To be honest, I was expecting the characters to slip to stereotypes around 100ish but delighted to find they only grew more. Maybe I speak too soon, but right now it's great. ML Yuan Zhan is a dear puppy. Also nothing against full-on yandere characters, but constantly trapping your lover to be with you all the time always pokes me in that 'this is not alright' spot.. slightly unhealthy and always makes it feel unrequited, forced. Instead, when the main characters spend time away from each other only to come back together again, you feel the inevitability of that pair and you can relish the comfort they feel when they are finally back home.
Yan Mo (again) is so sly and black-bellied but he has to restrain himself because of the system and this duality adds another layer to the relationship between the characters. Although he's supposed to be scum... he really doesn't feel like one, he can sacrifice quite few but it's for good of many, and aren't we all that way to some extent? sometimes you ask yourself if he is reforming slowly or if it's still just the guide..
(+) The best part is that MC cares a lot about his babies, and he's a badass strong demon who everyone sees as a Beautiful Lamp.
(+) When MC doesn't like something he really shows it.
(+) ML physically weaker than MC, says sorry, and can get drunk!
(+) Cute babies, and the interactions before and after they're born.
(+) I really like the demons' names and fights.
(-) MC flips between weirdly sharp and weirdly idiotic. After ch 25+, I don't know where he got his knowledge and he also gets more dumbed-down, having the mind of a middle-schooler. I wish the author could've fleshed out his thoughts more.
(-) The modern cultivation part is glossed over. It only appears when convenient, even though it could've been one of the best things about this novel (COUGHMoreMpregDemonsCOUGH or just daily demons). Feels like a convenient excuse to have MC lay eggs and to make us freely hate his love rivals. The summary promised everyday struggles of defending the egg from demons, and I wanted that.
(-) Side Characters revolves heavily around the Main Characters.
There is a mentor character who's very close to MC, but never looks for MC whenever he runs off alone for months (especially after his first trip when he possibly were wronged by humans, no concern at all), and MC also never looks for him when he had nothing the mentor can help out with. People around MC either wants to do him or punch him (i.e. his flatmates) and after they had appeared enough to move the plot along, they disappear without a trace. Also, I can get why ML will easily accept MC is demon, but his parents never saw his true form, and when the egg had some changes it was never in front of them, so I don't know why his mom would believe ML's story right away.
(-) Word vomit/chapters with nothing but sleeping and eating. After MC/ML got together the story sped up, paragraphs either say too little or too much in one chapter, progression feels unnatural.
(+/-) ML can read as a money idiot because of how he spends (MC is a pheasant not a crow or dog, I don't see why he would like the big-ass diamond ring) and a crazy lover, threatens to end lives and tear down buildings if the common people doesn't complete his tall request. You see him spend money more than he does something CEO-like, so it feels like 'where's all this money coming from??' Sure he stays up to work, but for someone this rich, he takes a lot of vacation.
(-) rushed + illogical development for the first son's love line. Disregards every other available man in the universe and the pre-established rule for demons.
(-) Chicken Run gets more annoying the more it's mentioned.
(+) story is fresh and fluffy, the setting of the world is realistic.
Even if the mpreg is not explored much it was handled pretty well, not just used to make MC/ML have babies and then forgotten completely.
(+) Interesting and not Sue characters.
Younger sweet doting ML and there's my favourite mentor-mentee relationship (pity it only appears once/twice). Mature and thoughtful relationship between main couple, such a delight to read~
Interaction with their child is cute without being overly showy. They are mature parents who doesn't spoil their child mindlessly, and we even get to see the kid grow up and learn about the world. The child's love future is left open, a peaceful HE. (I like this too! I don't want to think about babies getting married after I had just read about their parents TBH)
(+) Ending is written well, quietly beautiful like fluttering petals!
(+) Supporting characters have their own lives and thoughts, and capable of changes. I don't often like --everyone is gay--plots because it's easy to make it cheap.
(+/-) A lot of drama, but each progression still make sense in terms of cause and the characters involved. I only don't like that it's so heavy with sad, like I'm being spoon-fed telenovela. So much crying, so much self-imposed angst.....
I love her, despite not being OP/elegant/drop-dead gorgeous/tall, and rich/successful. She demonstrated the power of love and support (not to be mistaken as being doormat.... she's masochist.. I think). Because we are reading from her point of view, we can read her thoughts too, and I laugh at some of them. Also I'm sure most reviews mentioned all this, but the omission of other povs made me like this novel even more
MC-ML's love grows over time and changed them... living while leaning on each other is very touching..
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