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EiraOfTheNorth
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Chaos Of Beauty
April 16, 2019
Status: epilogue
If I were to summarize this novel in one sentence it's "Game of Thrones with a little more romance and with a happy ending."

And as a hardcore Game of Thrones fan myself, I adored this novel! All the scheming and the plotting, all the court intrigues, had me at the edge of my seat every time. The writing was absolutely poetic, lyrical and enchanting and tugged on my emotions, painting pictures with words as if I was in that place and time.

And the characters? Whoo boy they were an interesting... more>> bunch!

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Gui Wan, was a Chinese version of Helen of Troy but mind you was a whole lot smarter and more capable than she was. She's smart yet cunning, compassionate yet indifferent, and she loved with all of her heart. She wasn't like your typical Chinese novel beauty who was merely a flower vase. She was like a belladonna flower, beautiful but deadly. And she's now become one of my favorite c-novel MCs.
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Lou Che ah Lou Che. Our dear Prime Minister Lou Che. I actually liked him since the beginning despite the majority of the readers hating on him. I loved his honesty towards Gui Wan in the beginning when he said he could give her treasures but not his love. I loved his commitment and his ambition to reach his goal, persevering through years of hardship, rising from the ranks to get into his position of power. Most of all, I love his true, unconditional and unyielding love for Gui Wan. Power was all he has ever known in his life yet he was willing to give it all up for the love of his life. He's definitely a complex character and that's why I loved him all the more.
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The Emperor, Ye Li, GXW were all creepy-ass stalker-y bastards ugh.
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General Lin!!! Everyone's favorite General! I think I'm just going to write a fanfiction just for him. : (
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Chaos of Beauty was simply put, a breathtaking, action-packed novel of court intrigue, politics and love set in Ancient China. So if you're into those, then I definitely recommend this. I don't regret picking up this novel and I'm sure you won't, too. :) <<less
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EiraOfTheNorth
Gods and goddesses? Check. Ancient China? Check. Stubborn, headstrong, bad-ass, sassy female lead? Check. Equally stubborn, a ball of tsundere, powerful male lead? Check. A strong love story that spans seven lifetimes? Heck yeah check!

As a big fan of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (both the novel and the drama) and the xianxia genre as a whole, this was just right up my alley! I'm such a sucker for the multiple-lifetimes-fated-love trope and I'm very impressed at how the author used this trope in the story.

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Xiao Xiang Zi was such a breath of fresh air. I've encountered many MCs who are bad-ass, headstrong and blunt but she's different from everyone else. She's so blunt to the point of being brazen which leads to a lot of embarrassing yet incredibly hilarious situations for our tsundere male lead. And I just love that about her! I love a woman who's not afraid to speak her mind. Aside from that, she's well, a bit of an airhead, and she's not really intelligent to the utmost chagrin and frustration (again) of the male lead. Despite this, she has a good heart and she fights fiercely to protect the people she loves. She's freaking hilarious and she's come to be one of my favorite c-novel female characters!

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Chu Kong ah Chu Kong, our lovable male lead. I think the best word to describe him would be TSUNDERE. A great big ball of fluffy tsundere! The whole time I was reading the novel, I was cracking up on how much of a tsundere he is. Of course, that's not the only thing that makes his character so endearing. He's intelligent, brave, fights really well and he's arrogant and very very proud (but in a very good, very funny way.) His arrogance is one of the things that Xiang Zi finds annoying (and later on striking and admirable) about him. It's the characteristic that leaves a very deep impression on Xiang Zi's mind.

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The side characters are all very hilarious and such riots. They add so much more color to the story!

So, if you're looking for a light, fluffy, hilarious love story that's an easy read, I highly recommend this! You'll be splitting your sides from laughing in no time! <<less
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Peach Demon
April 17, 2019
Status: Completed
This is such a cute, fluffy short story. I definitely recommend this for those wanting a short yet satisfying read. As everyone was saying, this has a potential for a full length novel so maybe in the future the author would expand this universe. :)
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