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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Teen Wolf, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be Zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.


Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory, be it in pairings or plot. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Stronger than blood by MaraMcGregor

  • Recommended by liliaeth
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Scott must survive his mother’s family coming in to town. The last time he saw them, he was 5 years old. Or so he thought. The Calaveras have no intention of allowing an Alpha werewolf go free. The Stilinskis and the Mc Calls must prove that chosen family is more important than blood.
  • Comments: This is an au story set post s4, where it turns out that Scott's grandmother is Araya Calavera. It's a sweet AU where Scott has to deal with his family's rejection, and is protected by a Stiles who is still somewhat influenced by the Nogitsune's remaining influence on him.

Side Effects by lokiloo

  • Recommended by TheCorsair20
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Before you decide to take an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment drug, such as Adderall, consider its common side effects including: Lack of appetite, Headache, Inability to fall asleep and stay asleep, Dry Mouth, Abdominal Pain and Discomfort, Weight Loss, Restlessness.
  • Comments: This story won the Fanfiction contest that MTV hosted and I definitely think it is quite fantastic. A wonderful character study of Stiles and the effect the illness of multiple kinds has had oh who he is as well as a heart-breaking look at the death of his mom.

"One Day a Tortoise Will Learn How To Fly" by Penny Can

  • Recommended by Momo Kuma
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After an alpha attack, Stiles realizes that he is distinctly less helpless than everyone assumes he is. When his own pack refuses to accept this change, opting to ignore him, he makes it a personal goal to show them just how independent he can be.
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  • Comments: GOOD GOD I LOVE THIS FIC. This is to anyone who is tired reading fan fiction about Stiles whose genius and bombastic personality is grinded down to “pack mom” and/or Derek’s’ mate/love slave. This fic brings out a darker edge to Stiles – which greatly appreciated and not over exaggerated in the slightest.

"No Code Beyond Survival" by jettiebettie

  • Recommended by zombiei
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set in an AU where Sherrif Stilinski was killed pre-canon, and Stiles and Scott never met, this fic is a dark retelling of season 1 where Stiles is turned into a wendigo as a child. However, when he returns to Beacon Hills looking for revenge, he meets Scott and wonders if maybe there is another way.
  • Relationships: Scott & Stiles friendship is the main focus of the fic, but there is some background Scott/Allison as well
  • Comments: One of my favourite TW fics. While the fic is Stiles-centric, Scott is written wonderfully as opposed to the great majority of fics in this fandom, and their friendship is incredibly sweet and well portrayed. The storyline is stunning, and the mythology is extremely well fleshed out. One of a small minority of fanfics that have made me burst into tears, it's that good. It's just over 50k words, and reads like a small novel. Honestly, please just read it.

"Picking Up Strays" by peroxidepest17

  • Recommended by Newt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stiles has an idea named Isaac and the Sheriff has to deal with it.
  • Comments: Very nice, and the sequels are also well worth reading. Especially the one where Derek gets grounded!

