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Monday, December 8, 2014


Hi Readers! Sorry for being not active for about two weeks. We're very busy practicing for an upcoming show/event and err.. exams. But anyways, I'm here for another review! I rarely read books/manga/illustrated books out of my genre and likes but I tried this one. And I loved and am dying to find its sequel! I actually finished this book within 1 hour!


Title : Miki Falls 1 : Spring

Author : Mark Crilley

Illustrator : Mark Crilley

Number of Pages : 176 (Paperback)

Genre : Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction

Publisher : HarperTeen

Published on : May 1, 2007

Format : Paperback

Price : $ 8.73 (TBD)

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"It's spring--a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . . 
. . . until Hiro Sakurai shows up.
 The tall, handsome new student is hiding something, and Miki wants to know what. As she breaks down Hiro's defenses, she is unnerved by how much she cares about him. Too bad he is the one guy who can't care for her back. But Miki is falling for Hiro, and nothing's going to stop her from getting close to him--not even his dangerous secret."

~synosis from Goodreads~

About the Author:

Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children's book author/illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls, Akiko, and Brody's Ghost. He is also noted for his instructional videos for drawing in the manga-style. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YouTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand. Mark Crilley's wife is Miki Crilley who he named Miki Falls after. The two have a daughter, Mio, and a son, Matthew.

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I'll use a couple of words to describe the book and I'll explain it. ( a literary technique I learned from some authors )

  • Not an ordinary love story. I'm pretty sure a lot of you guys hate or don't like cliche love stories. Believe me I don't too. This book is a romance/love story book alright, but it's more than that. Find out for yourself.                                                         
  • Realistic & Fictional at the same time. This book, the story in it, the characters, really exist in real life, well not all of it. It amazes me how Sir Crilley gave life to his characters without removing the true-to-life effect. And how he introduced the fictional part of the story without ruining or rush the story. I'm also amazed that the story contains parts of mythology, suspense, mystery, etc. Haha. The book will give you a crazy feeling after finishing it.                                                                                             
  • Awesome characters. Every character portrays very different roles that gives a wonderful effect. From Miki who wants a change in his life, to Yumi who's an awesome, cheerful, yet naughty friend, to Hiro Sakurai who's very mysterious but everyone wants to befriend with. And other awesome fictional characters like Mother Freya and Anra that you guys should see.                                                                         
  • Every part of the story will give you the "fasten your seat belt" moment. You should not miss  every moment/part in the story. Every page skipped will change your perspective or opinion about the book. Every page is worth reading.                                 
  • Unexpected twist of events. The story, in the beginning, will have a normal story effect or in simpler words, it'll look plain, boring or simple. But as you read and read every page of the book, you'll have another question in your mind that'll encourage you to read it further. Like "what's in the basement?", "why is he weird?", or "what's he hiding?".                                                                                                                            

The words/sentences I used, I hope will encourage you to read it! It's very an awesome read.

Reading with Luigi gives Spring a

4 books! (4/5) 

Also, the poll which I conducted is already finished! Not surprisingly the result is.. books! Haha. Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway! Soon. 

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