What do you do when your favorite book is finished and there is nothing left to live for? You go on the Internet and read fan fiction. No seriously, fan fiction, or fanfic as it’s more commonly known, isn’t one of those clubs where people are obsessed with why Harry Potter didn’t pocket the elderberry wand (well let that be fun too). It’s actually a whole new kind of story that draws inspiration from the original texts.
The most popular fanfics select elements from the books, but provide new angles and story arcs, often giving you a whole new perspective on the characters. We’ve picked five of the best fanfics on the internet for you to obsess over this week. Trust us; they are so good that they also deserve to be published.
1. Harry Potter
While there are thousands of Harry Potter fanfics (everything from how Fred doesn’t really die to Darry, aka Harry and Malfoy’s love story), what’s particularly popular is the fiction about the Marauders. , while they were at Hogwarts. The stories about the original gang, Remus Lupine (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and James Potter (Prongs) with Lily are a great read when you follow them on their nocturnal trails on the grounds of Hogwarts, the creation of The Marauders Map, and the love life of Lily and James Potter.
Learn more about them here.
2. Star wars
The most talked about fan fiction in Star Wars is without a doubt the association of Rey and Kylo Ren. The tension between them is too hard to ignore; from the moment he carries her when she is unconscious in the forest, when he interrogates her, to the legendary fight between the two where they share a moment (they get away with it, so accept it). It was a love story waiting to happen.
You can read their story in this 55-chapter fanfic saga here.
3. The hunger games
When it comes to The Hunger Games, the fictional fan network is full of stories of Katniss and Peeta, once the battle is won, living happy lives forever. However, one particular fan fiction theory that is slowly gaining popularity concerns Primrose Everdeen and what would happen is that she would be going to The Hunger Games instead of Katniss. Would she survive? Would she fall in love with Peeta Mellark? Would she be able to save Rue?
Read all about his career on this subject thread.
4. The Twilight series
We don’t even have to say it: Bella and Jacob. The most famous storyline being that Edward Cullen kept his promise and Isabella Swan never heard from him again. Jacob Black is more than happy to console her and eventually the two of Make. This. To arrive.
Read a 20-chapter story following this plot here.
5. Our stars are to blame
While our favorite fanfiction wouldn’t involve anyone dying, we love the popular theory of Hazel Grace Lancaster finding out that she is pregnant after losing Augustus Waters. While it’s by no means happy, the bittersweet story will have you smiling and falling in love with both (actually three) even more.
Read one of the first fan fiction written on this theory here.