13 Best Korean Web Novels You Must Read

February 10


Korean web novels have their unique characteristics, not only the plot setting of the novel, but also the adapted manhwa.

The translation quality of these novels is also good, which can make you read fluently.

Specifically, what are some popular Korean novels worth reading?

1. Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling best Korean web novel

If you are reading Korean web novels for the first time, Solo Leveling is the first book you should read.

"Solo Leveling" is a completed fantasy web novel by Chugong. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


The story begins 10 years ago. The real world changed dramatically at that time, as "the Gate" to other worlds opened.

As a result, many monsters appeared, and of course the demon hunters also appeared.

Sung Jin-Woo is an E-rank Hunter, the weakest existence!

During a mission challenge, he was faced with a life-and-death crisis.

But luckily, he got an upgrade system for it!

With the help of the system, can he become the strongest Hunter?


Status: Completed 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural

Why should you get this novel?

  1. Premium translation quality
  2. Fascinating plot twist
  3. Gorgeous battle scene
  4. The adapted manhwa is also known as the Korean version of "One Punch Man".

Last update on 2023-09-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2. Under the Oak Tree

Korean web novels Under the Oak Tree

"Under the Oak Tree" is a romantic web novel written by Sooji Kim. It has also been adapted into manhwa.

It should be noted that this web novel belongs to the adult, smut type.


Maximilian, she was a beautiful girl and the daughter of a duke. She stutters a bit, though, and that has a detrimental effect on her life.

She married a knight according to her father's wishes, but the knight's status was very low at this time.

The turning point is 3 years later. The knight left to explore on his wedding night. In the process he grew up very fast and is now famous on the mainland.

Now he is completely different from before, can they still be together?


Status:  Ongoing

Genre: Adult, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Smut

Why should you get this book?

  1. Some of the plot settings are so real and can strike a chord in your heart.
  2. The growth of the characters is well described.
  3. Combination of romance and monsters

Last update on 2023-09-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Korean web novel Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint is arguably one of the most popular Korean web novels right now, with a very interesting plot.

The author is Sing-Shong. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


Kim Dokja's favorite thing to do is to read web novels, and "Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse" is his favorite.

Moreover, Kim Dokja regards himself as the protagonist of the novel, Yu Junghyeok, and fantasizes about the life in the book.

However, things soon changed. After reading chapter 3149, the fictional world in the book has become a reality. And Kim Dokja became a God-like being: because he knew everything.

The whole world has become his home ground!


Status:  Completed

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

4. The Second Coming of Gluttony

Korean web novels The Second Coming of Gluttony

"The Second Coming of Gluttony" is one of the best web novels on the famous novel site Wuxiaworld.

And the author is Ro Yu-jin. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


He was originally an ordinary person with a wonderful family life. His family loved him deeply.

However, he became addicted to one thing.

That is gambling!

After that, he was lost in the world of gambling. He became a loser! Wasting every day of his life.

He wants to change all that!

And so the story really begins. He finds a whole new fantasy world, uses his unique abilities and dreams, and forges his own path.


Status:  Completed

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

Why should you get this book?

  1. The whole book reads smoothly without any grammatical errors.
  2. The plot of the whole story is well connected and very natural.
  3. In addition to the vivid descriptions of MC's characters, the descriptions of other supporting roles are also memorable.

Last update on 2023-09-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

5. Life, Once Again!

Korean web novel Life, Once Again!

"Life, Once Again!" is a top novel with lots of realistic plots. The author is Wise Dragon.


We sometimes want to go back to a certain time period in the past.

And the protagonist really went back to his high school days and acquired a special ability.

Will he still live his old way of life?

What changes will he make?


Status:  Ongoing

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life, Tragedy

6. Valhalla Saga

Korean webnovel Valhalla Saga

If you like eSports and Nordic mythology, then this "Valhalla Saga" Korean novel is recommended for you.

The author is Chwiryong.


He was sent to Valhalla after an accidental death during an esports competition. Here is heaven where only great warriors can survive!

If he wants to survive here, he must keep fighting!

He kept killing monsters, gaining experience, and slowly becoming stronger.

In the end, he became a legendary figure in this world!


