It’s hard to deny just how captivating Wattpad can be. You might find yourself immersed in an intriguing mystery, diving deep into unfamiliar worlds or experiencing the thrills of a blossoming romance.
It gives writers a unique chance to reach a global audience and some of the best Wattpad stories have even made it to print publication!
Little did aspiring author Beth Reekles know at the time, her novel The Kissing Booth would eventually be published and then turned into a Netflix original movie.
Who knows, with a well-written story and a little bit of luck, you could end up following in Beth’s footsteps!
2018 has seen lots of new and exciting stories added to Wattpad. We’ve created a list of the very best ones, featuring a wide variety of genres.
Each story has something different to offer, but one thing they all have in common is that they’re guaranteed to make you want to turn the page.
So, in no particular order, here are the 50 best Wattpad stories of 2018.
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Following on from the acclaimed Maybe Someday, this story re-introduces us to the complicated love story of Ridge Lawson and Sydney Blake.
Ridge and Sydney are infatuated with each other, but their relationship doesn’t always go smoothly. Ridge remains emotionally attached to his ex-girlfriend, Maggie Carson, who is terminally ill with cystic fibrosis.
Maybe Now is an emotional rollercoaster that makes for a gripping read. The characters are played off brilliantly against one another, resulting in both tense and heart-warming moments. In addition, Ridge’s flatmate Bridgette is always on hand to provide some comic relief.
Beautifully descriptive and expertly written, The Three Deaths of Brunhilde sucks us into its thoughtfully created world.
The characters are gradually built up and fleshed out throughout the story, and would be comfortably at home in some of the best fantasy novels.
The character of Brunhilde is fascinating to read about; she’s a strong woman who does things her own way and whose actions often blur the lines of right and wrong.
Delicious is a truly unique account of a diplomat’s dinner time adventures with some mysterious extraterrestrials.
This short story tackles a few intriguing questions, such as what would aliens eat and what would their food taste like?
The diplomat’s stoic nature is challenged by the gruesome contents of his plate, but maybe there’s more to the feast than it seems.
This is a fantastically descriptive story about a young deaf girl’s investigations into mysterious happenings in Victorian London.
Lily shows a toughness and resolve far beyond her 16 years to traverse the numerous challenges that she faces.
The reader is presented with a glorious mixture of magic, mystery and romance in this story. All of which perfectly intertwine to make for a spellbinding tale.
A terrifying look at what the future might hold if the world became over-reliant on social media, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Plexus is similar in genre to The Matrix and Ready Player One, with most of humanity spending their time in a computer-generated alternative reality called the Plexus.
The protagonist of the story, Zanaklal, has become aware of the true nature of the Plexus and has committed to doing everything in his power to ensure that its days are numbered.
Rallying against the expectations put on male adolescents, The Law of Guys challenges the unwritten rules that weigh heavy on the minds of many teenage boys.
The story is told in a unique style. When a character does something that they feel is conforming to what society expects, the ‘rule’ that they have just followed is written in a bold text after that paragraph, highlighting what they’ve conformed to.
An unlikely romance blossoms between high school basketball star Greyson Montgomery and free spirit Juniper Angel, but can they find happiness amidst the pressures of their daily lives?
Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if Earth started fighting back against the destruction humanity has inflicted upon it? The Trail deals with this weighty question and then some.
Twenty-year-old Charlie Rhod travels across a desolate landscape, struggling with the turmoil inside her own head as much as the chaos that surrounds her.
The author superbly sets the scene in this story, she lets us know exactly how such a desperate situation came about and intricately describes the tumultuous new world that has been created.
Set in the fictional Wynter Academy, Cytronica is a dystopian sci-fi that tells the story of a group of students and their virtual world.
This virtual world, Cytronica, is an after-school hangout that’s outlived its use for many students and after they change its code, nothing will ever be the same again. However, they quickly realize that not all the changes they’ve made are for the good.
Cytronica is a magnificent read that thoroughly stimulates the imagination. The gripping story takes us on an unforgettable journey through the chaos that unfolds.
Explore the wonders of a waterlogged world by submerging yourself in Deadwater Kings.
