Very nice 5/5
The stories written here are very enjoyable and the app is doing good with making money so I don’t need to worry about it being shut down mid-read!!
Not as good as it used to be. Most of the free passes (free chapters) are genre specific now so you can’t use a good chunk of them for the novels you are actually interested in. Now some of the later chapters in the novels cost 2 fast passes so they eat up the few universal fast passes they do give you, which forces you to spend money to actually be able to read a reasonable amount. Which is a total scam because some of these novels are prices at hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth to read the whole thing. Some great novels here but they really want you to spend money if you’re going to use the app. Don’t expect them to make it beneficial for the user any time soon if you decide to start reading.
Fix needed for the audio!!!!!!!! 3/5
By Ggnan 1234568
I enjoy this app so much and usually I am working so I put on my AirPod and listen to the novels but the latest Audio is so bad I have been using other app and limit my usage of Webnovel. Please and please fix the audio please. Just the old one is enough!!! Please for the love of Cthulhu!!
Audio for novels 4/5
What in the heck happened to the audio it now has an accent that I have trouble understanding. Whoever thought of this update isn’t all there in the head. If you want to make this update atleast give an option to reverse to the old voice. I can no longer understand the audio sometimes which ruins my immersion. I want to know if you guys will make more accent options cause if not then you’ve really gone deaf.
For those who don’t know… 5/5
You can literally save tons of money by learning Chinese and read the original Chinese version. It is like two cents per chapter. And trust me, original ones are beautiful and fascinating. You will OPEN a Brand new World
Worst by day 2/5
I have been using this app for a few years now and before I was able to read up to 3 chapters per day with fast passes. Now they given the chance for writers and the app itself to rip off the people that support them. To read one chapter I need to either buy coins or get it for 3-4 passes (for a single chap). Well that’s such a turn off cuz sometimes I need to wait up to 3 days to read again to make up the cost of that chapter. Before it was only 1 pass per chap. I’m a person that feels bored when I have to wait for days to read a chap. I feel like it kills the joy out of the story. It ain’t working for time anymore. I used to love it cuz it was different from the other apps and I felt they were more considerate of those who have a hard time to be able to pay for membership or daily coins but now it has become the same as others. It is very disappointing.
Fast pass gone 1/5
So I didn’t log in for 4 days and when I logged back in my fast pass which was at 24 are all gone which is insanely frustrating
I don’t like that you have to keep paying to read. About time you’ve paid so much you should own the book. Every time I turn around. The chapters I’ve read they take back and got to pay again to unlock them. You pay out more than you read. I’ll be deleting this app. I like to read but not pay for the author’s lavish life. Also that membership is trash you still end up buying coins to read
Disappointed after years!!! 1/5
I listen to this app daily! I have my books in audio while I read…. They updated the app and now the voice is a Chinese accent male or female. I can’t even understand them!! So so disappointed that they would do this and not even give an option to change back to normal!!! Sadly I will be leaving my favorite authors and webnovel will be loosing ALOT of money by loosing me! I spend a lot of money on this app but I won’t continue to when I can’t even understand the words being said anymore!
By Game Center needed
So when is it enough from y'all? You've lost most of your user base. The authors and readers still there feel dead inside to be on your platform, with the (mobile) readers especially, ready to jump ship if y'all monetize one friggin more thing. Get it? Mobile? Because you stopped offering fast passes to website readers 🥰Progress doesn't mean good. There needs to be a serious culture shift from corporate to go back to what made webnovel great. Bring back ads. Bring back spirit stones. Bring even a real response from webnovel, who have been elusive and shifty from day one. Y'all don't even seem to care about your statistics.... which is baffling, but hey, if you want to be a dead platform, you're definitely succeeding😄
Now you don’t even have a functional audio player. Your app continues to get worse. Please fix this crap.
Web Novel App 3/5
I have read this app going on 2 years and then the app locked me out and I lost all my free passes, badges, benefits, etc. I had to open another page and start from the beginning. The app doesn’t award you with the designated Free passes after completing the mission(s).
All novels are of the same plot line and the translations are horrendous in most novels.
