Stunning Edge

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When a cold and crafty girl travels into the body of a foolish, man-crazy, young female aristocrat, what will happen?

A young girl, Claire, falls off a horse while chasing his Royal Highness, the second prince, and falls unconscious. But when she finally opens her eyes, her gaze is ice cold.

Soon after, she shines a blinding light that astounds the whole kingdom.

In a world where power is based on magic and power, how would an airhead like her survive?

But, she soon stuns everyone by mastering both magic and Dou Qi, paving a new path for herself.

His Royal Highness, the second prince, was forced by the Emperor to go visit her but was told she was busy.

When he saw the “busy” miss drinking tea leisurely, ignoring him, the second prince’s handsome face twitched.

Her personal knight, Jean, had always looked down at her with disgust. But as he and many others watched her shine in glory and power, they couldn’t help but ask themselves, ‘Is this really the girl they knew?’

Stunning Edge average rating 4.4/5 - 449 user ratings
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Jué Sè Fēng Máng
绝色锋芒
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Rosver
New Rosver
February 7, 2017
Status: --
Enjoyable, if unsubstantial.

The plot isn't very complex and lacks surprises or creativity. Reading, you pretty much know what you are going to get. Pretty much pop flick style, enjoyable, but nothing else.

The characters also lacks complexity and nuances, especially the secondary ones. A word or two can adequately describe them. They aren't detestable or infuriating, but there is just nothing more.

... more>> The description is rather minimal and generic.

And it doesn't go deeply into the themes it touches, like religion. It uses them more as motivations for the events that is happening.

Overall, a rather average work. It is something enjoyable enough but offers nothing more than that. <<less
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aviserised
New aviserised
January 30, 2017
Status: c102 part2
Its okay, its not terrible and thats all it's got going for it. The pacing isnt that great, world building is practically non-exsistent. But what really bites are the characters, i get that its a harem, but dang i could careless with what happens to them. One of them could die, and i wouldnt even notice. Maybe i would be a little happier at least then i wouldnt need to pause and try to remember which character is which. I'm very relectant to actualy finish this, since i honestly... more>> have no attachment to the mc or any other character. And for me, having a character or characters that i like or invested in, make want to finish a story.

Honestly its not bad but its not good either. So yeah kudos to the translators, because they dic a good job. But yeah hard pass on this one <<less
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bearnanny
bearnanny rated it
June 9, 2016
Status: c57
Okay. This novel is quite a bit overrated. It's not super terrible, but it's not better than average. It won't upset you with plain terrible writing, but it's not going to give you something new or well executed. It's very safe, very average.

It does avoid the female MC falling in love immediately route, but it instead becomes a harem of characters that follow her blindly, even though they have no reason for it. They all come kind of clustered together with little introduction or reason for existing in the... more>> story. Four characters were basically forced upon the MC by the author, to enter her harem/posse. They have extremely vague goals and no problem throwing away their entire lives to follow the MC like pets. One character flips opinion overnight, and otherwise the characters consist of agree with mc+quirk, such as the awful ever present pervert character that is obligatory to any female led novel. Basically, the characterization, introductions, and consistency, is bad.

The pacing of the story is too fast. The author wanted to skip over everything like.. world building, setting up a scale of power for the characters, and slowly introducing the major characters. It's not incoherent, but it is fairly thin in terms of actual information. One after another, an item or event of interest happens upon the MC before they're quickly relegated to some kind of foreshadowing. Nothing is explored, explained or becomes a hardship for the MC beyond a chapter or two. Do you even remember that the MC is reincarnated? It's never explained or elaborated on. Not a single thought or flashback, not a single line explaining why the MC was a genius in the past life.

Let's talk a little more about power in this world. It's almost completely glossed over what it means, who has power, or how powerful people are. Only the very best magicians have even been mentioned. No attempt at showing or explaining how powerful they are, only that they are. They are of a rank in a ranking system you don't know. Same thing with warriors. The difference between one rank and two ranks up is supposed to be shocking, but it's only mentioned twice in passing. It doesn't mean anything to the reader.

