Chu Wang Fei


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She, the prime minister’s daughter, was timid and cowardly. Because her engagement fell through, and her reputation was ruined, she was pressured to spill her own blood in the palace hall! Once again opening her eyes, the cowardice had vanished, replaced by coldness, causing others to be intimidated at first glance. Yet no one realized, she was not her.

He, the current dynasty’s Chu Wang, served the country and brought peace and stability. Peerless and magnificent, all the girls under the Heavens eagerly pursued him! He helped her break off her engagement in the palace hall, but she avoided him at a great distance. He set his mind to pursue her, but she didn’t intend to love him.

At home, the turbulent currents of government affairs surged violently, disputes from every country continued to spring up everywhere. The stunning her who had been reborn, and how she didn’t bat an eyelid to resolve that terrifying carnage; her name had shaken the whole world!

When the dust had settled, and the song and dance had ceased, who could hold hands with her and look upon this thousand-year golden age, this flourishing ten thousand miles? Nowadays in this land under the Heavens, everyone spoke of how Chu Wang was cunning and two-faced, he desired the whole world, and was someone they seriously could not provoke. Yet the one they could not provoke even more was his Wang Fei – Yun Qian Meng! Anyone who provoked Chu Wang Fei, must surely be prepared to lose their necks!

A breathtaking rebirth, a thrilling marriage, in the blink of an eye the once weak woman had become the honorable Chu Wang Fei!

Wang Fei: In the palace chambers, between the feasts, smiles are hiding daggers, with layers and layers of plots and machinations; those who hurt my flesh and blood will have to pay the price.

Chu Wang: In these troubled times, carrying the fire beacon, over thousands of miles of fortresses and mountains, I have traveled to the distance to these border stations; if you dare to hurt my wife I will take your life.

Wang Fei: In another country, in a foreign land, will his thoughts stay pure? The princess of another nation is gracefull and beautiful, will “a pair of people for one life” change?

Chu Wang: Returning home, difficult problems arise. As green hills extend into the distance, beautiful flowers and tender feelings grow deeply; dealing with the ruler and his ministers is harder than rising into Heaven.

That night, all the monarchs struggled for power, smoke rising all around; that night, the husband and wife were separated, neither humble nor haughty; that night, the land was in great disorder, lying corpses filled the plains; that night, whose heart was confused, whose family was broken, whose country was lost?

In the chaos of war, during their separation, separated by thousands of miles of unmoving mountains and rivers, the gentleman’s heart and the wife’s heart never changed. In the lonely city without aid, hand in hand as before, they advanced together while chatting lightly about this West Chu country.

(WN Synopsis from 12superlatives)

Yun Fu’s young mistress is weak and cowardly. After having her engagement broken off within the Jin Luan Dian, she kills herself by hitting her head upon a pillar.

When she wakes up, she is no longer feeble and is now cold and aloof making people terrified of her upon sight. She walks unhurriedly into the bloody hall and her chilly voice slowly resounds, “Then we can comply to Chen Wang’s wishes.”

Everybody knows that the young mistress’s personality has taken a drastic turn after the events within the palace but none of them could ever guess that her spirit has been replaced.

A foreign environment where everybody has sinister and ulterior motives, where plots and schemes plague the families, where disputes permeate government affairs; she who has been raised in a boudoir seems harmless enough.

What happens if she is no longer soft and timid? What if, in between a single smile, she can raise forth wind and rain reeking of blood and terror?

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New LordSkye rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: --
Honestly this story just bored me. The main character is the typical mary sue that can do no wrong even though she doesn't have any experience in this sort of life she can flawlessly adapt and be perfect. And the backstory of her being a police captain in charge of a drug department and a mixed martial arts world champion just made me laugh. The love interest is the typical so handsome that everyone loves while being so talented he can do anything, but for some reason is interested in... more>> the mc even though they never interacted before. The enemies are the usual stupid people who try to ruin the mc but always fail nothing really interesting about it. Overall a very average story with nothing that makes it stand out. <<less
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New Anonymousse rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c50
A potrait of ancient chinese culture.

The story of an official family in the kingdom where MC is the legitimate daughter in it.

