Can someone recommend me some good light novels? Please huhu

  • I'm new here and I want to read some new fascinating novels

  • Advance thanks guys

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    Having some kind of criteria for what kind of stuff you want to read would be nice.

    Absent that, I would recommend Release That Witch, available for free, 800+ chapters and counting.

  • I’d recommend Infinite Dendrogram as at one point it was a series that wasn’t in my top 3 but now is at number 1. I like it because it mixes real life with VR (real life as in the character switches from VR “game” world to his real life world) has adventure can sometimes be funny and has action aswell and the mc progresses at a “sorta” fast speed.
    Faraway Paladin I’d also recommend if your into adventure and action and more of how character becomes a legend. What I read so far hasn’t involved a lot of romance (I haven’t read volume 4 so it can change).
    I don’t want to say more as I feel I’m explaining some of these without much enthusiasm so it might turn you off for some of these.

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    Invaders of the Rokujouma is my favorite of the ones here. Agree that Dendogram is good, I've liked Clockwork Planet and Arifurita as well.

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    The Faraway Paladin.

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    What sort of thing are you looking for? Your question is a bit like "how long is a piece of string?"

    Do you have an actual J-Novel membership to read the prepubs here? If so, I'd advise reading the synopses of everything that has the first volume unlocked & going from there - then if they grab you, you'll be able to keep up as they get translated.

    There's a couple of days left in the month, so if you're committed you could read the first volumes of both this month's unlocked series (Arifureta & Infinite Dendrogram) and decide if you want to buy either or both of them after that.

    For things that are "different" from your average isekai/slice of life/harem/comedy light novels, I found Clockwork Planet & Faraway Paladin fascinating but in totally different ways. The first is like steampunk but clockwork not steam, and the second is a much more intense & realistic fantasy world than the game mechanic worlds that are common as muck these days (though of course some of those common game mechanic books are great too).

    Invaders of the Rokujouma is unlocked for the stuff that was previously fan-translated, so you can read that whenever if harem stuff is your thing. I've only read up to the special volumes but really like it so far.

    The premium epubs bought from here have extra short stories and the like for similar or less than the Amazon or iBooks versions, so if I buy anything J-Novel I buy it direct.

    Stuff not translated here? Waaaaay too many things to be suggesting without you narrowing down your requirements some more.

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    Here is a "Short" list (the shorter answer is just read everything and just continue on what you like I say since You really can not tell the quality of a story based on its cover):

    Spice and Wolf - The Relationship between the main two characters is beautiful.

    Danmachi - a great series where the Hero is a mix of the Modern Hero and the Mythic Hero.

    Rising of the Shield Hero - a very great series that does everything greatly

    Mixed Bathing in another Dimension - Does Fanservice right and tells a good story

    Monogatari Series - Meta and also good fanservice and story

    Overlord - OP Character(s) done right

    Konosuba - pure hilarious fun

    Smartphone - just a funs series

    Death March - kinda like Smartphone but depending on your taste, may enjoy this more

    No Game No life - very outrageous with its games and Fanservice

    Invaders of the Rokujouma - very fun series

  • I'd suggest my current favorite on JNC: Infinite Dendrogram, a well paced VRMMO setting that actually works by giving it real stakes without having to devolve into a edgy death game, the characters are compelling and the narrative gets to the point.

  • LNs where the MC is OP:
    () Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody -- Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoku
    ) I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
    (*) In Another World With My Smartphone -- Isekai wa smartphone to tomo ni

    LN with kingdom building and harem:
    (*) How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

    LN where something that looks good on paper, but is not (very funny):
    (*) Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! -- Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo

    This LN may get you thinking about who is the hero:
    (*) The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    This LN has an MC that works hard to become a hero and will do stuff that he feels is right, even if the world turns against him:
    (*) Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? -- DanMachi

    By the way, I like to follow "Justus R. Stone" on YouTube.... Here is a link to his review of every first volume that he has done so far:


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