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RECIPE FOR LOVE?Najika faces a new challenge, and it may be her toughest one yet. Before their tragic accident, her parents, both famous pastry chefs, made a promise to the grandmother of a classmate of Najika’s: to duplicate a white cake the elderly woman once tasted abroad as a teenager. Now Najika hopes to re-create the cake herself.With so few clues (it’s fluffy and heRECIPE FOR LOVE?Najika faces a new challenge, and it may be her toughest one yet. Before their tragic accident, her parents, both famous pastry chefs, made a promise to the grandmother of a classmate of Najika’s: to duplicate a white cake the elderly woman once tasted abroad as a teenager. Now Najika hopes to re-create the cake herself.With so few clues (it’s fluffy and heavenly) and so many possibilities, the trial and error might just go on forever. But Najika refuses to give up–-for one reason: She knows that all great masterpieces contain a distinct magic: a secret ingredient called love. Najika will need lots of it to make the wishes of Anju’s grandmother–-and certain other classmates–-come true. And who knows? With so much amour in the air, Najika might just find a little left over for herself!...

Title : Kitchen Princess: Search for the Angel Cake
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ISBN : 9780345516282
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 162 Pages
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Kitchen Princess: Search for the Angel Cake Reviews

  • Sesana
    2019-02-18 17:15

    I loved Kitchen Princess, so I just had to read sweet little novel by the author of the manga series. It feels like the manga series, with first person narration by Najika. The title conflict (helping a classmate's grandmother rediscover a cake she'd enjoyed as a young woman) is sweet and nicely done, even if the ending is a little abrupt (view spoiler)[and spoiled by the title, which I suspect is an unintended side effect of the translation (hide spoiler)]. I didn't like it quite as much as I had the manga series, but it was still a fun, quick read.

  • B.R. Depue
    2019-02-27 11:45

    Loved it! This is a really good book from the series. I'm definitely going to read more of her works.

  • Artemis
    2019-03-16 17:24

    Well it's been years since I finished the 'Kitchen Princess' manga series. It's still one of my favourites, but I've put off reading the prose book/light novel, 'Search for the Angel Cake', for ages as it sat on my shelf, collecting dust. I had so many other things to do and read, I guess. Now in one afternoon of free time, I finally bothered to remember that it exists, and I got into it.It's good. Not great or as touching and sweet as the manga - Najika can be bizarrely rude sometimes, and Daichi is a jokey smartarse, to name a few out-of-character traits - but it's nice enough. It is told from the point of view of Najika Kazami, a girl who dreams of being the world's best pastry chef. Her quest to find her "flan prince" - the main plot of the manga - is never mentioned, which is for the best since it has nothing to do with this particular story. We are treated to Najika's thoughts and emotions, which can be hugely, sagely optimistic (she's a shoujo heroine, after all) and incredibly sad depending on the situation. Her relationship with her late parents and how she misses them is expanded upon, as well. There is still plenty of food and dessert porn to relish, with added recipes at the end of each section, themed around the seasons of a year. Yet we never actually see Najika cook her recipes. We don't know the process of how she does it; the cooking itself isn't described, we just cut to the food already made every time. Also, I've never really read a light novel before, but I think that a few manga illustrations occasionally appearing on pages is usual for the format. There is drama, silly juvenile stuff, romantic touches, and tragedy - a mixture the original manga has. I am a little bothered by how the tragic elements are handled, particularly at the abrupt end (view spoiler)[ and Sora, who died in the manga, is only mentioned sparingly, and is used in relation to Najika's grief, not Daichi's, and Sora was his brother!(hide spoiler)] It just seems too contrived to me.'Kitchen Princess: Search for the Angel Cake' - Starts out and continues to be a simple plot of 150 pages, ending in melancholy - a reflection of life and filling it with food; in the company of those you love. It is sweetly sad - bittersweet, as it were - and hopeful. I liked revisiting Najika and her friends again - including a new one in the form of a classmate: the shy, girly and rich bookworm, Anju. All they seem to do is eat sweets, and they never gain weight. But that's anime and manga for you. Creamy, puffy, light-hearted love.Final Score: 3/5

  • Maria Shuffit
    2019-03-12 16:21

    I will get the one downfall of this book out of the way immediately: the format. Writing-wise, it read like beginner's fanfiction. It was weak and made me appreciate the manga even more, as I think this would have worked better as an OVA volume of manga rather than a light novel.That said, I read this book in one sitting and felt SO warm and fuzzy inside after! It captures the spirit of its preceding series beautifully - the characters are the same friends we readers got to know previously, with the addition of a family that Najika helps out. The book is divided up into four sections, one for each season, with different aspects of the plot applying to each season. It made for a very nice, warm read. The story was original with the same vibe as the manga, and as such, makes a very nice supplement to the series!What really made me love it, though, was how I felt after reading it. I'm not a foodie, and I have a fairly minimal interest in cooking and baking. But this book captured the joy of sharing what you love to do with others and how much better life is when you use your talents and passion to make the people you care about smile. For me, this comes with my crafting - scrapbooking, making ornaments, etc. And that was what I thought about when I read this book. Even though it's a sweet, charming story, it also reminds you to take pleasure in the small things you can do to enrich the lives of the people around you!

