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Webtoon (Webcomic Website) Suggestions and Read-a-likes pt 3: Horror, Romance, Superhero, & Supernatural

Please note, that webcomics are not rated and do not generally give warnings for language.

While searching information about some Webtoons, I’ve found that there is a website that has live-action adaptations of some Korean-created comics. If you’re interested in checking out the site you can find it here on Rakuten Viki.

Like some streaming services, Viki is free to view, however some of the new episodes require you to be a ‘Premium’ member to view right away, or you’ll have to wait an amount of days to view for free. There will also be commercials if you’re not a paying member.
Interested in watching Webtoon-inspired series? Here’s the link

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Horror

Surviving Romance – Lee Yone
When Chaerin Eun becomes the protagonist of the romance novel she is reading, she expects a fairytale ending with the novel’s love interest, Jeha. But when a bizarre twist makes her realize the story is not playing out as it does in the book, she’ll need the help of an unlikely character from her class to defy the new storyline and find her happy ending — if only she can figure out who this ‘Unknown Extra’ is first!

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Reliving a day in repeat/Zombies]
Undead – Kirsty McKay
On a school trip to snowbound Scotland, several students become infected and turn into hungry zombies, leaving a small band of survivors to take refuge in the school bus.
Bad Taste In Boys – Carrie Harris
Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating monsters get to her or her friends.
Loop – Shandy Lawson
In New Orleans, Louisiana, star-crossed teens Ben and Maggie try to find a way to escape the time loop that always ends in their murder
Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

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Everything Is Fine – Mike Birchall
Sam and Maggie are a normal couple, in a normal house, in a normal neighborhood. There is nothing strange about their heads, their neighbors or their sweet little dog. Everything is Fine.

While I don’t have any YA books that fit this; if you’re interested in venturing into Adult Fiction, check out The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.
For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town’s idyllic facade lies a terrible secret—a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.
At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.

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Romance

Seasons of Blossom – HONGDUCK / NEMONE
Oh, to be young and in love. Oh, to be wild and carefree. The springtime of life is intense, tumultuous, and at times, oh so confusing. Spring, summer, fall and winter — love blossoms in all seasons.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Fake Dating turns real]
10 Things I Hate About Pinky – Sandhya Menon
The delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie, which follows Ashish’s friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.
Always Never Yours – Emily Wibberley
All Megan Harper’s exes find their one true love right after dating her. She refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. When she’s cast as Juliet, it’s a disaster. Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright, agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script
Frankly In Love – David Yoon
High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

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CinnamonRoll – RE ME
She’s cold as ice. Can he melt her heart? ❄️

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Loving someone ‘not-interested’]
Chasing Lucky – Jenn Bennett
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there. What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie.
Meant To Be – Lauren Morrill
During an educational trip to London away from her friends and the boy she thinks she is fated to love, Massachusetts high school junior Julia Lichtenstein is paired with her nemesis, Jason, and begins seeing many things differently.
Bookish and the Beast – Ashley Poston
Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck: on her college application essays, on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon, but most of all in her grief over her mother’s death. Her only solace was her late mother’s library of rare Starfield novels, but the family sold it to pay off hospital bills. Vance Reigns has always been Hollywood royalty, with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. After a tabloid scandal, he’s forced to hide out in Small Town USA. At least there’s a library in the house… too bad he doesn’t read. When their paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. She thinks Vance is a jerk, and she can’t stand him. The feeling is mutual.
The Lonely Hearts Club – Elizabeth Eulberg
Fed up with boys and the way they have treated her and her friends, high school junior Penny Lane forms a club whose members vow to stop dating, but the repercussions are surprising.

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True Beauty – Yaongyi
After binge-watching beauty videos online, a shy comic book fan masters the art of makeup and sees her social standing skyrocket as she becomes her school’s prettiest pretty girl overnight. But will her elite status be short-lived? How long can she keep her real self a secret? And what about that cute boy who knows her secret?
Are you interested in watching the Korean Drama that was inspired by the webcomic?
Check here!

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Double Identity/Love Triangles]
Peanut – Ayun Halliday
Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.
Love & Other Natural Disasters – Misa Sugiura
When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind. That was before she met the perfect girl. Willow is gorgeous, glamorous, and…heartbroken? And when she enlists Nozomi to pose as her new girlfriend to make her ex jealous, Nozomi is a willing volunteer. Because Nozomi has a master plan of her own: one to show Willow she’s better than a stand-in, and turn their fauxmance into something real.
The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han
Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

Children Of The Night – yuugi~
An unwanted engagement with an arrogant, petulant man, and a forbidden late night friendship with a mysterious stranger, are the least of Elizabeth Collins’ worries, as she soon finds herself with her life on the line, caught in a love triangle between a vampire and a vampire hunter. [It’s like Pride and Prejudice meets Dracula]

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Literally Pride & Prejudice meets Dracula/Victorian Gothic]
Prom & Prejudice – Elizabeth Eulberg
For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut’s exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend
Pride – Ibi Zoboi
Zuri Benitez is proud of her Afro-Latino heritage, as well as her home in Brooklyn and her large family. What she doesn’t like is the gentrification process threatening to make her neighborhood unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family move in across the street, Zuri decides before she even meets them that she doesn’t want them anywhere near her home. When she meets their arrogant and equally proud son Darius, this decision seems to be justified. But as she gets to know Darius, feelings that neither of them want to admit start to blossom.
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown – Holly Black
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

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Slice of Life

My Giant Nerd Boyfriend – fishball
Having a boyfriend who’s a full foot taller than you might seem adorable at first, but it usually just ends up causing a whole bunch of minor inconveniences. Follow Fishball as she navigates the Malaysian life with her 6’5″ geeky boyfriend.

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Superhero

Magical 12th Graders – seri / Biwan
After the death of her older sister, Yeorum Han enters her final year of high school. But when a nap in class runs long, she wakes up to find her biology teacher and best friend in cosplay… fighting monsters?! Faced with death, Yeorum chooses the path of a magical girl, and resolves to find out the truth behind her sister’s suicide.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Magical Girls]
The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco
Generations of twin goddesses ruled Aeon– until one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun. While one sister rules Aranth, a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea, her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City.
Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born–three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to control storms or flames with the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, able to ingest the deadliest poisons without harm. And Arsinoe, a naturalist, can control nature.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon – Naoko Takeuchi
Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

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Supernatural

Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell – unfins
The girl of your dreams barely knows you exist. Your friends can’t help. Your family is clueless. So where do you turn for love advice? Who can provide you with that essential assistance for the lovelorn? If you’re average everyday teenager Paul, you summon a powerful demon from deep in the recesses of Hell and frankly, hope for the best.

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