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Every HOOKED story is told as a bite-sized text message conversation, as if you were reading someone else's chat history.

We love reading, just like you, but we know it can get BORING when stories are too long. So we created this app to make reading snappy, spooky and fun.

Drawing on the long tradition of epistolary literature, like Bram Stoker's Dracula, HOOKED stories unfold through back-and-forth conversations.

If you can't get enough of books like Hunger Games, Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars and Harry Potter. Or if you're a fan of fanfic, like stories about One Direction. Or if you just can't put your Kindle down at night. You will love HOOKED. And even if you're not a big reader, but you love Snapchat, you should give HOOKED a try!

New stories added daily!


- You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full story catalog and premium content

- The subscription is $4.99 weekly, $14.99 monthly, $39.99 yearly*

- You'll be able to read unlimited stories for the duration of your subscription

- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off for at least 24-hours before the end of the current period

- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package

- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase

- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

- You can read our privacy policy and terms of use at http://www.hooked.co/privacy

- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

*Prices are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

By using Hooked, you agree to our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines available at http://www.hooked.co/terms

Questions? Email support@hooked.co for help!

What's New

Version 3.13.3

owl: darkness is coming
owl: run quick to the light
owl: shadows are growing
owl: prepare for a fright

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
16.8K Ratings
16.8K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Bite-sized scary tales.


Something I miss👎👎👎

I used to have this app and deleted it.........for some reason. But, I re-downloaded it to kinda see if it was the same! Here’s what we r now missing! WHERE IS THE WRITING TOOL???!!! Now this would have had five stars for me cus I love this app but wen I downloaded it the first time, u could just go to ur profile and click, “Make your own”(I don’t think that’s what it actually said but, it’s been a while)!
But anyways when I had this app you were able to just make your own stories, and that’s what I thought was unique about this app because in every other app like this, (Yarn, Tap, etc.) they can’t do that so I guess you guys just decided to join the group and take it away! Now I’m very well aware that you can send an email to write a story for the app but with millions of people who probably want to do that, it’s gonna be a long time before they find their story on the app! So other than that I love the app! It’s interesting and even tho you have to wait a couple times to read the story, that’s what makes most of the stories suspenseful, and it makes it interesting to think about what is going to happen next while you wait! So, to conclude this review, please make an update to bring back writing stories on here without email! 👍👍👍


Love it!/Hate it

Old review: I love this app. I love reading but I feel like I never have enough time to read a hundreds of pages anymore, because I usually only have a few mins a day to read. With that much time in my day I usually won't even continue the book, not being able to remember what I read. With this app, I have it with "books" with me all the time and they are short. I have enough time to read these, I already read 5 stories on here in 2 days. Everyone is complaining about the "hoots", it does get annoying but I think that's the point, so you can buy it and the makers of the app can make money. The hoots leave me on a cliffhanger which does get annoying, but I like it because it keeps me interested in the story just like any tv series with the last episode that ends with a cliffhanger. The 40 min waits go by fast. For me anyways at least. One of these days though I might buy the unlimited hoots. This app is kinda worth the money, so I don't mind ☺🤷🏻‍♀️💁🏻// my current review 1/2/18 : as of now I used to love the fact that this app was about reading and writing your own stories. Now they took off the writing tool out of the app. I didn’t realize until it was too late because I’ve been busy with school so I lost all my stories during that time. I’m deleting this app now. I mainly liked it because of the writing tool. Reading the stories were just a bonus.


Telepathic Inc.
83.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© Telepathic, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. HOOKED Unlimited $2.99
  2. HOOKED Unlimited $4.99
  3. HOOKED Unlimited $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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