Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell

Synopsis:
When a schedule-obsessed overachiever ends up in Southeast Asia with the grandmother she’s never met before, she’s forced to challenge her own assumptions and maybe even take a risk or two.

Review:
I’m just so excited by all the great books I heard about at BEA this year, and just sorry that I can’t say more about the books that haven’t come out yet. Carpe Diem, which comes out in September, is another winner, and one for your wish list if you like YA. This is a substantial read with a fresh voice and marvelous plotting, and is a true crossover book in that it has appeal for teens and for adults like, without making compromises for either audience. I am already looking forward to Autumn Cornwell‘s next book, while already dreaming of rereading this one.

In case you were wondering, I have read some lackluster books from BEA, but I’m only giving advance mention of the ones I feel like I can wholeheartedly promote. The others will get reviews when the books are published.

2 thoughts on “Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell”

  1. Oh, the momentary flutter of the heart. Here I thought someone else was discovering the quiet wonder of the Liaden Universe of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. My favorites of the stories include ‘Scount’s Progress’, ‘Balance of Trade’, and especially ‘Conflict of Honors’. I think the first books were ‘Agent of Change’ and ‘Carpe Diem’. Which is why I perked up at the title of this book.

    I will look for the Cornwell book in a couple of months.

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