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Need to Propose to Seven Men What to Do!
November 1, 2018
Status: c34
This is a very funny BL involving an MC who paints himself as a white lotus shou when he's actually a cunning, heartless gong who is playing with all of the ML's heart strings like he's in a dating sim game. Initially, everything is predictable and fully within his control, but he learns the hard way that even he does not know everything about this world he had created.

The MC is very likeable. He is hard-working, passionate, and honest about what he wants. He keeps a firm mental barrier between... more>> himself and those he is pursuing. It's interesting to see how each character develops following certain events or interactions with him. <<less
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The Spearmaster and the Black Cat
September 22, 2017
Status: c72
This story starts off slowly, but it focuses on training and becoming friendly with the family the Shuya encounters. It makes sense that he trains to become stronger before setting out in the world. The pace picks up after that, and the story has some nice, creative fantasy elements. I love all of the adventure and gore.

However, there are a few critical weaknesses here...

  1. BOOBS. What is with the MC and BOOBS? He literally identifies several of the female characters by their breasts and doesn't pay any attention to the men. If the translation team didn't leave editorial comments in there making jokes about how completely fixated the MC is on BOOBS, I think I would've dropped it long ago. Shuya literally spends several chapters in a row mentioning BOOBS or feeling up women before a chapter shows up where he doesn't.
  2. Shuya himself isn't very smart. Several different events have happened so far where he just OPs his way through them. It doesn't require any clever strategy. He even lets the humans take advantage of him without trying to do anything in retaliation. When women try to kill him, all he does is flirt with and feel them up (this is not always consensual) and possibly have s*x with them.
  3. The start of the story is weak in how it abruptly makes him this OP creature without challenging him to develop on his own or anything. The greatest character development I've seen so far is when he stops trying to have s*x with everyone hot woman he encounters. Although there is a central plot, it comes across as weak and unfocused most of the time. Shuya is taking his time very leisurely.
The highlights of this series would be the cat and some of the side characters. I like how the writer brings attention to Rollo frequently and seriously treats her as... more>> a leading character instead of some kind of pet or minor character. <<less
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The Tutorial Is Too Hard
September 21, 2017
Status: c88
This is absolutely one of my favorite web novels right now. The action, comedy, suspense, and writing are fantastic. I hesitated to start the series because I was concerned it would progress slowly and give overly-detailed lists about skills and statuses every chapter. I have never been more delighted to be wrong. This adventure series focuses on Lee Ho Jae's life-or-death struggle in this chamber of death called the Tutorial, and he chose Hell Difficulty. Unlike the people on other difficulties, he is isolated from other humans and only has... more>> the forum to rely on for social contact. The loneliness is real, and the despair hits him hard when he notices it.

Sure, he becomes the strongest person as far as we know, but his struggle is believable. Some floors aren't too terrible for him, but he is definitely risking his life and sanity every step of the way. The suspense is great. Each floor shown has been unique and different from the others. I love the creativity.

The alternating present time and flashbacks is done very smoothly. It is fun to compare the current him who is struggling against being trapped on a floor and maintaining his mental state back to the him who was proceeding through the Tutorial but only starting to realize he wasn't quite normal.

Characters die for real, and crimes happen in this world. People adapt in response to it, so it's interesting to see the Tutorial culture develop, too.

Some reviews commented that Korean archer he's assisting is a Mary Sue, but she has complained about the ridiculousness of the Tutorial and is proceeding more slowly than she could be. We've only seen things through her perspective a few times, so I'm looking forward to see her again. We really don't know too much about her at this point, and there's still a good chance she could be killed off... After all, they don't call it Hell for nothing. <<less
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Strike Back, Proud Goddess!
May 31, 2019
Status: c37
This is one of the best series to be voted onto Web Novel in a few months, but it still has a few glaring weaknesses.

The plot is the same old overly-done rebirth plot, but it's written well for the most part. The big romantic breakup the MC experienced in the past happened because she and her boyfriend made their choices. I can't sympathize with them for the misunderstanding, and I hope they don't get back together. A relationship is based on communication, and they clearly had none.

I love the family... more>> in here. The MC’s biological parents and adopted sister are trash, but the family who adopts her is amazing. I love their dynamics, and it's my favorite part about this series so far. Although the MC likes the grandfather, he does not have unconditional love and completely loses interest in his adopted granddaughter once he finds out she's not related to him. I can't consider him a good family member, even if the person he's scorning is the villain. Whether they're related or not, she's still his granddaughter.