Good luck getting any kind of customer service 1/5
They get 1 star because I can’t give none, I’ve been in the customer service chat for 3 and a half hours 4 days in a row trying to fix a simple issue where I didn’t receive any coins even though I have bought and purchased them, and they just cannot understand I do not receive refund rejection emails because of the way account is setup, if I want to confirm my refund has been rejected they have to call me to confirm so I have no way to prove the refund was rejected, sounds simple I know but I have told 2 different agents almost 15 times in total that I don’t receive emails from Apple. So no I don’t suggest spending money read the free books they are probably more worth your time and money.
Great app but low quality audio 3/5
By Abel Bogale
I love this app and even though you need to unlock many of the chapters with money, you can also read for free. Originally, I used the audio whenever I got tired of reading it myself and I enjoy it a lot. However, a some point it stopped working and recently I deleted, then re downloaded the app and it’s a different person speaking. The quality of the audio has become extremely horrible and I don’t get why they suddenly decided to switch it because it take away from the entire experience for me. I’m giving webnovel at most 3 stars purely due to this.
Tired of paying for stories without endings 2/5
This app has great content but it is quite pricey, the episodes are half the length of Tapas or Webtoon, and, worst of all, you will invest your time and money into a story that is never completed. This happened with the last three titles I started. Hoping for improvement or I will be canceling my subscription.
Bring back the english audio narrator 4/5
I used the audio version to read novel. I thought at first it was just a glitch in the system or low data that's why the reader sounds like a chinese reader. But everytime i try hearing the novel, it is always the same now after the update. I like the old female reader better than the chinese as an english speaker.
It great but 4/5
It limits the saved books to 3000. I have to delete some because of this when i want to find something new. I hope they increase the limit, also would be great if the search filter could also filter by amount of chapters.
Great - Expensive - Buggy 5/5
By Dont grt this
Fantastic novels in here, and some reasonably priced but good god is this app a money pit… I have spent enough to go on a two week vacation over the past couple years. It shows how great it is but for the last couple months bugs have been terrible.
There is an audio bug they have failed to fix for about two months and it’s only gotten worse. Even this new 5.16.0 update didn’t do what was intended.
Miss it 3/5
By Neat gacha life
I had a app called WeComics before this and then they changed it to Webnovel and I’m sad because it didn’t save my progress at all from before and I’m sad because I’m trying to find one that I use to read and it could have been on this app if it maybe saved my progress but I guess not. Still good app for now.
Some update 1/5
By Lecivious deception
Didn’t even fix the issues that were caused by the last update. Really hoping the voice reading gets fixed or I may have to start looking for other apps to read/listen to
Sorting Titles Is A Joke 1/5
NOVEMBER 16, 2022
This is my nth time sending a review for this app. Though I am a reader who subscribed for membership for this app, I have been utterly disappointed with this company or team etc.
I can’t even find my previous review for this app here. I usually update it to reflect what’s current.
Anyhoo, until now, this app has an issue with their sorting their books under different translated languages. When you initially register, you will be asked if you prefer a male or female lead. Next will be your chosen language.
If you choose Chinese, all the books reflected will be in Chinese language. No mishmash of books in other Languages could be seen. But if you CHOOSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ha, you will be surprised with the selection. Books translated in other language will be sorted under ENGLISG LANGUAGE. I don’t know if they are treating English Speaking Readers as fools or stupid when they did this.
The books sorted under English will contain books translated in various Languages such as Indonesian, Malaysian, India Language, etc. This may be common for Singapore since I think a lot of their editors are based there. But it does not make sense to sort those books under English ok?!
This app has other Languages to choose from aside from Chinese and English. They have Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian, India’s Language etc.
Could your team please correct this?!
Also, stop your grammar correction thingee in use for your comments and reviews etc. It’s annoying as it keeps on changing our words into other words. And it adds a space between letters when here should be none.
The scary computer voice 3/5
I have had this app for about three years and I realized two years ago that when I can not physically read the app has an option to read to you. I love it and while I work I get to listen to my book. Recently the voice is sounding scary and this has caused me to not read as much. The voice rather male or female it sound more human but now it sounds more possessed. This may seem like it is a small issue but it makes me feel uncomfortable. I love the app and have spent a lot of money over the years but this maybe the end for me.