The "Sum of its Parts" series by KouriArashi

  • Recommended by Kaenith
  • Status: Complete
  • Note: I wasn't sure whether to list this as Gen or Shipping. Stiles and Derek have a very intense, but non-romantic, relationship, and there are also the background pairings of Scott/Alison and Stiles/Erica. I put it under Gen because the romantic relationships aren't really the focus of the story, but if someone thinks it should be moved, be my guest.
  • Synopsis: Featuring Stiles as the main character. Things happen a little differently in the season one finale, and when the dust settles (spoilers for the ending of the first story in the series) Stiles has become the Alpha of the Beacon Hills pack, despite still being human. The pack adjusts to their new lives, along the way coming up against Peter Hale, the Alpha Pack, a rogue sorcerer, a hunter convention, and, yeah, a lot of PTSD as a result of the above. Featuring BAMF!Stiles, werewolves who can actually shift into real wolves, lots of plot, fluff, angst, and humor, werewolf cuddle-puddles, some much-needed therapy, and Derek in a service-dog's vest. Starts going AU at the end of season one, and completely ignores season three.
  • Comments: The series as a whole is over 400,000 words at the time of this writing, and I read it all in less than a week. I wish the actual show had this plot. I am always up for a good Guile Hero, and that's what Stiles undoubtedly is in this fic. It's also an interesting look at pack dynamics (With a lot of wolf cuddle-puddles. I am a sucker for cuddle-puddles.). And the plot! The series is not complete, but never fear, it's still updating at an impressive rate. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
    • Seconded! This fic is amazing. The plotlines are fantastic, the characters are great, and it manages to be smart, cute, funny and dramatic all at once.
    • I would like to clear up the pairings/romances. Stiles and Derek are in a romantic relationship, they aren't in a sexual relationship. The author describes it as a "non-sexual romantic open relationship", because Derek is asexual and biromantic, and Stiles is heterosexual and biromantic. Stiles and Erica are in a FWB relationship. Erica is aromantic, but it isn't stated explicitly in the series. I am only doing this, because the description of the pairings kept me from reading this series for a long time. As of the latest installment, Derek and Stiles are engaged to be married.
    • The Series is now complete at over 1,000,000 words so there is plenty to read, but don't worry if you're scared of the length - it's divided into 15 separate stories that are between 45K-150K in length as well as a separate fic of shorts so it's easy to divide up. I've read the entire series twice so far and it's incredibly well written and highly recommended

Boyd Family Portrait by EnigmaticSplendor

  • Recommended by Golden Heels
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After Boyd dies in Currents he wakes up the spirt world and rejoins Erica and, eventually, the rest of his family. Meanwhile, his Grandmother and Derek have to work together keep things together in the real world. It's very slow build and is definitely Cannon Divergent.
  • Comments: Still a WIP and it has Erica/Boyd as a pairing but it doesn't take over the plot.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Indelible Marks by billtheradish

  • Recommended by InsertWittyUsernameHere
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek; Minor Background Pairings
  • Synopsis: The house never burned. The pack is strong. Derek will never need to be the alpha, and his sister is a troll. (Actually, most of his family is like that.)Derek is an apprentice tattoo artist, and Stiles isn't old enough to get ink of his own yet. But that doesn't stop him from being interesting...
  • Comments: Even though it's long, it's totally worth the read. Stiles and Derek are adorkable together, and Laura's just the best. Also, Peter is a great cook.
  • Tags: Mild Gore, Non-Graphic Violence
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Crash Landers by gyzym

  • Recommended by TheCorsair20
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: In which Stiles learns to Stalk That Stalk. (Or, how to accidentally woo your unfriendly neighborhood alpha in roughly five hundred handwritten steps.)
  • Comments: Dude this story is the BEST. It's a fantastic look at the progression of a Stiles/Derek relationship taking into account just how crazy the both of them really are. It's hilarious and adorable and full of beautiful emotion.

Play It Again by metisket

  • Recommended by ramber
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.
  • Comments: has a Stiles as a magic user who's Obsessed with the continued health of the Hale family, whether they like it or not.

"Ab Aeterno" series by Trueborn Alpha

  • Recommended by zombiei
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Scott/Stiles, some minor Scott/Theo
  • Synopsis: In a kingdom far away from a forgotten time, a young prince and his knight learned the price of immortality was happiness. A thousand years in the future, Detective Stiles Stilinski is hot on the trail of a twisted serial killer, aided by Scott Mc Call, a young man with a secret, and hindered by his own raging libido.
  • Comments: One of the best Sciles fics ever written. It centres around Scott who is immortal and keeps meeting Stiles over and over again, but each time he dies before they can be happy together. It's massive in scope and incredibly well written, with lots of small plotlines tying together at the end satisfyingly.

Fly A Little Faster by mirrorkill

  • Recommended by Golden Ceres
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: Cora knows a magical ritual that will show the packs visions that they can use to defeat Deucalion, but one of the side effects is time travel. Of course, Stiles ends up ten years in the past where he meets a younger and more lovable Derek and tries not to change the future.
  • Comments: Features an Oblivious to Love Stiles and a very frustrated suitor. Stiles also ends up mentoring his younger self. Sorta takes place during the 3x08 flashback episode.

