Actually, I was the Real One


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

In order to receive love from her father, Keira tried her hardest to live the life of a perfect, submissive daughter. However one day, Cosette appears claiming to be his real daughter and Kiera is executed under the assumption that she is a fake.

In the last moments of her life, Cosette whispers to Kiera, “Truthfully, you were the real one.”
Kiera, recalling those words, returns to the past. Although revenge is important, what does it matter who is fake and who is real?
Now that I have been given a life again, I will live it freely for myself!

A cute female protagonist’s coming of age romance who has never made friends.

Associated Names
One entry per line
사실은 내가 진짜였다
Related Series
A Villainess For The Tyrant (2)
Chronicles of the Kilner Family (2)
Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry! (2)
I Adopted A Villainous Dad (2)
Light and Shadow (2)
My Sweet Heart (2)
Recommendation Lists
  1. .....
  2. novels that i am interested in
  3. Angst
  5. Female Lead Novel KR

Latest Release

Date Group Release
01/18/22 Novel Endeavors c105
01/14/22 Novel Endeavors c104
01/14/22 Novel Endeavors c1
01/12/22 Novel Endeavors c103
01/10/22 Novel Endeavors c102
01/07/22 Novel Endeavors c101
01/03/22 Novel Endeavors c100
12/27/21 Novel Endeavors c99
12/20/21 Novel Endeavors c98
12/17/21 Novel Endeavors c97
12/13/21 Novel Endeavors c96
12/10/21 Novel Endeavors c95
12/08/21 Novel Endeavors c94
11/29/21 Novel Endeavors c93
11/26/21 Novel Endeavors c92
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
8 Reviews sorted by

HentMas rated it
March 23, 2021
Status: v1c36
No reviews huh?, well, I think I've read enough to give my honest thoughts.

The novel is quite interesting in its own regard, even if it's such a cliché that you kind of might think it's got nothing going for it, it starts heart wrenching and disgustingly painful with a tone that will haunt you for the rest of the novel, if anything the author managed to make this part particularly impactful managing to get everyone that has read it (as far as I have seen) compelled to love the MC... more>> and wish her the best.

But it just doesn't end with that, every plot point and connection to her growth is showcased with a thrilling atmosphere, as more and more things get revealed, more and more you want her to be happy.

It's a nice balance where the Author has managed to make such an outstanding character really relatable and understandable, outside of all the dread and hatefulness that he managed to fill you with towards the antagonists, he's also surrounded her with compelling characters that help to heal that feeling, and you can enthusiastically curse at the meddling villains.

Instead of "misconceptions" or "misunderstandings", this is full blown a straight to the heart drama that begins to get fluffy and tear-jerking sweet after the first couple of chapters.

The villain is horrible, the MC is lovable, what else do you need? Just go and read it, it's worth it, I promise. <<less
20 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Attackonfeelings rated it
June 2, 2021
Status: v2c52
Our FL is very cute and is going through a lot of character growth after being wrongfully m*rdered.

... more>>

In regards to her family, her father can rot in hell. I honestly wish him a slow and painful death. Yes he may have been born into the mentality that told him he couldn’t show affection or feel affection for his children but it’s not a justification that makes what he did to his daughter okay. He k*lled her!!! He watched them cut her head off as she pleaded and begged for her life and any tiny bit of love her father might have for her. ALL those years he spent with his daughter suddenly meant nothing? Yeah he had a reason for being so stone cold, but it’s NOT A JUSTIFICATION. And for that reason I say we throw away this man. (Just because I think the father isn’t redeemable doesn’t mean I hate the story btw!)


I think this story emphasizes what psychologists and therapists say about parents and children’s relationships. Parents can argue till their blue in the face, BUT the cold hard truth is that your child will always love you MORE than you love them. Children will do anything for their parents and especially for their approval till they grow mature enough to think for themselves. It’s unconditional love. A parent will do a lot for their child, I’m not denying that, but a child will mold themselves to fit their parents standards since the moment of birth. <<less
7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Changingchangie rated it
April 6, 2021
Status: c42
I dunno why there is a low raring in this novel. First of all, if you came here from the manhwa then the chapters haven't been there YET. But really, really thankful for the translator because I have been waiting for someone to translate the novel.

This is actually a nice read if you are looking for a story where you just wanna cry or just feel so down. The storyline is actually nice and if you like a novel where the MC was betrayed and was reborn, this can be... more>> your calling. But if you hate stories like that click off. <<less
7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
scaly rated it
August 28, 2021
Status: c70
I'm sorry for misjudging this for so long thinking it was a revenge story QQ. I didn't even read the summary carefully, and I was convinced this was one of those revenge stories were the MC is both a machiavellian mastermind and the most misunderstood angel and everyone who previously hated her falls in love with her just because. And if I wasn't in the mood for some cliche story like that I would have overlooked this gem even longer.

It's not that kind of story at all. The fake daughter... more>> will probably get her comeuppance because the plot demands it - she is a threat to MC while alive. And they deserve whatever is coming, and it will be very satisfying I'm sure. But the story is not about that. The plot so far: our MC is a formerly studious and obedient young heir who never had a day of fun in her life T_T She's now making up for this oversight, with a lot of help from those around her. That's quite important. She wouldn't even know what fun looks like if she was alone.

