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Set in an alternate reality that updates mythology to near-modern day, "No Gods for Drowning" is written by one of the brightest new voices in…

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The second installment in the God of War franchise reboot is one of the most anticipated games of the year. It arrives on November 9.  Available on PlayStation.

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Do you like Greek mythology and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”? Do you want to play a colorful open world game in which you can fly? Then this is the game for you.

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The fact that Joss Whedon’s 1992 supernatural comedy garnered the positive reviews it did was already something of a minor miracle given its off-beat premise (a popular valley girl is the next in line as prophesied demon killer). But the fact that it also spawned seven seasons, 144 episodes and dedicated fan conventions to this day is nothing short of a conceptual coup. The show, one of the WB network’s first major hits, is perhaps actress Sarah Michelle Gellar’s best-known role and was the launching point for “The Avengers” director Whedon’s big-budget career.

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Set in Hell (and is there any place hotter?), this comic novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Butler finds Hades populated with the likes of William Shakespeare, Humphrey Bogart, Anne Boleyn and most of the U.S. presidents.

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Author Eoin Colfer’s beloved kid hero (Ferdia Shaw) comes to life in this family adventure film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The story follows Artemis, a 12-year-old genius, as he desperately tries to save his abducted father. In order to pay his ransom, he must infiltrate an ancient, underground civilization populated by powerful fairies. (June 12, Disney+).

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James’ thick saga — the first in a planned trilogy taking place in a fantasy land inspired by African history and mythology — follows a tracker hired to find a child who has mysteriously vanished. New York Times books critic Michiko Kakutani wrote, “In these pages, James conjures the literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe — filled with dizzying, magpie references to old movies and recent TV, ancient myths and classic comic books, and fused into something new and startling by his gifts for language and sheer inventiveness.”

From fantasy and sci-fi, romance, and historical novels to biographies, mysteries, and thrillers, the year’s best books explore both everyday personal issues — loss, grief, friendship drama, school, and family life — and timely topics like war, racism, and religious prejudice. Check out our picks for fiction and nonfiction, from middle-grade chapter books to edgy young adult novels, to find great reads for tweens and teens.

It's a busy month for those who have a close, personal relationship with their Netflix accounts. Whether you're looking forward to the next installment of David Letterman's interview show (with Jay-Z!) or you've just been dying to see "The Boss Baby" turned into a TV show, April is your time.

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