This isn't a review. This is too good to review. This is a simple statement of fact. Across the Universe by Beth Revis is the best YA/SF novel I've read in a damn long time.
Where so many futuristic YA novels suck the hope right out of me, this book filled me up with hope.
Okay... so I wasn't too sure I'd like it through about the first fourth of the book. There were a few little niggles that made me think "Oh god, not another one." But she pulled it out. There was a spot near the end where I thought "I swear to god, Beth, if you do what I think you're going to do, I'm going to find you and chuck this thing at your head." But she didn't follow the slew of writers with piss poor senses of life. She rose above and instead of giving in to a need to perpetuate despair, she gave me hope.
Thank you, Ms. Revis. Sincerely and from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I needed this more than I knew.
ETA: Oops, forgot the disclaimer. I bought this. No one asked me to review it and I didn't get any goodies for doing so. I don't know Beth Revis (although after reading this, I'd like to) and I'm not affiliated in any way with her. No one paid me to gush. The only thing I hope to gain is for Ms. Revis to publish more books for me to buy, so I can keep gushing. (I gushed here, on Facebook and in a review at Amazon. If I can find more places to gush, I will.)