Hey guys! Sorry I missed Monday’s post but it was definitely a Monday kind of day that needed laziness and books. But I have been so excited for this post because I LOVE Edgar Allan Poe ❤ not to mention that I have passed this love on to my almost 9 year old monster so I am even more excited about Poe’s work! So I figured let’s talk about some books inspired by the great writer!
I think it should be noted that lately I have been obsessed with these new photo editing apps so I have done cool things to almost every picture because who cares about boring non-filtered stuff! haha.
But anyways I decided today would be a good day to talk about some of my favorite books.
This is a three part series and I fell into obsession with book 1 Nevermore and then I got distracted so I haven’t gotten to read book 2 or 3 yet but as of yesterday I now have a physical copy of all three in my hot little hands and I cannot wait to dig in!
At once an homage to one of America’s greatest writers and a page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, NEVERMORE is the story of Varen — a Poe-fan and goth — and Isobel — a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When a Lit. project pairs the two together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen’s world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful than she’d ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all shades. As labels of “goth” and “cheerleader” fade away, she sees more in Varen than a tall, pale outcast, and a consuming romance is braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most terrifying realities are those within our own minds.
When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him — and herself?
-Description on Amazon
So far I like this series and cannot wait to get back into it because it’s a little dark with romance mixed in and what is a good Poe based book if not a bit dark and romantic!
2. The Mask of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
This was a duo that I loved! It took one of my favorite short stories and filled it out.
Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.So what does Araby Worth have to live for?Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
-Description from Amazon
These two books stuck with me for weeks after reading them and I loved the twisting plot that always left you wondering where loyalties lay (layed? Lie? Ugh) and what was really going on?
Okay guys! That was a super short list of books that I actually have read (besides of course the works from E.A.P himself) but I do have some more on my TBR!
- Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
- Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey (this is based on the poem Annabel Lee which makes it bump up to the top of the list!)
- Feather by Abra Ebner
- and probably about a million more! But what about you guys? Any cool recommendations for books or even movies related to works of Edgar Allan Poe? Share them with me!! Have a great week and see you all Friday!