Hello ! This is Joobaedah version of Top 6 MUST READ Korean Novel. Some are isekai genre !
(Isekai : roughly translated as “Another world” or the main character being transported into another world via either reincarnation, summoning or a god transmigrating them.
The setting is usually but not always, medieval fantasy with swords and magic. -Urban Dictionary)
- 1. Solo Leveling / I Alone Level Up / Only I Level Up
Genre : Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural
Author : Chugong
Status : Completed (243 chapters + 27 bonus chapters)
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 and growing stronger! -novelupdates
Comment : There’s a reason i put this on 1st to read, because it’s already completed and the story line made my heart doing sort of somersaults everytime Seong Jin Woo facing unpredictable Gates and save some asses ! It’s a crowded novel. For you guys who likes to read a novel with less romance and more actions, i recommend this ! You won’t get bored with the character development. Even i am the romance sucker have to put on a hold on a romance novel and finished this novel ahahahha. They also started to work on the comic !
Link to read the novel : Only I Level Up
Link to read the comic: Solo Leveling (Ongoing)
- 2. Lucia
Genre : Romance, Slice of life, Drama, Fantasy, Josei, Mature, Smut, Isekai
Author: Covering the Sky [하늘가리기]
Status: Completed (130+ chapters, only bonus chapters that still on going)
Lucia grew up not knowing she was a princess.
But when her mother died, she entered the palace and had the chance to see her entire future in a dream.
In her dream, when she reached 19 years old, she was auctioned off to the bidder who offered the highest dowry. Her life became miserable from then on.
When she woke up from her dream, she was determined to reshape her future, realizing that she had plenty of time before the crucial turning point.
Thus, she begins her journey to change her dark future. -rubymaybetranslations blog
Comment: One of my favorite romance novel ! If you like isekai genre and romance, i definitely recommend this novel. Lucia has a strong hold of her position as Duchess of Taran. Her love life with Duke of Taran Hugo is such a roller coaster. I found it annoyingly adorable with their back and forth how to do a love confession.
Link to the novel : Lucia
- 3. Trash of The Count’s Family
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Fantasy, Drama
Author: 유려한 (Yoo Ryeo Han)
Status: Ongoing (350+ cahpters)
When I opened my eyes, I was inside a novel.
[The Birth of a Hero].
[The Birth of a Hero] was a novel focused on the adventures of the main character, Choi Han, a high school boy who was transported to a different dimension from Earth, along with the birth of the numerous heroes of the continent.
I became a part of that novel as the trash of the Count’s family, the family that oversaw the territory where the first village that Choi Han visits is located.
The problem is that Choi Han becomes twisted after that village, and everyone in it, are destroyed by assassins.
The bigger problem is the fact that this stupid trash who I’ve become doesn’t know about what happened in the village and messes with Choi Han, only to get beaten to a pulp.
“…This is going to be a problem.”
I feel like something serious has happened to me.
But it was worth trying to make this my new life. -wuxiaworld
Comment: In order to have a peaceful life Cale Henituse have to go through some dangerous adventure and meet his loyal friends along the way. This novel is also crowded. For you guys that really like adventure with strong MC and his strong comrades, i recommend to read this. It is really astonishing and exciting to follow Cale’s journey ! You will get a heartbreak, smiles and laugh throughout this book. The jokes also highly unusual but will make you laugh.
Link to the novel : Trash of The Count’s Family
- 4. Isaac
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mature, Fantasy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Author: Chue Mong Gak
Status: Ongoing (60+ chapters)
Insane. Traitor. Terrorist.
The title given to Joon-young, a soldier who fought a lost war. Performing the most devious last stand befitting his titles, he thought he died but suddenly he’s sent to another world.
Now named Isaac, he seeks to live out his days in relative peace. But with his family wanting him dead he is sent to the Campus, the Empire’s greatest centre of Education, in hopes that he would be expelled and tarnish his position as the heir of his family. He is told that the school will treat him as if he doesn’t exist, that he isn’t protected by its rules. But Isaac, or Joon-young, sees it differently. There are no rules to hold him back from getting what he wants. -lightnovelbastion
Comment: The early chapters probably pretty heavy to read because its about war. But after sometime it will get better. Isaac character is extremely extraordinary. Not somekind of very nice MC but there’s a reason behind ones actions right ?
I like the fact that he is not afraid of anything and not giving up to keep living even all sides getting in his way to make him die even as Joon young or Isaac. It makes my heart hurts sometimes when Isaac facing something really ridiculous because of Campus. Oh! Don’t forget the belly-shaking jokes too! Anyway it is a must read, i got almost the same feeling like reading Solo Leveling novel and Trash of The Count’s Family.
Link to the novel: Isaac
- 5. The Secret Wardrobe of the Duchess
Genre: Romance, Slice of life, Drama, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, Historical
Status: Ongoing (190+ chapters)
“How much money must I spent for you to divorce me!?”
Rubica dies in a war without being able to confess her love for Arman but is instead sent back in time.
A new life, she will not live in vain
But what are these new obstacles?
Will she meet Arman ? Or keep his contract marriage with Edgar ?
Comment: Yup the MC turned back to her young days in 20s after she died. The romance is exciting ! Because at some point you want to hit Rubica’s head because she is just too stubborn admitting her feelings toward Edgar. I also like how author put modern technologies and fashions like a real history in Rubica’s era. You won’t regret reading this novel.
Link to the novel: Secret Wardrobe of The Duchess
- 6. Return of The Female Knight
Genre: Romance, Slice of life, Drama, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, Shoujo
Author: Lee Hajin
Elena, who spent her entire life as a cold-blooded female knight to avenge her family, ended up dying without claiming her revenge. When she opened her eyes she found that she went back into the past. By day she was a lady in a dress, and at night she carried a sword to change history and prevent her family’s destruction.
“I want to marry you, Your Highness,” she said to the crown prince. She would do this to save her family. -wuxiaworld
Comment: Laaastttt one is about romance ! Strong female MC that paired with cassanova prince. Pretty common but i will say their romance is not ordinary at all. Carlisle wants to hold Elana but he always restraining himself i sometimes wonder if i can just lock them in a room and making babies already LoL. Just try to read this novel is pretty light !
Link to the novel : Return of the Female Knight