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!
2019 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 60 Best Wattpad Stories of 2019.
Running with Scissors – Sam_le_fou (Sam Camp)
This self-described ‘macabre comedy’ follows the story of Peter Katz, a notorious lawyer suffering from terminal cancer.
The drama quickly unfolds in one of 2019’s best Wattpad stories, as despite the lawyer’s wishes to end his life painlessly, death will not find Katz. He hires a hitman to end his life, but when a miraculous treatment is discovered that will prolong his life, he must outrun this same hitman.
The concept of this story is not only extremely clever, but very original. The author’s ability to tell such a tragic tale by using dark humour so effortlessly is a rare skill.
Nomvula – authorhlumelo
Nomvula tells the story of Queen Nomvula, a pacifist who is burdened by her dark and bloody past.
Political machinations threaten her peaceful rule and an impulsive prince seeks to bring war and chaos to her domain.
Nomvula is a gripping African fantasy that sets the stakes high for all of its characters, with the Queen’s family, lands and values constantly under threat from hostile forces.
Something New – mandybetha (Amanda Abram)
Life and love don’t always turn out as you expected them to and Amanda Abram’s Something New is proof of that.
Cassie Briggs is heartbroken when her ex-boyfriend Elijah is paired with his childhood sweetheart for a class project and she is left stuck with his best friend Dylan.
However, Dylan proves to be a source of comfort for her and strives to win her affection. Cassie is then left with a predicament, does she go back to Elijah, who is desperate to win her back, or does she take a new path and stay with Dylan. What follows is a superb romance story.
The Iron Alchemist – ErichW
Set in the vast fantasy world of Civiland, The Iron Alchemist is the story of 13-year-old Boone Rigger’s attempts to win the Iron Alchemist Tournament.
The stakes are high for young Boone, who must win the tournament to help save his sick grandmother.
Standing in his way are gunslingers who all want the prize money for themselves. The tension in this story continues to crank up as we wait to see whether Boone can accomplish the task he has set himself.
Necromancy in D Minor – IntoTheTempest
The main character of Necromancy in D Minor, Octavia, disguises herself as a music teacher, but she’s really a lot more than that.
Octavia is actually a wandering necromancer, who’s sworn mission is to travel the world and rid it of the fearsome netherborne, a scourge from beyond the grave.
On the island of Hedalda, Octavia finds a town which has been brought to its knees by the netherborne. She must overcome some of the biggest challenges she has ever faced to free its people from their hellish predicament.
The Wavering Hawk – diahsulis
In order to find a new world, since the Earth was on the verge of death, a group of humans travelled to Mars to find a new paradise. What they found was something else, left behind by an unknown civilization.
From this discovery, the Maha were born. The Maha are a new generation of superhumans who are unaffected by the harsh conditions of a deteriorating Earth.
The Wavering Hawk focuses on the story of Nathaniel, a Maha who is having a crisis of conscience. As the Maha wage war on regular humans, Nathaniel asks himself what victory means and questions the cause he’s fighting for.
Wanderlost – darcheron (Deryn Archer)
Alone in a forest, three siblings are left to fix the pieces of their family that shattered the night their mother abandoned them there.
To add to their unenviable situation, their sister has turned into a werewolf and deserted them too.
This family drama is full of thrills and spills, while also dealing with themes of heartbreak, romance and reunion.
The Inevitable – TroyAcapen2
Inspired by the Will Smith film I Am Legend, The Inevitable tells the story of an Earth which has been ravaged by a mind-altering, sentient pathogen.
85% of the human population have either been killed or infected by the deadly pathogen. The remaining 15% are left to pick up the pieces and must try to rebuild humankind.
In the midst of the chaos, a prophecy is uncovered called ‘The Inevitable’. The Red Order, a secret organisation which has risen from the ashes, must figure out a way to stop this prophecy and prevent the infected from gaining control of Earth.
Creatures of the Night – cloudedwithstories
A six o’clock curfew isn’t just a rule in Creatures of the Night, it’s an absolute necessity. The inhabitants of an abandoned village must avoid going out at night or they will face certain death.
Milena and her fellow villagers are well used to this routine, but one night, when a creature breaks into the tunnels and gets captured, everything changes.
When the village leader Charles tries to execute the captured creature in public, a raid ensues and Milena grows curious as to what the true nature of the creatures is.
Bereft – rentachi
Bound together by their unfortunate circumstances, an unlikely double act attempts to hunt down a murderous cult plaguing the city of Verweald.
Sara Gaspard is a dying woman whose only wish is to enact revenge upon the madmen who ruined her life. However, the help of a downtrodden demon could prove to be a costly price to pay.
Sara and the demon delve must overcome paranormal activity, devious plots and occult fanaticism as they search for Sara’s enemies and struggle to survive.
Maybe Now – AuthorColleenHoover
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.
The Three Deaths of Brunhilde – MiloMaia
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 – LeeElliott3 (Lee Elliott)
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.
Lily in the Shadows – EMCastellan
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.
Plexus – Aanzkilla (Christopher Allen-Poole)
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.
The Law of Guys – currerbellwasbetter
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?
The Trail – niccicoleman
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.
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