This novel makes me conclude that:

  1. Harem isnt always good. Theres war for the husbands affection all day and night.
  2. When theres no smartphone, tv, or internet. Everyone so idle to the point of just focus on how to scheming and plotting each other with daggers on their hands. So, thank god we have internet, tv, and smartphone now.
  3. Man shouldnt take alot of wives if they are stupid. Since they can easily be manipulated by their wives.
  4. Sex probably the best weapon for women in ancient chinese. As no matter how insidious and cruelest the antagonist act, the husband seems to takes no mind of it and wants to curry favor to her. Even to the point of allowing the antagonist to kill his legitimate wife (MC`s mother).
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Talyn rated it
March 29, 2016
Status: --
An absolutely wonderful read! The female lead is very smart and independent but not arrogant. Although the romance started a bit slowly, the title gave away who the main male lead would be – the handsome and enigmatic Chu Wang, Chu Fei Yang (who was actually still a Chancellor/Left Prime Minister at the start of the novel).

I love “Chu Wang Fei” like I love “To Be A Virtuous Wife” in that the female leads don’t dwell too much on their ‘past lives’ and tried their best to live a happy... more>> fulfilled life in the new environment. Both stories are great in their own way!

“TBAVW” focuses more on the responsibilities and challenges faced by an unfavored daughter who married into royalty, and only briefly mentions the political machinations her husband may be involved with. In “CWF”, the husband is not royalty (thank goodness) and female lead is more actively involved with her husband’s plans in various ways…

Although the translations are updated at a good pace I couldn’t wait and decided to brave the Chinese version >.< I'm not sure how much I misunderstood here and there but I finished it and plan to order the physical book online just for the sake of having it on my shelf! XD <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Reincarnated investigator (i guess) who get a body of legitimate daughter of prime minister. But she got bullied badly because her mother is already dead, and the one who control the household her father's concubine.

From the title, we already know that she will end up as Chu Wang Fei (or the oficial wife of Chu Wang/ King Chu). Watch our MC as she make way through the mud and storm into becoming Chu Wang Fei. She is your typical reincarnation template, as she overpowered in EQ and IQ. Smart,... more>> charming, intelligent woman which you never can hope to found in era where woman is a possession not a human being.

For you guys who want to read it but feel overwhelmed with the bunch of unorganized chapter, please refer here! our wonderful translator who fill the gap (so the original translator only do the first few chapter, the make summary in the middle before translate again what she think more interesting).

Definitely recommended as one of the top smart female protagonist genre! <<less
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KKristen rated it
October 21, 2016
Status: c114
I really like this one. Probably the most realistic and believable reincarnation LN I've read so far.

Read this:
If you want a well-written story about a smart heroine and political intrigue in a traditional Chinese court, read Chu Wang Fei.

Don't read this:
If you want exciting action, bloody fights, heart-rending romance, and OP characters, you will be disappointed.

The quality is pretty good (I'd say 4/5), but the series goes through 3 translators with slight inconsistencies. There is a LOT of Chinese vocabulary to remember. The translators do... more>> a good job of defining the words in the notes, but it definitely makes this a harder read. New chapters are released pretty slowly.

Main character:
One of my favorite main characters so far, but not in the usual way. She's not of my favorites because of her personality (cold, intelligent, well-spoken, ladylike).
I like her because she is one most believable characters I've seen. She only has her intelligence and wits to survive. She doesn't have any really over-powered fighting skills, medical skills, extensive knowledge from another life, or secret powers. She doesn't do unbelievable things to stand out like most female MCs (e.g. killing tons of people, taking over the army, yelling at people, etc) that would normally get them killed in reality. She just acts like a very well-behaved Chinese noblewoman who happens to be very good with words.

This is very much about political intrigue, family power struggles, and ancient Chinese manners. We see a police woman who in reincarnated in the body of a rejected young miss. All by herself, she has to find people she can trust, gain security, and outsmart the people who bully her. She slowly gets involved with the court and several male love interests.

The romance develops VERY slowly and the pace of the story is slow but steady. The events and twists are well-paced and not too predictable, though they are on the small scale (like family drama, not big battles). I wasn't bored and finished all 80+ chapters in a few days. But some more impatient readers might get bored quickly if they aren't in the mood for a more intellectual read.

I give this story a 4.5/5 for now because of how well it's written and how realistic the setting and characters are. Even though I wouldn't say it's one of the most fast-paced/exciting stories out there, the realism makes it excellent.

UPDATE as of Ch.114:

New chapters are released very slowly, and the plot also moves relatively slowly, so after I wrote the review above at Chapter 83, I waited until a lot of new chapters had been released so I could binge them all at once. I'm happy to say that the story is still going strong, the character development is steady, and it's still a very satisfying read. I'm sad to wait again... I really have the urge to read more! <<less
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Mikleo rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: --
At first, I didn't want to read this novel since the summary didn't interest me. But what the hell, I'm so glad I tried it out (I kept seeing this being recommended).

