Want to embark on the never-ending and exciting journey of the Dao of Webnovels?

Even after reading for more than 6 years and at least 2-3 hours a day, I still cannot see the end to the number of novels getting released.

With this patriarch here, you do not need to worry about spending 1-2 hours on a novel that blinds your eyes.

The only article that you ever need to find the perfect genre that is your cup of tea!

Let me open your eyes to the different types of novels out there, for you to begin your journey.

Number 10.

I’m Really a Superstar
10 Best Webnovels to start off with - IRAS

Alternative titles: Wo Zhen Shi Da Ming Xing / IRAS

Forms: Webnovel

Chapters: 1696 Chapters (stopped since 2017)

Author: Chang Yu

Translator: Legge

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Drama Slice of Life

Type: Modern world, no cultivation, showbiz, slow romance, slice of life, cheat abilities

Superstar: An incredibly successful and famous person.

This story is about Zhang Ye becoming a jack of all trades through his cheats. This story is set in a modern society with our Mr. Zhang Ye becoming famous in the showbiz.

The comedy in this is a gem that you cannot find anywhere else, from his puns, poems to just about everything he does.
Even when it seemed like he is in trouble, everything will work out in a twist that you might never expect.

The only regretful thing is that it got banned in 2017 due to some issues. However, the almost 1,700 chapters are still a great read for awhile.

If you would like something that you can relate to, instead of slapping of young masters’ faces, this is for you! Although he’s perfect.

P.S. There might be some racism.

Defining Tags: Jack-of-all-trades (Master of all), Lottery, Slow-Romance, Game Elements, Lucky Protagonist

Similar Novels: Game Market 1983 (More about programming), God of Music (Back to the past)


Number 9.

Dragon King’s Son-In-Law

10 Best Webnovels to start off with - IRAS

Alternative titles: DKS

Forms: Webnovel

Chapters: 790 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Author: Dragon King’s Nice Son-in-Law

 Translator: Noodletown Translations

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Slice of Life

Type: Modern world, hidden cultivation world integrated into society, female characters everywhere, life of a highschooler

Although the title might seem to be very specific and does not contain much, it has an interesting concept towards the integration of cultivation with the modern world. It is not your typical Xuanhuan novel.

The main concept of this is actually the slice of life, the cultivation is really simple and easy to understand compared to other novels.

It is a 90% daily interaction and 10% cultivation. However, for those that cannot tolerate the protagonist fighting every few chapters with “soulless” villains and side characters, this is great for you!

There might be some disturbing parts (female lead is a middle schooler), but this is the cultivation world, where mortal’s lifespan means nothing.

Some really hate the main character’s personality while some love him. Give it a try!

Defining Tags: Character growth, good supporting characters, genius protagonist, slow start, tsundere

Similar Novels: My wife is a beautiful CEO (includes Greek Mythology), Cultivation chat group (more cultivation aspect), NEET Receives a Dating Sim Game Leveling System (Cheat System)

Number 8.

The Good for Nothing Seventh Young Lady
10 Best webnovels to start off with

Forms: Webnovel

Chapters: 2618/2759 Chapters (Translating in progress)

Author: North Night

Translator: Raz P., White Sky

Genre: Adventure Comedy Josei Martial Arts Romance Xuanhuan

Type: Female protagonist, beautiful characters (literally), perfect male lead, ancient chinese cultivation world, makes your heart flutter

Set in a normal cultivation world, with the standard face slapping, but the most of the time, the male lead or any other male character will appear and help our protagonist.

Although I am not a fan of such novels, after those cliché xuanhuan novels, it is definitely refreshing.

Do not feel intimidated by the sheer number of chapters, once you start, you might reach the end without knowing it.
For people that wants to read a female protagonist and constant appearance of “perfect” male characters.

Defining Tags: Alchemy, beast companion, power couple, calm protagonist, spirit advisor.

Similar novels: Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss, Unprecedented Pill Refiner: Entitled Ninth Young Lady, Rebirth of the Strongest Female Emperor (all by same author)

Number 7.

Warlock of the magus world

Alternative Names: Wujie Shushi, WMW

Chapters: 1200 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Author: The Plagiarist (Wen Chao Gong)

Translator: OMA

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mature

Type: Dark, gore, eastern fantasy, plain cultivation systems, warlock and witches

This novel is not for the faint-hearted, it contains scenes of gore, tragedies, rape, human experiments, and many other dark themes.

However, it follows a set of mage cultivation systems, and the main character will not go overboard and make you feel disturbed.
The cultivation is extremely slow-paced and is usually obtained through extreme measures. The main character is very smart and logical compared to the people in his world (because of an A.I chip).

However, he’s not excessively overpowered and sometimes even feels underwhelming. If you like to try a dark and thrilling adventure, this genre of novels is suited for you.

Defining Tags: A.I chip, alchemy, polygamy, anti-hero protagonist, underground world

Similar Novels: Age of Adepts, The Wizard World, A sorcerer’s journey, Lord of the mystery (Many fantasy abilities into one novel)

Number 6.

Swallowed star
10 Best webnovels to start off with

Alternative Names: Tun Shi Xing Kong

Chapters: 1486 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Forms: Webnovel / Manga

Author: I Eat Tomatoes

Translator: Translation nation / Nyoi-Bo Studio

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Sci-fi, Xuanhuan

Type: Futuristic, Apocalypse, Outer Space, Modern world

The world is about a post-apocalypse, futuristic with telekinesis and mutated monsters world.

Where humankind is constantly at war with monsters. Together with a set of clear cultivation system, join our main character in exploring the cosmos!

