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His Hideous Heart
His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined | Dahlia Adler
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Thirteen of YAs most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poes 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 Poes classic tales, and how theyve 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).
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cleoh
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Okay, I LOVED this. I adore Edgar Allan Poe and his twisted tales, so I was hesitant to start this. The hype is real though, friends, the hype is real 😍 my favourite stories were the ones based on Ligeia and The Cast of Amontillado.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Looking for a YA short story collection retelling Edgar Allan Poe‘s tales?!? 13 of them to be precise? Look no further, this book has you covered. And for a bonus it includes the original tales as well. On the whole I liked all the stories & there‘s a good mix of horror, creepy, & simply atmospheric & moody—in other words, there‘s something for everyone. It definitely fit well with the autumn/Halloween vibe.

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TracyReadsBooks
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❄️❄️❄️That‘s right, we‘re under a Winter Weather Advisory today with a strong chance of accumulating snow through Halloween...❄️☃️🎃☃️❄️... This is a little unusual for Chicago this time of year (though not unheard of). So don‘t mind me, I‘m just going curl up with this entertaining collection of short stories and a hot cup of tea and not go outside until I have to!

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TracyReadsBooks
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This has to be my next read, doesn‘t it? I mean, Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to get ready than to read some original and reimagined Edgar Allan Poe tales? 🍁🍂👻💀🎃🍂🍁

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jackilynn
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2890592647?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

The picture above is the back of the book and tells you exactly which Poe tale each author tackled.

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jackilynn
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Interesting 🤔

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The Raven (remix) by Amanda Lovelace

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jackilynn
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I have always been a big Poe fan so I was beyond excited when this collection was first announced. Here is hoping that it doesn't disappoint.

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khooliha
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While nothing in this anthology blew my mind I enjoyed each story! A lot of Poe's macabre plots creep me out even more when enacted by teens. Plus: the stories that did the inspiring are included too!

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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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AshleyKorinE
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This was so much fun to read and perfect for the spooky season! I always loved Poe in high school but it had been forever since I‘d read his stories and this book has them all laid out in the back with the reimagined works in the front. I flipped back and forth for every story and my favorites was the Annabel retelling and Lygia retelling, least favorite the Fall of the House Usher retelling. Also the black out Raven by Amanda Lovelace was great!

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BookishGamer87
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Mehso-so

Other than a couple stories, Poe's writing really dragged this down. And I only really liked a couple of the reimagined stories as well. Probably just the wrong time for me and this book, but yeah.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Looking for spooky but not scary? Modern Mrs. Darcy has a list of short story collections to fill that need!
Since I don‘t read a lot of short stories, every book on the list is new to me!

#screamathon

https://modernmrsdarcy.com/spooky-not-scary-short-story-collections/

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Sara_Planz
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It‘s still hot here in Texas but it is fall in my mind.

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Butterflyamore
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Poe fans! What‘s your favorite story or poem by Edgar Allan Poe?

My favorite story is The Tell-Tale Heart and my favorite poem is Annabel Lee. ❤️

diovival Tough question! The Murders in the Rue Morgue is up there. 2mo
ravenlee Not sure about story, but Annabel Lee is my favorite poem with The Raven a close second (hence my username, actually). 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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There is this rolling grief that comes and goes. Like the tide, there is no schedule for it, no great silver moon to pull it in regular courses. ~Night-Tide/Tessa Gratton (From His Hideous Heart)

Thank you to everyone who took a moment to offer me comfort yesterday. I was stunned by the response. So many loving, compassionate comments. I will be going through and thanking you individually but it‘s going to take me a while. ❤️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im so sorry to hear you lost Elliot. All my love. 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf Sorry for your loss. 2mo
Librarybelle 💙💙💙 2mo
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cariashley So sorry to hear this ❤️ 2mo
Scochrane26 Sorry for your loss. Elliot was a fun, unique, & cute participant in your pics. 2mo
AmyG Oh no. I am so sorry. 😪 2mo
llwheeler Sorry for your loss. 2mo
tournevis 😘😘😘 2mo
Soubhiville Oh no! I‘m so sorry. Thinking of you. 2mo
BookNAround I‘m so sorry. It was so clear that Elliot was loved and that he loved you back. May that knowledge offer at least a sliver of peace in your sorrow. 2mo
BethM I‘m so sorry. Hugs. Litsy is the best. I found the most comfort here when our dog died a few years ago. 2mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry for your loss. It so hard losing a fur buddy. Hugs. 😔💕 2mo
AnansiGirl Sending hugs your way. 💕 2mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2mo
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss, hugs 💔 2mo
kimba7 So sorry, may you be surrounded with love and peace ♥️🕊️ 2mo
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dizie_lizie
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Happy book birthday to His Hideous Heart! I can‘t wait to dive into these retellings and compare to the original works. Bring on SP🎃🎃KY reads season!!

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MidnightBookGirl
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I'm doing an event with a couple of the authors- at the Poe Museum on Friday the 13th! Enjoying it already!

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LibrarianRyan
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Heading into Halloween, we will get a chance to read new takes on Poe's classics. Should be interesting. And I think they did the black red and white thing really well here by incorporating the blue.

September 10 , 2019

#CoverLove
#YAedition

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Butterflyamore
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EadieB @Butterflyamore I like most of your book picks and will probably read:
Playing Dead, The Illness Lesson, This Tender Land, Dear Edward, Ten Thousand Doors of January, His Hideous Heart and Widow of Pale Harbor. I have read all of William Kent Krueger's books and love his writing. His series is great and love Cork O'Connor. I would like to read Brigid Kemmerer but should read her first book. I'm a fan or Poe too so those 2 books are a must.
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EadieB @Butterflyamore Some books I am interesting in reading are: The Lying Room by Nicci French due out 10/1/19. Ioved her Frieda Klein series. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher due out 12/30/19. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and What You Did by Claire McGowan. I enjoyed McGowan's Paula Maguire series. I have a lot of series that I am reading and trying to compete so that's what I am looking forward to. (edited) 3mo
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Butterflyamore @EadieB I am interested in The Lying Room as well and might include it in my next thriller video. I‘ve heard Nicci French is a husband/wife team, which is cool! I haven‘t read the series yet but I do have Blue Monday in my stack. I have Ask Again, Yes as well but it‘s another I haven‘t gotten to yet! 3mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore I had to look again at the title of Nicci French's book. It looked like The Living Room to me and I'm glad I saw your post because I've read it a couple of times and didn't notice the correct title. lol Yes they are a husband/wife team. Some of their books are so/so but the Frieda Klein series was very good. I think you mentioned Ask Again, Yes before and that's why I had it listed. Anyway, thanks for mentioning the new books! 3mo
Butterflyamore Haha! I thought it was just an autocorrect typo because autocorrect always changes words on me! 3mo
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