The best part is... ok the best part is

Kiera not only goes to a casino but somehow takes her 13 yo brother with her

But the second best part is, the MC is genuinely quite naive and acts like an actual teenage girl (which maybe she's not anymore according to actual age? but it makes sense anyway, since she missed out on most normal experiences) and... let's just thank god the poor cinnamon roll has some people on her side. She's not a super smart MC who always knows the right choice to make, the right thing to say and is 10 steps ahead of everyone. She is book smart and physically strong and I'm sure she will be OP in some ways, but she's socially inept and struggles quite a bit to make friends. (That's not to say she doesn't have agency in the story - she does, in fact so far she's solved all her issues herself in the end.)

tl;dr The MC is absolutely lovely, the people close to her are nice and there's no yandere ML in sight (actually not sure there's any ML to be seen so far) and the plot is hilarious (but be prepared to cry in the beginning). <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Janadestiny rated it
July 4, 2021
Status: c58
At first I was taken back by the low rating this one got. But the premise seemed promised enough to me (and the summary didn't just spoil the whole story) so in a boring weekend, I picked it up. To my suprise, it was pretty good. Not the best story of this kind, but I enjoy reading it. It's closer to a 4 than a 5 in my standard, but since this story got such a low rating, I raised my rating a little bit.

The story is still in its... more>> early state, so I can't say much about it. But I like that the story didn't just focus on the romance aspect right away, but more about the MC journey to become more sociable and make friends on the process. The poor girl needs some friends. She's very shy and introverted but people misunderstood that as intimidating. I laughed and cried, because she reminded me of myself... somehow, when I was in my second grade. It got better now (it's been 10years since then), but I still found it pretty hard to make new friends immediately, so I sympathized her very much.

The plot is good. The characters are likeable (except for the father and the "daughter"). I love the knight team, they made me giggle a lot. The translator used MTL, but they have been learning Korean too, so the translation is smooth and good. The one thing I also like is that the MC had to struggle a lot in changing herself, not just reincarnated and do a 180 turn of personality, and she admitted she could not act cutely like the "daughter" Cosette too. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
calypsoxin rated it
August 22, 2021
Status: v1c32
* Leaving it at 3 stars because it might be too early to give a definite review at Chapter 32, though I'm not sure I'll continue it with how it's going atm.

Started off as enjoyable, but the plot progresses too slowly and the MC's way too naive.

She isn't doing anything much about her situation (preparing for what'll happen when Cosette shows up), though that's understandable considering how she'll attract unwanted attention by looking into matters unrelated to her daily life out of nowhere and how she has no idea where... more>> to start.

However, majority of the content (as of Chapter 32) is about her "character development" – namely getting on better terms with the knights and maids, finding a hobby (reading romance novels), and realising she's been wasting her time on her father who'll never love her back.

Here's my problem with this. Her maid, despite knowing about the MC's (former) personality, somehow has the guts to recommend erot*c romance novels. And one of her knights, knowing fully well about her prior experience, or lack thereof, with socialising, he suggests bringing her to a casino for her first casual outing. The MC's reactions are full of child-like wonder and innocence, which I don't find befitting her character at all. Even if she's decided to change, you're telling me she went from a cold and lofty noble to a blushing and easily amazed by literally everything little girl overnight?

Her father irks me. He was fine to ignore her when she had been injured as a child, quickly cast her aside for a random stranger who just happens to resembles him, and not even bat an eyelid when she was sentenced to death in her previous life, but now that she's stopped trying to suck up to him, he's oh so baffled and surprised? Major red flag there and none of it is adding up. If he couldn't even find the effort to care when she was bedridden, how's a few days of being given the cold shoulder affecting him?

It might get better in the following chapters, or it may not. I don't know, and I'm not invested enough to continue. Maybe I'll come back to it and update my review when I run out of novels to binge, but as of now, I'm sticking with this. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
CyMo rated it
May 14, 2021
Status: --
I'm currently reading this story and I really find it interesting and sad at the same time Kiera tried whole of her first life to get the approval of her father only to be replaced by a fake and than was killed for the crime which the fake was going to commit. As it is a magician reversed time on someone's behave and that person decided to preserve Kiera memory so in her second life she decided that she wont live to win her father's approval but find a way... more>> to survive without the fake daughter of her father making people believe that Kiera is fake and get killed. She also decided that she will learn to enjoy her life more and perhaps fall in love with someone. This is what I have read so far <3 <<less
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Evellyn rated it
September 27, 2021
Status: v1c30
Actually it's a sweet story because :

The MC is strong, beautiful and the characters (beside the villains) are likeable

It's really interesting and you want to know what happens in her life, what romance will she do...

But I heard there wont be any romance before a looooooong time and actually my favorite type of story in my life now are story with a passionate love, reverse harem, badass or funny MC more than cute ones with a strong character, cute family life so... This story was just not made for me... more>> ; (

Anyway, if you life a sweet but sometimes sad story with no romance but a great character developpment, I recommend it to you <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.