Eight Treasures Trousseau

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Everyone in the City of Jing thinks that bestowment of marriage between Xian Junwang and the di daughter of the Yi’an Marquis House is to insert a fresh flower into manure.

Xian Junwang was that fresh flower and the di daughter of Yi’an Marquis House was that manure that was not liked.

It is said that what is heard is false, seeing is believing. Who knows what the truth really is?

Eight Treasures Trousseau average rating 4.7/5 - 103 user ratings
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Bā bǎo zhuāng
八宝妆
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MisheruBookish
New MisheruBookish rated it
January 30, 2017
Status: c108
This is my favorite novel after To be a Virtuous wife.

Dreams of Jianghu really knows how to pick treasures among those numerous novels.

I read novels with almost/ the same genre and I still find the two novels (ETT, TBAVW) highly favorable with its stable flow of story and high quality of characters, plot and theme.

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I really love that HXW is an intelligent woman whom one should not underestimate albeit that she always does not care about anything but eating and sleeping. She is from a loving family and does not have to fight concubines which is in contrast of TBAVW. Though It seems to be bit lacking with the ending (atleast for me), the story is still worth reading for.

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willwiz
willwiz rated it
October 22, 2016
Status: Completed
The similarity between this novel and "To be a virtuous wife" is stunning. Anyone who enjoys TBAVW would absolutely enjoy this one.

Contrary to the translator, despite reading TBAVW first, I actually like this novel a bit more hehe.

As a side note, I don't think the English title for the novel is quite correct. 八宝妆 isn't referring to a trousseau. This really supposed to be something like "The eight treasure dowry".

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This isn't up in the story until the second last chapter, when she presents it to the male lead. It has a specific meaning within the story for the protagonist and represents the central theme of the story. However, you are not told of it until you finish reading the story basically. This is no impact on the story itself.

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For those who are not familiar with TBAVW. This novel is a Chinese historical political drama with royalties contending for the crown. The plots and schemes within this story tenders to be more realistic than some of it's novel counterparts. Readers are expected to enjoy the characters and their roles in a particular troubled and contentious time within the universe, rather than be in awe at the greatness and brilliance of the protagonists and their abilities.

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The Transmigration(more so reincarnation) in this story is mainly used to explain the protagonist's personality and ideals which doesn't not conform to the moral and ethics within the novel universe, while playing no other roles.

The protagonist in this story is one of the more unique one that I've read. She's basically my hero, with her attitude and choice of lifestyle. Definitely the best part of the novel itself. Being able to live the lifestyle that she wants, while showing occasional brilliance when needed to stay safe and protect the ones she cares about.

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The story is very very well written, with great pacing, foreshadowing, descriptive language, and a great cast of characters with interesting personality.

This is one of the very few novels that I would expect almost all readers to enjoy. Absolutely give this a shot if you have the time. <<less
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Xing
Xing rated it
October 22, 2016
Status: c3
As far as i know Dream of Jianghu always pick good quality novel n for this novel...

She pick a good one again ToT *all hail wyhcwe i luuubbhh uuu

The story written well and the pace just right--It's not draggy nor it's too fast.

The male lead is similar to "To Be a Virtuous Wife" male lead who respect his wang fei but ... it's not revealed that much yet n the cliff atm (c3) really killing me 😭😭😭
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Littledragonlady
Littledragonlady rated it
October 11, 2016
Status: c108
Review after completely reading this novel.

Despite what the TL said about how this novel is heavier, more sinister, bloodier than TBAVW, don't let it hinder yourself from reading 8TT. It is indeed bloodier, but at the same time, feels more realistic as battles for throne shud be.

Pst. 8TT is still much milder than the vicious political battle in Princess Wei Yang.

