Antonia Honeywell is an exciting new talent. The Ship is original and quite brilliant.
Honeywell's writing is clean and crisp, with a strong voice and great sense of emotion and atmosphere ... This is a nugget of delight from an impressive first-time author
An outstanding read from a strikingly original new talent. The Ship takes us on a luxury voyage into the future with a chosen elite - but the passengers don't know where they're going, and there's a dissenter on board. A brilliant, disturbing book that makes you question everything about the way we live now.
The Hunger Games meets the London riots on board Noah's Ark 20 years from now, but don't underestimate its originality. Read it and be challenged.
It's haunted me since I finished it.
Honeywell makes no secret of her environmental concerns, but rather than coming across as preachy, it gives this coming-of-age tale a real punch.
An ambitious debut that takes the tale of the Ark and updates it for a world bedevilled by global warming . . . will send shivers up your spine.
Topical and thought-provoking stuff
The Ship is tense, engaging and emotionally charged: I devoured this novel
I have not often come across books that are as powerful and thought-provoking as this
It's taut and full of suspense and keeps the reader guessing all the way through
A beautiful futuristic fable with huge power to haunt and disturb
"a clever reframing of sci-fi's old 'happy dream or tough real life?' trope."
The Ship is a wonderful first book - framing the utopian/dystopian genre in a coming of age story. It is both achingly sad and profoundly troubling
a great idea... some great touches
Honeywell's debut is ambitious and well written and provides endless possibilities for debate.
A disturbing story from a bright new talent
'A hugely gripping depiction of a future world, The Ship is all the more chilling for its sense of authenticity. Honeywell has written a story that will make you question the value we place on love and freedom and what we'd be willing to sacrifice for those precious commodities ourselves. I couldn't put it down'
The Ship is a thought-provoking, claustrophobic novel. As I read, the world on the ship would shrink in on me, then suddenly expand to fill the horizon. I don't think I've read a novel that has had such an impact on me for a long time ... I defy anyone not to fall in love with this novel.
Addictive and thought-provoking
A thought-provoking novel that will without doubt spark debate.
A wonderfully enchanting novel, with a theme I found as thought-provoking as they come
As engrossing as it is chilling, this potent first novel fuses an apocalyptic coming-of-age story with a fierce interrogation of what it means to be truly alive
Above all, it's a story that has the power to stay with you, to ask questions beyond the last word