The greatest weakness of this novel is the BLATANT RACISM. I was enjoying the chapter and just reading along, and, out of nowhere, it’s like “BLACK PEOPLE AND AFRICANS ARE ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS.” Like, what the hell? It really kicked me out of the being immersed in the story. Dark skin is beautiful—frankly, if these characters are pure Asian, their skin isn’t going to be white unless they’re albino anyway—and people in Africa have multiple races and skin variants, too. If you look at the comments and suddenly seen hoards of people announcing they're dropping the series, this is why. The comments made by the MC and other characters are just that nasty and atrocious. Everyone in the plot thus far appears to be Asian, so this prominent racism isn’t part of the story... It just jumps out of the blue and slams into the reader without warning.

Even as the MC’s greatest character flaw, racism is only acceptable if it is something she overcomes later as she learns more about acceptance. Unfortunately, as the cast is entirely Chinese thus far, I don’t see her facing this flaw anytime soon. I'm having a hard time liking her because of her OVERT RACISM.

The MC is a Mary Sue who is super-pretty and super-intelligent and knows martial arts, so she’s pretty bland as a character. She's describing as being so obscenely beautiful, I can't help but wonder if everyone around her is disfigured in order to make her look so good. Her most interesting trait is being a loli. Fortunately, the family is loving enough to balance out the blatant Mary Sue-ness. Otherwise, this novel could get boring real fast.

Flat-chested women are the best women. What’s the problem with the MC having a loli figure? Racism is a bigger issue, but deriding women for their body shape is another problem this story faces.

If you can tolerate the racism and the Mary Sue-style MC, then this series is worth checking out. If the MC had a more natural personality and there weren't any racism involved, I would have rated this story more highly. It'd also be nice if the MC took action into her own hands instead of just using other people all the time. If it turns into a sappy romance full of misunderstandings with her ex, though, there's a good chance I'll drop it before it goes premium.

The editing is fine for the most part. The translation and editing team don't seem to understand the difference between fiance and fiancee, though, which is very distracting and causes plenty of gender confusion for me as a reader. <<less
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Legend of the Mythological Genes
May 27, 2019
Status: c10
I really had to force myself to read the first ten chapters to give the story a chance.

Like with The Strongest Gene, the “science” in this novel makes me feel like I’m bashing my head into a wall. One hundred percent does not equal 100% in this series. If you don’t understand a lick of science, then make the series pure fantasy! Amino acids and the function of turning genes on and off aren’t mentioned. Why aren’t viruses used for genetic modification? Did people from the future forget how to... more>> splice genes? Furthermore, if you’re in a clan, then isn’t there a good chance that you are related and share the same genes? Why are there “formulas” and “equations” for genes? I would have thought the translators chose the wrong term and wrote “gene” instead of whatever was meant, but DNA is specifically mentioned in the second chapter. The author’s ideas on evolution are... interesting, even if they don’t make a lick of sense. Pluto returned to being a planet. The complications of pioneering through space and colonizing various habitats with different gravities is completely left out. Also, the author seems to have forgotten about the planets in other galaxies and that everything in space is constantly moving and isn’t going to stay in one place.

... Why are math and the sciences classified as “literature” in this school? Just wtf...

If something is going to be sci-fi, then actually make it sci-fi! There is no science to go along with all this fiction!

This is a standard, painfully cliché transmigration story where the person from the past takes over the body of a loser in the future. As usually, the MC starts out quite weak and looked down upon by his clan, but he undergoes magical stat-boosting... There is nothing original here. At all.

The story starts off with an information dump so heavy, I almost dropped the series in the first few chapters. This is definitely a series that “tells” the story rather than “shows” it. Impressively boring. Worse yet, even that is filled with inconsistencies. Without establishing the character or giving the readers any interest in the plot, the MC just cultivates. That’s right—this may actually be a cultivation novel disguised as a science-fiction.

As for characterization, there isn’t any. I guess the MC’s trait is that he’s hard-working? He was from our era, but nothing is revealed about his past life.

