His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler

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 b...

Details His Hideous Heart

TitleHis Hideous Heart
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreShort Stories, Horror, Retellings, Anthologies, Young Adult

Reviews His Hideous Heart

  • Amy Imogene Reads
    5 starsDark, delicious, diverse, feminist, eerie, memorable, and twisted—welcome to the new generation of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s a lot of fun in here.In His Hideous Heart, editor Dahlia Adler has compiled a truly impressive shortlist of some of Poe’s most famous tales, reimagined for a 2019 audience. I couldn’t believe how nuanced and imaginative these retellings were, and how eerily similar they felt to their original inspirations. Having...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!I also won this in a Goodreads giveaway, so thanks to Flatiron for this!3.8/5I heard about this book ages ago and immediately needed it. I just didn't expect to 1) get approved through Netgalley and 2) win a Goodreads giveaway! I haven't won a giveaway on there since 2017. Been ages.Overall, I was very impressed by this collection. I'm not a huge short story person, but I love Po...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I couldn't imagine a book that was more on brand for me. Edgar Allen Poe re-tellings, edited by a fantastic human, full of some of my favorite and most anticipated authors? His Hideous Heart is made for me. I was unbelievably lucky to get an early copy and I devoured it whole. His Hideous Heart retains the magic of anthology, while...
  • Nursebookie
    "His Hideous Heart" Edited by Dahlia Adler is a collection of 13 short stories that are retold and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. The overall themes include Love and Loss, Grief and Death, Rivalry and Revenge. Edgar Allan Poe's works continue to inspire Young Adults and every reader to this day, even after more than 150 years later. I remember reading Poe in high school and remembering how I felt reading his works. I enjoyed this collection and it ...
  • Ariana
    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*“Once upon a midnight dreary,I received a review query,About this very quaint and curious volume of Poe’s retold lore…”First off, I have to start by saying I was incredibly tempted to write this entire review as a poem in the style of “The Raven” but, unfortunately (…or perhaps fortunately), I think that far ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler is an anthology of thirteen classic Edgar Allan Poe tales as reimagined by top YA authors. Needless to say, Edgar Allan Poe is one of my all time favorites so I had incredibly high expectations for this collection with an all new audience in mind. I loved that these talented authors have created such unique takes on these classics, some of w...
  • amanda
    I’m part of this book’s blog tour. Check out my blog for full review.Anthologies are fun. Oftentimes they are a miss, some stories lacking the power of the others. Rarely do I find myself completely obsessed with a book of short stories. And retellings? They’re hard to do. This book managed to hold my interest from start to finish and by the end I discovered authors I had never known about before, but now would hopelessly and utterly read m...
  • Fran
    * 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.
  • Sarah Perchikoff
    When I first heard about this anthology, I just about lost my mind. I have been a fan of Edgar Allan Poe (aka Creepy Edgar) for years! His stories and poems are so dark and twisty and spooky. They’ve always intrigued me. And then I got an email asking me to be involved in the blog tour for His Hideous Heart and I almost fainted! I could not have said yes fast enough lol.Let’s get started!Whenever an author (or a group of authors) retell a cla...
  • Ashley Owens
    The publisher of this book reached out to me and asked if I would provide an honest review in exchange for an electronic copy. All thoughts & opinions are my own.His Hideous Heart is a short story collection of re-imaginings of Edgar Allen Poe (hereafter referred to as EAP) short stories (and one poem) written by various Young Adult authors. Instead of going story-by-story and giving you a review and synopsis of each, I’m going to talk to you a...
  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    I don't normally read short story collections but since this was a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe I was curious to give it a try and see what the authors came up with and hope that I like them! I am not going to recap them since they are short stories I am just going to list them and say if I liked them or not and then give my overall thoughts of the book as a whole.She Rode a Horse of Fire by Kendare Blake (Metzengerstein) - This one was decent.It...
  • Bethany
    Actual Rating: 4.5 starsI love this as a project and in general, the execution is really fantastic! His Hideous Heart is a collection of 13 short stories by YA authors, each inspired by a story from Edgar Allen Poe. They take these timeless themes like fear, love, and revenge and reimagine them in interesting, thought-provoking ways. More often than not, writing from the margins and asking questions about how these stories change when they are th...
  • Aly
    4.5/5 stars!To be honest, I sort of expected to be let down by this book...But I wasn't. I loved it. I enjoyed practically every story in here.So this book is split into 2 sections: The Tales Retold and The Original Tales. The order of the retelling and its respective inspiration are both in order, so it's fairy easy to find the story you're looking for. What I did for this was use colored page flags and mark each of the pairs together. I would r...
  • Alicia
    I didn't know that the stories were in the back?! Very cool find to have them there (because apparently I can't read subtitles). These re-tellings, especially for the stories that I did already know were inventive, updated, curious, dark, tragic, and all of the other things that popular YA authors would do to re-tell Edgar Allan Poe stories in a collection. Then you slap a vivid red heart on the cover and throw in the old stories for a new genera...
  • Kate Welsh
    This was SUCH a delight - such a wonderfully wide variety of retellings, and most of the authors were new to me but there were several whose work I will now seek out. My favorites were the stories by Tessa Gratton, Dahlia Adler, and Rin Chupeco. I also really loved having the Poe text right there and being able to alternate reading the originals and the retellings. This is a perfect atmospheric read for fall!
  • JenLovesBooks
    This was a creepy and weirdly entertaining read. I wasn't in love with all the stories that filled this collection, but it didn't stop me from enjoying most of them. There was so much going on in here that made those few I wasn't so happy with, seem like a distant memory. And, that is saying a lot, because for being short stories those that I really liked, were very well done and captivating. Then, there was the surprise that made this more of a ...
  • Alyson Kent
    Interesting, fascinating, quick read. The first half of the anthology are the retold tales, the second half is comprised of the original Poe tales. Enjoyed this.
  • Kris
    I love that Edgar Allan Poe’s original Tales are included at the end of the book. I read a plot summary of each tale before reading the retelling, in order to get reacquainted with each of the original tales. Each retelling captured the cruelty of mankind as much or almost as much as the original tales did. I love the way some of the tales were told in modern times, while others were told in more futuristic times.I’ve read books by Marieke Ni...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    This book I rate 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this anthology. It was one of the better YA anthologies I've read, as most of them are not full of stories but rather first chapters of books. I like that it focused on Poe retellings, which is an interesting take, and also included full versions of the original stories, which will hopefully inspire more readers of his great works. Some of the stories were more creative than others, but that's the case with a...
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    I often find that anthologies are hit-or-miss for me. I either love all/most of the stories in them or feel just luke-warm about them. In this instance, however, I ended up enjoying most of the stories.Thanks so much to Macmillan and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.As with my usual reviews of anthologies, I will give a review of each story, along with an individual rati...
  • Jill Muller
    Review originally posted on journeyintotheshelves.wordpress.com**I received an eARC of this book courtesy of Flatiron Books and Macmillan in order to participate in this blog tour. This has had no bearing on this review. **I’ll be the first to tell you that short stories aren’t usually my thing. I like my stories long, full of detail and dialogue. The main exception being Edgar Allan Poe. Ever since I read “The Black Cat” back in high sch...