At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined

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Flatiron Books
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5.77 X 8.4 X 1.48 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Dahlia Adler (editor) is an editor of mathematics by day, a book blogger by night, and an author at every spare moment in between. She is the editor of the anthologies His Hideous Heart and That Way Madness Lies, and the author of Cool for the Summer and Home Field Advantage. She lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books.

Dahlia Adler

Melissa Albert
Darcie Little Badger
Tracy Deonn
H. E. Edgmon
Hafsah Faizal
Stacey Lee
Roselle Lim
Malinda Lo
Alex London
Anna-Marie McLemore
Rebecca Podos
Rory Power
Meredith Russo
Gita Trelease

"This simultaneously whimsical, adventurous, and bone-chilling genre-spanning collection smartly riffs on the referenced source material to explore contemporary values." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Each story has a unique twist and writing style that makes it hard for readers to put down this compilation. . . . Adler's compilation of short stories is extremely refreshing and inclusive with wonderful writing. The included 15 tales will delight and surprise readers with their fresh takes on classics." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"In this diverse collection of reimagined fairy tales, readers can find stories as satisfyingly sharp as the first bite of a poisoned apple, while others offer softness and hard-won optimism." --The Bulletin (Blue Ribbon title)

"A dazzling collection of reimagined fairy tales . . . brilliantly diverse, often bloody." --The Buffalo News

"This young adult anthology brings on acclaimed authors to retell fairy tales in clever new fashions that tap into that familiar magic." --Lit Hub

"This super entertaining collection of 15 reimagined fairytales . . . is inclusive, diverse, and so much fun. An excellent gift for any fairytale-lovers." --BuzzFeed

"This anthology does not shy away from uniqueness, boldness, or diversity--elements embraced by each of these stellar writers in their own beautiful way." --Booklist

"Look, all you really need to know is that this is an anthology put together by Dahlia Adler. Her YA short story collections are always incredible. This time she takes on fairy tales, not just retelling them with updated characters but completely reimagining them with diverse settings, characters, and identities." (Best Book of the Month)


IndieBound bestseller
Junior Library Guild selection

"A superb collection [that] brims over with fierce delight and uncanny invention; the stories here vary in their effect nearly as much as Poe's do. And if you haven't read Poe before, His Hideous Heart works equally well as an introduction, a tribute and a loving critique." --The New York Times Book Review

"Presenting 13 reinterpretations of Poe's works alongside the originals, this enticing anthology offers an accessible, multifaceted reading experience for fans old and new...A refreshing assortment of diverse voices and contemporary themes ensures there's something for everyone." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A genre-bending collection of 13 twists on Edgar Allan Poe's works does Poe proud with this creepy and atmospheric set of stories. Diversity in race, gender identity, and sexuality is well-represented. Poe's ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Best Book of the Year)

"While we love Edgar Allan Poe--the original sadboi and Halloween's unofficial literary mascot--we have to admit that his 150-year-old stories could use a 2019-worthy glow-up. The YA story collection His Hideous Heart takes that challenge and runs with it. Each of the anthology's contributors revamp or totally reinvent 13 of Poe's best-known stories and poems, imbuing most of them with a much-needed dose of feminism, LGBTQ representation, and racial diversity."


"From comedy to tragedy to sonnet, from texts to storms to prom, this collection is a knockout." --BuzzFeed

"The stories stand capably on their own merits, but will be enriched by familiarity with--or better yet, reading alongside--Shakespeare's original plays and sonnets. Budding writers may even be inspired to put their own spins on the Bard of Avon's timeless tales." --BookPage

"Thoughtfully curated by Adler, this sumptuous anthology reframes Shakespeare's work, linking themes to contemporary concerns while bringing a critical eye to the originals' cultural assumptions. With its range of narrative styles and diverse protagonists, this collection offers much to savor." --Publishers Weekly