Best 10 Korean Web Novels to Read

Korean web novels are usually short like 300 chapters, have dept, and are more impactful. In this article, I will be recommending Korean web novels that are a must-read.

Now let’s get started!!!

The novels are listed in random order.

Ten Korean Web novels that are must read

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1) I am The Monarch

I am The Monarch korean web novel

Genre:

Action, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Seinen

Tags To Watch Out For:

Army Building, Aristocracy, Kingdom Building, Politics, Second Chance

Synopsis:

Roan ran away 20 years ago from his rural village with the aim of becoming a Great General. However, all he got 20 years later was just a handful of money and the lowly position of squad commander of the First Legion.

In the end, he became a cold corpse on the battlefield… but somehow, he came back to the past.

“Alright. This time, I won’t become a Great General but a Monarch.”

His previous life’s aim was to become a Great General, but, he only became a spearman squad commander.

This time, his life’s aim is to become the Monarch.

“Then I guess I’d become at least a General, right?”

Roan, who remembers 20 years of his future, now starts his unstoppable march.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– Awesome MC
– good kingdom building and army building
– well written
– a very Interesting plot
– no stupid cliches
– quite realistic
– wars


Things I like about this novel:-
– fast-paced at the end


2) Solo Leveling

solo leveling web novel korean

Genre:

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

Tags To Watch Out For:

Army Building, Game Elements, Gate to Another World, Protagonist Hiding True Abilities, Level System, Loner Protagonist, Nationalism,

Synopsis:

10 years ago, after “the Gate” that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as “Hunters”.

However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I’m someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of catacombs, the “World’s Weakest”.

Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled catacombs… at least until I found a hidden catacomb with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank catacombs!

In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise.

Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter!

Note:-This novel has manhwa too. Read manhwa

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– Interesting plot
– good ending
– army building
– badass MC
– well written
– Awesome action scenes

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– nationalism
– little side character development

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3) Dungeon Defense

dungeon defense web novel

Genre:

Action, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Romance

Tags To Watch Out For:

Antihero Protagonist, Army Building, Betrayal, Confident Protagonist, Cruel Characters, Depictions of Cruelty, Twisted Personality, Underestimated Protagonist

Synopsis:

Do you know how this world ends?

Become the hero and defeat the 72 Demon Lords. The game that was boasted as the absolute hardest strategy game, 『Dungeon Attack』.

I used to be the ‘hero’ that had accomplished everything in this game, but after answering a suspicious survey, I found myself in the game as the weakest Demon Lord, 「Dantalian」.

With only my eloquent tongue and my memories of conquest as a hero—

In order to survive as Dantalian. I shall tear this world apart.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– a super Interesting plot
-Unique and Intelligent Main Character
– scheme and conspiracies
– kingdom building
– unique romance
– awesome mc
– awesome world building

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– None


4) Beware of the Villainess!

beware of the villainess

Genre:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Tags To Watch Out For:

Super Confident Protagonist, Cute Story

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Synopsis:

I transmigrated as the villainess of a novel. So what if I’m a villainess? As the daughter of a Duke, I am rich and unemployed! I’ll simply live a leisurely life … or at least, that was what I thought until I witnessed my fiancé, the Crown Prince, having an affair right in front of me.

I shed tears when I saw him laugh with another woman in his arms, and did not reveal my emotions. Instead, I asked him a question with a bright and happy expression on my face. “Are you a son of a b*tch?” She was dropped into the world of a novel and planned on overthrowing the original novel’s plot!

Note:- This Novel also has Manhwa and I highly recommend you to read manhwa first because of its combination between good art and a funny plot. Read Manhwa

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– hilarious plot
– perhaps the best isekai female MC
– super funny moments
funny side characters
– awesome humor

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– None


5) The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Genre:

Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Tags To Watch Out For:

Grinding, Hard-Working Protagonist, Kingdom Building, Misunderstandings, MMORPG, Modern Day, Poor to Rich, Tragic Past, Weak to Strong

Synopsis:

The man forsaken by the world, the man a s*ave to money, and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined.

Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3 billion won, bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With the revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with newfound resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first-ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road.

This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family’s loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body, and the talent of hard work backing him.

Note:- This novel has manhwa too. Read Manhwa

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– Interesting Characters
– Funny moments
– epic moments

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Little character development


6) The Novel’s Extra

the novel's extra web novel from korea

Genre:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, School Life

Tags To watch Out For:

Average-looking Protagonist, Childcare, Futuristic Setting, Mob Protagonist, Tragic Past

Synopsis:

Waking up, Kim Hajin finds himself in a familiar world but an unfamiliar body.

A world he created himself and a story he wrote, yet never finished.

He had become his novel’s extra, a filler character with no importance to the story.

The only clue to escaping is to stay close to the main storyline.

However, he soon finds out the world isn’t exactly identical to his creation.

