We approve of Maggie Stiefvater: her characters are relatively sane, her mythologies creative, and her sentiments on fanfiction just what the civic-minded public likes to see. Her novel Shiver is one of our Featured Books, and while we have yet to read the following books in the series our hopes are high.
Aftertaste: Her website's a little hokey. Not, like, L.J. Smith hokey... but hokey enough.