Best Light NovelsKyzent A light novel (ライトノベル raito noberu? ) is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle- and high-school students (young adult demographic).  "Light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Such short, light novels are often called ranobe (ラノベ? ) or LN in the West. They are typically not more than 40,000�"50,000 words long (the shorter ones being equivalent to a novella in US publishing terms), are rarely more than a few hundred pages, often have dense publishing schedules, are usually published in bunkobon size, and are often illustrated.  The text is often serialized in anthology magazines before collection in book form.
The Top Ten
By far, the best Light Novel I've ever read. It grips you from the first sentence, and doesn't let go until the last. The mystery is very well-crafted, you won't be able to figure out the major plot twists, but you'll realize once they happen that the clues were always there. It's also a powerfully emotional story, with characters that'll make you deeply care. - Cyto
2 years since I first read it, and even after reading countless light novels and even normal novels, I still conclude this to be the best. The only sad thing is that I don't understand Japanese so I couldn't enjoy it in its ourest form.
Recently read it and I got to say that it's the best LN I've read so far. I finished reading it on the same day that I bought it. Kept me from putting it down. The questions you will ask in the span of the story will also be answered within the book. Thumbs up for this.
My dad works for microsoftV 7 Comments
I can't express in words how AMAZING the Monogatari series is.
It's way too good, seriously
Simply a masterpiece
The best story I've ever readV 1 Comment
Amazing progression, wonderful unforgettable characters, keeps you hooked
This is not a normal light novel, it's Legend
The epitome of storytelling!
A slower paced story filled with a wondrous series of believable events, savourable timelines and developed characters.V 2 Comments
Great novel, mostly thanks to the strong characters. Each one is flawed but in a very humane or endearing kind of way, especially the protagonist that goes from being a useless NEET to risking his life over and over for the sake of his family.
Full of adventures! filled with fun, excitement and brimming with emotions! recommended to everyone!
By far the best isekai out there. Many isekai leave a lot to be desired but this one was executed beautifully. The main character and the supporting cast are all unique and memorable and the plot makes sense...kind of. - AndrewHunt42
Best isekai light novel ever.
If you’re into isekai’s, this is a must read LN
I know the anime for this, but I haven't watched It yet. I might start off with the novels - MLPFan
Though the english translation is not at top notch. It drops bombs after bombs as the novel approach the end. Imagine the boner u gets from the anime when he declare war on all other race top it all of being the weakest. Get that feeling and times 5 my guy.
It's an amazing series and even better if you play games and can relate even closer to it
bestV 3 Comments
I hope for the continuation. it was the best novel for me
it is good
Beautiful book by a writer who I believe is incarnation of God.
Kamachi Kazuma is probably a higher life form that decsended from the high heavens. To be able to keep me interested to the point of impatience is a miracle only he has accomplished. That's just how interesting and amazing this light novel is.
I strongly recommend this light novel to anyone who is willing to give it a chance!
Fast pace and very good storyline. Keeps readers in suspense and draws them in with un expected twist and turns. The cgaracter development is also really good. After completing this novel, I felt so empty. That, is a true definition of a great LN.
A cooler look on the transported to a different world genre.
It's great please read this
It is amazing
Deserves to be on the TOP 5
It's the best accumulation of realistic thoughts that can be put together in a fictional story
The best cynical protagonist out thereV 7 Comments
The cover is wrong
How to do overpowered characters right in a story? With good world building and taking multiple perspectives from good side characters.
One of the best greatest pieces of literature I have ever read. Please give it a chance, you will not be disappointed.
This is too underrated :(V 8 Comments
It is the best, I don't remember the part time lady partner that maou had, but I root for her
This is the best reverse isekai for me, Yusa Emi for life!
Great feeling of adventure
Very good story and rough character polished up
Best ever. A must read.
This book is great for me because of the EPIC adventures/quests the MC makes. It's a story where he lives up to his ingame username: "Weed". He is like a coakcroach you can't kill off. The MC outwits his opponents in incrediable ways numerous times, if you enjoy the feeling of adventure this is one for you.V 8 Comments
Awesome plot, keeps you glued from the begining 'till the end each volume. Characters, you could actually look up to. Give it a try!
