At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined

Category: Book
By (author): Adler, Dahlia
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published: November 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25in x 5.37in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A dazzling collection of original and retold fairy tales from fifteen acclaimed and bestselling YA writers

Fairy tales have been spun for thousands of years and remain among our most treasured stories. Weaving fresh tales with unexpected reimaginings, At Midnight brings together a diverse group of celebrated YA writers to breathe new life into a storied tradition. You'll discover . . .

Dahlia Adler reimagining "Rumpelstiltskin,"
Tracy Deonn, "The Nightingale,"
H. E. Edgmon, "Snow White,"
Hafsah Faizal, "Little Red Riding Hood,"
Stacey Lee, "The Little Matchstick Girl,"
Roselle Lim, "Hansel and Gretel,"
Darcie Little Badger, "Puss in Boots,"
Malinda Lo, "Frau Trude,"
Alex London, "Cinderella."
Anna-Marie McLemore, "The Nutcracker,"
Rebecca Podos, "The Robber Bridegroom,"
Rory Power, "Sleeping Beauty,"
Meredith Russo, "The Little Mermaid,"
Gita Trelease, "Fitcher's Bird,"
and an all-new fairy tale by Melissa Albert.

Review Quote*


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 (His Hideous Heart), 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

"A spectacular, spell-binding Shakespearean collection that you will fall deeply in love with . . . Each tale is a gem in the glittering crown of this anthology, which is one of the best I've ever read."

Biographical Note

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