It's a very slice of life approach. I would hesitate to call this an action adventure. It's very clearly focusing on building a troop of characters, putting them in comedic adventures where the YY growth of the MC is more of an afterthought. It has a lot more focus on romance and comedy than anything. <<less
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Discordia
Discordia rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: c50
To be honest, one of the best thing I've ever read. It has the astonishing rare female mc who isn't too op and not in love by the second chapter. Only thing I despise is that this great novel doesn't have that many chapters and updates are slow. While some other completely trash novels have hundreds of them. It is also too bad the translator doesn't seem to be accepting donations, otherwise, I would definitely give a few hundred bucks to read some more. It is worth it
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tatanka96
tatanka96 rated it
June 28, 2016
Status: c59
I don't really understand why so many people think this story is so wonderful. This is not bad, but not phenomenal.

Firstly protagonist:
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The ressurected girl which is gradually more and more poweful, I can add she may be even overpowered. In the beginning of this story I liked her, because she was smart, she knew what she wanted like: being good grandaughter that protected her new family's name, she was somewhat better version of past Claire that only wanted pretty boys and she was someone that cared about other people. I saw potential, possible character growth, but noooo. I understand that this is chinese novel with female protagonist, but does it always must be mary sue? Now, I only see girl that is too astounding to breath with this same air as common people. You may say that i'm not fair, but life is not fair. Her magic and strength ( i don't know how to name her sudden fighting ability) are so powerful and incredible that she always wins, but why? I get that she is ressurected and genius, but she doesn't remember anything and she is in new world with new rules. How she did it that in less than year, she became better than other geniuses within their all life. It can be really annoying sometimes. But this is not what's really bugging me. The worst thing is theirs (i'm not talking now about only protagonist) view on life. I mean, come on people! Why does life in xianxia, chinese stories (not only) and hurt protagonists (which in this case i don't really see, because past Claire deserved whatever other people thought about her.) revolves about cruelty, tortures and killing. I mean i loved her firstly but then all characters became dark and slightly insane. Why does everyone always want to bring justice by killing in books or humiliating. Of course i can't forget about her beauty, her richness, her the most powerful master who adores her, her really ultimate pet and her cunning and manipulative mind.

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Secondly other Characters:
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Harem - This in normal cases would be cool, like when author doesn't throw guys randomly. For me when story ( with not really interested love interest) gets harem it should be with people that don't fall in love with woman or man ( in this case child) in mere second. I get that author didn't want for her character to be weak woman that relies on men and I think it is awesome, but now, we only get bigger and bigger harem with more divine men that loves her but with no really point, because the person which involves that, doesn't care. Can you see my point, total Femme Fatale.

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For people which read this to the end i hope that it somewhat helped, and for these that think it is useless sorry for my rant and my english. <<less
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sinyueliang
sinyueliang rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: c54
HAHAHAHAHA this chapter 54 excerpt is amazing. With just this I would read the novel. But maybe it's because I'm so attached to the wonderful characters, which I all very much loved. It's pretty spoiler-ish, but I personally enjoy spoilers... Until I don't. But never regret! Never regret my dear friend. Or stranger. Or enemy. Whichever.

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“Jean. Is your loyalty to me greater than your belief in the Temple of Light religion?” Claire suddenly asked Jean profoundly.

“Miss, you are my religion.” Jean smiled faintly, answering quietly.

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TwoWhiteShirts
TwoWhiteShirts rated it
June 12, 2016
Status: c75
Even by the amount of reviews here it should be clear that If this isn't on your reading list you're missing out!

It's another underdog story where the character slowly builds her self up and proves everyone wrong! Her personality is likable because she's not overly kind or overly cruel. She's smart and sensible and such a trickster too.

The plot is completely unpredictable and I've been enjoying myself so much
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Demonic Reader lv 451F
Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: c55
Good plot. Good characters. Good MC. Fast pace. Not much babbling from lackeys.

4/5 because [[something]] is missing. Don't know what - but it's missing. <>.
But worth spend time reading.
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Bunnypillow
Bunnypillow rated it
November 6, 2016
Status: c105 part1
Truth be told, this novel is one of the best. When I first started reading this at the beginning I loved how when the MC reincarnated and everyone was all shocked when she became all powerful and all that. She was a good-for-nothing man chasing girl, her own family didn't like her, but when the MC reincarnated into her body and showed everyone how awesome she really was, I got so excited! Rate 5 stars! One of my favorites! Hope it updates faster!
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TooEarly
TooEarly rated it
August 30, 2016
Status: c97
Okay this story is seriously overrated. It is your typical Mary Sue story where the mc becomes beloved by nearly all and has everything falling into her lap. How is the mc a Mary Sue? Almost nothing but positive adjectives are used to describe the mc. Almost all the other character's purpose in the story is to support the mc. The mc has powers like no one else does like
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She is an assassin/warrior/magician/archer basically a Jack of all trades but a master of all

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I tolerated it all because it was comedic and all but the last straw was...
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She could pull out a magical sword that was supposed to be only pulled by the Li clan. BS.

