Wattpad reviews: A few of my favourites.

So for the people who don’t know what Wattpad is, here’s the wikipedia definition: Wattpad is a writing community in which users are able to post articles, stories, fan fiction, and poems.

Although I was a bit reluctant at first to try it out, I thought that I should experiment a bit and there are some absolutely wonderful writers and stories on there and dare I say that some of these stories are better than the published ones that we read.

Here I’m going to review a few of my favourite stories and that you should definitely read even if you’re not on Wattpad because they are just as excellent as published books and all the books I review today should be definitely be published.

1. Perfect Addiction by claudiaoverhere

This story tells a beautiful romance about two people with broken hearts coming together to fit together and become whole again. The story makes me scream, laugh and cry as every good story does and I must say this is an excellent story.

Without giving away too much we have Sienna who gets cheated by her boyfriend, Jax, and finds him and her sister together. Heartbroken and full of fury she finds her life entwinning with Kayden, at first they share a common goal of defeating the despicable Jax in underground fighting that Kayden and Jax participate in but as time passes feelings grow but so do insecurities.

I love the way the book isn’t just focused on the romance and the fact that the female lead is so strong is a bonus. She has a backbone and she’s strong, she has fire and passion that constantly makes me come back for more. There are only those few books with over 30 chapters that can keep me hooked since I feel like the reason some of these stories aren’t published is because they lose the fire that they started with but with 42 chapters and still going this story has kept me hooked even though I have to wait for it, it is absolutely worth it.

2. The Bachelor by greenwriter

The second story is The Bachelor. It follows the son of a billionaire, Zachary Astor, who thinks “love” is just a joke and to prove that he accepts a dare and enters the show ‘The Bachelor’ to ditch 25 women on live TV. But then there’s that mysterious Julianne Grey who hides her beautiful eyes behind her thick rimmed glasses and finds him absolutely unbearable which brings Zachary a whole lot of new emotions that he is not familiar with. So, will he win or lose this game of love?

I love this story and I’ve read it more times than I can count since it’s finished and each time I read it, it gets better. I know it sounds a bit cliché but when you read the story you’ll want to read it again and again with no doubt since the twists and turns it makes keep you hooked onto the book like a leech. I enjoyed the way the characters grow and change throughout the story and you can see and feel the connection and emotions as clear as day. You come to sympathise, empathise and love each character for the way they are (other than the few).

This is one of the stories that are actually published and I congratulate the author of this wonderful story and wish her the best of luck with her soon-to-be book.

3. Storm and Silence by RobTheir

We have Lilly Linton, a strong feminist, who’s goal is to be free and what better way to gain her freedom by working for one of the most powerful men? But there is an issue, she is a female. Being a female means that she’s expected to sit at home, look pretty all day and then marry. But what Lily has is a sharp mind which is valued by the powerful but mysterious Rikkard Ambrose. Will Lily get her job or will she be turned away for something that she cannot control?

This has to be the most fantastic historical fiction I have ever read. I can’t believe that I’m still keeping up with the updates when there are 78 chapters and still counting. I will congratulate Sir Rob on the excellent job that he has done with keeping me intrigued and so excited for each chapter that he updates.

I empathise with Lily since we are both females who want to be free and are chained to expectations. She isn’t asking for much just that bit of freedom that we should all be entitled to. Lily is a strong character which I admire, she’s fearless and determined to reach her goal of freedom. Since I am mostly a romance reader I am quite surprised at how much I love this story as the romance in this may be minimal. However, it is so well earned, and the frustration from anticipating it makes me want to pull my hair out. I adore this excellent book as it has just the right amount of everything; Romance, Adventure, Mystery which is why I think it would be right for many people.

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I definitely recommend any of these stories for anyone who has Wattpad, and for the people who don’t have Wattpad. What are you waiting for? Go join the community and read these stories!

– H.E

Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls

One Day

‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’

He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. 

So where will they be on this one day next year? 

And the year after that? And every year that follows?

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Where do I start? This has been one of my favourite reads so far during my summer and one hell of a emotional roller coaster. I applaud David Nicholls for writing such an excellent novel. It was a different and new kind of romance for me and I enjoyed every moment of this book although at one point David Nicholls was playing with my sanity and I really wanted to hunt him down and slaughter him. However, I really like the idea of the book, each chapter revolving around them each year on the day they met and it is such an excellent book because as you work your way through the chapters you grow along with the characters and watch them grow. Just like watching your own children grow and feeling that connection and love grow and I loved it.

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One Day also is a movie featuring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, I watched it right after I read One Day and although it’s not as good as the book it is an amazing adaptation and I liked the movie immensely too and has now probably become my favourite movie. I loved the emotion and chemistry between the two actors.

Overall, I think it should become a modern classic. It was a great book and you should read it if you enjoy bittersweet romance or romance in general.

My Rating: ★★★★★

– H.E