Divided We Stand by KouriArashi

  • Recommended by Golden Ceres
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: An alternate universe fic, where the existence of werewolves is known and legal. Every February there is a ceremony held in which werewolves are supposed to find their mates. Derek Hale is pressured by his family to find a mate. He does but his choice does not seem to agree with anyone.
  • Warnings: Bullying, Bigotry and Prejudice.
  • Comments: Features Stiles playing detective and a mostly-alive Hale family.
    • Seconded by Metropolisgal 2 - this story is funny and moving and will keep you on the edge of your seat as Stiles deals with the fallout of being chosen as Derek's mate. The relationship between the two is handled well, and built up slowly. Read this in a couple of days - it was that good!

Cherry Blossom and Sake (My Crazy New Year's Eve) by minazukihatta

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: There are three things Derek should NOT do but did anyway on New Year’s Day. 1: Enter a Shinto shrine that was actually an entrance to the Spirit Realm and get spirited away. 2: Agree to be a fox boy’s date to the Spirit Realm’s New Year’s Festival. And 3: It was something he couldn’t remember. What was it again?

Home by The Typewriter Girl

  • Recommended by Sarcasticgirl 777
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: January seventh. Seven days since the start of 2015, and seven days since his father’s death. The bastard, he thinks bitterly. The past year Derek Hale had made it blatantly obvious that he hated his scrawny guts, taking every given opportunity to shove him up against a wall, growl threats in his ears and roll his eyes whenever he stepped into the room, muttering some snide comment about how spastic or idiotic he was. So why did he fucking volunteer to take him in?

hope is the thing with by Shana Storyteller

  • Recommended by marssunshine
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek, with background Lydia Martin/Jackson Whittemore
  • Status: Complete, as is the series the story belongs to.
  • Synopsis: Stiles is ten when he saves the Hales from their burning home and Derek from a wolfsbane bullet, and this establishes a pattern that seems to continue indefinitely.
  • Notes: This is the first fic in a completely AU series that begins with a ten year old Stiles stumbling upon the Hale fire and, with his newly unlocked magical ability, saving the family, thereby setting this universe on a completely different path from the canon. The world building is extremely good and the characters remain true to their portrayals in the show while also fitting in with the world of the story (even the original characters - mainly the now not-dead Hales - are well written and fleshed out). Please note though that the Sterek is developing in this story and doesn't come to fruition until a later story in the series.

Lost Boys don't cry by Cran Apple Pye

  • Recommended by liliaeth
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Scott/Stiles
  • Synopsis: Stiles and Scott wake up in a dark, unfamiliar tunnel after a rescue mission gone wrong, and that's only the beginning of their problems. Trapped in a labyrinth filled with deadly mysteries, their only hope of making it back home is to cooperate with the very people who landed them in this mess. Unfortunately, their unscrupulous captors have their own agenda, including plans that make maliciously good use of the young werewolf's rapid healing and the human boy's uncanny skill at solving puzzles.

While the rest of the pack struggles to figure out what has become of them, Scott and Stiles struggle to survive in a harsh reality where all they have is their determination, and each other. Pushed to the edge of endurance, there is nothing they wouldn't do for one another and no sacrifice they wouldn't make if it means the other's survival; but everything may not be as it seems. What does their situation have to do with their unique connection to the Nemeton, or the events that took place in Mexico? Are they fighting their way towards salvation, or a darkness deeper than any that can be imagined?

  • Notes: This is set after s4 and canon compliant up to that point. It is probably one of my favorite Sciles fics, and has great perspectives on both Scott and stiles. The world building and imagery is incredibly vivid, and it creates a world where Scott and Stiles are pulled through hell and have nothing to rely on but one another. It fits in perfectly with canon up to that point, and managed to actually make me like Stiles while still keeping him in character, which is not an easy feat to accomplish.
Keep in mind that though the sciles is the strongest relationship in this story, it is platonic and can be seen as a BROTP as well.The rest of the pack plays their part in the background, but most of the story is about Scott and stiles.

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