Status:  Completed

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Shounen

7. Trash of the Count’s Family

Korean novel Trash of the Count’s Family

"Trash of the Count's Family" is a completed fantasy Korean web novel. Some of the chapters will make you laugh out loud and be very funny.

The author is Yoo Ryeo Han. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


I entered a novel called "The Birth of a Hero".

The protagonist of this novel is a cold and domineering hero, his name is Choi Han. It tells the story of his adventures in a different dimension on Earth.

But I came to the world of the novel, not reborn as the protagonist, but in a relatively rubbish person from a Count family.

In this continent full of magic, dragons and wolves, what should you do if you want to survive?

Of course, it is to keep up with the protagonist's pace, and to be in the same camp as the protagonist!

8. Dungeon Defense

Korean web novel Dungeon Defense

"Dungeon Defense", a fantasy web novel, has a refreshing start that will leave you unpredictable.


There is a huge secret in this game world.

That is to become a hero and defeat 72 Demon Lords and the world will end.

But things are far from simple.

I thought I was a hero, but I found myself one of the weakest Demon Lords.

It's ridiculous, isn't it?

However, at present I can only live as a Demon Lord, and I want to find the real answer in this world.

9. Top Management

web novel Top Management

If you are interested in Korean entertainment such as KPOP, then "Top Management" is a web novel for you.


Jung Sunwoo usually likes to watch Korean movies and TV series. Now he has entered the entertainment industry as a manager of famous actors.

It got him so excited!

And he also gained a special ability: to see a little bit of the future.

So what's going to happen between him and these stars?

10. I’m Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter is Just so Cute!

web novel I’m Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter is Just so Cute!

This Korean light novel is somewhat similar to the "Snow White" story. There's a lot of romance in it and it's worth reading.

And the author is Yir. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


I'm a stepmother who is so jealous of her daughter that I want to be that vicious stepmother in "Snow White".

But this is just my fantasy.

I still wish I could do the duty of a mother: to give that lovely Blanche all kinds of love.

But some people don't believe me!

That is my husband, that majesty.

"Since you don't believe me, I'll go to your bedroom tonight. Let's have a good talk."


Status:  Completed

Genre: Fantasy, Josei, Romance

Why should you get this book?

  1. The English translation of this Korean novel is currently good and can be read easily.
  2. And the content is cute and very romantic.
  3. The characters are all so unique that you can't help but keep wanting to read.

11. Kill the Dragon

web novel Kill the Dragon

"Kill the Dragon" is a web novel similar to "Ender's Game". Here, it is the war between humans and dragons.

And the author is BaekSoo KwiJok.


Humanity is about to become extinct!

Because dragons, don't know which dimension they come from, are going to invade the earth.

However, in the fierce struggle of the human race, we won this war.

The dragons are gone.

Unexpectedly, after 15 years, they entered another place.

How will humanity face them, and will we be victorious again?

12. Ghost Story Club

web novel Ghost Story Club

If you like Korean drama "All of Us Are Dead", then this fantasy, horror Korean web novel "Ghost Story Club" is also for you.


Lee Jun is a student at Nakseong High School. At the beginning of school, he died because something strange happened.

And Nakseong High School after his death is full of mystery.

Here, there are many dark secrets. Lee Jun needs to fight against characters that can only appear in mythology, so as to continuously acquire new abilities.

More importantly, if he wants to graduate smoothly, he also needs to prevent the resurrection of the Demon King.

13. SSS-Class Suicide Hunter

web novel SSS-Class Suicide Hunter

"SSS-Class Suicide Hunter" is also one of the best Korean web novels, somewhat similar to "Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint".

The author is Shin Noah. It has also been adapted into manhwa.


Gong-ja Kim is an ordinary Hunter who envy those high-level Star Hunters.

One day, he acquired a skill: the ability to replicate other people's abilities. But after his own death. . .

This is really speechless!

God, I was actually killed by the First Hunter, Flame Emperor! But really acquired a skill: going back in time. That's great!

How will he reach the top with this special ability?

Where to Read Korean Web Novels

If you want to read Korean web novels online, there are many sites and apps recommended.

And Webnovel, Wuxiaworld are two of the best sites for reading Korean novels translated into English.

Also, if you want to read Korean novels raw, then Naver, Kakao Page is for you.

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