ARC Review: Passages by Laurel Wanrow

Posted February 26, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Passages by Laurel Wanrow
by Laurel Wanrow



Released: January 31st 2017
Published by Sprouting Star Press
Pages: 483
Format: eARC

“…it just didn’t capture my interest, in fact it seemed to actively repel my interest.”
~ Under the Covers

I don’t often DNF a book, I may read it to the bitter end and pour out all my feelings in a 1 or 2 star review, but I don’t normally just stop reading altogether. Especially when I only get 6% through. I feel a little guilty about not giving this book to at least 10%, but I decided…life’s too short and there are far too many books I want to read to justify slogging through something that took me 2 weeks to get to 6%.

The bottom line for Passages was that it just didn’t capture my interest, in fact it seemed to actively repel my interest. Whenever I went to read it, my brain would just not focus after a few paragraphs. I think some of the reason for this, was that the author assumes that you know a lot of information about the world she has created, when half the time I had no idea what she was talking about. The resulting confusion about events that weren’t that exciting to begin with – or at least they didn’t seem the exciting, I am still a little confused about what was actually happening – just led me to boredom. I am sure if I gave the book a little more time Wanrow would have clarified this for me, but she didn’t hook my attention enough from the beginning for me to have the patience to find out.

I’m keeping this review short, after all I didn’t get far into the book and there isn’t much more I can comment on, I feel almost lazy for not trekking further in; however, that’s exactly what this book felt like to me, a trek. A hard journey, battling through words I was finding it hard to be interested in and as I read to have fun and enjoy myself, frankly it just didn’t seem worth the effort to go any further.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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That’s unfortunate


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Amy R

Bummer, I’ve DNF’d 2 books in the past week.