The story follows the headstrong Lin, a deadly witch hunter who strikes fear into the hearts of her enemies. Although, the battles she fights in reality are just as intense in her own mind.
The story plays out in spectacular fashion as different powers vie for control of the sea in this unique fantasy tale.
An empowering story that would be a great read for a teenage audience, Protecting the President’s Son follows Luna Prescott as she endeavours to safeguard the President’s son, Ace Crawford.
Not only do Luna and Ace face life-threatening danger, but they also have to navigate daily life at their school, Westside High.
If you’re a fan of spy novels with a romantic twist, think a young James Bond, then this story will be perfect for you.
Ryleigh Bennett has been going away to camp every summer for the last few years. Now that she’s 16, she has to make the most of her last summer not working. But Camp Firestone is not what it seems.
From the first to the last page, the author creates an incredibly tense atmosphere that leaves the reader in constant anticipation about what’s going to happen next. The desperate scramble for survival on unfamiliar terrain is often reminiscent of The Hunger Games.
Each character brings something different to the table, from the caring Cal to headstrong Will, but is everyone who they say they are? Once you start reading this story, you won’t want to stop.
Tempris is a superb fantasy story that takes place in an intricately crafted world. In this world, humans are seen as worthless beings by the dominant race of powerful mages.
Taly is a young human living amongst these mages, but an accidental brush with magic sends her down a path that she had never expected to be on.
Reading this story, you may find yourself relating to the struggles of Taly and the ones she loves, despite the world they live in being so alien to our own. The way the author juxtaposes familiarity and the unknown so seamlessly is truly a skill.
Kaiya feels trapped in the City of Trees and is desperate to get free, but she has a difficult decision to make. She can put up with her situation or attempt to break out, going against every convention she’s grown up with in the process.
She finds herself not only trying to figure out how to make her escape, but figuring out who she can really trust.
City of Trees is a magical tale that combines the real world with a magical one. Characters are vividly painted and each one adds something different to this detailed story.
This anthology is made up of a selection of contributions from writers who have an interest in the sci-fi and comedy genres.
You’ll find a splendid mixture of laugh-out-loud moments, odd creatures, witty remarks and sarcastic comments.
Opening with the thought-provoking line, “What’s it like to be a space pirate?”, the Oh No! Anthology will take you down a black hole of intergalactic stories that you won’t want to escape from.
Wandering With Her is not your average romance story. Fate brings too unlikely companions together, Thomas and Nadia, in the depths of South America.
There’s only a few problems, Nadia already has a boyfriend and Thomas is a bit of a fool, but after they meet, things start to get interesting.
The personalities of the characters in this intriguing story of discovery contrast with each other brilliantly, making for a thoroughly entertaining read.
From first page to last, you will find yourself hooked to this chilling thriller that throws up lots of gripping moments.
Dark humor pervades the pages of this captivating story, providing a perfect contrast to the violence taking place.
Prepare to become engrossed in Ready. Set. Psycho, as vicious villains become intertwined with investigators that are anything but innocent themselves.
A unique take on the ‘prison break’ genre, Feral tells the story of an inmate with uncontrollable animalistic urges.
Lies and deception cloud his mind as he struggles to figure out the truth of his existence that has continuously evaded him.
Feral is a dark fantasy that explores humanity’s inner beast and what happens when it’s let loose.
Born with magical powers, Eliza Grant has had to put up with derision and humiliation throughout her life.
However, things are about to change when Eliza gets recruited by Blackstone, a top-secret government agency.
The first of a planned nine book saga, Blackstone sets the stage for the colossal battles to come and sets in motion the events that will shape Eliza’s life.
Left alone in a seemingly endless desert, the harsh conditions aren’t the only thing Irene and her friends have to be wary of.
Ruthless ‘coastlanders’ scour the wasteland, searching for resources and rooting out their competition.
The desperate adventures of Irene and her companions are exhilarating to read about. The reader can immerse themselves in each page, almost feeling like they are in the desert too.
Inspired by anime classic Spirited Away, Wonder tells the story of two kids’ encounter with a pair of talking dolls.
