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.
Alternative titles: Wo Zhen Shi Da Ming Xing / IRAS
Chapters: 1696 Chapters (stopped since 2017)
Author: Chang Yu
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)
Dragon King’s Son-In-Law
Alternative titles: DKS
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
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)
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
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)
Alternative Names: Wujie Shushi, WMW
Chapters: 1200 Chapters (Completely Translated)
Author: The Plagiarist (Wen Chao Gong)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mature
Type: Dark, gore, eastern fantasy, plain cultivation systems, warlock and witches
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)
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
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
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
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
The Second Coming of Gluttony
Alternative Names: The Second Coming of Avarice
Forms: WebnovelChapters: 402 Chapters/489 (On-going translation)
Author: Ro Yu-Jin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen
Type: Dark, Gore, Game elements, Quests and points, sword and magic
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
The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
Forms: Webnovel / Webtoon
Chapters: 56 Volumes (On-going)
Author: Nam Heesung
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Sci-fi, Shounen
Type: VRMMO, Special jobs, Guilds, Grindings, levels, dungeons, fantasy world
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)
Tempest of Stellar War
Alternative titles: Stellar War Storm
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
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.
Against the Gods
Alternative titles: Heaven-Defying Evil God, Nit Tian Xie Shen
Chapters: 1774 Chapters (Ongoing)
Author: Mars Gravity
Genre: Action, Mature, Mystery, Romance, Xuanhuan
Type: Typical Xuanhuan novel, Cultivation continent, standard cultivation system, beautiful female leads, multiple realms, Jumping power levels
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. )
If there are any suggestions kindly contact me at [email protected], would greatly appreciate it!
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