Rummanah Aasi
  In Summer, Miki and Hiro were at the crossroads of their relationship. Miki wanted to expand on her romantic relationship with Hiro but Hiro is hesitate because it is completely forbidden with his line of duty. Like all couples in love, Miki and Hiro are having their share of troubles and must decide whether or not they want to move on. How they face their trouble and move forward in their relationship is the crux of Autumn, the third volume of this series.

Description (from Amazon): Is their secret safe? It's autumn, and Miki Yoshida's life is finally settling into a routine. She and Hiro are spending all their time together, and Miki couldn't be happier. There's just one problem.Hiro's breaking all the rules to be with Miki, and the more time they spend together—and the more they fall for each other—the more there is at stake. With jealous Reika on the prowl, Miki knows they can't hide forever.

Review: Miki Falls is a graphic novel series about two starcrossed lovers, one mortal and one supernatural. Miki is a high school student looking to find her own place in the world. She falls for Hiro, who works for a supernatural organization and is forbidden to have any relationships with human. Both Miki and Hiro can't fight their feeling with one another and decide they must fight against the forces that are determined to keep them apart. One of the reasons why I love this series is that Crilley expertly balances romance, mystery, and suspense in his series. Though Miki and Hiro's relationship may not be as advanced compared to other lovers in a series, their chaste passion is just as intense. Miki is a strong female character and doesn't let Hiro determine her actions. She refuses to allow him to make all the decisions and thus she avoids all the pitfalls and histrionics as many female leads in a romance. Hiro, though supernatural, acts as how a boy would act- doubtful of how the relationship would work yet willing to try his best. I also love how Crilley uses the theme of the seasons to not only set the scene of his series, but also reflect upon the stages of Miki and Hiro's relationship. Miki Falls is a must read graphic novel series for those who love a fresh take on starcrossed lovers.  

Rating: 4 stars

Words of Caution: None. Recommended to strong Grade 4 readers and up.

If you like this book try: Miki Falls Volume 4: Winter
3 Responses
  1. Are 4th graders really reading this? It actually looks like it would appeal to some of my high school students. *Star-crossed lovers* and the supernatural: sounds like a story teens would like.Maybe some of my reluctant readers?

  2. This graphic novel series can attract a wide range of readers. It's located in the children section of my public library and younger readers have picked it up. That saying, I don't think that should deter older readers from reading it. I think it would be great for reluctant readers, especially those who are hesitate about picking up graphic novels at all. It's really got something for every reader- supernatural, mystery, suspense, romance, and strong characters.

  3. That sounds very interesting. I like the idea of using the seasons to represent the character's relationship.

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