When Chrissy and Rena meet a rabbit who can speak, they think they’re going crazy, but once they go down the rabbit hole, things get even more bizarre.
A fascinating fantasy world is laid before us in this story, filled with a variety of curious quirks and magical creatures.
After a series of catastrophic events, a post-apocalyptic world has emerged among the debris of Seattle.
Gambler is a scout for her struggling tribe, but when she gets captured while on duty, her life changes forever.
Valhalla Descending is not unlike The Hunger Games in many ways, but its setting certainly has its own identity. The themes of the story revolve around love, suffering and survival, which help bring the reader closer to the flawed and damaged characters that are portrayed.
This story delves deep into the impact bullying, abandonment and mental illness can have on a young person’s life. In this case, Walter Hayes.
When Walter meets a kindred spirit in Zach Arden, he is given the chance to forge a new life for himself and move on from his from troubled past.
While the subject matter of the story is a very serious one, there is plenty of black humor thrown in to compensate for it.
A prequel to The Last Outpost, this story shows us the strength of the human spirit when we are forced to survive.
The Anai people are faced with a colony of vicious reptiles when they discover a vibrant microclimate in Antarctica and it soon becomes clear there’s only going to be room for one of them.
The value of life at its core is evident here. The Anai have absolutely nothing left but their will to survive and they will do whatever it takes to make sure they do not perish.
Nothing is as it seems in this action-packed sci-fi story set against an unexpected extraterrestrial invasion.
A sudden kidnapping sets events in motion, beginning the story with a fast-paced tone that it never abandons. Four kids develop strange supernatural powers and must figure out how to use them.
The Hero Project is a story that wonderfully maintains its sense of mystery throughout, with the reader constantly left questioning who is the hero and who is the villain.
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Taking inspiration from the concept album Masterpiece Theatre by Marianas Trench, this story follows the life of Toby, a young high school student.
After he moves to a different city and starts studying at a new school, he gets to know Megan, an incredibly driven girl who seems to be good at anything she puts her mind to. The two become close, but Megan decides to ditch her plans to go to university and move to Copenhagen to pursue an alternative career choice.
Toby is frustrated that she left him and her family, although when he finds out about her success, he decides he should move on with his life. All seems to have returned to normal, until 3 years later, he meets Megan again in front of a theatre in London.
A man wakes up with no recollection of his past. Trapped in a world of the undead and haunted by dreams of a girl, he must set forth on a journey through time to find her.
The virus causing the undead crisis was spread when an experiment went terribly wrong. The man knows if he finds the girl he dreams of, he can find the antidote.
While traveling through time, he has to face his biggest fears to save himself, and the rest of the word. Get settled and read this thrilling story, which has a superbly thought out timeline and in-depth characters.
After a titanic battle, an immortal man is faced with taking care of an amulet that could determine the fate of his world.
Thousands of years later, that same amulet will come to have an influence over the land of Kalda once more. A band of allies set forth in an attempt to uncover secrets that will explain the meaning behind all the strange events that have been taking place.
A Prince’s Errand is an intricately crafted tale of high fantasy, that is as rich in detail as it is in entertainment.
A Change of Heart is set in an alternative version of ancient Athens, where the peaceful existence of its inhabitants is coming under threat.
Told in the style of a diary, with one chapter entitled ‘Still too early on Thursday March 4, 1490’, we see events unfold through the eyes of the main character Marina.
Marina is in charge of an Athenian library but before long she has a lot more problems than unreturned books to contend with.
Inspired by Appalachian customs, The Seam Sorceress sees a young girl called Tilly set out from her isolated country home to make her fortune.
This isn’t your classic rags to riches tale by any means however, with Tilly’s life becoming anything but straightforward. Tilly is under severe pressure to make enough money to send home to her family, whose very lives depend on it.
Add a shapeshifting dog, a trunk of magic clothes and an enchanted sewing kit into the mix and this becomes a fascinating adventure story that’s truly unique.
If you suddenly found out the sister that you thought was dead still lived, what lengths would you go to in trying to find her?
