Interactive storytelling site and app Wattpad hosts over 100 million stories — and a lot of them are fan fiction. Below are some of the hottest, sweetest, strangest, and most thrilling stories of the year.
1. Confessions Of A Gay Disney Prince by Jayme Dray
2. Before by Anna Todd
Anna Todd, writer of the breakout Harry Styles-inspired After, returns with a retelling of that story, from Harry's perspective.
Number of reads: 6.8 million
Number of votes: 205,501
3. 50 Shades of Drake by Shiloh Sanders
The concept is simple: 50 Shades of Grey, but with Drake (or Aubrey, as the writer prefers to call him) as the leading man and Destiny Richards, a high-ranking student in her senior year at Howard University, as the heroine. It's an ongoing (and pretty epic) series, currently at 443 sections.
Number of reads: 2.7 million
Number of votes: 127,867
4. Treacherous Affairs by Bekka Chaos
Treacherous Affairs — sequel to Dangerous Liaisons — centers around Scisaac (Isaac Lahey/Scott McCall, Teen Wolf) and their new, somewhat rocky (but very ~passionate~) relationship. A lot of smut.
Number of reads: 1.1 million
Number of votes: 18,296
5. His English Heart by Kora Huddles
This 42-part Tom Hiddleston "imagine" (i.e. story told in the second person) places you on the set of The Avengers as Tom's makeup artist. But when the movie ends you realize just how much you two have bonded, and how unwilling you both are to part ways.
Number of reads: 1.1 million
Number of votes: 18,266
6. Kaylor: The Timeline by kaylorfanfiction
This 57-part love story — the writer's "interpretation of the realistic Kaylor timeline" — was one of Wattpad's most popular femslash/girlxgirl fanfics of the year. It offers a fictionalized account of the much-loved friendship between Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift, and delves into their rumored romance.
Number of reads: 769,925
Number of votes: 18,424
7. The Secret Life of Poot Lovato by Kayley Marie Todd (aka Giorgio Taietti)
8. Chasing Amy by Taco Dixen
In this 52-part Walking Dead fic, protagonist Amy Wilson is kidnapped by Rick Grimes and forced to protect herself after her brother — her only protector — is killed. Who better to teach her how to fend for herself than the private, quiet, but strong hunter, Daryl Dixon?
Number of reads: 275,987
Number of votes: 11,679
9. Kim Kardashian: #BreakTheGame by kfxinfinity
#BreakTheGame is the sequel to 2014's reader favorite (and highly addictive) Kim Kardashian: Trapped in Her Own Game. Having escaped the black magic of Paris Hilton in book one, Kim is enjoying her life with Kanye and North — until another spell pulls her back into the world of Kim Kardashian Hollywood. And once she's there, she has to figure out how to stop whatever dark force is threatening the entire empire she's built.
Number of reads: 162,952
Number of votes: 9,497
10. Kleptomaniac by queen_mycroft
Sherlock Holmes can't stop stealing — books, wallets, phones, cars. Will he also steal John Watson's heart? It seems likely in this 30-part Johnlock fic.
Number of reads: 92,233
Number of votes: 5,253
11. Herald of Fury by Joseph and Martin Pulido
Readers were so eager for Star Wars fic after the release of the first trailer, that reading time for Wattpad stories tagged "Star Wars" went up 400%. Leading the pack is Herald of Fury, the 88-part story which strays from the prequels and reimagines three new episodes, occurring before and tying directly into A New Hope.
Number of reads: 53,287
Number of votes: 2,804
12. The Jedi's Apprentice by Christi Anne Clark
Writers were also injecting original female characters into the Star Wars universe, as seen in The Jedi's Apprentice. When the galactic senate decides to call young Jedi into battle, Anakin Skywalker is tasked with training a female padawan — but she ultimately teaches him a few things.
Number of reads: 51,191
Number of votes: 1,793
13. The Starling Vigilante by Paint Pastel
The first book in a new series, The Starling Vigilante takes place in the Arrow universe — Starling City, specifically — where protagonist Aria finds herself hopeless, wronged, and motivated by "the darkness."
Number of reads: 43,517
Number of votes: 1,530
14. You Found Me by Prim
Set in season five of Supernatural, You Found Me follows Dakota Bailey: a star student from a loving family who loses it all in one moment. All alone and with no place to turn, she runs into an old friend — Sam Winchester.
Number of reads: 37,489
Number of votes: 2,089
15. Crossing the Grey by Scarlette Drake
There was an influx of Christian Grey / Jamie Dornan fic after the release of 50 Shades of Grey, but Crossing the Grey was an undeniable highlight. Scarlette Drake lays out what would happen if a woman from the pasts of both Christian Grey and Gideon Cross returns after eight years away, forcing their worlds to collide. (It gets complicated.)
Number of reads: 34,776
Number of votes: 801
16. Gone Grey by Andrew Shaffer
Andrew Shaffer is the man who brought the world the best-selling parody Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, and Earl Grey is back again in this Gone Girl / 50 Shades mashup. When Grey's wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, he becomes the prime suspect — and the only person who can help him find her is Tyler Perry.
Number of reads: 5,812
Number of votes: 146
17. Superstalker: A Lady G Thriller by Kevin Gebhard
Young art thief Toko Rausch teams up with Lady Gaga and her psychic powers to find and punish the serial killer who murdered Toko's sister. Not for the faint of heart.
Number of reads: 5,634
Number of votes: 501
18. THOR: The Glam Rock Musical by Dag-Jarle Nilsen and Anna Lunde
THOR isn't just a story; it's an experience. With original music and poetry, this fantasy-comedy tells a new story about the old gods. Each chapter has "poetic scene action" which you can read while listening to the original accompanying music (links provided).
Number of reads: 5,306
Number of votes: 176
19. Harry Styles and the Black Blue White Gold Dress by Nameless Hanks
What else can be said? Well, a lot, actually. But you'll have to read it.
Number of reads: 1,470
Number of votes: 39