Three words: I Love It

For those who are hesitating (like me when I first read the summary), Do Not Waste Your Time. Just plunge in and try reading the first 10 chapters. I've got to say though, just the first chapter got me hooked. I stayed up all night just reading this novel.

Basically, a police woman transmigrated to the... more>> body of a quite pitiful girl. There's the usual Evil stepmother (concubine of the father), Evil stepsister, and Negligent Father going on here. So to say, there's always drama going on.

Actually, A Lot of Drama.

But not in that boring soap opera kind of way. The others just kept on trying to frame the MC, but of course, the MC outwits them.

That's one hell of a birthday party though, it's kinda hilarious. You'll get what I mean when you're already up to the birthday party of the Gu Furen.

Anyways, I don't want to spoil it anymore when you can just go ahead and read it. But ok, just one more spoiler since this is practically what most readers want to know.

Yes, this is a Happy Ending. <<less
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eksentrysyti rated it
March 2, 2017
Status: c85
I had high hopes for this novel based on the other reviews, but while I find it mostly interesting, there are several flaws that make the novel rage inducing at times.

This is your standard transmigration backstory: a supposedly brilliant narcotics police expert is transmigrated into a medieval Chinese setting where treacherous politics fly everywhere due to family power struggles rule over everything (because men can't stop taking concubines). Problem is, soon after the start of the story, the reader realizes there no reason to even set up the transmigration... more>> backstory. There is no modern knowledge, techniques, or concepts that are carried over. The MC ends up simply being an intelligent girl that is able to talk her way through difficulties. Why bother with the transmigration backstory?

The summary and the premise is that the MC becomes the Chu Wang Fei (mistress of the Chu family). By the time we're at Ch. 85, the courtship between the MC and the future male lead hasn't even started. The title is really a spoiler, since the title character technically still doesn't exist even 1/4 of the way through the novel.

The MC is truly powerless to control her fate. Villains come at her one after another and she talks her way out of situations, but she never manages to conquer anyone. She brilliantly defeats enemies one after another in battles of wits, but she is never able to decisively win, only escape. 1/4 of the novel in, and a grand total of zero enemies have been humiliated, discredited, disowned, executed, destroyed. Nada. They go free, only to come back to have another attempt at literally, her life. Best example is the assassin that the "title" couple capture, who turns out to be an assassin prince from an enemy kingdom. Rather than turn him in, they take him to a brothel, dress him up like a transvestite, and then let him go. Surprise! Few chapters later, he comes back to try to murder the MC. The MC and her allies are constantly being framed by political enemies, but once those enemies are caught red-handed, the author promptly forgets about them and moves on to the villain.

There are a ton of illogical relationships and inconsistencies in the character settings. The MC's aunt is the Empress Dowager (widow of the late-Emperor). The MC is 15, the Dowager can be estimated to be no more than 40 (since the Dowager's mother is known to be 60). Ok, but the Dowager's step-son and current Emperor (son of the late-Emperor's concubine) should not be older than about 20-22. Then the story goes on to say that the Chen Wang (half-brother of the prince) was too young to compete for the throne, then Chen Wang should be no more than maybe 18. Yet in the established story, Chen Wang is already the second most powerful man in the nation due to his achievements.

Ok, so the next in line Prince is a 18 year old schemer with tons of supposed achievements and the 19 year old MC's love interest is one of two Prime Ministers of the country. Timelines don't add up anywhere.

Each chapter is extremely dense to read. The fact that none of the titles are translated means that for readers with little prior knowledge of Chinese will spend a HUGE amount of time memorizing all the terms. Even for those who understand Chinese would require some time to get used to the terms. I would say a solid 30% of the word count is simply names of people, places, or titles.

If you like a story where a clever girl outsmarts people so they don't kill her, you'll be fine reading this. If you like a story where clever girl brilliantly obliterates opponents and earns respect and grabs glory, pass on this. <<less
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izznis rated it
August 17, 2016
Status: c75 part1
This novel is one of the rare novels that actually depicted a life of a fiercely intelligent woman from the future (one who actually think before they act and know the consequences) and reincarnated into the past as a first daughter of a noble but with a tainted name.

