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”).

His Hideous Heart Details

TitleHis Hideous Heart
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 10th, 2019
PublisherFlatiron Books
ISBN-139781250302779
Rating
GenreShort Stories, Horror, Retellings, Anthologies, Young Adult

His Hideous Heart Review

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    Oh... my god... EAP retellings?! Do you guys even know how much I love Edgar Allan Poe?! *screaming intensifies*
  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    You had me at Rin Chupeco and Kendare Blake reimagining Edgar Allan Poe, but then I read the rest of the contributors and almost fainted. This is going to be the best anthology ever. What a blessing. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    January 1, 1970
    hope someone retells the Cask of Amontillado and brings back the meme
  • Dahlia
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so excited at how soon this book will be out in the world, and thank you to everyone who's looking forward to it! It is, of course, on the horror side, so, CWs below in the spoiler tags, but, uh, assume a lot of death/murder/revenge; I'm not gonna put those tags in because it's basically every story. (Please note that these are intentional facets of the stories in which they appear. YMMV on how you receive that, but you aren't going to find these things "checked" on the page, only...dealt wi I'm so excited at how soon this book will be out in the world, and thank you to everyone who's looking forward to it! It is, of course, on the horror side, so, CWs below in the spoiler tags, but, uh, assume a lot of death/murder/revenge; I'm not gonna put those tags in because it's basically every story. (Please note that these are intentional facets of the stories in which they appear. YMMV on how you receive that, but you aren't going to find these things "checked" on the page, only...dealt with, shall we say.) Animal death: (view spoiler)["She Rode in on a Horse of Fire" by Kendare Blake (hide spoiler)]Homophobia: (view spoiler)["Night-Tide" by Tessa Gratton (hide spoiler)]Suicide: (view spoiler)["She Rode in on a Horse of Fire" by Kendare Blake, "Night-Tide" by Tessa Gratton" (hide spoiler)]Implied transphobia: (view spoiler)["The Murders in the Rue Apartelle, Boracay" by Rin Chupeco (hide spoiler)]Ableism and related abuse: (view spoiler)["Changeling" by Marieke Nijkamp (hide spoiler)]Torture: (view spoiler)["The Glittering Death" by Caleb Roehrig (hide spoiler)]Misogyny: (view spoiler)["The Glittering Death" by Caleb Roehrig, "The Oval Filter" by Lamar Giles (hide spoiler)]Implied partner death: (view spoiler)["Night-Tide" by Tessa Gratton, "Lygia" by Dahlia Adler (hide spoiler)]Substance abuse (mild): (view spoiler)["Lygia" by Dahlia Adler (hide spoiler)]
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  • Emily Lloyd-Jones
    January 1, 1970
    I am so excited to be part of this anthology! (And hopefully I will resist the urge to make Poe-themed puns.)
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhh! So thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for His Hideous Heart. Stay tuned for my review on September 5! This is one of my most anticipated releases for 2019 so I am HYPED.Thank you so much to Flatiron Books for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jaclyn
    January 1, 1970
    When an idea you came up with becomes an actual novel!!!!
  • Fran
    January 1, 1970
    * I have a story in this collection *And I love it so. Each retelling transforms the way I look at the original, and makes me think.
  • rin 눈_눈 WATCH GOOD OMENS
    January 1, 1970
    edgar allan poe's short stories reimagined!! this sounds cool
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    January 1, 1970
    Uhm, a collection of retellings all based on Poe's writing by a lot of my favorite authors????And now, of course, I must wait to read this . . .
  • Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    Edgar Allen Poe. With all of my favorite authors. What the fuck. Just take my freaking money.
  • Sarah Yung
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a big fan of Poe, so I was already excited about this going in. Took my time with it; it's an entertaining anthology and provides a versatile reading experience (personally, I reread Poe's original, then flipped back to read the reinterpretation). I also quite appreciate that this tome features marginalized authors across race, gender, sexuality, and disability, which was distinctive—and intentional, per Adler’s intro letter.
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  • JJ || This Dark Material
    January 1, 1970
    There were a couple of stories that didn't work for me at all, but several more really shone. A printing error meant that Amanda Lovelace's contribution didn't appear properly, and I'm really, really curious to see what she's done in a later ARC/final copy! Regardless of which Poe stories or poems you most enjoy, this collection will assuredly have something for you. Full review TK.
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  • Crowinator
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars
  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    "Unnatural love kills, the whispers claimed, or spoils at least, and when sickness comes, a ruined girl has no defense against the cold winds of hell, nor the yearnings of heaven.”This was a bone chilling collection that will make you sleep with the lights on for awhile. Prepare yourself for horror like you have never witnessed before.Beware of The Judge. You'll be looking over your shoulder from now on!
