Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #290: His Hideous Heart ed. by Dahlia Adler

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From Goodreads:

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”).

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler is expected to be published September 10th, 2019 from Flatiron Books.

Why am I waiting on this one? I've always enjoyed Poe's tales. And for the most part, I've also enjoyed retellings of them as well. I'm looking forward to seeing what these authors do with the stories especially the editor's take on "Ligeia."

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. I'm so pumped for this as well! I enjoy Poe and I can't wait to see what these authors do. Here is my post-

  2. This book sounds so cool! I can't wait to find out how they interpret it. Lots of my favourite authors are in this one. I hope that we both love it. :)

  3. There are so many amazing authors in this, I'm tempted to give it a try too.

  4. oooh, this sounds like it could be such a good introduction to Poe in a way -- I've always found it hard to get into his work, so coming at it sideways like this sounds like a great way to understand him

  5. This one is on my TBR as well. Great pick! Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post yesterday!