Like any loyal sister, Nova Nightingale would do anything to get her elder sister Aurora back in her life.
Fire & Feather is a story that contains lots of magical characters and formidable spells, but we come to see that the strongest power of all is the love between Nova and her sister.
Violet Smith, a young girl from a struggling working class family, is shocked when she gets a scholarship at the prestigious Kingdom University.
Kingdom University isn’t structured like any old university, however. It functions like a monarchy, where three kings preside over three distinct student bodies.
How will Violet fit into this world of scheming and skulduggery that she is completely unaccustomed to? What will she have to do to become accepted?
Toe to Toe follows the story of an aspiring ballerina and a boxer who dreams of reaching the pinnacle of his sport.
While Chase and Tia are both ambitious people, they come from completely different backgrounds.
Tia’s family are wealthy, whereas Chase’s family are not well off. However, each of them have difficulties at home that they must overcome to be successful.
Trying to come to terms with the loss of a loved one is always hard, but combined with moving to a new city, a new college and living with people you hardly know, life can become a nightmare.
That’s the grim world Emma Rose Crane finds herself occupying. However, her unique ability to see ghosts gives her a real purpose in life.
Homecoming is an edge-of-the-seat mystery story that remains unsolved until the very last page. Watch as Emma transforms herself from the person nobody wants around to the person everybody needs.
Everything was perfect in Michael Garcia’s life until one fateful day turned everything upside down.
One the eve of his 16th birthday, Michael is shipped off to Hellam Valley Asylum by his parents, where things start to go a bit crazy.
Michael’s unique sense of humor makes for a highly entertaining inner monologue as the author takes a light-hearted approach to many would-be frightening situations.
A chance encounter between a barmaid who dreams of launching her own lingerie store and a rookie hockey player sets sparks flying between the two.
While certain aspects of both their lives don’t go smoothly, they often find solace in each other.
As a reader, we root for a happy ever after ending for the two characters. However, this is isn’t your typical fairytale romance, the characters are firmly grounded in reality and every action has its consequences.
If you’re a fan of erotic novels, Skin of the Night has all the trysts and turns that you’ll need.
Cara Jane Darby doesn’t have time for serious relationships, but she begins to question herself when she meets William, a man like none she’s met before.
Packed with sultry scenes and snappy dialogue, this story is among the best in its genre on Wattpad.
Thousands of miles from their homeland and respective families, Celeste Dubois and Lorraine LeBlanc must start a new life in New France as “les filles du roi”.
Based on historically accurate events, we follow the girls’ gripping journey as they arrive in newly colonized Canada under the instructions King Louis XIV, with dowry in hand and orders to marry French settlers.
As a reader, you can’t help but become emotionally invested in the girls’ lives as you see them navigate courtship, marriage and the troubles that follow.
Set in Malaysia, Rogue Angel is a paranormal story about the adventures of Alison King.
After Alison wakes up in the woods with a clouded memory, she’s left to try and piece her life together, while simultaneously attempting to evade a shady organization called The Fellowship.
Tasked with reaching the elusive Ng Chan Villa to complete a mission she knows very little about, Alison and her companions will have to fend off her dogged pursuers to be successful.
Ever have a lecturer who you compared to a rock star? Probably not, but then again Dr. Weiland isn’t your average lecturer.
The story is told from the perspective of his envious university colleagues, who try to get to the bottom of his popularity.
Readers will want to find out more about the enigmatic Dr. Weiland and the intriguing twist at the end of the story leaves room for what would be an absorbing sequel.
Beth is an ordinary girl who is in her final year of high school. When she has to look into her family history for a final paper, she finds out some unexpected information about her deceased parents.
As she begins to uncover more startling details, she gets to know Clarke, a mysterious boy from her school, who seems to know more than he lets on.
In time, she has to decide if she can trust Clarke, who possesses strange powers, or go with her gut.
As far as building an incredibly detailed world goes, HAWK is definitely amongst the finest examples on Wattpad.
The story follows intrepid space bounty hunter Kas Balera as she attempts to traverse the aftermath of a disaster that has devastating effects on her solar system.