Defining Tags: Psychic powers, world travel, futuristic, modern

Similar Novels: Forty Millenniums of Cultivation, Star Rank Hunter, Galatic Dark Net

Number 5.

Monster Paradise

10 Best webnovels to start off with

Alternative Names: Guai Wu Le Yuan

Chapters: 1400 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Author: Nuclear Warhead Cooked in Wine

Translator: Endless Fantasy Translation

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Type: Pokemon-like, cheat abilities, game elements, unique cultivation system

This story is about fighting and capturing dimensional creatures from dimensional gates.

Similar to a developed post-apocalypse world with great world-building elements. Although our protagonist mainly uses his “pokemon” to fight, a strong emphasis on personal cultivation is still there.

If you like a pokemon style novel that includes cultivation and the “trainers” participating in fights, this is a great novel!

Defining Tags: Beast companions, modern world, magical technology, strongholds, fast cultivation

Similar Novels: Charm of soul pet (feels like a chinese version of pokemon), Long Live Summons (Beautiful world and harem), Monster Pet Evolution

Number 4.

The Second Coming of Gluttony

Alternative Names: The Second Coming of Avarice

Forms: WebnovelChapters: 402 Chapters/489 (On-going translation)

Author: Ro Yu-Jin

Translator: FudgeNouget

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen

Type: Dark, Gore, Game elements, Quests and points, sword and magic

It is a Korean novel, and Koreans love grinding, guilds, games, tower-climbing, and stats from all the books I’ve read.

This story is extremely similar to the webtoon “tower of god” if you’ve read it. It depicts how low humans can go and betrayals are considered the norm.

Our protagonist also starts off in tragedy, but slowly grow into a better person. The level and the points system is great and if you like survival stories, this might be the one for you.

Defining Tags Harsh training, eye powers, game elements, guilds, parallel worlds, points

Similar Novels: The Tutorial is Too Hard, I am the Monarch, Master Hunter K, Reincarnator

Number 3.

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Forms: Webnovel / Webtoon

Chapters: 56 Volumes (On-going)

Author: Nam Heesung

Translator: MIMOSAB

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Sci-fi, Shounen

Type: VRMMO, Special jobs, Guilds, Grindings, levels, dungeons, fantasy world

Lee Hyun has a money-grubber and shameless personality with regards to anything related to his income.

Although some of you might find his personality quite hateful, however, the plot revolves around his particularly comedic personality.

It is a VRMMO where he goes on an adventure with his special class (although he becomes op and travels alone). It is a huge world and because of it being set in a VRMMO, almost anything is possible.

The plot also have some subtle romance that makes it even more enjoyable.

If you are into levels, grinding, dungeons and blacksmith. Please check it out.

Defining Tags: Poor to Rich, Necromancer, Money Grubber, Slow romance, unique classes

Similar Novels: Ark, Overgeared, Zhan Long (more into guild building), Praise the orc (mostly comedy)

Number 2.

Tempest of Stellar War

10 Best webnovels to start off with

Alternative titles: Stellar War Storm

Forms: Webnovel

Chapters: 1422 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Author: Skeleton Wizard

 Translator: FrozenFirez, Abyssruler

Genre: Action, Adventure, Harem, Martial Arts, Mecha, School Life, Sci-fi, Xuanhuan

Type: Mecha, Cultivation, Battle Academy, Outerspace, Tournaments

Tempest of Stellar War is my personal favorite because of the mecha genre, imagine combining the anime Infinite Stratos or Gundam seed with cultivation.

This is what you get! A battle academy that trains “Pilots”, although there might be some scientific parts, it just boosts the story’s plot even more.

There is also a long-distance relationship that makes you looking forward to future chapters.

Defining Tags: Mecha, Outerspace, different civilisations and countries, hidden danger, character growth

Similar Novels: Douluo Dalu 3 (Might be better depending on your taste), Legend of the supreme soldier.

Number 1.

Against the Gods

10 Best webnovels to start off with

Alternative titles: Heaven-Defying Evil God, Nit Tian Xie Shen

Forms: Webnovel

Chapters: 1774 Chapters (Ongoing)

Author: Mars Gravity

 Translator: Alyschu

Genre: Action, Mature, Mystery, Romance, Xuanhuan

Type: Typical Xuanhuan novel, Cultivation continent, standard cultivation system, beautiful female leads, multiple realms, Jumping power levels

This is your typical Xuanhuan novel, with the face-smacking plots, arrogant young masters, and saving the beauty cliche.

HOWEVER, although the world is flooded with these novels, there are a few gems, one of which is this. Although it is repetitive, there are mysteries surrounding our protagonist and he has a constant motivation to become stronger.

Furthermore, although has a huge harem, he takes care of them pretty well and will never forget them.

There might 1-2 instances of rape scenes, however it is the typical “rape” so that he can save them, which most Xuanhuan novels have, sadly. However, if you can overlook this, it is overall a great novel to enjoy.

Defining Tags: Greatsword user, loli advisor, decent background (mystery at first), able to climb realms to defeat enemies, huge harem, multiple realms.

Similar Novels: Ancient Strengtening technique.

(There are actually too many similar novels, please read my other article on the Top 10 Xuanhuan novels here. )

Side note
Hope you guys enjoy these articles, I will be constantly trying to write recommendations and hope that it will be useful.

If there are any suggestions kindly contact me at [email protected], would greatly appreciate it!

Disclaimer: I do not own any images used, I am also not the author nor translator of any of the books I’ve mentioned. Credits to their respective owners. Contact me too if you want it removed. Thank you very much!

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