Peak Hidden Gems Part 2

Peak Hidden Gems Part 2
Novels that should be significantly more popular than they already are.  Comment any recs below! Everything added to this list at the time usually had less than a 1000 readers. Part 1: https://www.novelupdates.com/viewlist/83544/
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Created: Mar 18th, 2024, Updated: May 25th, 2024
Created Mar 18th, 2024
Updated May 25th, 2024
JP (4.9)
6 Chapters Every 670 Day(s) 3572 Readers 42 Reviews 01-08-2014
Infinity/10. Truly life changing. Will change your perception of reality.
KR (4.5)
52 Chapters Every 2.1 Day(s) 598 Readers 2 Reviews 05-23-2024
A+, Amazing start and great story of regret and redemption.
KR (4.6)
107 Chapters Every 0.6 Day(s) 940 Readers 9 Reviews 05-26-2024
A+, What makes humans, "humans"? "Objects" come into the world and take over the Apex predator position. FMC is a researcher who dies and gets... more>>
KR (4.3)
24 Chapters Every 3.6 Day(s) 609 Readers 6 Reviews 05-18-2024
A+, MC joins a forum that is filled with Reincarnators, Transmigrators, and Regressors who are also from his original world. He is the only sci... more>>
CN (4.6)
72 Chapters Every 20 Day(s) 1285 Readers 10 Reviews 08-21-2023
Post apocalyptic world with dark gods and the world is in chaos due to mental pollution and emotional instability (think similar to zombie apocalypse but not... more>>
KR (4.6)
226 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 4805 Readers 54 Reviews 05-18-2024
A+, Absolutely incredible world-building and well-written characters. MC was branded a criminal without any witnesses or evidence, in a court with no jury and got... more>>
CN (4.4)
364 Chapters Every 0.1 Day(s) 1044 Readers 21 Reviews 05-26-2024
Smart scammy MC. The protagonist is a scheming mastermind, manipulating people from across the world through minor events which cause chains of actions to commence.
JP (4.6)
20 Chapters Every 154.1 Day(s) 1643 Readers 7 Reviews 02-18-2018
Dives into the topics of the weight of life and death, love and conviction, regret and desire. Truly a masterpiece
JP (4.5)
4 Chapters Every 867.5 Day(s) 1365 Readers 9 Reviews 12-06-2014
From the author of three days of happiness so you know its gonna be good.  Love, tragedy, depression, death, violence, mu*ders, this story has it... more>>
KR (4.4)
108 Chapters Every 3.9 Day(s) 2422 Readers 22 Reviews 05-23-2024
A+, 10/10, Yandere battle royale in Sherlock holmes universe over MC but fighting with wits not swords
CN (4.6)
18 Chapters Every 13.5 Day(s) 273 Readers 2 Reviews 03-23-2024
One day, a dragon egg waiting to recognise the ‘Chosen One’ as its Master through a blood rite suddenly hatched prematurely beside the ‘Villain’.
CN (4.2)
409 Chapters Every 1.3 Day(s) 2902 Readers 15 Reviews 05-24-2024
A, MC finds himself the successor to the Haines Empire.  Problem is the corrupt seven Imperial Guards (female) keep killing him each regression. MC finally... more>>
KR (4.3)
160 Chapters Every 2.4 Day(s) 4076 Readers 32 Reviews 05-24-2024
A, True angst. The kind of drama that makes you emotionally invested and keeps you at the edge of your seat. 
KR (4.5)
55 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 1535 Readers 9 Reviews 05-23-2024
FMC thinks she is in a romance fantasy novel is actually in a horror/ghost novel. A little bit like the CN "I’m Really Not The... more>>
CN (4.6)
128 Chapters Every 1.8 Day(s) 622 Readers 10 Reviews 05-24-2024
Great cultivation novel. Light-hearted and humorous + No female lead + No knives + Survivalist protagonist
CN (4.2)
225 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 523 Readers 9 Reviews 05-26-2024
breaks the cliché of transmigration in a really good way
KR (4.2)
176 Chapters Every 2.3 Day(s) 3305 Readers 26 Reviews 05-25-2024
A,  A very unique spin on the typical "Academy" and "Necromancer" tropes 
CN (4.4)
270 Chapters Every 5.4 Day(s) 1850 Readers 23 Reviews 03-14-2024
Great apocalypse novel with FMC.
KR (4.2)
88 Chapters Every 4.1 Day(s) 2394 Readers 12 Reviews 05-16-2024
Basically the second coming of SSS-Class su*cide Hunter.  Slightly comedic, slow-paced and psychological action,
KR (4.2)
51 Chapters Every 2.2 Day(s) 639 Readers 1 Reviews 05-25-2024
Great well written dialogue and banter between characters!
CN (4.4)
164 Chapters Every 11.7 Day(s) 486 Readers 10 Reviews 03-16-2024
Interesting school life CN novel. MC goes through heartbreak and vows to never get involved with women. He regresses and decides to become rich by... more>>
KR (4.6)
45 Chapters Every 4.9 Day(s) 660 Readers 4 Reviews 04-24-2024
Top tier novel by papapa (author of 'The Regressor and the Blind Saint'). Murim/wuxia novel about a child who was born under the 'heaven-slaying star'... more>>
KR (4.1)
271 Chapters Every 0.6 Day(s) 1413 Readers 9 Reviews 05-26-2024
The MC is forced into becoming the sole believer of the god of nameless chaos (evil god), but he somehow manages to maintain his sanity... more>>
KR (4.1)
168 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 3286 Readers 30 Reviews 05-25-2024
A+, Honestly it's kind of hard to explain the plot it's a great read just dive straight in. Carl our great MC transmigrates into the... more>>
CN (4.6)
662 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 3492 Readers 31 Reviews 05-26-2024
This is the story of mankind's final stand against the onslaught of the harbingers of end-time, of humanity's indomitable will to preserve their dying embers... more>>
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  1. Alshon
    Alshon· Apr 1, 2024 02:14 AM