HAWK was once ranked #1 in Wattpad’s sci-fi category and it’s easy to see why. From superbly imagined planets to quirky characters, it has everything a well told sci-fi needs and more.
In a world where technology has been made illegal by the upper-class, May finds herself forcibly separated from her family and has to decide who she can trust to help rescue them.
May suffers from scoliosis, a medical condition that causes her spine to be curved. But she uses it to her advantage by fitting into places others cannot.
With a rebellion on the horizon, May makes it her mission to dethrone the oppressive king and bring back order to her world.
Reminiscent of some real-life cases of celebrity harassment, Malika Cruz centers around a television hostess who’s life descends into chaos when a fan take things too far.
Malika has always made it her priority to keep her daughter out of the spotlight but now both of them are under threat.
Tension pervades every page of this story, holding the reader in its firm grip. Suspense is gradually built up as the story goes on, leaving you with the feeling that something terrifying is always around the next corner.
Life in Atlanta, Georgia had been going pretty well for the last few years. But when a group of wild vampires threatens to destroy peace in America, it’s time for the city’s elders to call in the reinforcements.
Sam is just an awkward high-schooler making his way through everyday life. But what happens when he falls for a princess of ancient vampire royalty?
From moral dilemmas to star crossed lovers, this novel is gripping from start to finish.
Walk The Line is the spellbinding prequel to the hit Wattpad story The Bite, which has to-date received close to 12.5 million views.
If werewolves and vampires are your thing, you’ll love this story. Walk The Line focuses in on the characters of Levi and Eve, telling of their forbidden love and the trials that come with it.
Levi is part of the Tikanni pack and Eve comes from the rival Mangata pack, known as ‘ghosts’ because they are so rarely seen. If they are going to be mates, something’s got to give.
A deadly battle clouds the streets of Ferrum as the Silver Blades strike mercilessly against the Guardians, the protectors of the city.
Forest, a young and unproven member of the Silver Blades, becomes disillusioned with his unfulfilling life and wants a change.
Dagger follows Forest as he attempts to right his wrongs and take down the organization that he was once a part of.
A seemingly-boring archaeological field trip to Bolivia turns out to be far more eventful than 18-year-old Eli Turner had planned.
Eli feels a mysterious energy calling him and after an ancient cave collapses, trapping him and his group inside, he must figure out the truth behind it.
What follows is a tense and claustrophobic expedition, where people with drastically different personalities are forced to work together in a desperate effort to survive.
Year of the Snake is a short but brilliant piece about our habit of making resolutions that we hope will have an impact on our lives.
The author sets out a whole year of mistakes and successes ahead of him, in a resigned tone that seems to lament the predictable nature of his life.
This mindset is something everyone goes through at some stage of their lives and the acknowledgement of being stuck in a rut can help us emerge from it.
The third and final installment in the Fatal trilogy, Fatal Conclusions brings the exhilarating story of Alyssa and Daimon to a dramatic end.
The author tells a riveting story while delving into themes such as the cost of revenge and dealing with the loss of a loved one.
This is an action-packed werewolf story that never shies away from exploring the dark side of its characters. There’s death aplenty and when it comes to who lives or who dies, good and evil doesn’t come into the equation.
The Secrets You Hide is a thrilling story about a man who has lost everything. When Nick wakes up with the power to hear everyone’s biggest secret, he knows he must use his new-found abilities to get revenge.
After 6 months in a coma, he hears that his girlfriend has been killed and makes it his mission to find out who her killer was.
In a city where criminals wreak havoc on a daily basis, Nick takes on the daunting case with the aid of his gifted friends.
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Now that you know about all of these fantastic stories, it’s time to get reading them!
Congratulations to these wonderfully talented authors who have produced such a magnificent collection of stories.
Whether you like reading about romance or sci-fi, there’s something on this list for everyone.
Maybe reading one of these brilliant stories will inspire you to write one of your own.
Don’t be afraid to start writing, because everyone starts with a blank page. Who knows, you might have a talent for it!
A few sentences will turn into a page, a few pages will turn into a chapter and eventually you’ll have created your very own Wattpad story.