Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Monthly Blog Recap: September




Hello!

How was September for you? Mine was both calm and stressful at the same time. It started calmly but as soon as the beginning of my studies approached, it was becoming more and more hectic! How come? Well, very easily, mostly the week before the studies we got to be partying nearly every day. And trust me that's exhausting, even though I didn't drink as much as my friends did. Well, and imagine, and even today in the evening we are going partying, as for most of us, the studies for this week have ended. 

For me: one lecture was cancelled, tomorrow is a holiday in Cyprus, meaning two more lectures cancelled, and well on Friday I don't have any lectures. xD Oh, there's actually big announcement. I got a camera! it's Nikon D5500, and I am really excited to use it, especially if I was asked by my stepmom to be the official photographer for her even this Saturday. 

I am pumped, what about you? Are you ready to put on jeans, and coats as well as boots very soon? it's not going to be very soon for me, but still... 

XOXO

Katie


And now our blog recap:


Book reviews:

4.5 Leaves



Manga Reviews:

5 Leaves

4.5 Leaves

4.5 Leaves

4 Leaves

4 Leaves

4 Leaves 

4.5 Leaves

4 Leaves

4.5 Leaves

Release Day Blitz:



Book Blitz:



Cover Reveal: 

Cover Reveal: Fated to be Mine by Jodie Larson (Fated #2)

Blog Tour: 

4 Leaves

Waiting on Wednesday: 

Waiting on Wednesday #58 Sweet Temptation 

Random:



Waiting on Wednesday #62 Fallen


Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine It’s a chance to showcase upcoming releases we are interested in or drooling over.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Book Review: The Great Apocalypse by Daniel Thompson (Sparlock of the Multiverse #1)




Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: The Great Apocalypse

Author: Daniel Thompson 

Publication Date: 14 July 2015

Publisher: Pair O'Dimes Prodctions LLC

GoodreadsAmazon – Barnes & Noble






Monday, 28 September 2015

Manga Review : Mimic Royal Princess by Musashino Zenko & Yukihiro Utako




Title: Mimic Royal Princess 
Original Title: Shounen Oujo
Author: Musashino Zenko & Yukihiro Utako
Artist: Yukihiro Utako 

Year of Release: 2011
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Historical, Mystery, Shoujo

Status: Ongoing
Chapters (Translated in English): 19 

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapter 1-7          Volume 4 Not released
Volume 2 Chapter 8-14
Volume 3 Chapter 15-19



Sunday, 27 September 2015

Mini Book Review: Last Day of Love by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #0.5)




Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Last Day of Love 

Author: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: 10 December 2013

Publisher: Delacorte Press








Saturday, 26 September 2015

Book Haul & Blog Weekly # 65


Book Haul & Blog Weekly is a weekly feature here at Katie's Corner inspired by Stacking Shelves by Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Book Haul:



Purchased/Freebies:


After School Nightmare by Setona Mizushiro Vol. 1-10




The Last Day of Love by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #0.5)


NetGalley/Edelweiss:

N/A

Author Request/Tour:

N/A


N/A

Gifted:

N/A


Blog Weekly:



Manga Review: After School Nightmare by Setona Mizushiro
4.5 Leaves

Book Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #1)
4 Leaves

Waiting on Wednesday #61 Forever With You

Manga Review: Heart Button by Maki Usami 
4 Leaves

Book Review: Waterfall by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #2) 
4.5 Leaves

Mini Book Review: Last Day of Love by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #0.5)
4 Leaves


Hello, everyone!

How was your week? Mine was good but quite exhausting. For the last 2 days, we as students have been partying before the studies start. so you can guess, what kind of life it was during that days. However, I didn't really need to go to the gym, it was fun dancing all night long! 

Well, next week my 3rd year of uni studies is starting, so I am getting ready. It also helps, that we will have a holiday on Thursday, meaning I will miss two lectures, but I will go to my dad's as I will be in charge of photo shoot on a very important seminar for my stepmom. It's going to be interesting and fun as well. 

