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The Latest Trend: 8 Book Trends from 2017 You Absolutely Can’t Miss!

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It’s one thing to write a popular novel, but it’s another thing for a novel to hit ‘trending’ status. Whether it’s due to a scandal or strong word-of-mouth, these are the books that create so much online buzz that it drives readers straight to the bookstore. We’re definitely interested in what makes something trend, which is why we’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite ‘trending’ books from 2017: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman  With 2.6 million follows on Twitter, Gaiman certainly has a large fanbase. So when he announced that he was releasing a new book that dealt with the Norse gods and their stories, his readers went wild. It doesn’t hurt that the book has echoes of American Gods, Gaiman’s…

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Starz’s American Gods Must Have These Five Neil Gaiman Elements

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American Gods premieres on Starz on April 30, and we couldn’t be more excited. Based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, one of our favorite authors, American Gods became an almost instant classic when it was released in 2001. Now, 16 years later, we’re finally seeing a version hit the small screen. The trailer that was released looks amazing: Part road trip adventure, part epic con, and part modern mythology, American Gods is one of those rare stories that defies convention. It blends Gaiman’s gift for magical realism with mythologies from all over the world, playing with our concepts of reality, technology and how Gods are created in the first place. Shadow Moon (played by The 100 alum Ricky Whittle)…

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March’s Author Crush: Neil Gaiman’s Twisted Storytelling is One of a Kind

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Usually, my author crushes tend to be romance writers. I can’t help it: I just love reading about love. But I recently got my hands on Norse Mythology (W.W. Norton, February 7, 2017), the latest novel by Neil Gaiman, and I’m already hooked. Full of Gaiman’s trademark wit and twisted storytelling, it’s reminding me again of why I’ve always been such a huge fan. So this month, instead of diving back into my regular romance rotation, Neil Gaiman is my official author crush for March. At this point, Gaiman is practically an institution. And for good reason. From writing Dr. Who episodes to crafting bestselling children’s books and graphic novels, he might be one of the most versatile writers around. But…

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The 100’s Ricky Whittle Cast as Shadow Moon in American Gods

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The mythological creatures who immigrated with our ancestors still walk among us, and boy, are they pissed. Maybe this will calm them down. Finally, there’s news about Starz’s highly anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s much-loved modern-day, epic mythology, American Gods. After the announcement that the show was being developed by Gaiman and television veterans Bryan Fuller and Michael Green in 2014, fans have been waiting with bated breath for any information about the project. Well, on January 28, it was announced that Ricky Whittle, of The CW’s The 100, has been cast as the lead in American Gods. Whittle, who is also known for his performances in Austenland (2013) and British soap Hollyoaks, will play Shadow Moon, the novel’s mysterious,…

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