  • MissAnnThrope
    2019-02-26 15:17

    11 January 2013Rating: * * * 1/2Sighhh... it was so nice to be in the world of yummy food alongside Najika and friends again. After finishing the Kitchen Princess series, I was left wishing there was an anime series to complement the manga because I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these fun characters. If it were up to me, I'd never leave Najika's world. So believe you me, I was ecstatic when I stumbled across this little treasure.Kitchen Princess: Search for the Angel Cake is a spin-off book-book. Yup. It's mostly words with just a few pictures. Although I missed the cute artwork, this was a fun way to satisfy my Kitchen Princess craving. There are recipes included too!Like the manga series, the storyline here nicely blends the feel-good sweetness with the drama. I really hope that the author decides to create more manga. The writing plus the sweet drawings were perfection. Maybe we should petition her to start an anime?Great fun! Need more!

  • Marsha
    2019-02-19 14:21

    Najika’s search for a mysterious, vaguely defined cake didn’t impress me. When I read that the cake was white, fluffy and sweet, I immediately knew what it was and was irked that it took her a whole year to figure out the answer. But that just showed my lack of experience; it turns out that a lot of cakes fit that description and Najika has fun showing them all. Where this story fails is in its unrelentingly puerile writing, with awkward, repetitive phrases and thought patterns displayed with the most simplistic dialogue. This book would have been better off in the manga style that started “Kitchen Princess” instead of translating it to print form. The book includes recipes and drawings of the main characters and food enhance the plotline, somewhat redeeming the limp story.

  • Kayla Eklund
    2019-02-19 16:29

    Underhyped Readathon book #2. This is one of the first light novels I have ever read. A light novel is a full length novel based off of a manga. It usually tells a side story that was not in the manga. Kitchen Princess is one of my favorite mangas. Due to that, I had very high expectations for this. Those expectations led to me being disappointed. This was very cliche. The writing was bad, and filled with errors. The author made Najika seem a little bit like a jerk in the beginning, and very self-centered. For everyone that's read the manga, you know that's not how she is. Thankfully, the longer the novel went on, the more that began to fade. In the end, this was just okay. However, I will probably try another light novel again in a different series.

  • »ƒranxine«Bau†is†a
    2019-03-21 12:18

    This is truly an inspiring story.I enjoyed reading this book, even if I only read it today.This book made me smile and somehow made me appreciate life more.And I love the recipes given by the author, maybe I'll try these.I only had one problem and it would be the confusion of who is talking. The dialogue confused me and made me mistake who's currently talking.Other than that though, I LOVED IT.!

  • Sara
    2019-03-10 16:15

    I can't get enough of Najika and her world- it's full of food, love and optimism. I also like that Miyuki Kobayashi adds a bit of sorrow in her stories so that it balances everything out. I want more!

  • Tess
    2019-03-07 15:27

    i'm so glad there are stories that continue the manga! I miss the illustrations on each page, but there are enough throughout the book that you know it really is the same series and the same feel. I hope more are published in America soon.

  • Kish
    2019-02-24 10:22

    I thought it was really cute! I didn't plan on reading it all in one evening but ended up doing exactly that haha. The book just felt like a nice little quick read which is awesome every now and then.

  • Patricia
    2019-03-10 17:42

    A teen novel adapted from the popular Kitchen Princess manga series - a charming story about trying to find the right recipe for a white cake that an ailing grandmother is wishing to taste again before she dies.

  • Erika
    2019-03-15 12:27

    I always love reading about Najika and her friends. It was my first time reading a book based on a manga, and I really enjoyed it!

  • Natasha Lam
    2019-03-07 12:38

    I love this book!

  • Jannel
    2019-03-19 12:24

    one of the best mangas i have ever read!

  • Sadia Laisa
    2019-03-09 11:34

    its was ok but compared to the manga series not really good.

  • Jocelyn
    2019-03-11 15:44

    It wasn't as good as the manga, but I still liked it. The ending was a bit sudden but over all it was alright :P

  • Madeleine - Tei
    2019-03-21 10:27

    I LOVED ALL THE BOOKS IN THE SERIES SO MUCH!!!! But this book was a bit different, it wasn't a manga. Bleh.

  • Debbie
    2019-02-24 16:16

    it fitted into the story although it was an extra.

  • Jennica
    2019-02-18 17:28

    I think the writing could have been a little better, but I love the series so much that it hardly mattered.

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-15 14:20

    its a pretty good book..not much manga in it...but thats alright