    Holy crap, a quality list that actually has a large number of good stories I haven't read yet or even heard of. These are the kinds of recommendation lists we need. I'm so tired of filtering through all the shitty BLs that are rated 5 stars and skew the search algorithm because of the rabid BL fanbase, or having to look through the infinitieth bland power fantasy harem protagonist without a soul. 

    The hero that NU needs right now, but not the one it deserves. 

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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Apr 1, 2024 05:40 PM
      I appreciate it I remember the struggles I faced in the early days trying to find some good content so I just wanted to make the process easier for everyone else. Let me know if you have any recs.
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    • Alshon
      Alshon· May 17, 2024 05:53 AM
      @cbboss I haven't read it directly myself yet but I've heard decent things about A Forum for Patients of Fourth Hospital [https://www.novelupdates.com/series/a-forum-for-patients-of-fourth-hospital/]. Meets the criteria of <1000 readers as well. Perhaps worth checking out, I plan to read it later when I have spare time and can update this comment later.
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  2. sirris12
    sirris12· Mar 29, 2024 07:57 PM
    bro is a man of peaks
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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Mar 29, 2024 08:50 PM
      Appreciate it!
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  3. Grimsilent
    Grimsilent· Apr 7, 2024 08:52 AM
    Make 'Three Days of Happiness' TOP 1 !!!!!clear.png
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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Apr 7, 2024 06:39 PM
      It has been done :)
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  4. Sareza
    Sareza· May 6, 2024 03:45 AM

    Holy PEAK!

    High-tier series, thank you!

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  5. Sareza
    Sareza· May 5, 2024 04:20 PM
    This list is incredibly good, very high tier works, thanks!clear.pngclear.pngclear.pngclear.pngclear.png
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  6. IamSaint
    IamSaint· Apr 20, 2024 09:25 AM
    Man, I see you are an experienced one. Can I ask you to recommend novels? I am looking for something similar to "Incompatible Interspecies Wives" and "Becoming Professor Moriarty’s Probability"
    Both have a harem and romance, and it's not just the second side, or something that appears only after a few hundred chapters, but the main plot.
    I asked this question on the forum, but really didn't get an appropriate answer . So I hope you can help me with it. Also, hope someone here can help with it either 
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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Apr 20, 2024 05:49 PM

      I can try and recommend some that are similar in some aspects but overall these novels are pretty unique. Check out the novels here https://www.novelupdates.com/viewlist/83473/. Let me know if you have read all of these and I can try to think of a few more but off the top off my head, these are the most similar. If you think these don't match up as well please be a little more detailed in what specifically you are looking for plot-wise. 

      1.I Became The Villain The Hero Is Obsessed With

      2. Fated to Be Loved by Villains

      3. The Main Heroines are Trying to Kill Me

      4. I Became a Villain’s Hero

      5. Little Tyrant Doesn’t Want to Meet with a Bad End

      6. The Novel's Extra

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    • IamSaint
      IamSaint· Apr 21, 2024 04:40 PM

      @cbboss I sent you a message, because all text can't be sent here(server error), I tried divide it, but it also didn't helpe.  

       
       
       
       
       
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  7. Therentors
    Therentors· May 17, 2024 06:43 AM

    Thanks for the list, it is amazing!

    Is there a "peak gems" list you recomend? Without the hidden part? I am not THAT experienced in novel...

    Thanks again!

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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · May 17, 2024 12:58 PM
      This list (part 2) has a few popular ones just read the ones which have above 2k readers and above 4.2 stars. Check out anything translated by genesis translations they always have good stories.
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  8. Radiant_Void
    Radiant_Void· May 3, 2024 02:41 AM
    Yo thx for this, insane work
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  9. TotallyNotJesus
    TotallyNotJesus· Apr 23, 2024 11:32 AM
    Martial Wild West has a banger manhwa, would recommend reading it.
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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Apr 23, 2024 04:46 PM
      Thanks!
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  10. OneHopeSniper
    OneHopeSniper· Apr 16, 2024 03:43 PM
    rlly good, have read about half of these.
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    • cbboss
      cbboss· Author · Apr 16, 2024 04:29 PM
      Give the other half a read and let me know if you have any additional recommendations 
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