17 Best Web Novel Sites to Read Free Fiction Online

January 17

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If you want to find web novel sites to read free web novels, light novels and wuxia novels, then you'll LOVE this (updated) list.

You can read fantasy, urban, sci-fi, easternaction, games type of novels that make you addicted.

Specifically, you can read free web novels here:

web novel sites-wuxia world

When you first started reading Chinese web novels, you should all be at Wuxiaworld. I also like this novel website very much.

Wuxiaworld Review

  • Free to read
  • The reviews of the novel in the community are very real
  • The translation speed needs to be faster!
  • You can't publish your own novels here

Recommended Chinese Web Novels

  • I like the author of this book very much.
  • The characters in the novel are very touching.
web novle -Battle Through the Heavens

Battle Through the Heavens

  • If you are just starting to read wuxia novels, then this is a web novel you should read.
The College of Swords: Book 3 of Desolate Era
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Shi, Wo Chi Xi Hong (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 495 Pages - 04/10/2021 (Publication Date) - Wuxiaworld Publishing USA Ltd (Publisher)

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web novel sites-webnovel

For webnovel, there is one most important problem: the previous novels are basically free, but webnovel uses the "spirit stone" currency system to unlock some popular chapters.

As for my point: If you are a student or not rich, then you can choose other web novel sites to read stories that need sprit stone.

If you like the author's novels and have a certain ability to pay, you can support the author appropriately.

Webnovel Review

  • The translated novel content is very accurate
  • Many chapters are free (not all)
  • You can publish novels and read comics

Recommended Chinese Web Novel and Comic

web novel-the sacred ruins

The Sacred Ruins

  • Nice translations
  • good world building and character design 
  • very interesting, funny and intriguing
wuxia comic-tales of demons and gods

Tales of Demons and Gods

  • This is a Chinese manhua about rebirth.
  • It’s a great read, once you start you don’t want to stop.

3. Novel Updates

novelupdates

The website itself does not create novels, it only exists as a catalog of online novels.

You can discuss the latest novel chapters here and learn about the latest novel release information.

Specifically, the quality of the forum on this website is very high.

4. Royal Road

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Royalroad is the best website by far for reading good web novels, most of the story are original and well written!

Recommended Web Novels

  • Vainqueur the Dragon (Adventure)
  • Artificial Jelly (Adventure, Sci-fi)

5. Wattpad

web novel sites-wattpad.com

Wappted has many types of novels, but the most are romantic novels for young women.

Wattpad  Review

  • There are many types of novels
  • The website has its own app
  • You can publish stories here
  • Few Chinese martial arts novels

6. Qi Dian

web novel sites-qidian

There are many novels on the website, among which novels such as fantasy(xuan huan), martial arts(wuxia), urban, history, military, games, competition, suspense, science fiction, etc. have great influence.

One of the best web novel sites.

7. Lnmtl

lnmtl

As the number of users who read web novels is increasing day by day, the number of novel translators is not enough.

At this time, machine translated web novel and light novel appeared.

Recommended Machine Translation Web Novels

  • Library of Heaven's Path
  • Emperor's Domination

8. Volare Novels

volarenovels

You can read Chinese, Korean, japanese novels.

One of the best free novel sites.

Recommended Web Novels

  • Adorable Creature Attacks! (Romance)
  • Defiant Martial God (Wuxia, Xianxia)

9. Tapread

web novel sites-tapread.com

A free online hosting Web Novel platform for Creators and Fans to display their work. Ranges of genre include Action, Romance, Thriller, Sci-Fi, and more.

Recommended Web Novels

  • Late Night Tales Of The Capital (Wuxia, Xianxia)
  • The Ultimate Evolution (Sci-Fi, Games)

Recommended Romance Comics

  • Tempt Me, Marry Me! (Romace, Drama)
  • My Husband: Come on, Honey! (Romace, Urban)

10. Web Fiction Guide

web novel sites-webfictionguide.com

Free online novels, story collections, reviews.

Specifically, the website mainly exists as an index of free online novels.

11. Muses Success

web novel sites-muses-success.info.com

Muse's Success is a directory of freely available web novels and serials, collectively web fiction.

12. JJWXC 

web novel sites-jin-jiang

JinJiang(jjwxc) was founded in 2003 and is one of the most influential women's original web novel sites in mainland China.

Including a lot of ancient romance, urban, BL and other women's favorite web novels.

13. Wordy Buzz

web novel sites-wordybuzz.com

Thousands of free Korean, Japanese, Chinense web novels at your disposal.

14. Moon Quill

web novel sites-moonquill-homepage.com

You can read and publish novels here.

15. Tapas

web novel sites-tapas.com

You can read a lot of novels, comics, and you can also publish novels here.

16. Fiction Press

web novel sites-fictionpress.com

You can read not only English fiction, but also poetry.

17. Inkitt

web novel sites-inkitt.com

If you want to publish novels, then this website is a good choice.

Enjoy all kinds of novels you like at these web novel sites!

Bestseller No. 1
The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Problem Series Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Liu, Cixin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 11/11/2014 (Publication Date) - Tor Books (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
The Three-Body Problem Series: The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death's End
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Liu, Cixin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 1483 Pages - 03/14/2017 (Publication Date) - Tor Books (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
The Dark Forest (The Three-Body Problem Series Book 2)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Liu, Cixin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 513 Pages - 08/11/2015 (Publication Date) - Tor Books (Publisher)

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  • This is a really helpful list, so thanks for sharing! But I have to point out that BoxNovel and NovelFull are actually aggregator sites that copy and paste translations from other sites like WuxiaWorld and volare to post on their own sites. This is not only illegal at times (since they don’t own the rights to the original raws or translations), but also unfair as they steal ad revenue and views from the legitimate translators.

    If you check either of those sites, you’ll 100% find works from other translation groups being hosted there without permission!

    I don’t think those two deserve a spot on this list. Otherwise, nicely done!

    • Thank you very much for your sincere comments, I am glad this article is useful to you.

      For the two websites you mentioned, after I did some research, they are indeed aggregator websites as you said. This is very unfair to the real translators and original authors. I will revise this post later.

      You are welcome again.

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