Note:-This novel has Manhwa too.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– funny interactions between the character
– Interesting plot (but it has a few boring arcs)
– Overpowered-ness of MC
– well written
– Fine ending

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– somewhat messy towards the end
– cliche misunderstanding


7) God of Cooking

god of cooking

Genre:

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Tags To Watch Out For:

Cooking, Cheat, Mature and Honest Protagonist, Modern Day, Second Chance

Synopsis:

30-year-old Jo Minjoon has always wanted to become a chef. He started his culinary career late in life, however, and is currently chopping onions at a restaurant. Regretting his life choices, he wishes he could go back to change it all and falls asleep. Meanwhile, someone out there is willing to give him another chance and send him back in time. How will he use the new powers he obtained from this mysterious being?

Note:- This novel is completely translated and has Manhwa too.

Opinion:-

If you haven’t read it yet then do give it a try. It is a fairly good novel you may come to like it.

Things I like about this novel:-
– Interesting and well-developed characters
– lovely romance
– Simple and enjoyable plot

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Author ignore food culture from Africa, the middle east, nordic

Other Similar Cooking Web Novels:

Check out Beware of Chicken [Farming] Web Novel Review


8) The Second Coming of Gluttony

The Second Coming of Gluttony

Genre:

Action, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural

Tags To Watch Out For:

Alternate World, Imperial harem, Fantasy World, Game Elements, Gate to Another World, Gore, Hard-Working Protagonist, Poor to Rich, Schemes, And Conspiracies, Second Chance, Weak to Strong

Synopsis:

“The son of god Gula has returned.”

I was lost in the world of gambling.

I turned my back on my family and even betrayed my lover.

I wasted every day of my life.

It was a life of tr*sh.

The reality told me thus:

That I would amount to nothing no matter what I did.

In order to change my pathetic life, I chose fantasy, instead.

Even then, it was the same story.

I wondered if salvation would come at the end of the long road.

But, I was forced to kneel down in defeat in front of a powerful entity.

The tower I built up with my own hands crumbled into nothingness.

Just for once, I dearly wished to know the truth about myself.

“Come closer, my child…”

I will not hold back this time.

Note:- This novel is completely translated and has Manhwa too.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– Action
– good plot
– MC struggles to change himself
– well detailed
– character development

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Dense, Dumb, and naive MC
– Most harem characters are just annoying


9) The King of the Battlefield

king of battlefield web novel

Genre:

Action, Martial Arts, Mystery, Supernatural

Tags To Watch Out For:

Antihero Protagonist, Apocalypse, Army Building

Synopsis:

Humanity was on the brink of destruction. Muyoung, an assassin from the Forest of Death, fell to his knees. There were corpses all around him. For years, he had worked for the Forest of Death and had finally been able to eradicate them. Now, he, himself, was about to die. He closed his eyes as he felt his heart stop beating.

Suddenly, Muyoung opened his eyes. By some miracle, he was still alive. He then realized that he had actually gone back 40 years in time. Join him as he decides to fix humanity’s past mistakes and fight against the 72 demons of the Underworld.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– nice flow
– solo mc
– Interesting mc
– enjoyable plot

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Somewhat plain side character
– rushed End


10) Reincarnator

reincarnator web novel

Genre:

Mature, Sci-fi. Action, Supernatural

Tags To Watch Out For:

System, Loner Protagonist, Second Chance, Strength-based Social Hierarchy, Survival Game, Transported To Another World, Weak to Strong

Synopsis:

Humanity has been gradually transported to the Abyss by a bored god to compete against other races and monsters. The problem is… humanity failed. In a last desperate push, the strongest survivors chose a comrade to travel as far as possible back in time.

Opinion:-

Things I like about this novel:-
– entertaining plot
– interesting and cold MC
– well thought out world
– nice world-building

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Plot Loopholes
– bland side characters


11. Trash of the Count’s Family

Things I like about this novel:-
– A well written and comedic plot
– interesting MC
– Good character development
– nice world-building

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Some chapters are boring

This web novel has a manhwa too. Read Trash of the Count’s Family Manhwa


12. Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Things I like about this novel:-
– A well written and detailed plot
– somewhat thrilling
– Cunning MC
-fine character development
-enjoyable arcs
-good action, adventures, and mysteries
– nice world-building

Things I Don’t like about this novel:-
– Some characters are boring and annoying


13. Honorable Recommendations

  • Overgeared [ Video Game, childish Main Character, well-written plot and world ]
  • The Villain Wants to Live [ MC transmigrates into a Villian character in a video game. ]
  • Isaac [ Unique Novel with intelligent and cunning MC ]
  • Top Management [ Well written Show-Biz Novel with MC with the power of Foresight ]
  • The Regressed Demon Lord is Kind [ Well written novel about the adventures of Demon King MC now wanting to live a life by doing good as he gets a second life ]
  • Ending Maker [ A guy and a girl gets transmigrated into the video game ]

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