Reviews

  • The cool intensity and strange beauty of Blue Ticket is a wonder - be sure to read everything Sophie Mackintosh writes

    Deborah Levy, author of 'Hot Milk'
  • This book left me breathless - it is gloriously subversive in its exploration of motherhood and desire. I'll be pressing it on everyone

    Angela Chadwick, author of 'XX'
  • Strange and luminous, spare and precise... A thrilling exploration of what it means to follow one's own longing to the point of destruction and beyond

    Rosie Price, author of 'What Red Was'
  • Even more hallucinatory and spiralled than her first [novel]... Terrifying and enchanting in equal measure

    Lit Hub, Best New Books to Read This Summer
  • Blue Ticket manages to be both claustrophobic and expansive, dream-like and heart-stoppingly tense. You will want to languish in its world for a very long time

    Lara Williams, author of 'Supper Club'
  • Utterly exquisite - clever and brilliant and heartbreaking. From the dusty road to the salving forest, I absolutely adored it

    Emma Jane Unsworth, author of 'Adults' and 'Animals'
  • Chilling, haunting, heartbreaking... Mackintosh brings a new sense of pathos to the dystopian novel... She renders Calla's internal struggle with deft, lyric precision... A moving and original meditation on freedom, fate, and women's rage

    Kirkus, Starred Review
  • Thought-provoking about fate, control and biology... A must for Handmaid's Tale aficionados

    Booklist
  • Told with ragged prose that catches the breath, [Blue Ticket] articulates the irrepressible desires and wounds that can lie deep within, marked by a claustrophobia that never stops pressing in from the margins. This unsettling reimagining of the anxieties and pressures around motherhood lays bare the alienation that comes when your body is not truly yours

    Irish News