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Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

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The Black Cat

Pluto, the leader of the London witches, is killed one day by the human he was supposed to be guarding. 

It’s unfortunate, of course, but it’s the risk you take when you assume the shape of a cat to protect the world from the shadows. As a result, no one seems to think it odd… except for his daughter, Saturn. She knows humans are vulnerable creatures, rash, impulsive, and weak, but she also knows that her father picked his charges carefully. When she finds out that her father’s killer was possessed by a lower-level demon when he carried out the murder, it becomes difficult to deny that something bad is stirring in hell. To find the truth, Saturn has to destroy the human vessel and exorcise the demon for interrogation—but being the new leader prohibits her from seeking revenge. 

Then a rogue witch appears in the shape of a black cat with a white splotch of fur on his chest and offers his help. Saturn takes the chance, unaware that this is only the beginning.

Topics: Books
Tags: poetry, books we love, halloween, ya novels, classic literature, edgar allan poe, the raven, young adult, ya, the tell-tale heart, creepy stories, annabel lee, the bells, the masque of the red death, the premature burial, the black cat, the fall of the house of usher, the fault in our tell-tale hearts

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