Every description of the feelings, environments and plots are on point and not overly exaggerate like certain novels. Although it is in a historical setting, this novel is realistic and every of its character has a role to play including the villains.

The... more>> main character, Yun Qian Meng, is a favourite character of mine. She is not perfect but she is intelligent and knows when to hide her strengths and weaknesses and when to use them. She is like an intelligent war general who knew whom she should trust and whom she shouldn't, what to do during emergencies and very calculative. However, instead of facing a place full of brave warriors, enemies and weapons, her battlefield is a place full of conceited women, calculative concubines, vile family members and backstabbers. She had to face false accusations and frauds while at the same time maintaining her elegant reputation as a first xiaojie of a noble family.

And what I love the most about her is that she is not overly OP. So far, she doesn't have any special powers - only some simple self-defense movements she got from her past life. She is also never arrogant and faced her opponents sensibly.

The author also had made good settings of the Chu Wang Fei by making different plot every time. As the story goes on, the plot and characters level up steadily at a decent pace. New characters appear but no old characters are pushed aside abruptly. The author also knows how to play with the readers feelings and keep us intrigued. To the point, this novel is making me wanting to learn Chinese in order to read Chu Wang Fei in its pure form.

Be warn though, since the genre is historical and time setting is on ancient china, the language and its culture may give some people a headache while reading. <<less
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ICDevil rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: c74 part1
I just adore these types of light novels, and recommend it to anyone who loves having a smart and entertaining MC. It is a great read that ranks together to me with To Be A Virtuous Wife, Mei Gongqing, and Demonic King Chases, so if you have read any of these stories I recommend this series for you.
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svyatoslav rated it
January 2, 2017
Status: c87
It was mildly entertaining for the first 70+ chapters though the story is a bit tedious and slow at times. There are inconsistencies that increasingly creep in that take away from the story more and more as it proceeds. Still it was a fun read until the plot that was crawling at a snail's pace suddenly goes into overdrive. All of a sudden we go from the casual vicious conflicts among the different houses and wives to this obvious poorly written and executed rushed national level conspiracy. The author should... more>> stick to writing about the petty squabbles among the womenfolk as they fail when it comes to writing about actual political intrigue.

Another huge flaw in the story is the main male love interest. The guy can fart and it'll create a gale of gold dust blowing all his enemies away in the process. He is the very definition of Deus ex Machina. While I am on that subject, what was the point of the 3rd love interest? He is utterly pointless in the story, a wasted character.

Overall, I'm surprised by the high ratings of the novel as the author starts insulting our intelligence after chapter 76 where the story abruptly takes a nosedive. <<less
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chocholate rated it
August 18, 2016
Status: --
"I have falling in love with this story!"

This story is MAGICAL story (lol, there is no real magic in here)

the reason why this is magical story:

1. Maybe some of you doesn't too into to political struggles [kinds of the environment where you need curry favor or kiss.... to keep your place save] (actually me too, i dislike politic), but you will not find yourself boring with this story as the author can lead you well enough so you will not get lose, instead you will find it fun to read... more>> and you will realize you have already read more than 20 chapter-ish!! how magical!

2. As for now (ch 75), I can say this story have approximately 10% LOVE [between MCs) and 90% others. (actually i really love romance novels, i am always love fluffy love stories, with 85 or more percentages fluffiness in there) but, again! the author blow my view! i can feel '90% others' is like candy tastes (sometimes mint, sour, and sweet) and when we got '10% Love'... BOOM... really got me to be acute diabetes!!

3. I am not too into to serious stories! But here, i can not say anything... so magically in love!

Everything is so magical, don't doubt just read! give this story a chance!

I am teary when this story will be continuing again... thank you <<less
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August 14, 2016
Status: --
Our MC is brilliant. I love her. She is calm and collected and reasonable. Of course the ML is completely likable. Ugh, I can't wait until this is finished.
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scriptor rated it
June 5, 2016
Status: c73
Very, very nice romance novel. It starts out EXTREMELY slow since Yun Qian Meng (the female MC) has a lot of politicking to do so she doesn't end up as horrendously bullied as her body's original occupant. You don't really see a hint of romance until much later. But Chu Wang is a pretty great male MC (and love interest) and worth the wait -- YQM's interactions with him and his grandpa are so funny and cute! I love a good power couple and YQM and CW are definitely among... more>> my favorites. *makes a big thumbs-up* <<less
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meiberry rated it
May 27, 2017
Status: c111
Wow, just caught up to the translations. WOW. This was not what I expected! Chu Wang Fei has been the Least unrealistic and Least ridiculous transmigration story I've read so far, lol.

