I was given a beta(unedited) version of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. When I first read the premise for The Passage, I was immediately intrigued. A young woman in a futuristic world is given the chance to enter The Passage to compete for a chance to live in Lumen, a safe and virtual world, away from all of the radiation and other bad things. The other option is to be bought by a male and not have to compete in the last Zone. Either way, Kino, the main character, is adamant that she makes it through so she can come back for the two people she cares for most, even though if she dies in the game, she dies in real life. Kino also has a secret that may make that a little more difficult than she imagined.

The book delves right in to the story and chugs right along. However, as I read it, I felt like it was moving a little too fast. The characters weren't really given enough of a chance to be explored, and I couldn't really feel a connection to Kino or any of the others. Also, the world she lives in, the Zones, and the virtual world aren't really very detailed. I was hoping for a little more, and was left feeling a bit disappointed.

I did struggle a bit with getting past all the grammar mistakes and spelling errors, but that's only because I tend to be a grammar freak and have a hard time with unedited things. But that has nothing to do with my review of The Passage.

Overall, I feel like the book had potential, and the idea behind the story was a good one, but it fell a little flat for me. I feel like it should have been fleshed out more with the world building and character development. It seemed like there were things missing, and that it wasn't a complete story. I wanted it to be longer, to be honest. It was decent, but I'm not sure I'll be reading the second story in the series. Sorry.