Blue Ticket

by Sophie Mackintosh
Blue Ticket
by Sophie Mackintosh

This dark and disturbing story is set in a world where all women have to enter a motherhood lottery.

When they first bleed, they must take a ticket. A white ticket permits you to have children, blue grants you freedom. It's one or the other. But Calla wants both.

This wasn't the book I needed to read... I certainly wasn't in the mood for a dystopian world when real life had suddenly become very frightening and very strange.

However I couldn't put it down!

Calla's story was compelling. My heart was racing and my eyes glued to the page, unable to turn away for a moment as I followed the consequences of her every choice and decision. It was bleak but fascinating. I was completely lost in her world and, though pleased finally to leave it, I felt wrung through from having participated in it with her.

Review date: April 2020
Publication date: 27th August 2020