There is no story or character design, and the background doesn't make a lick of sense. I feel bad for the translation team for having to read this. Not recommended. <<less
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I’m Not Shouldering This Blame
October 17, 2018
Status: c92
There are many novels out there featuring transmigrators and giving their perspective as they are reborn in new worlds. This does the opposite: the MC is one of the book characters, and hoards of transmigrators have invaded his world. Being a transmigrator is definitely not always a good thing and often leads to trouble and despair. Not to mention, the family and friends of the original characters want the transmigrators to go back and return their loved ones to them. It's quite a refreshing take.

This is a sci-fi/horror/action series with... more>> a dash of BL thrown in halfway through the series. Even if you don't like BL and want to skip those scenes, you won't miss out on much. The world-building, plot development, and character development are all excellent. The MC's ability is hilarious, although it becomes terrifying later on, it's always great for a laugh. The setting is intriguing and described well. Although the transmigrators have knowledge of the original storyline, all of their actions have royally screwed things up, even for other transmigrators who are trying to predict what's going to happen next.

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The Black Abyss begins based on what they have told the MC and ML about. They originally had no plans to create the organization but began it later to protect ability-holders who weren't connected to the government. They are overall good guys who protect their members, minimize damage to their surroundings, and avoiding killing or stealing other people. As far as we know, they've never even killed a human. In the books, they were this fearsome organization that fills everyone with dread, so the government, who knows the truth, will even threaten to send their prisoners to the Black Abyss for interrogation... Not knowing anything, those people spill the beans because they're terrified of the book's version of the Black Abyss. The leaders of the Black Abyss are good guys who generally protect the weak and only fight those who attack them first. Don't attack them, and they're pretty nice.

Instead of being enemies with the Chinese government, they actually work together and rely on each other quite a bit.

The book's protagonist has nothing but a gang of transmigrators around him trying to gain his favor and control him. Although a couple of people try to do that with the MC and ML, they're generally too chicken to try taking advantage of the "villains."

The monsters of the other world show up ahead of schedule and confuse all of the transmigrators' timelines.

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The Sage Who Transcended Samsara
August 4, 2018
Status: c73
The Sage Who Transcended Samsara is written by Cuttlefish That Loves Diving, my favorite Qidian author, and so I checked it out. I was not disappointed! The MC is a guy who transmigrates into the body of someone who appears to be a former aristocrat. The first mystery is this body's identity, and the MC doesn't even know his real name. Like the other web novels by this author, this one has two main genres. For this series, they are Xuanhuan and mystery.

Like his other series, this one starts off... more>> by establishing the setting during the first few chapters before shocking readers with a twist in the genre in chapter 8. The battles are exciting, the character development is smooth, and I love seeing the characters train hard to develop new skills (or else die).

The mysteries that have appeared thus far are intriguing and not straightforward, even leaving the MC at a loss until he gradually uncovers clues one by one. Murder and thievery abound, but the motives of those involved are not always clear. The suspense keeps me on the edge of my seat, and the life of the MC at his temple is sometimes just as deadly and threatening as his tasks in the World of Samsara.

The plot is still unfolding like a walk into the mist with me never knowing what is about to jump out around the next corner. <<less
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Jellyfish
June 7, 2018
Status: c18
This is a funny, light-hearted modern-day monster Xianxia acting slice-of-life series that doesn't focus on romance as being the base of the story. Instead, it focuses on the whole cast and their shenanigans and interactions as well as their individual developments. The MC is a fox who has been moderately successful throughout his life and works as a third-rate actor. The jellyfish is a creature who has been alive as long as Earth has, and he's working as a transparent bodyguard for the fox while struggling through college entrance exams.... more>> Another actor is a cultivator who has put a bounty on the fox's head when he was out of the country, and yet another cultivator is a young girl trying to mix with modern humans while working as an actress. The are other actors, directors, and staff members as well--and some of them are normal humans wondering what the heck is going on.

There are many other funny characters, and they are hilarious when brought together.

Each of the characters has his or her own weaknesses, making their interactions even more engaging. There is no excessive face-slapping or painfully arrogant characters often seen in Xianxia, which is a relief. <<less
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So far, there have only been the set-up chapters, so it's hard to see how this will turn out. The MC is a hard-working villain who wants to do his role well, and I respect him a lot already. He's not being manipulative or nasty like many Xianxia, and he actually comes across as an honorable villain thus far, which is quite refreshing. He tries to keep himself at a distance from others, but the halo keeps making him charm people instead, which will royally screw over his plans. The... more>> hero appears to be a good guy whose past is not as unblemished as he pretends it is, so it'll be interesting to see what is revealed about him from here on out.

