Miki Falls: Winter (Miki Falls Series #4)

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Can love survive?

It's winter, and a bitter chill of desperation has settled over Miki and Hiro. Far from home, the young couple treks through the frozen north, with Akuzu's powerful agents hot on their trail. Miki knows they are determined to tear her and Hiro apart.

But she has different plans.

With the help of an unlikely ally, Miki and Hiro endure a daring journey, battling freezing conditions and ...

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Overview

Can love survive?

It's winter, and a bitter chill of desperation has settled over Miki and Hiro. Far from home, the young couple treks through the frozen north, with Akuzu's powerful agents hot on their trail. Miki knows they are determined to tear her and Hiro apart.

But she has different plans.

With the help of an unlikely ally, Miki and Hiro endure a daring journey, battling freezing conditions and frightening forces just to be together. Miki is certain they can make it, hoping that love really does conquer all.

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Editorial Reviews

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AGERANGE: Ages 12 to 18.

In the final volume of this quartet, young lovebirds Miki and Hiro are making their heart-pounding escape from the Deliverers. Camping in the harsh winter climate with supplies running low, they try to make their way to a waiting ship that promises to carry them to safety. When the pair is unexpectedly betrayed, they end up in the grasp of the Deliverers. Hiro faces life-shattering repercussions, and Miki’s fate lies in the balance. When the Deliverers choose for her, she must fight to regain control of her own life. Crilley has provided an ultimately satisfying end to this series. Following the path of the seasons, teen readers will welcome the fresh take on the birth--and the death--of love and those who are in the world to protect it. Miki is a strong, dynamic female character, who is both headstrong and naïve, creating a pleasing blend of easily relatable traits. Crilley’s manga-inspired art will be an easy sell to shojo fans. With only four volumes and no objectionable content, this series is highly recommended for most school and public libraries. Reviewer: Jennifer Sweeney
March 2008 (Vol. 42, No.2)

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up -The final volume of the series reveals the reasons behind Miki's crash through a window at the very beginning of the first volume, Miki Falls: Spring (HarperTeen, 2007). Readers are returned to that moment of tension, when the teen has chosen to flee-possibly causing herself great physical harm-rather than give in to the demands of the Deliverers. Hiro and Miki are hoping to start life outside the confines of the Deliverers' Rules. But just as they are on the cusp of success, all seems lost once again. Crilley does not allow his characters to take the easy way out, and Miki's stubbornness remains her constant virtue: she is unwilling to give up on her love, which she knows to be true, no matter what. The author makes ample use of panel styles, letting the art flow beyond panel boundaries and across pages, including one gorgeous spread. He makes excellent use of the space, sometimes allowing one panel to flow at the bottom of two pages with storytelling panels above it, often allowing bits of the art, faces in particular, to overlap from one moment to the next. Teens will find much in Miki to admire, and they will identify with a happy ending achieved only at a great price.-Alana Abbott, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060846190
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Series: Miki Falls Series, #4
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 362,961
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.43 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Crilley is an award-winning author and illustrator who has been voted one of the “100 most Creative People in Entertainment” by Entertainment Weekly. Mark splits his time between Japan and Michigan.

Mark Crilley is an award-winning author and illustrator who has been voted one of the “100 most Creative People in Entertainment” by Entertainment Weekly. Mark splits his time between Japan and Michigan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    An Amazing Ending

    The Miki falls series had ended in a boom. The ending was amazing and incredible. The drawings and the sketches were amazing. mark Crilley has really outdone himself and i am so happy that i was able to read them. Amazing book please support him and read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2009

    Manga

    The B&N reviews keep calling this "manga inspired" when this in fact IS manga. It is not *Japanese* manga, though this is still Manga. Manga translates into what would be Comic Books for us, but in an Asian format. He has an Asian tie since his wife is Japanese. His wife is actually named Miki. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2009

    A Good Read For Anyone

    Overall, I' am stunned by the excellence of this series. I can't say too much about this particular volume without giving away details, but the ending is definitely satisfying! I would recommend this book to anyone interested in graphic novels, romance stories, or a quick-read. Kudos to Mark Crilley! :)

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    I wouldn't put all five stars if I didn't mean it!!!

    The art of this Graphic novel is Gorgeous! it blows me away! The author, Mark Crilley, also does 'How to draw' videos on You tube. I would highly recommend those as well, especially for the aspiring artist.
    I really admire the heroine of Miki Falls. she's believable and honest, and a character to look up to. She is not the Damsel in Distress type. Miki is the savior. and she makes it Ok for the rest of us to fall.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

    MIKI FALLS: WINTER is the final volume in the four volume MIKI FALLS manga series. The story opens with Miki and Hiro camping out and on the run from the Deliverers, who are out to find them, since their relationship is against Deliverer rules. <BR/><BR/>Anra, Hiro's hold spirit, is leading Miki and Hiro on a path to Otaru, where they should be able to catch a boat to aid in their escape plan. But when it appears that Anra isn't listening to Hiro anymore and leading them straight into danger, Miki and Hiro aren't sure who to trust. <BR/><BR/>Will they be able to escape the danger that lies ahead? Will they get caught? And will they be able to stay together? <BR/><BR/>The MIKI FALLS series is one of my favorite manga series. Mark Crilley has created an enchanting story and his artwork is amazing -- when Miki and Hiro are freezing in the snow, you feel the cold along with them. <BR/><BR/>If you're a fan of manga, add this to your must-read pile. I don't want to say much more, because you really need to read it for yourself to discover the ending to this series. Mystery, romance, and magic all come together to make this an exciting conclusion!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

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    Loved this concluding book -- but wish it could continue with more adventures. I feel like Miki is my new best friend and I want to read more of her.

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