Oh, and on Monday I'll have my hair cut a bit, to give it a fresh look, the previous hairdresser did a fantastic work chopping my hair mismatched, it's still long, but every time I want to put it down I see so unsymmetrical parts, it's driving me crazy. 

Well, I hope your week was good. Hope you didn't miss anything that was happening on my blog! 

XOXO

Katie

Friday, 25 September 2015

Book Review: Waterfall by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #2)




Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Waterfall 

Author: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: 28 October 2014

Publisher: Delacorte Press







Thursday, 24 September 2015

Manga Review : Heart Button by Maki Usami



Title: Heart Button 
Original Title: Kokoro Botan 
Author: Maki Usami
Artist: Maki Usami

Year of Release: 2009
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed (Translation Ongoing)
Chapters (Translated in English): 20

Volumes & Chapters: 12 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4          Volume 4 Chapters 14-18
Volume 2 Chapters 5-9          Volume 5 translation in progress
Volume 3 Chapters 10-13.6


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #61 Forever With You


Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine It’s a chance to showcase upcoming releases we are interested in or drooling over.



Forever With You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wait for You #5

29 September 2015


In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile, she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .
 

What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Book Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #1)



Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Teardrop

Author: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

Publisher: Delacorte Books 








Monday, 21 September 2015

Manga Review : After School Nightmare by Setona Mizushiro



Title: After School Nightmare 
Original Title: Houkago Hokenshitsu
Author: Setona Mizushiro
Artist: Setona Mizushiro

Year of Release: 2004
Genres: Drama, Gender Bender, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural, Tragedy

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 39

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4             Volume 6 Chapters 21-24
Volume 2 Chapters 5-8             Volume 7 Chapters 25-28
Volume 3 Chapters 9-12           Volume 8 Chapters 29-32
Volume 4 Chapters 13-16         Volume 9 Chapters 33-36
Volume 5 Chapters 17-20         Volume 10 Chapter 37-39


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Book Haul & Blog Weekly #64


Book Haul & Blog Weekly is a weekly featute here at Katie's Corner inspired by Stacking Shelves by Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Book Haul:



Purchased/Freebies:



NetGalley/Edelweiss:

N/A

Author Request/Tour:



Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson (Children of Telm #1)



N/A

Gifted:

N/A

Blog Weekly:


Mini Book Review: Spellbinder by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2.5)
4.5 Leaves

Manga Review: The Guy Who Will Give a Kiss for 5000 Won by Mi-Ri Hwang
4 Leaves 

Book Tour & Review: The Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson (The Children of Telm #1)  (KC Book Promotions)
4 Leaves

Waiting on Wednesday #60 The Unrequited Past

Cover Reveal: Fated to be Mine by Jodie Larson (Fated #2)

Manga Review: Lovey Dovey by Aya Oda
4 Leaves

Book Review: Let the Storms Break by Shannon Messanger (Sky Fall #2) 
4 Leaves

Mini Manga Review: Never Say No by Kana Nanajima
4 Leaves

Hello, everyone!

How was your week? Mine was quite good, as I've been living with my stepbrother and my stepmom, well, dad went somewhere for work things, so we were three at home. I got to go to the beach and could work all I wanted on my blog, as I didn't need to be concerned about the food issue or that I need to go somewhere. 

I also got to order a number of books, so I will be waiting to receive them shortly, I am very excited. 

Tell me how you spent your week? I only have one more until the term starts and I will be busy with studies and club activities. 

XOXO

Katie

Mini Manga Review : Never Say No by Kana Nanajima




Title: Never Say No 
Original Title: Iya da nante Iwasenai
Author: Kana Nanajima
Artist: Kana Nanajima

Year of Release: 2010
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo,

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 9

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5
Volume 2 Chapters 6-9

Mangafox – Goodreads

Summary

Anzu currently works part-time at a beach house however when it comes to serving male customers, she can't help but be cold and shy. When she accidentally spills a drink on one of them, a male co-worker saves her who ends up being her childhood friend Rei. Anzu is happy to reconnect with Rei, however, Rei might be after a bit more...?

