Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略)
Author: Xiao Lian Mao (笑脸猫)
Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama, Imperial Harem
Number of Chapters: 200 chapters + 2 side stories
During the 6th year of the Qian Long’s reign, Wei Ying Luo finds her way to the Forbidden City as a palace maid to investigate the truth behind her older sister’s death.
I didn’t read the novel but I think the drama followed the gist of the novel. From the bits and pieces of the drama that I watched, its quite interesting and there are some comical moments too. I think it should be worth a read or a watch.
2018 Chinese drama adaptation