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Cannon Fodder Counterattack System
October 20, 2017
Status: c1
I'm writing this review after reading the first chapter so take this review with a huge grain of salt.

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This is like the reject version of Quickly Wear The Face of the Devil.

Maybe I've been spoiled by the good writing, characterization, and translating quality of QWFD.

More like, given how the premise begins, it's incredibly unlikely I'll care about the character. I have no idea about his motives or what rules he has to abide by in order to escape the system before the story dumps you into a world that the MC has already lived before. The lack of clarity drives me to not want to read this story after the first chapter.

I'm also the type of reader who gets annoyed at being bombarded with translator comments in between what I read. Maybe you like it? Maybe you don't. But consider yourself warned that they'll be there.

I hope I'm wrong about my assumption but I'll wait until a couple more chapters are translated to really assess.

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Beloved Empress
May 22, 2017
Status: --
I was a bit disappointed when I started to read chapter one. Not because the content is bad, but I thought, for the first time, it would be a female "waking up", aka, not devoting herself completely to the guy anymore. Instead, the female MC is replaced by someone "better". The summary made me think it could be a redemption story but turned out to be the more typical trope instead. Not badly written, not repetitive after all other kinds of similar novels, but still disappointing. At some point, you... more>> get sick of all these other women replacing the original. I wish they would have other stories where the original isn't some kind of stupid, vapid, weak willed individual. (Of course, I've read some that aren't like that but for every 15 stories I read, 1 female protagonist isn't like that. Maybe we can find stories that even the odds?) <<less
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LITTLE GOBLIN: Master, Don’t Come Here!
November 21, 2017
Status: c21
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This was the first novel page I've seen with such an even spread of votes four stars and under. But it makes sense after reading the novel. Instead of having a System that's a tool to jump dimensions or give helpful tidbits, it's basically a convenient plot device to explain why the MC, who was bedridden and from a different world, was suddenly healthy... and in a different world. If you take out those factors this is really a female male 1v1 HE story. It seems like the author was attempting to add new interesting elements to what would be a typical romance story. Except those factors don't change the overall outcome. Basically, a female MC supporting the male lead but with an "enforced" reason. (That isn't really enforced as you have no idea what punishment she would face if she didn't follow what the system indicates. Automatically given circumstances? Eh.) As long as you don't expect the level of plot and character development as FoD and take this more like a romance novel, this could be for you.

On a side note, the translation quality is decent but if you're like me and get annoyed at weird things in text while reading, just know there's going to be alternate bold paragraphs. Not as distracting as translator notes but distracting nonetheless.

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Lucia
September 20, 2017
Status: c14
This novel is worth taking a chance on. The characters aren't unbelievably cliche. The story does a great job at not revolving every aspect of the narrative to our MC. There are details that are relevant to the world but not only to Lucia. The author does a great job at facilitating those moments. MC isn't a modern person reincarnate (always a plus!) and isn't completely clueless about her begotten circumstances. She's a slightly cynical and naive character that's rare in f/m stories. And the snusnu is on point. Hehehe

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Of course there were princess that revoked or removed themselves from royal lineage but this doesn't apply to Lucia. She has no support from her father, no one to teach her the rules or powers she has as a (pseudo) princess. She grew up as a Commoner and her dream-future husband certainly didn't help with educating her on these aspects. How would Lucia be capable of going to the king and asking for those privileges? With no support or anyone, not even the general servants in the castle know about her, how could she get an audience with the king to even ask for those things?

I agree with the point about her "sleeping beauty" ideology but I don't believe that she expected her father or half brother to be generous to her future marriage. It's why she eventually came to the circumstances of clumsily seeking marriage with the male lead.

And as a final note, cliche as this sounds, this is a work of fiction. The author didn't claim this novel to represent a realistic historical narrative. There isn't a need for the novel to lend itself to historical accuracy.

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Suspicious Manager Moon
August 21, 2017
Status: c16
I don't know why the previous reviewer reviewed one star after reading the first chapter. Is this female MC capable of becoming an overly troupe character? Yes. But by the time you get to ten chapters, she isn't bad. Tbh, this has reminded me of the Truly Precious series with a more rambunctious female MC and approachable male lead.
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Ba Ai Mou Qing
May 22, 2017
Status: c15.2
This isn't a terrible romance story, just a very harlequin romance kind of style. If you don't mind the overused tropes like no communication between couple, unexpected (but completely expected) surprises, and dominating male with weak willed female, this story has its charms. If this does ever get picked up again, I hope they start at the beginning with better English grammar.
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Ascendance of a Bookworm
October 17, 2019
Status: c75
The MC is the equivalent of an anime shounen MC, taken seriously. Her self serving personality narrows the reader's perspective of the new world because the story is driven by her "discovery" of them. It's a story tool that's been used in anime but because this is in novel form, takes much more words to fully express that hapless, hopeless, selfish starting personality that many Japanese protags have. If anything else, I have respect for the author for utilizing this tool to create a more expansive universe that the reader... more>> can follow without feeling as if they've been abandoned to the wayside by miscellaneous details. <<less
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