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  • Ninoshka
    January 1, 1970
    *This ARC was given to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I remember when I first got introduced to Poe's work, how much I absolutely loved everything I could get my hands on. They were all fantastic and just dark and I loved every single minute of them. When I heard about this book of short stories, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I loved the idea of authors creating their own spins to the classics and then having the classics in this book as well to introduce new readers to P *This ARC was given to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I remember when I first got introduced to Poe's work, how much I absolutely loved everything I could get my hands on. They were all fantastic and just dark and I loved every single minute of them. When I heard about this book of short stories, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I loved the idea of authors creating their own spins to the classics and then having the classics in this book as well to introduce new readers to Poe's work.I'm going to have to admit that 'She Rode a Horse of Fire' by Kendare Blake and 'Red' by Hillary Monahan were probably my favorites of this series. I wanted full length novels from these two. Usually when I read a book of short stories, I always find myself wanting more from mostly all of them. This didn't happen as much and I think that authors really knew how to get everything across in such a short amount of words.This was a great dark read, and the recreations certainly had their own twists to them that I really loved.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun compilation of reimagined Edgar Allan Poe stories penned by various contemporary YA authors. As is standard in short story volumes employing multiple authors, some of the stories are better than others, in some cases likely based on the author who wrote a particular reimagining, in other cases based on how well the original story lends itself to a retelling. Among the standouts: She Rode A Horse of Fire (Metzengerstein)A Drop of Stole Ink (The Purloined Letter)Happy Days, Sweethear This is a fun compilation of reimagined Edgar Allan Poe stories penned by various contemporary YA authors. As is standard in short story volumes employing multiple authors, some of the stories are better than others, in some cases likely based on the author who wrote a particular reimagining, in other cases based on how well the original story lends itself to a retelling. Among the standouts: She Rode A Horse of Fire (Metzengerstein)A Drop of Stole Ink (The Purloined Letter)Happy Days, Sweetheart (The Tell-Tale Heart)The Oval Filter (The Oval Portrait)And my personal favorite:The Glittering Death (The Pit and the Pendulum)Also helpful: The original Poe tale that corresponds to each of the reimaginings is included in the book for reference or in case there’s an original the reader is not familiar with. *I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Cody Roecker
    January 1, 1970
    HIS HIDEOUS HEART is the perfect blend of horror and heart, seamlessly bringing the world of Poe's stories to a modern audience, and thrilling the reader from start to finish. I must commend Adler, Roehrig, Jackson, and Lloyd-Jones on their stories, as they are the stories I would have read again and again and again as a child, and will do so now. Each of these stories packs a powerful punch, and this anthology will surely bring more love to Poe and his hideous heart.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC from one of the authors in the anthology, but that has no bearing on the review. This is a really fun anthology. As always, there's stories that I liked less than others, but overall, this is an incredibly solid anthology.
  • Sami
    January 1, 1970
    A unique and haunting story collection that launches off Edgar Allen Poe's literary works but becomes far more. Standouts include Tiffany Jackson's truly terrifying take on The Cask of Amontillado and Tessa Gratton's stunning interpretation of Annabel Lee.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    What a wonderful collection of Poe adaptations! I love that the original stories are also included with the new ones. Lovers of EAP will thoroughly enjoy these re-tellings!
  • Alexis Stankewitz
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this. I'm not a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan, but I found a lot of the retelling enjoyable! This a great anthology, especially just in time for Halloween.
  • maya (currently partying in ethiopia 🇪🇹 on semi-hiatus) b
    January 1, 1970
    guess who has an arc????!!!!
  • Biz
    January 1, 1970
    YES. YES. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YE
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  • Corrie
    January 1, 1970
    Um... what. *Checks calendar* 2018 *cries*I cannot wait for this. Edgar Allan Poe is my favourite!!
  • Maddy (booksandcatsandnaps)
    January 1, 1970
    I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED FOR THIS!!
  • Jess at JessicaWrites.co.uk
    January 1, 1970
    You had me at Edgar Allan Poe. I stan a legend.
  • ✩⋆ Victoria ⋆✩
    January 1, 1970
    UPDATE #1: ahhhhhhh this cover is gorgeous oml, already got this preordered
  • Isabelle
    January 1, 1970
    Hm. I don't like horror, but I do love retellings, and would you look at that lineup?
  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    Torn between being very excited for this, and very, very worried....
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