MC is a somewhat gentler, more forgiveful than her ... more>>
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savage, merciless husband who keep a dungeon wherr he torture his enemy

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and somehow, these contrasting characteristic blends very well, presenting us with sweet, lovey dovey scene. <<less
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Ruyi
Ruyi rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c6
I like this story, and I'm surprised by how calm the elements play out. I expected intrigue and backstabbing and plots, which seems typical of tales in this genre, but there's something very relaxing about this story and its MC so far. You get a sense that she and her husband are capable, calm people with common sense who are equipped to face any troubles befalling them in the future. It's almost...comforting, and a refreshing change from the constant Drama - Tension - Shock - Tension - DRAMA you see... more>> everywhere else. To be honest, I've yet to finish TBAVW so I can't speak on their similarities, but I like the refreshing twist on atmosphere in this one. Looking forward to future chapters! <<less
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jkmessah
jkmessah rated it
October 19, 2016
Status: c3
When the wonderful translators at Dreams of Jianghu said TBAVW 2.0, it really got me excited.

The vibes that just the three chapters bring is quite impressive. It is definitely on par with TBAVW for now and the scenes are easily imagined. Once you're familiar with the terms, it's not that hard to get into.

As another reviewer has mentioned, there has yet to be typical tropes common in historical, royalty romance such as scheming relatives, and horrible parents. Quite refreshing for now. I can't say too much within these... more>> 3 chapters but it's looking to be a fantastic read.

Translation is most definitely top notch and won't be a hindrance to reading and understanding the nuances. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
November 27, 2016
Status: c8
Little cliche, but a good kind of cliche. Because translator has been translating a ancient Chinese novel before this, they can use it as foundation and make the story flow extremely well. Learning from the many Chinese word that used on novel, translator try their best to convey it in English word.

MC has a noble parentage, not many detail has been shown to the reader about how the original owner of the body died, there's no broken engagement nor revenge to be done either. MC's family is alive, well, and... more>> very loving to MC. Male lead is kinda shady, but not many has been revealed yet except when he decided to give power (to make decision on wangfu, before it's on head butler's hand) to MC after seeing how beautiful she was.

One thing that make me unsatisfied is the frequency of the release, which is one chapter per week. I really hope they will churn up more chapter. <<less
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izznis
izznis rated it
December 14, 2016
Status: c11
If you love To Be A Virtuous Wife, then you would love this.

The atmosphere is quite similar.. like you'll notice some similarities of the plot especially the reincarnation part. Some of the MCs personalities are also familiar but the starting plot and the settings are different. I don't dislike it though. Cos I love TBVW so I'm sure I'll fall for this too.

Basically, it's cliché but the good kind.. And the similarities, you can't blame the author, he/she made both of the books after all and they are well received... more>> :)

You'll know when you read this. I very much recommend it. <<less
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dysry
dysry rated it
November 1, 2016
Status: c20
Written by the same author as TBAVW, it's easy to get your hopes up for ETT. And if you liked TBAVW, you'll like this - only not as much.

Generally speaking, ETT is a dumbed down, in your face version of TBAVW. The female lead is beautiful and whimsical, while the male lead is cunning but devoted to his wife, and the two navigate through the political landscape with ease. In terms of background, the female lead has it a lot easier (so it was a little forced to give... more>> her the exact same views and doubts as Qu Qing Ju), but her husband's position is less stable, allowing for more cloak and daggers.

Overall, the author has decided to play it safe and stick with what she knows, so ETT doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Hopefully it will develop into a story on it's own, but right now it's exactly what it's described as - TBAVW 2.0.

In terms of translations, it's easier to follow since I've already read TBAVW, but for someone just starting out, it'll be very confusing and take a lot of patience. <<less
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icecream
icecream rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: c2
This is really cool and fresh! Same author as "to be a virtuous wife" and According to the translator, this is like "to be a virtuous wife" 2.0! So i'm really hopeful for this novel. So far, the characters are really awesome and different from the norm. both main parents are actually present, supportive and strong-willed mother, no scheming taitai, parents actually have common sense and think really progressively, so far no one in the family act like greedy gold diggers. The female mc is really lax and calming. The... more>> vibes are just really good, plus great translations! Very promising and another one to add on the favorites list if all goes well <<less
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