From 1 to 3 passes :( 3/5
By Eve Wings
I use to love this app but now it takes 3 fast passes to unlock 1 chapter. A single chapter is usually very short for comics. You can earn 3 fast passes for free but you’ll spend more time watching commercials than you’ll have for reading. It was 1 pass per episode which is fair. You could read 3 different things per day… Not anymore.
The audio portion horrible 1/5
Not only is it an expensive app to have. Every chapter is so expensive and now they have ruined the audio portion of it. Oh well time to delete the app.
Hopeful advice 5/5
It’s a great app. One of my favorites. Hopefully on the next update you can add a landscape view for it. That’s just my favorite way to read my books.
Great Choices, Not wallet friendly 3/5
By Lux Ju
The options for stories are great no complaints about the content. It’s not the most expensive app for comics and manga, but it’s definitely on the more expensive side. I recommend Webtoon, Tapas, Manta, Tappytoon, and Pocket Comics rather then this app. They are much more wallet friendly. There’s no standard to how many coins per episode, and the don’t offer deals for unblocking a bulk of episodes. The price to purchase coins isn’t the issue, it’s the amount of coins to unlock a episode, if the added a deal for unlocking a bulk of episodes I’d redo my rating. I named different apps that are more wallet friendly. I’d give it five stars if it was, but this is that much of an issue. I’ve seen the reviews other people have left and it’s the same thing I’m saying, so I doubt they’ll look to change it. I’ve read reviews from last year and the year before.
The audio part is so annoying now 2/5
I used to like this app. Kind of expensive but I hope a lot of it goes to the writers. I loved the audio part of this app until they changed it now it just sounds breathy like the person reading just ran a 10k race. Hope it goes back to normal or I’m deleting it.
The audiobooks 1/5
By Audi book listener
The Chinese voice is hard to understand. And so raspy. What was the need to change the audiobooks. At least make it audible.
I really love the work you’ve been going so far. Keep it up!
Was great 1/5
The app was amazing until Saturday morning. I usually work about 15 hours a day and have to use TTS. And you can understand everything is says, but Saturday morning the TTS voice change it’s accent to sound like a person from work that know English but doesn’t speak it they should just change it back
It’s an amazing app but the voice for the reader changed and it’s just weird now
Great app 4/5
This is great I can read all the novels I want my only issue is the audio. Before the audio was fine, not to bad but now the audio sounds like a robot with a Chinese accent which I can’t understand anything. I don’t know if I can change the audio accent if I can I have no idea how. Or is this issue a result of an update?? So if any one an help me with this I’d appreciate it
Japanese water demon audio? 2/5
By unsattified mobile user
Used be be decent. Now the got got some Japanese water demon as they’re audio reader. Paying for chapters that now have less words. crazy prices on them chapters though.
Reading voice change 4/5
I love this app I have spent a lot of money on this app and I love listening to it read to me while I’m going through my day doing daily chores at home Now recently I can’t understand what the person reading is saying because they change the voice fix this please
This last update ruined text to Speech 1/5
By Sevokevo Royuki
As a truck driver the Text to speech on the novels has officially gotten 10x worse than it already was as the voice now has a extremely heavy accent that’s makes it very hard to understand what it’s saying most of the time… I love the novels but my only way to read the novels safely is to use the Text to Speech… please fix this
Too much money per chapter 1/5
This game is way too expensive for a mere short “chapter.” It’s almost impossible to earn enough points to read ONE chapter a day. Just read the web novels on the internet.
Reading novels (not manga)(I know nothing about reading manga) 4/5
You read a story but you need to pay to continue after the first volume, what can you do, you can do daily missions and get fast passes that unlock the chapter permanently, pretty good, well you get 1 or 2 per day and chapters cost 1-2 fast pass tickets to unlock each, so it’ll take a while to read some stories but other than this slightly annoying system if you want to read for free pretty good
I have used Webnovel for the better part of 7 years and have been here for all the ups and downs. Despite all the recent changes and the app slowly going downhill I stuck with it because people have good stories and there aren’t many places that allow such creativity. I bought coins recently and they keep being taken out of my account and the help center only asks for personal information that I’m not screenshot-ting for them I wouldn’t recommend downloading it’s a waste of time and eventually they’ll be coming for your money, however little it is.