My Thoughts


Review covers 9 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Another mini manga review here! This time I have a sweet romance story. I’ve read several works by Kana Nanajima and this time I thought of making a mini review to introduce this author.

First of all, all the stories that I’ve read by Nanajima-sensei radiate some kind of happiness and this story is not an exception. I loved the characters a lot. They made my heart flutter as if I myself was a girl in love. Strange feeling to say the truth…

The ending made me laugh a lot. Especially Kazuya;s delusions on how he steals An. My mouth was open for a whole minute before I turned the page to read that it was all a delusion. My disappointment had no bounds. Yep, was not a big fan of Anzu x Rei pairing.

If you want to relax and read something sweet click on mangafox link and start reading now! Stay tuned for more on Katie’s Corner and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie 

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Book Review: Let the Storms Break by Shannon Messanger (Sky Fall #2)



Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Let the Storms Break

Author: Shannon Messanger

Publication Date: 4 March 2014

Publisher: Simon Pulse







Thursday, 17 September 2015

Manga Review : Lovey Dovey by Aya Oda



Title: Lovey Dovey 
Original Title: Lovey Dovey
Author: Aya Oda
Artist: Aya Oda

Year of Release: 2006
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Smut,

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 29.5

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-6       Volume 4 Chapters 19-24
Volume 2 Chapters 7-12     Volume 5 Chapters 25-29.5
Volume 3 Chapters 13-18 


Summary


For 10 years Saika has done everything she can to get close to her love Keishi. She followed him to the same high school, joined the same committees, and even changed her outward personality to become the right match for Keishi. One day, looking for Keishi in the special section of the school, she runs into the school's trouble-maker Kirisaki Shin. As he begins to bully her, her true personality comes out: loud-mouthed and violent. To her dismay, Kirisaki decides that he likes that kind of girl. Lovey Dovey is the story of Saika's trials and tribulations in a love triangle at a school where "Love is Prohibited."

My Thoughts


Review covers 29 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today is a manga day and I have quite a nice manga for you. Yes, yes, it’s a smut genre, but it’s not all showing as Minami Kanan works, but do you see quite a lot. But let’s get back to the story itself. The story may be your average love-story, where the girl loves one boy, but due to some circumstances a “delinquent” is chasing her and so in the end she does fall in love with him and they start to date. You get my point? Well, add to the mix the school that forbids love (relationships) and you get a rough story of our heroes. Oh, I forgot to add that there would be some love rivals to test our lovebirds’ relationship; you get my drift, right?

I loved the story a lot. It was really good and with a lot of funny moments that would crack you up even if you had the worst possible day ever. The best parts of curse were Saika’s. The way she transforms from a nice and ladylike into a killing machine is something fabulous. Oh, and her futile, but not always, efforts to shake of Shin’s advances, can’t leave anyone laughing. On he other hand you have Shin. Well, he’s from that male population that says: “I want it and I’ll get it.” In the very, very beginning, he’s just a frustrating negative character, but to the end of the 1st or 2nd chapter, he becomes your either first or second favourite characters, depends how you like Saika.

I enjoyed this story a lot. I mean really a lot. The whole concept of a school, which banned relationships, was quite new to me, not really new, I’ve either read or watched something with similar idea behind, but how Oda-sensei managed to describe it and actually bring it to life is absolutely amazing. The way characters interact is as if you were just plunged into high schiil, I mean, I graduated high school about 2 years ago and it was the first time I missed it, because it was too similar to my own high school years. I really enjoyed reading about Saika and Shin’s relationship. They cracked me up, but at the same time their interaction was sweet. I was having a lot of fun reading about Shin. Whenever he was turned down and afterwards got his revenge on Saika. The way they looked for secluded places to be alone at school. But that just arose a question within me: couldn’t they spend their spare time together? Was it really necessary to “fool around” at school?

I hope you will find some time to read this story. It’s fast paced and you just can’t put it down even for a minute. Are you ready to get acquaintance with Saika, Shin and many more amazing characters? Then, what are you waiting for? Start reading it now! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos here, on Katie’s Corner! Happy reading!

XOXO


Katie

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