In a world where well-known authors are publishing books that are practically flying off of the shelves, budding writers are struggling to make ends meet and finally make their big break. Constantly, painstakingly editing and re-editing their work to ensure that it is in its utmost state of perfection—only to be rejected time and time again by editors. While not the recurring situation for some, this is exactly where Wattpad comes in—a place where new authors can create and share stories to millions of people are the globe. Personally, this idea is what made me fall in love with Wattpad in the first place. Don't you just love the idea of reading an undiscovered work of art? All exquisitely brilliant, yet all tragically unknown... this is where serendipity performs its miracles. Here are 6 of the most promising books out of the thousands of undiscovered gems that I've found on Wattpad.
When Vienna Dawson manages to get herself left behind on a senior field trip to North Carolina, she is stuck with nothing but a dead phone, barely any money, and no way to get back home.
With senior graduation fast approaching, she is desperate to get back to California in time. But with just one problem—how?
Like an answered prayer, she stumbles across an eerily familiar guy from her childhood who is coincidentally, heading to California too! Vienna was beyond thankful. In a race against time, the unlikely pair embark on the adventure of a lifetime posing as tourists, borrowing cars, getting stranded in a gas station, and coming face-to-face with raunchy bike riders. They quickly strike a deal and hit the road together—until they come across some wild unexpected detours and realize that they were carrying more baggage than they originally thought.
In a school built for only the youth of the country's elite, Rihanna Gesser struggles to keep herself on the down low as students consistently probe and threaten to expose who she really is. With her tattoos, dyed hair, and mysterious air, everyone thinks that Rihanna is deliberately attempting to ruin the school's prestigious reputation—and there is nothing they despise more than an undeserving rat in their circle.
Little do they know however, that Rihanna has more secrets to hide than they could even begin to fathom. In a tale of death, broken promises, deceit, abuse, trauma, and wrong love, JoPRBooks has woven a brilliant tale with endless twists and turns that keep you hungry for more. F.A.I.T.H. is a definite must-read if you want a story that keeps you guessing and ultimately surprises you in the end.
In a post-apocalyptic world where the human race is dying off faster than it can reproduce, Maddie Ryan receives the one thing she had been dreading her whole life—her first period. A surefire sign that she is fertile, and she can be taken in by the government as a breeder.
Now she is faced with some harrowing decisions: to stay and be taken against her will to be a breeder where her sole purpose is to repopulate the Earth devoid of any humanitarian rights or to venture out into the great unknown on the run with nowhere to go. A gut-wrenching tale about determination, miracles, and the relentless will to survive, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the story of Maddie as she tries to escape a governmental nightmare that dehumanizes women for the sake of potential extinction.
A night out turns into a living hell for Summer as she is kidnapped by a severely deranged man who demands to be called Clover and forced to live in a basement with a TV, books, a small kitchen, three other unfortunate young girls, and an eerie little room underneath the stairs where terror comes alive. Will she ever escape being a part of this twisted “family”? Or will she forever be one of Clover’s flowers?
A sequel to The Cellar, everything seems perfectly fine for Summer. Her abductor securely locked behind bars, and ultimately healing herself from trauma. With family and friends guarding her 24/7, she feels perfectly safe.
Or so she thought.
When Clover manages to escape prison he is furious and will stop at nothing to reunite with Summer and bring his dysfunctional “family” back together again. Will the authorities capture Clover in time? Or will they find him when it's too late?
"Kill or be killed." That's the only thing you should know once you're in The Arena.
Jodi was having the time of her life until she was abducted, taken away, and forced to fight with other terrified young women to the death.
A hyperrealistic tale of fighting for survival and struggling with choosing to simply die to end it all or to fight and eventually be freed from The Arena and in turn unearth the grisly underground operation. If you're the type of Candy Girl who can stomach a little violence and gore, then this is definitely a read for you!