Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Title: The Raven’s Tale
Author: Cat Winters
Publication date: April 16, 2019
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Gothic, Retelling
Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”
OMG…GIVE ME ALL THE EDGAR ALLAN POE RETELLINGS NOW! This book sounds fantastic and just what I need for my Poe-loving heart.
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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes. Every Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.
This week’s topic is…
Favorite Spooky Settings
Basically any short story by Edgar Allan Poe is perfectly crafted in a dark, spooky setting.
This is one of my favorite Edgar Allan Poe retellings (“The Fall of the House of Usher”). I think Bethany Griffin captures the most spookiest and creepiest setting in The Fall, which made me love the book even more.
“The Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving is by far my favorite short story written by him. The story centers on the guillotine executions that took place during the French Revolution. It’s a creepy and fantastic read.
Shakespeare could definitely write “spooky” settings, and I think Macbeth is one of my favorite plays where he encapsulates a story of macabre, murder, screeching animals, moving forests, and ominous, chanting witches.
Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite novel, and I mostly love it because Charlotte Brontë writes such brilliant and spooky scenes that involve the unknown (possibly ghosts) in the red room, charring lightning strikes, and the cackling of a woman in the attic who likes to light things on fire.
What are some of your favorite stories with spooky settings?