I'm coming from Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss and Stunning Edge, so I thought this would be along similar veins. And it is for the most part, since the Good characters and Bad characters are so apparent. And the main female lead's wit is basically incomparable to anyone in the world to which she transmigrates. No one can beat... more>> her in a game of wits!!! She outwits Everybody, Every time. Which is really comforting, because the villains can be so evil and annoying. But unlike GDBBM and SE, I think Yun Qian Meng actually has to struggle a lot more... she has to plan for longer and wait and abide for her profits more. In that way she is a little less OP. Chu Wang Fei feels like slightly more mature storytelling (this is far from high literature, but at least it's less far than most Chinese light novels!!!)

Somebody compared this To Be A Virtuous Wife, except a lot more happens, and I think that's a really good comparison. Just like in To Be A Virtuous Wife, there is a lot of "houyuan" wit-battling. And TBAVW is one of the few houyuan stories that I can stomach. I can't stand imperial drama stories, but I LOOOVED TBAVW. But you can read my review for that story on its page. However, UNLIKE TBAVW where rarely anything earth-shaking happens, Chu Wang Fei is PACKED with drama. Lol. It's like Gone With The Wind, except Yun Qian Meng seems to have control over her life.

The romance is almost like a side dish... honestly, so far in the story it's only been Yun Qian Meng trying to get revenge for her mom. She still hasn't completely fulfilled it yet, even!!! And there's all these villains coming at her left and right. I feel so bad for YQM actually, because she has to deal with such horrible and hypocritical people all the time. I'd want to move and live in the mountains and never see these people ever again. But then she would have never met Chu Fei Yang... who is SO HOT. Probably the hottest male lead ever. He's like everything in one. He's smart and charismatic and strong. I've never read a male lead with a better personality, except maybe in Husband, Be a Gentleman. They are somewhat similar, except Chu Fei Yang is actually publicly known to be awesome, and they've both got this incorrigible/riling up the female lead thing going on that works out so well. I think that the "tall dark and handsome" thing is kind of boring... if they have few words to say, that just means they're empty characters. If they were in dramas, it'd be easier to at least fawn over their face, but in novels, you need some colorful dialogue to keep you hooked on a character...

The other 2 male leads are pretty interesting but really do not compare to Chu Fei Yang, which is good! Because, we all know who Yun Qian Meng will end up with. I'm just kind of sad there aren't more scenes with them together. But when they get together, it's super thrilling to see what happens. You can never expect what will happen. Actually, for the whole story, you're not totally sure what's going to happen. I think the author did a good job of making this story filled with just the right amount of using familiar tropes and then also being super original. <<less
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Kazia0002 rated it
August 24, 2016
Status: c76
The story is interesting; I like the MC and I think it is nice how the romance is slowly introduced.
What I would like to heavily praise is the very high quality of the translation. It makes reading it a pleasure and I sincerely wish more translators took such care with their work.
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Mibuokami rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: Completed
Ok this is less a review a more a rant:
... more>>

This story was marvelous up until it stopped being about Yun Qian Meng (Chu Wang Fei) and become literally about everyone else that I didn't give a crap about.

I give it a 4.5/5 up until Chu Fei Yang and Yun Quan Meng gets married and a little bit after...

When the plots advances to them visiting the neighboring country it went off the rail completely. There were chapters after chapters where Yun Quan Meng barely gets a mention, so much so that anyone that just started reading the story from that point onward would certainly not find it hard to believe that Yun Quan Meng was nothing more than a supporting character. Extremely extremely disappointing to see such a wondering story fall flat on its face.

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crimsoniv0j rated it
July 9, 2016
Status: --
One of the best reincarnation novel type. The MC is so great and amazing, her enemies always leaves speechless. The male lead story still hast unfold but I'm expecting another great back up story about him. I totally recommend this. I just hope they will continue translating this.
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kari rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c58
Good story but confusing to read... the names are confusing enough! But in the previous chapters a lot of words which were for tiltes & such were left in chinese with the meaning written at the top of the chapter... It was so so confusing :/

Now I think the TL's have made it easier to read... names are still confusing AF!
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rdawv rated it
March 15, 2016
Status: --
Review as of Ch. 70.

