Waiting on Wednesday | His Hideous Heart


Today I thought I join in Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine but has since been adapted with Can’t Wait Wednesday by Teresa at Wishful Endings.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature that showcases upcoming release that we are dying to get to!


His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler 


His Hideous Heart


Published by: Flatiron Books

Publication date: 10 September  2019



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).


Why I can’t wait to read this

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but Edgar Allan Poe is one of my all time favourite poets and authors. I’ve loved his work ever since my year 10 English class studied his work.

I love retellings — another one of my bookish buzzwords. I love seeing someones interpretation on a story. I cannot wait to see what they do with these famous stories.

I’m also excited to get to some new YA authors. Short stories, I think, are one of the best ways to explore a new author’s work.


That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know which books release date you cannot wait for.

Until next time, happy reading!


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