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
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.
A beautiful futuristic fable with huge power to haunt and disturb
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'
A wonderfully enchanting novel, with a theme I found as thought-provoking as they come
Above all, it's a story that has the power to stay with you, to ask questions beyond the last word
Addictive and thought-provoking
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.
Antonia Honeywell is an exciting new talent. The Ship is original and quite brilliant.
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
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
I have not often come across books that are as powerful and thought-provoking as this
It's haunted me since I finished it.
It's taut and full of suspense and keeps the reader guessing all the way through
The Ship is tense, engaging and emotionally charged: I devoured this novel
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.
Honeywell's debut is ambitious and well written and provides endless possibilities for debate.
a great idea... some great touches
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.
A thought-provoking novel that will without doubt spark debate.
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.
Topical and thought-provoking stuff
"a clever reframing of sci-fi's old 'happy dream or tough real life?' trope."