The past events are not as clear-cut as they would first appear, and even the MC doesn't know exactly what happened in the details of his current role's villainous past. It'll be interesting to see what is discovered about this and other mysteries. <<less
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The Path of the Cannon Fodder’s Counterattack
September 23, 2017
Status: c56
The hatred is real. Xiao Ling and Mo Qi hate each other with a passion and go to great lengths to kill or screw each other over. This is not some half-hearted hatred where they stop last-minute, so it's really nice to see such ruthless characters in action. That said, Xiao Ling is a total softy to anyone who isn't Mo Qi, which is one of his charm points. He is cunning and full of expression.

Unfortunately, now that he is no longer overshadowed by Mo Qi, Xiao Ling has accidentally... more>> seduced a couple of emperors. Seeing as his objectives are to 1) kill Mo Qi and 2) escape with his life and testicles intact, this is a huge problem.

This is a very funny series, so I recommend it to anyone who likes comedy.

However, I wish Xiao Ling and Mo Qi had more time together, and we got to see more depth from Mo Qi's character. I'm not cheering for any romantic couples either. I like seeing Xiao Ling free and causing trouble on his own.

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We also hardly know anything about how these two were in an "accident" that sent them to the past. Are they from a sci-fi future, where things like time travel and magic-like things are possible? Are they actually fantastical creatures that only recently developed the ability to fall through time? Are the two of them destined to be reborn together again and again? I hope the series answers these questions in the remaining chapters. We know hardly anything about their lives before falling back in time.

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I have mixed feelings about this series so far. I'm currently in the third arc. The MC is a naive teenager without much cunning and is simply working on his tasks as he's told. Very little information has been given about his life before this started, and the plot is just kinda thrown out there without any buildup. He has to act like certain demons in each arc, but this isn't difficult or challenging.

I hate the ML. Their "romance" is more of the ML instantly becoming obsessed with the MC... more>> and absolutely refusing him to leave his side or have a life of his own. There is no development leading up to this "romance." Although yanderes can be fun depending on how they're used, this is the creepy rapist type of ML who isolates the MC from everyone else, which is very characteristic of abusive relationships. He really grosses me out. I'm not sure if the MC has Stockholm Syndrome or if he likes being so restricted and limited while absolutely being forbidden a social life and independence or what. Even though the MC gets raped, he still enthusiastically searches for the ML in every world so far without any hesitation or trepidation, which feels incredibly unrealistic, even for a fantasy series. I can't see the ML as anything more than a villain, and I hope the MC breaks away from him, even though that's unlikely with this type of plot.

All of the side characters are incredibly flat and essentially only exist as ornaments without substance. That said, neither the MC or ML really have enough depth to satisfy me, which is frustrating.

The original world background hasn't been revealed in the slightest. The first world's background appears to be China around 1900-ish, which was very confusing for me to try to figure out since the social customs and technology appeared so incongruent. However, the explanations for the worlds improve each time, and the setting for the third world is very interesting. Although I've read a ton of similar novels, I can honestly say I've never come across one with this type of original setting, and it's rekindled my interest.

This is great because I came very close to dropping this series in the second world because
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the ML becomes the MC's father but is incredibly lustful toward him, utterly insulting the name of parenthood. He strongly reminds me of the child sexual abusers who rape their children, adopted children, or foster children. He acts this way without a hint of hesitation or moral restraint. The weirdest part is, everyone is seemingly okay with him having a sexual relationship with his son who couldn't be more than a few months old. Like, what the hell, sci-fi world?

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There are some funny moments, such as when the MC goes on a very memorable shopping trip in the second world without the ML. However, it feels like a lot of these character-building and world-building moments were replaced with forceful smut, which is quite a disappointment.

Like I said, my feelings are mixed so far, and I'd think thrice before recommending this to someone. Whether I stick with it or drop it depends on how engaging the third world will be. <<less
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A World Worth Protecting
June 7, 2019
Status: c6
The MC is so annoying, I had to drop this series early on. I hope it gets better later on, but the MC is dumb, the school professors are oblivious, and the setting is pretty stretched. I was trying to tolerate it because I wanted to give the series more of a chance to grow, but the MC is just so obnoxious that I can't stand to read another word about him.

