What are the best light novels released in English?

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    #1A Certain Magical Index

    A Certain Magical Index
    This is the first volume of A Certain Magical Index, Kazuma Kamachi's light comic novel about Touma Kamijou, a luckless loser in Academy City who went on an adventure when he met a lost girl claiming she is being chased by evil sorcerers.
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    Agustina López
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I really wasn't a big fan of this. I wanted a light novel I could enjoy in my free time, and this falls pretty close to the mark, but it just isn't my style exactly. There isn't anything wrong with it, but I'd like something a little more mature."
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    #2Gosick (Vol. 1)

    Gosick (Vol. 1)

    Gosick Vol. 1, the novel version of the hit anime series of the same name, is about Veronique and her sidekick Kazuya, two students in Saint Marguerite Academy and are out to investigate the stories regarding their school. 

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    Brenda Flores
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "A bit long to be considered "light." It was enjoyable though. The writing could be improved. "
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    #3My Girlfriend's a Geek

    My Girlfriend's a Geek
    My Girlfriend's a Geek is Pentabu's light novel about a man who is trying very hard to deal with his fujoshi girlfriend, who is an avid otaku and is forcing the man to become otaku himself.
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    Jennifer Anderson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I was trying so hard to like this. I loved the manga. But this was sooooo trite and slow to get into that I just couldn't do it. I ended up deciding life is too short and put it away about 1/2 way through. I'm disappointed, it could've been so much more!"
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    #4All You Need Is Kill

    All You Need Is Kill

    All You Need is Kill is Hiroshi Sakuraza's novel about Keiji Kiriya, a man who dies and is reborn every day while fighting the alien Mimics, and his fateful meeting with a mysterious soldier named Full Metal Bitch.

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    Randy Chavez
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Any novel with a character named "Full Metal Bitch" is bound to be awesome. All You Need Is Kill, is. The rather poor movie with Tom Cruise that somewhat aped this doesn't even remotely capture the joy reading provides."
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    #5Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

    Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

    Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime is a light novel by Mizuki Nomura about Tohko Amano, a third-year high school student and head of the book club because she likes to read books and then eat them.

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    Ana María Leal
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime is a light read that will keep you thinking. I enjoyed it despite the lower reading level."
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    #6The Valley of the White Petals (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    The Valley of the White Petals (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    The Valley of the White Petals is a Makoto Inoue comic novel from Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, detailing the time Edward and Alphonse went to Xenotime and met alchemists who claim they can create a Philosopher's Stone.

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    Justin Carter
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "NOTE: this review is recommended for longtime Alchemist fans. While it is always a thrill to consume new Alchemist fare, this new entry felt disappointingly rushed from the beginning. I expect the author was intimidated by the prestige of the actual Fullmetal manga, and crumbled under the pressure. The visuals are lackluster, the story is OK but seemed thin and hurried to print, not based on anything in the mythology. I read mostly because, well, it’s Fulmetal and it features the Elric brothers!"
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    #7Under the Faraway Sky (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    Under the Faraway Sky (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    Under the Faraway Sky is Makoto Inoue's comic novel from Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. In this book, Edward is jealous of a childhood friend who has found his niche in life.

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    Joseph Carlson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Fullmetal Alchemist has been a favorite of millions for years. Majority of the people looking for light novels would definitely enjoy the compelling story this light novel has to tell."
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    #8The Abducted Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    The Abducted Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    The Abducted Alchemist is a novel written by Fullmetal Alchemist author Hiromu Arakawa about Edward and Alphonse Elric and their arrival to an old mining town, where they met and learned new things from powerful alchemists.

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    Grace Murphy
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This is an interesting little series. I love graphic novels and this one is a fun read."

Summary

Best What are the best light novels released in English
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Certain Magical IndexBooks 41 Paid
2Gosick (Vol. 1)Books 37 Paid
3My Girlfriend's a GeekBooks 35 Paid
4All You Need Is KillBooks 34 Paid
5Book Girl and the Suicidal MimeBooks 32 Paid
6The Valley of the White Petals (Fullmetal Alchemist)Books 28 Paid
7Under the Faraway Sky (Fullmetal Alchemist)Books 27 Paid
8The Abducted Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist)Books 24 Paid
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