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My Sister Told Me to Give Up My Fiancé
April 28, 2019
Status: c2
First two chapters alone are enough to see how trash this is. But honestly, the title alone should've been enough to tell that.

The story opens up trying to gain pity points with a sob story. Personally, I love sob stories. But like with any story, I actually prefer it being good. The premise of the sob story itself is just bizarre - she was trained to be wed to the crown prince from a young age, but the little sister begs her daddy and the candidate changes? This is the... more>> most unrealistic, not in the least thought out passage of drivel I've read. Why was she trained if she wasn't even engaged to the crown prince in the least yet? And why was the engagement decided to late? The crown prince's engagement at the very least should've been decided when he was a child. When the fiance is decided, then they of course have to go through rigorous training so they can take up the duty of Queen appropriately. So why were they able to change the candidate so easily...? That training is an effort of over a decade, once its been set, it's not going to f**king change because they want to. The meager years before marriage are not enough to learn everything that's needed.

And these are just the large flaws I've found. I believe the difference between good and great lies in the care and thought put into the finer details - but seeing as no care or thought was put into the big details, its needless to say that pretty much all the minor things are just nonsensical or just sh*t. So they have a human sacrifice-esque thing where they give a bride to the dragon? And the background behind this could've been improved massively! Has the dragon been hostile and has had conflicts with the kingdom, deciding that the only way the dragon would stay their hand was with a regular sacrifice of a maiden? Or is it going to be like every other two bit light novel and be, 'i am dragon-sama, I never askd for brides ! you silly humans just assume be couze I am big and scary!'. I swear to god if its actually that. And what about the ceremony itself? The fact they're letting the daughter of a duke doing it, it must be pretty god damn important to them. But nope. From the writing, all they did was just yeet her into magma. There is nothing ceremonial or ritualistic about that. Are we meant to feel sympathetic that heroine-chan gave her life to something to insignificant? Because the unrealistic qualities behind this just completely ruin it. It doesn't matter whether shes got mommy or daddy points or not, shes still a noble of high standing. They'd never let someone be sacrificed in such a meaningless manner. Wouldn't it have been better if it was made to be grand ceremony, with many celebrating, and using it to contrast with the hopelessness that shes feeling? And that it was to ask the dragon for protection or blessings, and people constantly telling her what she's doing is for the greater good? But of course, a light novelist could never imagine to actually try to make a good story.

And that's just criticism of the ideas, let alone the writing that's on par with something written by a thirsty 13 year old girl on Wattpad. But I've gone on long enough, I'm not even going to try to delve into everything terrible about the writing itself. I suppose my disappointment is my fault anyway. I shouldn't have expected anything from a light novel in the first place. <<less
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She Was Both Called God, as Well as Satan
December 24, 2018
Status: --
Extraordinarily different to a conventional story. But it was entertaining nonetheless but I'm unable to quite put my finger on how I found it so good because of how unconventional it is.
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Martial King’s Retired Life
December 16, 2018
Status: v5c42
I'm quite fond of this light novel. The world building and characters are written okay. I've seen some complaining that the comedy is down right bad, but I the comedy never struck me as something that was meant to make me laugh. If it was trying to, then it obviously failed, but I think it was there to keep a light hearted atmosphere and provide moderate entertainment, which it succeeded in. The writing is good enough to be enjoyed. It isn't a masterpiece which I would endlessly praise, but it... more>> did it's job in keeping me entertained. Overall, my impression is that it is generally meant to be light hearted in nature but also interweave a moderate amount of proper storytelling, doing well in keeping a mix in things to keep it interesting. Of course, if you're a light novel snob who only wants the finest of writing, then I wouldn't fervently recommend it, but it 100% is worth a try to see if it suits your tastes or not. <<less
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