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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
Mesmerizing Ghost Doctor
June 6, 2017
Status: c55
As of Chapter 55:

This looks promising. A novel about a person from modern times dying and transmigrating into the body of a young girl in ancient times (with a fantasy setting). At the start it's already different from the vast majority of the novels with the same premise:

  • The original owner of the body, though kind, is neither trash nor a coward, and is indeed loved and cherished by her family, and has a fiancee that actually really likes her (for herself). She's present in only three chapters, but the Author has written her so well, in my opinion, that I was sad to see her go.
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    And before she leaves for the afterlife, she meets the MC and requests for her to take revenge in her stead.

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  • The Main Character, that transmigrated from modern times of a world without 'cultivation', has a consistent characterisation and is rather likable. Ruthless to those that cross her, but still in line with the amount of provocation - so far, I haven't felt that her reactions are excessive or too bloodthirsty (or bipolar) - as some novels have their MC's come across. Her 'main setting' is rather laidback and somewhat mischievous, but when pushed too far we get to see the competent assassin she is - and it's well executed in writing.
  • In the beginning, the MC has no cultivation, and is much weaker than the people she meets that have it - but instead of an immediate power-up the story instead shows us her (assassin) skills from her past life and how she uses them to keep up with the people of her new world. And while she does get 'cheats' - we are actually 'shown' (and not 'told') how she gets them - in my opinion it was rather well executed.
  • The secondary characters surrounding her are also quite well developed.
All in all, it's still very early in, but it is promising and I would totally recommend giving it a go.
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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
My Disciple Died Yet Again
June 5, 2017
Status: c220
This is an excellent novel, and well worth the read. It's, as stated, a parody - but done in a likeable and funny manner, while still managing to draw in the reader.

The Main Character is hilarious and likeable - a honest to goodness normal person punted into a fantasy world (then given cheats and abilities, which, while getting the job done, tend to backfire hilariously as well). There is also a plus in the fact that, unlike most xanxia heroines I've read about, the heroine (who is a transmigrated 21st... more>> century woman) is neither clueless nor shy about the matters of s*x and love (indeed she can be rather shameless), and thus avoids that bloody annoying trope of blushing, dense virgin waiting to be ravaged by the wolfish Male Lead (you know what I'm talking about).

The Male Lead is a breath of fresh air as well - there as support for our MC, but not to the point where her saves her every damn time. In fact, the story neither revolves around him nor is the 'romance' with him the main point (it's there, but in, like, the fourth/fifth place of priority).

AND, there is actual character development going on here people! The characters deemed as important tend to be expanded and developed.

If none of this entices you, then at least read it for the comedy, I lost count of how many times I almost choked on my spit when I read something funny and laughed.

All in all, a very good read. <<less
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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
You’re Beautiful When You Smile
January 28, 2018
Status: c20 part2
This is hilarious. The MC is funny, the ML is funny, their interactions make you choke in laughter. The ML is a total little sh*t though, with a bad temper - which tends to get funny results.
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Lily Noir
Excellent!

This is, in my opinion, one of the top three novels in this genre. There is balance between the setting, plot and character development, and the characterisation of individuals is superb - none of them feel dry or cardboard cutouts.

The translator also does very good work. The translation reads nicely, and there are footnotes that explain certain terms and names (since the author themself draws from western folklore), as well as clarifications if certain chapters have setting explanations - for ease in comprehension.

All in all - 5 stars.
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Lily Noir
Five stars!!! I really recommend this. It breaks convention and is a breath of fresh air. The setting is a matriarchy and the traditional roles you read in other novels are totally reversed (it's nice to read about a place where the woman are in charge for once). The Main Character is well developed and consistent in characterisation, as are the rest of the character. Give it a go.
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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
The Eternal World
October 10, 2018
Status: c17
One of the best stories of this genre so far. It reminds me a bit of Shini Yasui Koshaku Reijo to Nana ri no Kikoshi.

The characters are well fleshed out, and the interactions flow naturally. It has a bit of a mysterious feel to it, as, due to her family circumstances, the protagonist is forced to gather information bit by bit. Rose/Rosy herself is relatable and competent, but aware of her limits.

It's still quite early in, so I hope it keeps it's current quality. But, so far, I'd very much... more>> recommend it. <<less
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