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When a show about magic is put on such a restricted network like Disney Channel, expect there to be tons of fanfiction, specifically of the Darker and Edgier variety.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Wizards of Waverly Place fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here and to add it at the bottom of whichever folder you're adding it to.

You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

Note: When approaching Wizards fanfics, be weary that Justin and Alex are the Fan-Preferred Couple for a reason. On alone, Wizards has nearly 2000 pages worth of stories and half of those are tagged as purely Justin/Alex fics, nevermind the untagged/single character tagged ones that will still involve the two. Most summaries will warn of potential pairings, but some don't.

Authors and Websites

NotJustANerd on

  • Recommended by Morbsspace
  • Many amazing stories focusing on the relationship between the siblings Justin and Alex Russo. The stories are beautifully written and the characters are really well portrayed, without getting into ooc-ness. Strongly recommended for those who absolutely love Jalex.

omens, formerly known as Christy January.

  • Recommended by So Riku
  • There's always one author who sticks out above all others and makes a big impression on a fandom with their amazingly detailed and well-written stories; for Wizards of Waverly Place, that author is omens. Focusing on Justin/Alex fics, omens crafts tales that not only seem plausible for our favorite sibling pair, but downright probable. Granted a topic like incest is easy to butcher and make sound silly and forced, but omens' stories flow naturally and flawlessly. Anyone interested in the Jalex fandom will find no better place to start than here.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

In Fire, In Ice by Moirariordan

  • Recommended by Morbsspace, So Riku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The sound of a world falling.
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: A new and tragic perspective on the lives of the Russo family. One of the most touching stories ever written in the WOWP fandom, a sad story, but an outstanding work of art and imagination at the same time. Probably one of the best, if not the best fanfic in the history of Jalex.
    • Seconded. This story is probably the most influential story in the Jalex fandom and should be tagged as a required read for anyone remotely interested in the pairing. If you're iffy on whether or not to ship 'Jalex', start with this. Your mind will be made up shortly. -So Riku
    • It's not just good as a shipping fic and a Jalex fic, but this troper also really enjoyed it just as a look at the psychological effects of being the victim of that, especially in the early chapters, when the author shows the isolation and paranoia of the situation. -grendalhopper

days were slipping past, by omens

  • Recommended by So Riku, Portalimpishly
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I just don't want to miss you anymore." Future-Fic
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: A story so poignant and gripping that you won't want to leave the computer until it's finished; and at over 50,000 words, be prepared to sit there a while. The story unfolds by showing a series of flashbacks to a point where the lives of the Russo's are changed forever. This story is a gem, and on par with In Fire, In Ice as one of the best Jalex stories ever written; arguably, the best. The story is written in inspiration by the song Lost by Michael Bublé, and giving the song a listen before and after (and hell, even while) reading is recommended. Get tissues.

April 29, 2010 by blueSKIES247

  • Recommended by Morbsspace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The future he saw would never happen. Until he saw it. Based on the idea of FlashForward (2009).
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: A great story based on psychology, drama and twisted fate. You'll be amazed by this one.
    • A little WAFF-y, sort of predictable, and characterization is a little off at times, but still an interesting read. - So Riku

Our Dirty Little Secret by Fragmentalis

  • Recommended by Morbsspace
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Harper holds a secret desire to be accepted by society. Getting drunk and pregnant by her best friend's 16-year-old brother may have hindered that goal.
  • Pairing: Max/Harper
  • Comments: A surprisingly good story, with realistic and wonderful storyline. Extremely well-written, in-character and above all, believable.

A Family Again by Pretty Girl Rocks

  • Recommended by Rellished, So Riku
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: AU Tragedy hits the Russo family and Alex and Max are forced to live with their estranged, cold older brother, Justin. Can the two Russo's bring love into the older Russo's heart?
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: A captivating story that'll hook you up instantly. It takes place in an Alternate Universe.
    • A tragically unfinished story. Probably the best Justin/Alex AU fic. -So Riku
      • Scratch that, the story has been updated after over a year long hiatus, with plans to finish soon!

Spin Spin Sugar by Amathela

  • Recommended by Rellished
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Turnabout is fair play (and they're only playing).
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: This is an amazing extension to the end scene of "Justin's Little Sister". You will love the amount of detail and description into their wrestling match between them. The challenges, one-upping the other until, suddenly, the childish play turns into something more.

If I were a radio, I'd play you on repeat by ohladybegood

  • Recommended by Rellished
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Justin makes a mix tape for Stevie. Things go horribly wrong. Or maybe horribly right, depending.
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex, implied Justin/Stevie
  • Comments: Short, sweet story, quite different from the usual drama Jalex fic. Original and entertaining.

reach out and touch someone, by omens

  • Recommended by So Riku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Careful, Justin; that almost sounds like 'what are you wearing?' territory there." [Justin/Alex]
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: While Justin is in college, him and Alex start talking over the phone. Hilarity Ensues (along with a little awkwardness...) An 8000-word one-shot, very entertaining.

Finding May, by blueSKIES247

  • Recommended by So Riku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They promised that the story will have a happy ending. But how? How can you make a 'happily ever after' out of thin air? How do you fix a mistake made 20 years ago?
  • Pairing: Justin/Alex
  • Comments: Alex Russo and Justin Robins meet each other by a twist of fate that leads them into a plot filled with mystery and surprise. This person named May seems to tie everyone together and fill in the missing pieces, and they make it their mission to find her.

Worse Fic, by Not Just A Nerd

  • Recommended by Portalimpishly
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Justin and Alex compete over who can write the worse Jalex fic, giving birth to two horrible horrors in the world of bad writing.
  • Pairing: Implied Justin/Alex.
  • Comments: A hilarious short story, which portrays Justin and Alex's competitive relationship even in the most absurd situations. It's filled with humor, Justin and Alex are so in character, that the scene can almost be seen as a canon episode.

Perfect Lies, by Alycia 00

  • Recommended by Portalimpishly, So Riku
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Justin has settled down and is happily married. Soon his perfect world crashes down when his estranged sister jumps back into his life. Future fic.
  • Pairings: Justin/Alex, Justin/Juliet
  • Comments: Very interesting storyline, with unexpected, wicked and twisted situations. A dark fic based on adultery, in which Justin and Alex's relationship is represented as villainous and harmful to every character in the story.

The Pineapple Affair by omens

  • Recommended by So Riku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You think you've got it bad? Look what's been following me around all day." In which Harper stalks, Zeke pines, and Justin and Alex devise a plot.
  • Pairing: Some crushes going around, but nothing too drastic.
  • Comments: A great story where Justin and Alex work together to solve their common problem. Could very well be an actual episode of the show.

Snickers by writerchic16

  • Recommended by So Riku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Halloween episode continuation. While Justin and Alex sort through leftover candy, they remember the Halloween they spent together when they were kids.
  • Pairing: Nothing romantic. Maybe if you squint.
  • Comments: A well written, heartwarming story that shows an opinion of how Justin first started looking after Alex.