Every arc, there will be one male lead that became the focus of the story. But that is not to say that everyone would be Erica's suitor.
What I love about this story is, first, the world building. The author build the world of this novel in detail, but each detail was given gradually, each one complimenting the other and made the world more 'whole', but it doesn't feel like an info dump. The history of the continent, the relationship between each continent or country, each country's characteristic, all of those were factoring in how the characters fought and their personality. This bring me to my next point.
What I love next about this story is the character development and the character building. This novel starts when Erica was 8 and the other main casts either 8, 10, or 20. What happened to each character in each arc developed their characters and their roles in the story. Also, just from few appearances or short conversations, the personality of each character is shown and they don't feel flat. It makes the readers interested in those characters and wanted to get to know more about each characters. For example is Erica's father. In the first arc his only real appearance was in chapter 16. But we can grasp his personality as a serious person that loves his children. For character development, I will give a little spoiler for example. Erica, in the earlier arcs is not a good liar. After she lied so much about her part in each case, she became a better liar. This is just a small example of this.
Third, I love the plot. While the start of the premise is the typical I-reincarnated-as-a-villainess, I love how the author execute this. There are actual reasons for each death flag, not just 'I get executed because I ridicule him/her' but a deeper, and reasonable reason. For example in the arc one, while in the 'actual game' it seems like Erica died because she lured Ann to the ruins and the possessed Ann killed Erica in revenge, the actual reason why she got killed by the evil spirit was because the evil spirit had a deep grudge with Erica's ancestor. Also, I love how the author threw out hints for the plot from the very beginning of the arc, but we will only see the significance of those hints in the later arcs. Like the necklace Erica has in the first arc. This actually tied up to the real antagonist of the story. So for each arc, there are interwoven plots that would be uncovered by Erica.
Finally, I love how everything happens for a reason and not just a plot armor. I will address some of the examples. Her calmness in deathly situations: because she has already experienced death in her first life and knew about her death flags, she has somewhat a resigned view about her own death. Then why is she still struggling to destroy the death flags? Because it impacts not only her, but also the capture targets and the people around her. She doesn't want other people to get hurt or died. Why does she always go head on against the danger? Because rather than sit around and wait for something to happen, she prefers to destroy the source of the death flags once and for all. And how does she know about the composition of wands and golem technology? It turns out that her mother taught her since she was one year old. And why did her mother teach her since young? This will be explained in later arcs.
First, most of the story revolved around warfare. At one point, Kiara will get a teacher and become a magician. In the game, Kiara was on the enemies' side and Reggie was killed which then started the whole plot of the game with Alan as the protagonist. But now that Kiara is on Everal's side, the tide has shifted. This also caused a whole lot new problems which is different than the original game. Such as the war started months earlier than it should be, and there are 'events' and 'plots' that wasn't in the game.
For the romance, currently there are 2 male leads, Reggie and Cain (Wentworth). While I'm pretty sure Reggie is the end game, right now Cain is leading since Kiara thought of Reggie as benefactor / guardian.
I think the story is very good. Everything has consequences and the plotholes are explained eventually. The characters' development are also realistic; each characters have their own background and reasons for their own actions. There are chapters from other characters' point of view, so we can understand their thoughts and reasonings
So what you will see in chapter 1 and 2 is part of the prologue. Those are the memories that Alicia remembered on her 10th birthday. She only remembered that night when the rebellion happened, and who killed her in that rebellion: Clovis (the male lead, yes Fritz is NOT the male lead). The first thing she did as she remembered all of that was trying to be more involved in her kingdom's activities to gain information about what causing the rebellion. She met Clovis during an event and made him her aide. From then on, Alicia and Clovis worked hard to better the kingdom. And it's hard to be taken seriously when you are a 10 year old girl. Like when Alicia presented her project to the court of nobles.
Oh and the relationship between Alicia and Clovis isn't just smooth sailing. Alicia remembered Clovis as her would-be-murderer so she had nightmares about him and sometimes hallucinated that Clovis watched her with malicious intent. But after some event, she told him about her memories of the rebellion (but she didn't tell him that he was her murderer and the instigator of the rebellion) and Clovis promised to help her anything he could.