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Anyone against the mc was treated worse than normal villains. They were deemed as scums of the Earth. Unworthy to be humans because of their lack of love for the mc. You can see this in the author/translator's writing. They're described so badly, you wonder if they're really that bad. The mc is treated like a benevolent goddess. She would make promises using words like "always" or "forever" but even a 5 year old would know it's impossible to keep but people nod their heads and go "Gee Willy that Mary Sue touched my soul and heart!"

Even if people say she has setbacks or low ranks... There aren't any real setbacks or issues with low rank! She could be a hobo and people would still obey her and rant about her indomitable aura. Only one time someone brought up her low rank as a weak point but of course disagreeing with Mary Sue?! We all know how that ends. Her setbacks are simply investments. You need money to make money. She loses like a penny and gains a multi million company.

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Sorry not sorry but you clicked on this... She gains a mark of the dark god who is so powerful all the other gods fear him. It's supposed to be a bad thing because it means the dark god will take her as an offering. But reality it's just a cheat to make her unkillable. The mark doesn't do anything to her like Sasuke's mark. It's just there.

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I give this 1 star because the translator at least cares about the quality of the translation and makes an effort to explain the meanings. So if you want a well translated Mary Sue story pick this one! You won't be disappointed. : ^) <<less
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Wawv
Wawv rated it
July 27, 2016
Status: c50
Seing how everybody was praising this novel I can't help but be really disappointed.

The author doesn't know how to pace his story. Everything is happening too fast, so fast that sometimes the action is finished before I realised that it ever started.
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For exemple just after being admitted to the magic school,*blank* she was already on her holiday killing monsters searching for the legacy of her teacher friend.

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The MC also has teachers that are never really shown to teach anything except a few time were they project their teachings directly into her mind. I feel that all of her progress is due to the author saying "because that's how it is". <<less
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Fig pluckers son
Fig pluckers son rated it
July 13, 2016
Status: c75 part2
I honestly enjoyed this novel, the character builds strength without becoming massively OP, and having one power up after another. It also doesn't have the cliche of having to fight one guy after another that get procedingly stronger. The only problem I have is that the translators are having a flame war right now, and the novel will probably be dropped, I wish that they remembered that they were translating for enjoyment, and not fighting over who has the most leechers.
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Deltrus
Deltrus rated it
July 2, 2016
Status: c28
MC is just naturally good at everything. Very little plot. Boring environments. Boring magic system. Very generic. Now that I think of it, I'm not sure I can think of a single use of creativity in the novel up until where I read.

It would still be a decent novel for a person new to novels, that way these things wouldn't be so dull, and would seem a bit creative.
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pichu
pichu rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c50
Its actually pretty good. The MC is not too OP and she raised flags here and there :p

Waiting for the next translated chapters, thanks~ ♡
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saekicchi
saekicchi rated it
October 4, 2016
Status: c55
The story is interesting but with how lucky the MC is and how she always win against opponents 100x her strength, it just turned out to be your typical xianxia story. There is no real struggle that would lead to character development and the developments are too fast. I would recommend you read it if you like strong female MC, but I wouldn't guarantee you won't lose interest,
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ZhaWarudo
ZhaWarudo rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: c54
I love the character realism. If you're tired of xianxia's idiotic characters and cliche's but still want action and fantasy, this is the novel you have been loking for! Comedy bits are not realistic but I enjoyed those too, and hey when has comedy ever been realistic? Main story is about baddas female MC who has been an idiot before transmigration, but fear not others won't brainlessly insult her trash trash How could trash beat me!? forever. I'm not sure if this is heading to be a reverse harem, tag... more>> says so but again fear not, I don't like harems normally however I do enjoy guessing who will she end up with. If it turns out to be a harem I guess it won't be one of those lame JP ones.. <<less
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darkseven
darkseven
December 18, 2016
Status: c106
Pros:
* Strong female protagonist
* Well translated
Cons:
* Writing is simple, and motivations of other characters are unclear
* Insane ridiculous amounts of "luck". Everything in the plot happens by chance. The characters go from stumbling on insanely rare event to insanely rare event. The protagonist discovers OP things (mostly companions) every few inches she stumbles.
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Blisfulloblivion
Blisfulloblivion rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: prologue
This story is alright. It's standard wuxia with thin plot, trash-to-overly amazing MC, OP grandpa teacher, harem, and plot armor a mile thick. Only difference is female MC, legitametly trashy host, and lack of details.

