Wednesday, October 21, 2020

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler

His Hideous Heart
edited by Dahlia Adler
narrated by contributors

Published: 2020
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Hardback: 480
Rating: 4
Short Stories, Horror, YA, Edgar Allan Poe stories re-imagined | Goodreads

Kendare Blake (reimagining “Metzengerstein”)
Rin Chupeco (“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”)
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”)
Fran Wilde (“The Fall of the House of Usher”)

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.

My two-bits:

Contemporary YA tweak to Edgar Allan Poe tales sure gave modern day chills.

Makes me want to go back to re-read Poe, especially the lesser known stories (to me).


* Listened to audiobook version.
* Filipino mention in Rin Chupeco's story
* part of Fraterfest (here)
Imagination Designs
Images from: Lovelytocu