Best books to read 5/5
I love this app
Fun Authors - Greedy Company 2/5
After almost 3 years using this app, it’s been discouraging to see the price of chapters spike (2x higher is the norm, 5x higher on some). Additionally, there are now ads that flicker constantly at the bottom of the reading screen. It’s great to support new authors, but you can’t tell me that they’re the ones getting the extra cash.
By Johns GMA
I have spent over $100 on a book that keeps going away with pop ups and then I can’t find again for hours. Very frustrating
So expensive. 3/5
I enjoy a lot of the comics but everything is so expensive.
Facebook login disabled 1/5
I am unable to login to my account because the Facebook login option is not working. Please fix this as I have put a lot of money into this app and I am now unable to access my coins etc.. that I have paid for.
Almost perfect 1/5
The customer service has been awful since I made a coin purchase then did not receive my coins. The app says to contact customer service so I did with all the requested information twice with no response so I requested a refund from Apple Pay. They agreed to the refund since the in app purchase was never given but then webnovel decides to steal the coins I did receive when they never gave me those particular ones! I paid my money and should be given what I paid for or reimbursed. They won’t even acknowledge my request and are now stealing the coins I paid for! This is ridiculous! I have spent so much money on this app and now they mess up and make me pay for it with absolutely no response. I am disgusted by the lack of customer service or response to now 4 attempts to rectify this situation! I used to love this app but I think this is the last straw for me! Be careful cuz they will scam you and not think twice!
It can get a little pricey but that’s just cuz the books I’ve found the past few months are really good so that’s not why the minus star. It’s because I have to delete it and download it at least once a month, sometimes more. There’s some kind of glitch that happens when some books update chapters and I can’t get to them unless I delete it and re-download for some reason. I don’t know why. It’s so good I pay for the privilege. It doesn’t even act like it’s the end where it takes you to another page. I swipe up and it just won’t go anywhere it just stays on the page until I back out. So it’s a bit frustrating but it’s been happening for months and I’m still here so guess it’s still worth it. Apparently. Try Married to the Devils Son. One my faves. The stories are epic!Then the author MishaK has 3 stories that are amazing! 2 complete and one in progress that I jump for joy every time there’s new chapters! Wizards and vampires and werewolves! Soooo good! Yeah so still worth it! And now Missreality Bites! I have fallen in love with her Finding Stardust and The Cursed Prince and the Cursed King!
Potential Downfall 2/5
By Private Hy4lyfe
This app has been great up until now besides the being forced to “read” a genre I care nothing about due to the daily reading passes not being an any novel/comic option. I get that they are doing the forced genre thing to make us readers try novels/comics outside our norm, but I have specific genres that I like and specific ones I don’t. They have now made the reading passes even less important with some novels/comics now requiring two or more passes. The reading passes were meant to be there so that I didn’t have to spend coin on novels/comics not be forced to now purchase more coins just so I can read my favorite novels/comics. This is a huge downgrade to an app that I have enjoyed for a couple-ish years now. The translation quality of some novels/comics have also seen a downgrade with some being almost incoherent and jumbled. Maybe get some cleaners that will go in and cleanup the writing for those authors who’s main language isn’t English and have had basically Google translated novels/comics to a different language. Please bring back the necessity for only one reading pass per chapter so we can continue to enjoy the novels/comics from your app.
I LOVE THIS APP 5/5
It has very good comics and stories and overall it's a great app
Volviéndose hermosa después de la ruptura 5/5
I love it 4/5
By Ariana R.V
I like the genres it has, before I couldn’t find genres like transmigration or reincarnation. But here it’s plentiful. Also I love how they give you the opportunity daily to earn a fast pass and gain points for stories
Too bad 1/5
Facebook login no longer works. I have lost my library, coins and all the chapters that I unlocked in the past 2 years. What a pity! It looks like I’m not the only one too. No point in trying to make a new account. Such a waste!