After Transmigrating into a Short-lived White Moonlight, had a HE with the Villain


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Sang Yuanyuan transmigrated into a sadistic romance ancient fantasy novel, becoming the male lead’s ill-fated beautiful white moonlight that died early.

The male lead loves her, the male supporting character loves her too.

The female lead was injured and broken-hearted because being loved, trampled and abused by all men for she had a face that was similar to hers. The relationship with male lead was full of twists and turns, tortured between life and death, and finally had a Happy Ending.

Sang Yuanyuan : “I’m sorry, I 一 first don’t want to die, second don’t want to be abused. So I choose to run away with the villain. Excuse me, goodbye.”

The villain squinted his long eyes, with a lazy posture and lips smiling like a spring breeze——

“Beside me… is nothing but hell.”

She contemplated for three seconds.

“Does the hell have land?”

“… There’s a wasteland.”

“Does it have water?”

“… Only blood.”

He wants to see her panic and lose her head, waits for her to scream and escape, but after blanking for three seconds the woman’s eyes instead shine faintly.

“What a good opportunity to try a new variety!”


He who always lingers in the deepest darkness, has never thought that there would be a person who can fill a whole wasteland with flowers and grass…

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New Sheddy rated it
May 12, 2024
Status: c9
I thought I have read this before, now I remember. I dropped it because I couldn't stand it anymore. So this time I will leave a review as a reminder for myself.

One of the things I really dislike about a novel with female lead is when she has no control over her life, this novel is basically it, she is at the mercy of the men around her, jumping from a crocodile's mouth to a tiger's. Although so many readers keep saying how sweet the ML is and how... more>> romantic their relationship is, I would never be able to pass this hurdle where she's forced to follow his whims until she falls for him.

Maybe this novel is more suitable for people who is on the masochistic side. Definitely not for me. I prefer where the female lead gets stronger and gain control of her own life and start kicking other people's ass.

The oriML is literally the most disgusting ML character I've read about, the oriFL is a typical braindead, rude but always very lucky to survive everytime, but of course all her badluck will be carried by people around her.

Cultivation aspect of the novel isn't very interesting, I guess it's not the main focus of the story. Same as the power hierarchy of all the states, it's confusing..I have no idea which country tiandu is for all the states to submit to it eventhough the ML and oriML was written as very powerful individuals, does that mean tiandu is more powerful? Very confusing.

Anyways, I dropped this one for good now. <<less
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New Izzybot rated it
May 8, 2024
Status: c1 part1
TBH I was successful in finishing this book in my 2nd attempt. Like one other reviewer said some readers might drop this during early chapters... which was me. I had started reading this book few months back and stopped after few chapters. It is always hard for me to root for a CP when they are either scared of each other or one of them is pretending to like the other. So this was the reason I couldn't continue with this book.

Then I read some reviews and decided to give... more>> it another try, and I am glad I did give it another try and am glad I persevered this time. Otherwise, I would have missed out on such a gem. This book is now on my re-read list.

The whole story had this comedic undertone that I really appreciated. Absolutely loved it.

The intimacy between the leads is off-the-charts, trust me. Author did an amazing job. The leads stick to each other thru out the book and yet the chemistry was not lost. My heart felt thanks to the author. This is extremely unusual. ML is funny, smart, playful, shameless, tsundere, sexy, coquettish man-boy. All the s*xual innuendos he makes with her and constant teasing...I am going to miss this CP. I am going to look for this type of dynamics between the leads in all the stories I will read in the future and probably be disappointed.

The teasing and joking between the ML and the brother-in-law lol... ahh you have to read it. He He... the tips that ML gives brother-in-law to last longer in bed. hilarious. How ML himself attempts to last longer when they do it the first time. 😂 Author did a great job with bed scenes even tho it was not explicit, you get the full picture to visualize it.
Did I say ML is smart? Nothing more sexy than smart MLs.

Definitely give it a try... recommended. <<less
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lazykitty_99 rated it
June 30, 2020
Status: Completed
I didn't get low rating. I guess many did voting just by reading first few chapters.

Story is more than a "villian" ml.

The novel has good world building and story. There is political struggle and many mysteries that uncovers as story continues.

... more>> ML never "abused" MC. At start both are testing each other. Their relationship is very sweet.

MC is strong psychologically even though weak in physical strength as tag goes she gets strong physically too.

ML is "villian" due to what happened to him. He got blackened due to many bad things happened to him in past. He is very insecure guy. A softie inside not only to MC rather to all his close ones. He is so insecure that he would rather kill them before they betray him at start.