Like previous reviewers, I agree that the pace is very slow. There are multiple connected chapters where the events described therein only consist of a single day (eg: the birthday banquet). However, this also means there is much plot dialogue and character intrigue to move the story along.

The story description and the title Chu Wang Fei are huge spoilers: we are told that the MC is basically going to be the future wife of someone awe inspiring but the slow paced nature of the story meant... more>> we have to wade through the motions of political machinations and jealous rivals for a long time before we get there. Indeed, 70 chapters in and the two main characters had barely met a handful of times.

Take the sharp tongued and cunning protagonist from “To Be A Virtuous Wife” and put her in a bleak and powerless setting of “Mei Gongqing” and you get Chu Wang Fei: a transmigrated woman taking over the body of a young lady who was unable to navigate the treacherous waters of a society where every action and spoken word can destroy one’s reputation.

The translation is good, though a new reader unfamiliar with this sort of setting and the associated speech mannerisms might be daunted by the number of terms which are left as is in the text and the explanations are in footers/headers. Some translators try to alleviate the problem by making a few short summaries to recap, as well as shortening the names into abbreviations which can either be helpful or an irritant, depending on the reader.

The new Yun Qian Meng, the titular Chu Wang Fei; is a very likable character in a world filled with people with very ugly characteristics: the greedy, the lewd, the ambitious, the jealous, the vicious. Already beautiful but now clever as well as strong willed, she surprised the people who knew the original; including the royalty who had snubbed her engagement at the start of the story. It can be quite familiar as the usual tropes appear: the distant father, the evil stepmother and stepsister, the biased and greedy elder… the usual love interests: the popular one, the gruff one and the unsociable one. An assortment of helpers: the sympathetic cousins and powerful relatives helpless to intervene in favor of the previous host body and so on. It is the dialogue, word play and the writing holding everything together that brings the best out of the cast of usual suspects.

The fantastical aspect of transmigration is pretty much a throwaway and not elaborated much upon, a fact which I find irritating in many such stories as these modern backgrounds only serve as a plot device to give the MCs mystical explanations for their new-found knowledge or sensibilities and little else.


My eyes rolled when the phrase "the world mixed martial arts champion" was suddenly thrown out there.


For a story like Chu Wang Fei it did not seem necessary at all, the original host could have simply woken up as a more bitter/cynical person (eg: Mei Gongqing).

But don’t let that detract from the rest of the story. Chu Wang Fei is a very well written palace drama-type story, the sort of drama where we read about the trials and tribulations of a bullied character catching the eyes of the most eligible bachelors of the land, thus drawing the enmity of those who sought such affections for themselves.

Except of course, the bullied character is no longer easily bullied, and therein lies the excitement in reading about how she overturns the odds against her time and again. <<less
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June 6, 2017
Status: c100
This is a good read if you like political squabbling (between women and on the battlefield), verbal ass kicking, and a smart heroine. It's satisfyingly long, the male lead is great (but OP), and the other male leads are similarly swoon-worthy.

Unfortunately, at least for me, the story falls flat because it requires so much suspension of disbelief. The heroine seems omniscient rather than scheming and black-bellied, and when she spars verbally with other characters the back-and-forth is far too sided in her favor - her victories just don't feel earned... more>> to me. And, as with many novels of this type, the villains' personalities are 2D and copy paste - they're jealous, they hate the heroine, and they're two-faced. It gets tiring.

For me it's a good read if I have nothing else to do, but if you like these sort of novels I absolutely recommend you give it a try. <<less
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Bethananantony rated it
April 16, 2017
Status: c106
I was dwelling for so long if I should bother, and I LOVE IT honestly I do, some story points do seem a little rushed it still works and has penalty of drama, not stupid drama either, actual good story writing. If you want a romance for a long time your gonna be disappointed, while the sweetness is rare it's enough to give you diabetes.

For those who are like me and don't like starting novels without knowing if I'm gonna like it read the first 3-5 chapters your not gonna... more>> regret it, your gonna blink and you will be sitting there clicking refresh :D <<less
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curryninja rated it
March 17, 2017
Status: c95
I have to say I greatly enjoy this series so far and the author's writing is very subtle and not in your face. I have listened quite a few audiobooks about time traveling/transmigration novels and have given up on them most in the early chapters but this one was a surprise. All the drama and verbal retorts in the novel was not boring and actually pleasantly entertaining. Also the romance is slow but that is not bad because the story itself is not really about the romance (its about kicking... more>> asses and being a savage).  <<less
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