The hero is actually a woman.
The MC is a masochist who throws herself onto the villainess, (an actual child and not a mentally mature person like the mc), with emotional scars. It literally became s*xual harassment at some point. But lets put that on the side shall we since it gets better later on.
In this story we constantly get fed on the political views of the author. Monarchy is failing, and thus it is concluded that everyone should be treated equally. I mean it's fine and all but with how the MC is "guiding" the villainess love interest on her political views I really feel like I'm being spoonfed politics. Which isn't what I was looking for.
Another thing is the authors view on homos*xuals. Yes, I get it, homos*xuals aren't accepted everywhere, there is need to preach about it, and since this is a yuri story I was expecting some kind of talk about that since it is part of the character development. What I didn't expect was again, the authors political views on homos*xuals being spoonfed on us. Also, they mentioned at the start of the story that homos*xuals were RARE, then how come we keep getting important people introduced that are homos*xual? Or is it just purely for the yuri harem the MC creates unintentionally?
Also in the later chapters we get a bombshell dropped on us that one of the males is actually a female and we get an entire lecture arc about gender identity. Like why? How is this even relevant to the plot of two girls trying to love eachother? The MC didn't even know that since it wasn't in the original Otome game.
I have no problems with homos*xuals, otherwise I wouldn't be reading this novel, but I was looking for romance, not politics.
Oh, you just declared war on my country, invaded, took my girl hostage, tried to kill my fellow classmates and fired cannons with the intention to kill at me?
Best I can do is to knock you out with rubber bullets and let you live! I can't kill anyone, this is the best I can do!
At some point he even outright says that he can't kill and wonders how long he can let the bad guys off lightly. All while subjugating pirates who steal and murder.
Then there is this hugely inconsistent plothole. Why is the head of the country the king when it's supposed to be a matriarchy? This literally doesn't make sense.
A ton of stereotyping about the women too makes it really weird. Why do I feel as if there is incel tier stereotyping towards women?
I could look past these two flaws but the first one really pisses me off.
First arc is how Chris (the female mc) meets her sister and dotes on her. This is fine and all just like the summary portrays.
Then comes the 2nd arc of Chris falling in love with the 3rd prince and her literally taking 2 years to come in terms with her feelings and express it well. Like what? Completely not in sync with how her character was portrayed at first.
Then comes the intermission of her and her "friends".
And finally there is the 4th arc from chapter 80 on. Where Chris decides to play the villain for the sake of her sister only to reconcile with her sister who sees through the scheme and manipulated everyone in order to make up with Chris.
At this point I was very confused. What about all those future snippets of her becoming the real villain. What about this entire overthrow the nobility thing that gets mentioned? Is this even the world of the Otome game? And above all, why is Chris still acting like a kid even though she has the memories of her previous life and lived so long in this life? It makes no sense.
Her sister, who was bullied according to Chris' memory, isn't meek at all. She is a yandere with some very high scheming skills like her mother. Whom we also know next to nothing about but keeps being mentioned as a dangerous person who can manipulate everyone around her and trying to cause a revolution.
At this point I had no idea what is even going on anymore or where the story is headed. Was it supposed to be a tragedy like a certain other brocon story or is it just a story about a foolish girl (Chris) who tries to make her sister, who actually needs no protecting but only cares about having Chris by her side, happy?
And then out of nowhere, the story ended after they had made up. All these loose ends and plotholes left a very unsatisfying ending.
In the end it was a happy ending for the MC, as she apparently became pregnant and bore a son with the man (2nd prince) whom she loved. This ending is fine, but it's not what the novel was implying at the start?