5 Sites to Download Free Light Novels and Web Novels (EPUB and PDF)

Updated on February 4, 2020
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Zett is a high school student who loves reading light novels, web novels, and manga. He also loves watching various movies and series.

These five sites offer selections of free and downloadable light novels in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and English.
These five sites offer selections of free and downloadable light novels in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and English. | Source

The popularity of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese light novels and web novels is on the rise. Readers of all ages can now use their computers, phones, and tablets to download hundreds of titles ranging from acclaimed classics like Reincarnator and Re: Monster to more recent hits like The New Gate and The Rise of the Shield Hero. Unfortunately, many newer light novel fans don't know where to download these titles.

I've compiled this short list of sites that host free, downloadable PDF and EPUB versions of popular web novels as a resource for other readers. Visit any of these sites to download your favorite titles in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English without having to pay.

The Top 5 Sites With Free Light Novel Downloads

  1. Armaell's Library
  2. Anime Light Novels
  3. Rekt Novel Compilations
  4. Henkanepubs
  5. Lnwepubs

This is the homepage of Armaell's Library.
This is the homepage of Armaell's Library.

1. Armaell's Library

Armaell's Library is a fairly new site, but it still offers an impressive selection of light novels and web novels that you can download for free. It's easy to navigate, and available novels can be found using the site's search feature. Search results are typically arranged in alphabetical order. Unlike other sites, Armaell's Library actually provides information about each novel, including plot synopses and "scanlations" (fan-made scans and translations of webcomics).

The best thing about this site is its recommendations. After downloading a particular light novel or web novel, three related titles will be suggested to you. Though these suggestions are limited, they are certainly better than nothing at all. This feature is particularly helpful for newer fans who are having trouble finding a good novel.

This is the homepage of Anime Light Novels.
This is the homepage of Anime Light Novels.

2. Anime Light Novels

Anime Light Novels offers tons of great free titles for you to read. Unlike Armaell’s Library, this site focuses on light novels that have anime adaptations. it's perfect for anime lovers who are not satisfied with cliffhanger endings and want to explore the continuations of their favorite anime stories.

Navigating the site and downloading light novels is fairly easy. A list of available novels is shown when you enter the site, and clicking on one of them will redirect you to a page with the name of the author and a plot summary. Below these, you will see the portions that are available for download.

This is Rekt Novel Compilations' light  novel list page.
This is Rekt Novel Compilations' light novel list page.

3. Rekt Novel Compilations

Of all of the sites listed here, Rekt Novel Compilations is probably the most direct in terms of downloading. With just one click, you can download any available title easily without having to visit any short-lengthening URL sites like AdFly.

Despite the convenient downloading process, this site does have its limitations. It doesn't provide any categorization, so the available titles are simply arranged in alphabetical order. The selection is also somewhat limited, so don't expect to find all of the novels on your reading list in the site's catalog. Finally, plot summaries, genres, and tags are not provided, so users will need to google any unfamiliar titles in order to get more information.

This is Henkanepubs' download page for the light novel "Bringing the Farm to Live in Another World."
This is Henkanepubs' download page for the light novel "Bringing the Farm to Live in Another World."

4. Henkanepubs

Henkanepubs is another fairly simple site that provides a decent number of light and web novels, many of which are not available on other sites. The site primarily offers Korean and Chinese titles, though some Japanese novels are available as well. Downloading is easy—just click on the parts you wish to download. They are usually shown below or alongside the author and plot summary.

The site also has some minor downsides. One is the relatively small number of available novels. Luckily, users can request light novels they would like to see added to the site (though there are no guarantees requested titles will actually be added). Understandably, these updates typically take weeks or months since there are only a few people managing the site. Still, this is a great feature that should serve as a model for other sites.

This page shows Lnwepubs' list of available light and web novels.
This page shows Lnwepubs' list of available light and web novels.

5. Lnwepubs

Lnwepubs is similar to Rekt Novel Compilations in both page design and downloading, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding and accessing the novels you're looking for. This site's selection is impressive; it hosts around 200 novels, most of which are Japanese-translated.

Though the vast selection of available novels is definitely something to be grateful for, the site also has its share of downsides. Plot summaries and novel covers are not provided, so new readers might have a hard time searching the net for additional details. Moreover, there is no convenient sorting feature that allows users to view titles based on genre, so it can be difficult to find particular types of content.

Happy Reading

I hope the sites that I’ve listed here prove useful in your reading endeavors. If you have any other sites to recommend, please share them in the comments below!

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