The translations and editing are excellent, though. Props to Atlas Studios.
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I clicked on this series, hoping it would show a cunning psychic MC reveal the dark secrets of the wealthy elite... That is not what this is about. This is more like a soap opera with an incredibly flimsy plot, no character development, and the smallish dash of psychic stuff as background material.

The MC is an extremely naïve and sheltered woman with psychic abilities. Even so, she does some really dumb things like getting drunk in a stranger’s home. She’s completely defenseless and unguarded. She literally gets divorced and engaged... more>> again in the same chapter... and then gets married the next chapter. The plot moves hella fast compared to other series. Didn’t she learn her lesson from her divorce? Unfortunately, the plot developments are so fast, they don’t make a lick of sense. I don’t see the logic. Where is the plot? What secrets is the male lead hiding? Where’s the supernatural theme I was hoping to dive into? Where’s the mystery?

All there is, is an extremely forced marriage without any plot.

....I have never read so many comments in a series where readers were demanding to kill off the ML. This is worth reading just for the readers’ comments. I, too, continue to read to see how the ML will hopefully be divorced and then killed or tortured in some way!

On the bright side, the writing quality improves after the first twenty or so chapters, but that doesn't change fact I either hate or have no reason to like any of the characters in the series. No one has any depth, including the MC.

The currency in the translation is confusing... Sometimes, it’s yuan, sometimes it’s dollars. Earning 2, 500 yuan in a month is supposed to be decent money, but that’s only about $372, which leaves me confused. Otherwise, the translations are pretty good. <<less
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Game Loading
January 19, 2019
Status: c10
I'm still in the first arc, but this series has me cracking up every chapter at the MC's pitiable fate. Somehow, he ends up as a scumbag in a survival game full of yanderes who will kill them if they can't have him. He has little interest in other people and limited facial expressions but somehow gets forced into this weird game where he has to manipulate these other characters in order to have them not kill him. He becomes far more used to being murdered than anyone should be.... more>> Needless to say, he is.... not amused. But it is hilarious for me as a reader.

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The combination of tension and comedy combined with deep backstories makes this an inviting and engaging read.

This is a hilarious series where an MC attached to a system and is a veteran of nine worlds is struggling to get a promotion. For this task, he has to live an average life on Earth for 20 years. Sure, his Lucky S Physique causes him some distress, but this mission gives him the impression that it's too easy to really make sense. And then... his overpowered obsessive exes start showing up, one... more>> after another, invading his world all willy-nilly, quickly turning this into the most difficult task he's ever faced.

The MC is not a sl**. So far, four exes have appeared so far. In each world, he only every loved one person. He only ever got married once, and spent that lifetime in unconditional love with that person. Once the MC left that world and assumed he would never see his husband again, he moved on, but he literally waited centuries in another world before doing so... At that time, it wasn't really his choice to get into a new relationship either. For the other exes revealed thus far, they were largely one-sided toward him. Even when he chose never to fall in love with anyone again, he was still only with one s*x buddy for one lifetime. One world, one lifetime, one love. He was loyal to each one. He's much cleaner than a lot of people in today's world, who might even sleep with different people within a single decade. The only problem is that now, which is probably thousands of years after he's been separated from some of them and never expected to see them again, they all showed up in the same world that he's inhabiting. To him, these people all suddenly just popped out of the grave... For these exes, it's only been anywhere from a couple of decades to a few centuries since the MC disappeared from their worlds, which is far less than it's been for him.

The exes include the loyal, innocent type of ex, the yandere ex, the overbearing ex, etc. It could be taken as a bit of a satire with yaoi. Each of these men could be the ML of another BL series. They're all capable, and each one is powerful enough to destroy the world and ruin the MC's promotion... Here, though, they all get mixed together in a crockpot of hell and hilarity, making the MC beg for them to quit showing up on his doorstep.

The poor MC has to struggle about how to deal with each one of them. One, he genuinely loved. Another, he only thought of as a business partner. Yet another was abusive, and the MC has seriously considered killing him. He deals with each one as an individual person and tries to treat them all fairly. Unequivocally, he asks to end the relationships he had already considered to be over. Unfortunately for him, the only means he can use to make them go away complicates things.