The author progresses so quickly and skips over so many details that things seem to just happen. Even the power system is only lightly explained (genre normally loves giving excessive explanations). Character motivation outside of the MC quickly evaporates into nothing in later chapters. And for a story that's supposed to be character... more>> driven to just have people go along with the MC for almost no reason kills the credibility of their actions.

In spite of its flaws the story is still enjoyable. It's far from being the best in its genre but it's nice to see a likable female MC. <<less
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nixxara
nixxara rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: c92
Really good!

Things do seem to be a bit vague regarding her past, but according to the prologue, she lost her memories of her past life but seems to remember that she came from another world. (She can read Chinese, etc.)
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dysry
dysry rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Summary
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Reviewed at Chapter 39: Stunning Edge is a Chinese reincarnation story that differs from the norm due to its Western setting, lack of vengence and the absence of a strong male lead (for now). Waking up in the body of a man-chasing girl, the MC decides to train the body as her own and discovers she's been reborn with genius potential. Using the resources at her disposal she trains herself in magic, martial arts and with the knowledge of the world, to become a talent that can shock the world, drawing greater powers - both friend and foe - towards her.

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The story develops really fast at first, with the MC meeting no resistance when she first reincarnates. Instead, her family pretty much falls over themselves to help her and she instantly comprehends the rules of the new world. Since she's still relatively weak, she spends most of her time training and developing the skills to protect herself before various forces and male leads turn towards her.

It's an interesting story and the plot can be compared to The Demonic King Chases His Wife and Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter, alternating between the two but with less flaws. Like DKC, the MC is a genius assassin with the skills and brains to survive no matter the circumstances. But unlike DKC, she doesn't need to protect herself from enemies from from the start, while the MC is also strong on her own and doesn't have to rely on an overbearing male lead to 'protect' her. It follows CSDD in disregarding petty vengence (not that the MC has any) and forms alliances towards a greater ambition. While both MCs are places in a very advantageous position, but the MC in SE doesn't rely on obnoxiously flaunting modern knowledge to prove her brilliance.

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Characters
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The MC is sensible, smart and calculating, spending most of her time training and the rest acting indifferent before retaliating. She hasn't faced many adversaries, with the greatest one being her 12 year old sister (><") so she hasn't been able to fully showcase her skills and cruelty. However she is the type to lay out traps and wait for others to come to her, rather than use a sharp tongue to court danger herself.

There aren't many side characters of importance - mostly family and teachers/allies who are supportive of her, as well as various male characters that are adopting the sit and wait approach as well (since the original Claire wasn't very likeable). The characters are quite interesting - more than the MC - and have their own quirks.

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Overall, if you enjoy reincarnation and second chance stories, this one is quite promising, though the Western setting and names take a little getting used to. My greatest concern is, since she's developing so quickly, the story can't keep up with its current pace, and introducing other elements i.e. political or romantic, would change the tone of the story as it alternates between scenes, making the story inconsistent. The other concern is, since the MC is somewhat OP, she'll never meet an opponent that can challenge her, or she'll just be picked on by groups of people generations older than her (i.e. in Doulou Dalu people literally send their grandfathers after the MC). But the story is still quite good and well worth a read. <<less
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mj2016
mj2016
July 12, 2016
Status: c96
I read it all in one night. Definitely addicting. And really funny! I really like the MC's wit and shamelessness.
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evvoiathssofias
evvoiathssofias
June 24, 2016
Status: --
its just kinda disappointing that the mix of western and eastern elements is so bad. The names alone make me want to puke cuz of how weird they mix. and, honestly, it jumps way too fast in speed: they meet/tame a dragon 50 chapters in and the MC is still weak. plus the interactions between the characters seems a bit forced and the story itself is mostly unplanned. Her first (idiot) suitor falls in love with her strength, but when compared to his introduction/backstory, it just feels awkward.

I did have... more>> fun at first but it died after the 1st arc for me, now its just wait and see. <<less
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