A fixture of the literary world since 1950, the National Book award honors the strongest writing in America. Qualifications necessary to win the award are simple: the book has to have been published no earlier than December 1st of the previous year, and the author must be a U.S.
We know renowned YA fantasy author Maggie Stiefvater for her endlessly imaginative stories—
Books that fall under the category of genre fiction (including fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, horror, and many more) have no restrictions but the limits of the imagination. These five authors decided to take that as a challenge, and it worked out pretty damn well for them.
We love Halloween- it's scary, campy, and you can be whatever you want to be (which you can mostly do all the time, unless what you want to be is a ghoul or a sexier version of something decidedly unsexy).
Many people of my generation will remember the golden age of vampire YA fiction; Twilight, Vampire Academy, Marked, The Vampire Diaries, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Cirque du Freak.... I could go on.
It's a yum surprise! Yakult has been my best friend since childhood. Its sour-sweet taste is always lingering on the tip of my tongue, and its healthy effect for gastrointestinal system is always the booster that makes parents buy the beverage to their children.