I’m picky when it comes to anthologies, but am also a sucker for everything Edgar Allan Poe. So, I had to peek at His Hideous Heart, a collection of fresh takes on Poe’s classics.
…and this is definitely a grabby hands YA collection. Great authors and clever takes on familiar tales that will make you fall even more in love with the stories—and maybe give you a new author or two to add to your to-read list. I mean, Tessa Gratton takes on ‘Annabel Lee’ FFS. That’s going to be ridiculously good.
His Hideous Heart (edited by Dahlia Adler) will hit stores and Kindles next week on Sept. 10.
ABOUT HIS HIDEOUS HEART
Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.
Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered for the first time, readers will revel in Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales, and how they’ve been brought to life in 13 unique and unforgettable ways.
Contributors include Kendare Blake (reimagining “Metzengerstein”), Rin Chupeco (“The Murders in the Rue Morge”), Lamar Giles (“The Oval Portrait”), Tessa Gratton (“Annabel Lee”), Tiffany D. Jackson (“The Cask of Amontillado”), Stephanie Kuehn (“The Tell-Tale Heart”), Emily Lloyd-Jones (“The Purloined Letter”), Hillary Monahan (“The Masque of the Red Death”), Marieke Nijkamp (“Hop-Frog”), Caleb Roehrig (“The Pit and the Pendulum”), and Fran Wilde (“The Fall of the House of Usher”).