Colsten Can’t Wait: His Hideous Heart

Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book we’re looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out His Hideous Heart.


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”).

I wasn’t always a big fan of Poe and his work. I guess I just didn’t read enough of it. I read oneish of his poems last year for school and I actually didn’t hate it. And this year I read some more for school and I realized his poems and stories were actually really interesting! I am very hard to impress with anything I have to read for school, so that’s probably why it took me so long to realize his stuff actually interested me haha. Anyway, this anthology sounds like it’s going to be awesome. I haven’t read a ton of anthologys, maybe one or two, but I feel like this one is going to work really well. It’s Poe. It just feels like a book with a bunch of short stories in his realm will work together really well. I’m really looking forward to seeing all the authors’ stories and seeing what they do with it. I think it’s going to be really cool.


His Hideous Heart comes out September 10, 2019! You can add it on Goodreads and pre-order a copy in the meantime!

Thank you for reading! 

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