As a transmigrator who never belongs in the world he visits, he has already cut himself off from love, but none of the exes approve of this. For such an uproarious series, he and the exes all show a significant amount of character depth and development.

Although the MC thinks he just needs to behave himself for twenty years, his true task appears to be more along the lines of saving the world from his exes while maintaining an average life and remaining unknown to most people.

Anyway, this is a great read. Although this is tagged as a yaoi, it could be read as a shounen-ai since there aren't any explicit s*x scenes. Even if you don't like BL, this is a fun read and worth checking out to laugh at the torment the MC has to suffer through for his past relationships and choices. <<less
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Rebirth: Degenerate Slave Abuses Tyrant
October 13, 2018
Status: c79
This is an exciting, clever read full of cunning, intrigue, and political machinations. The MC has a tortured past, which has turned him into someone who is wise and experienced, merciless and cold-hearted to his enemies, and soft to the innocent. He remains calm through his struggles and trauma, using his intelligence and knowledge to pave the way for his family's survival.

His greatest love at this point is his family. He is focused on protecting his family and keeping them alive and has completely thrown away any thoughts about romance,... more>> even though this is supposed to be a BL. Even though he finds success repeatedly and has grown in fame, he only seems himself as worthless. Although he has confidence in his plans, he has no self-esteem regarding his ability to love. He jumps from the extreme of loving one person only to feeling love for the members of his family and having no hope for romance. The character development in this series is excellent, both for the MC and the other characters.

I strongly recommend checking this series out. The opening is quite gory, the emotions run deep, and the pacing is swift. The only complaint I have so far is that I would like to see more vivid action scenes. <<less
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So far, this is following the original pretty closely. I'm looking forward to the changes in future chapters and, of course, to the completion of the series. This is laugh-out-loud hilarious with its ridiculous over-the-top scenarios of training from Hell--and the personality changes that result for those who survive.
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Escape Galge
June 4, 2018
Status: c17
The set-up for this series was interesting, and I liked the shift in the MC's behavior from the annoying twin tails persona to her real personality. However, this tough act doesn't last for long, and she doesn't take revenge or avoidance seriously. With the event mentioned below, the MC lost all of my respect. The writing is weak and not enough to keep my attention or pull me in.

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At this point in the story, she is even falling for that ML trash.

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I've continued this far in the series because the chapters are so short and quick to read, but I'm dropping it now. Even as a light read, I cannot recommend this series. <<less
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I have read Gu Yun's book, Zhou Qing's book, and this one. However, this one is my favorite by far. The MC cracks me up at every turn. She is definitely Gu Yun's daughter. Although she knows a lot from her upbringing, she does not have the experience that Gu Yun started off with, so it is a lot more fun watching her grow and make mistakes and learn on her own.

There are plenty of action scenes, mystery, and a bit of fantasy, which makes this a really exciting read.... more>> Several of the side characters are more fleshed out than in previous books, so the writer has come a long way. The comedy is much stronger than previous books as well.

If you like action-adventure stories, this is one definitely worth checking out. <<less
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Nidome no Yuusha
September 23, 2017
Status: c30
Unlike other revenge stories, this one doesn't do it in half-hearted measures. Kaito's hatred is real. Yes, he has hatred toward the people who have yet to do all of the things he hates them for, but they have definitely done things worth being eliminated. He goes back to level one but still has a great deal of strength and knowledge from his previous life, which leads his adversaries to initially underestimate him. The flashbacks of his memories really add color to how he became so consumed with hatred.

The female... more>> lead, Minaris/Minnalis, is not all right in the head either. Even so, she is heading toward her goal seriously and patiently. These two are definitely diligent on their training and future plans.

The revenge is creative and fun to read. Although Kaito is no longer heroic, he still has some of the morality associated with one and legitimately struggles with ethical dilemmas as they come up. The first moment he questions his revenge comes as quite a shock to him and triggers some levelheaded character development he never anticipated. This is something that many revenge stories tend to glide over, but it is taken seriously here.

I'm really looking forward to what other crimes his enemies have committed and how he plans to start his revenge against each of them. The adventure, action, drama, comedy, and pure crafty wittiness are well-worth reading this series for. <<less
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