Started with the Manga and then went "... WHERE IS THE LIGHT NOVEL I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN THE STORY! " I Couldn't stop with the Manga and I can't stop with the Light Novel now It's a great piece with a good mix of action, mystery, romantic, diplomatic and dark scenes within it.
First Light Novel I've ever read. I find it amazing though, well written and actually hard to foresee. Very likeable characters and great setting
The manga is a bit slow at picking up and only shows a tiny tiny portion of what the story is. And the story, oh, my, god. It's actually damn good!
Best LN everV 4 Comments
Sword Art Online below Log Horizon? You gotta be kidding me.
I'm sorry, but there are just too many problems with Sword Art Online for me to like it. - itz_izzy
It's getting boring hope it regains its hype soon.
There's too many issues and it's kinda really boring
It is good and amazing can’t explain why though
Relatable though a fantasy work. Not over the top action and story makes it (for me) the best thing I ever read.
This anime is so cool and I really want to know if they will make season 2
Story is pretty cool with lots of background details
Absolutely love it!V 5 Comments
Heart wrenchingly beautiful.
Interesting approach to "transported into another world" LN by Tappei Nagatsuki. Main character, who lived as NEET in Japan, suddenly finds himself in a parallel world and has to figure out his situation. A lot of humor, drama, magic, mystery and suffering (physical and mental). Series is not finished yet, but worth picking up and reading. First 3 story arcs were adapted as an anime in 2016.
It is legendary
The plot is insane
Its just too good
Very attractive novel I always used to read in free time
Super creative with all of these dragon and faction stuff
Just a great one.
Awesome plot and character development
And especially Issei's character:- a gentleman true to his carnal desires
One of the most amazing and entertaining works that I have ever red!
IT IS GREAT - very creative
Digs deep into the heart
The best ever.
Really one of the best animes that I have seen there is a lot of caracters and every one have a role in the story.Whene I think about it I still can't say this serie talk about what, because its just a mix of events that create a kind of suspense and thriller and made you interested
When I first started reading, didn't know what to expect. But the story was well done, and the character's designs fitted well with the plot.
I'm surprised this wasn't on the list, but this series is one of my favorites. I love all of the characters, and from the light novel, the series got two anime seasons, a movie, and a manga adaptation. Definitely worth checking out. - itz_izzy
A bit out in a many extents (like too overpowered, etc) but quite entertaining, like it much
It's pretty good except the story is a bit fast and sometime it's a bit confusing other than that it's pretty good read...exciting stuff.
Good story - Dragovik
Better than SAO, always.
Nah, I love Sword Art Online better.
Sword Art Online ripoff >:-( - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Awesome must read I liked it most
Most amazing story I have ever read! Give this a shot and you will not be disappointed. I have read a lot of light novels and this one takes the cake by far.
This Is very very good for you who like harem genre with OP mc
Typical chinese OP MC with harem and stage progession system(strongest in city weakest in county, strongest in county weakest in country, stongest in country weakest in continent etc.) If the average one is a 5 this one would be a 6. It's better than average type in this genre but its still doesn't stand out in any field except its chapter number. - AndrewHunt42
You can feel the mystery
Now why isn't hyouka in this list? deserves to be under hakomari in my opinion
I like kudryavka seqence very much!
My god this light novel is so funny and realist about the people who don't have any friends - MloikFred
Slow start but once you get into it its pretty good. - AndrewHunt42
This have its own charm. :))
One of the best light novel. I even read it 10 times the romantic comedy. they help each other to like each's best friend but in the end they fall for each other what a cliche
The progression is interesting, very fast pace and it keeps you on your toes imagining what ability the MC is gonna get next. - AndrewHunt42
This is really good, in my opinion
The best light novel I’ve ever read. I can't even put it down until I finished them. The plot twist were so amazing
I enjoyed it but this one is a Hit or Miss for a lot of people - AndrewHunt42
Kagerou Project is really good!
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