hotel Between by Sean Easley, 352 pages. Simon Schuster, 2018. $16.99.

Content: G



Walking home from school Cam happens upon a glamorous hotel in an otherwise empty strip mall. The emblem on the door matches the coin given to him by his father before disappearing many years ago. Cam knows there’s a connection between the hotel and his father’s disappearance. When Nico, the bellboy, invites him into the Hotel Between, Cam has no idea wh
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Sean Easley is the author of the middle grade fantasy adventure series THE HOTEL BETWEEN from Simon & Schuster BFYR.

Sean was born and raised in North Texas, but he's never owned a pair of cowboy boots or a ten-gallon hat. He can definitely tell you where to find those things, though.

Today Sean writes books full-time in his little office in Texas, where he lives with his wife and son. There ma

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