There are even extras of him "not blackened" one, he is just a cute shy guy in them.


MC originally belonged to "transmigrated" world. Her consciousness went to modern world and her original body became puppet following "path" set by "fate".

Ml's mom - reason for ML start of "blackening" is a transmigrator who comes later. She becomes "female emperor" but never did any thing good for women despite the self righteous flag of women empowerment, she is even hostile to a very capable female regent of a state. She is greedy woman for power, killed a 5 year old ML for clearing her path.

Romance of MC & ML isn't dragged rather near 40+ chapters both of them have opened up with true feelings. And the scene in summary is basically is their flirting after establishing their relationship.

What I like is in this novel MC doesn't go from a mature woman to a child/naive idiot in later stages. Her character remains consistent. ML doesn't comes out as an annoying guy rather a mature guy who sees the big picture even though he is awkward to show his good intentions to others. Where everyone is thinking of "topping" the world, he is thinking of ending the roots of "underground" problems once for all which he tried to do in novel world by becoming "villian".

Story is guided by plot. Side characters aren't 2D. Even oriML apart from his "mary sue" novel ML love brain, he does has his own little merits. He would rather not have "luck of world" then to see humanity gets destroyed because of him. Many characters at first you don't like them but at their end, you feel they aren't wholly bad.

In novel there are many mysteries and it's fun to read how they unravel.

Story is xianxia plus political struggle on country level not at those cliche "official" level. Much of it surrounds fighting demons and ghosts. I like there is a reason for everything that happens in story. There weren't any loose ends. There are 18 independent states with their kings ruled/supervised by Imperial city (female emperor). Every state has black iron Great wall that stops devil from invading. When there is no current demon danger of high intensity, states starts fighting each other.

Original novel

I like how original novel isn't of any use except at start. It only gave MC some knowledge about general outline. But what goes about inside is much more deep that the so called "golden finger" of oriML & orifl. Original novel was written by ML original mom who was thrown to modern world and she is so fun. Good thing she met ML dad who was killed in her world too.


ML is King of You. For many chapters it isn't clear he is the ML until MC thinks of him as the "villian". But he is far away from any villian. He is a genius guy who remembers everything since his birth. So to him a gentle mom who ran away when he was two months old and the one who came back after 5 years killed his father and him leaves him with love and hate for her till he finds out new one is transmigrator. He due to his blood could hypnotize and transfer body so he took over prince of you body but his senses were still attached to the body that was buried with hot iron rods so he has to feel pain of being buried alive at 5 year age. He isn't a distorted character rather filled with hate for those who killed his parent.. In other novels ML though "genius" but never knew MC was cheating feelings at first but he knew when exactly when MC actually start loving him.. I just love how he calls MC by her nickname "little mulberry"

I am not giving any major spoilers as it is more fun to read through the process


I hope translator continues translations. I wanna reread after mtl... <<less
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koco2018 rated it
April 30, 2021
Status: c56 part5
I love this.

The male lead.... just turn off your morals for a bit, you'll love him and his cuteness. He was completely screwed by the adults in his childhood, grew up only wanting revenge. NO do not think of him as a sweet pitiful child, he is cruel weird hilarious and loves to do things you can only think "ah yup, crazy lol". I love him nonetheless.

But. 1000%. If I was transmigrated into this story. I would 1000% avoid this lunatic. It works for MC, but anyone else would be... more>> killed so fast. Plus, MC is a master actress, I could never hide my fear that well, or be that bold. ML is crazy, a terrible childhood, but you cannot deny he is a nutcase. Still love him XD.

The female lead is funny, she looks at the 'OG female lead of the novel' as a complete idiot XD. She is a perfect match for our ML, she helps him plot for revenge and heals his scars (quite literally lol). She never tells him to forget his revenge and instead helps him, I love that they are soulmates XD. At the moment our MC, a master actress, awakens in the body of Sang Yuanyuan, she had her life threatened and confessed she liked the ML (OG novel's villain) to save her life. Let me clear this up, no she doesn't like him (doesn't hate him either), she chose the only person scary/perfect enough to scare her mu*derer into leaving her alone. ML, our darling crazy villain, is confessed to through a communication jade (used as a one-time-use phone, that you break to hang up), and he responds with "good"... lmao he is crazy, btw he came right away to pick her up XD. It scared everyone, but the novel doesn't drag on, so that's good.

LET ME STATE THIS, I absolutely hate when an ML shows domestic violence; choking, throwing, mental abuse. IT IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA, I HATE THOSE TYPES AND REFUSE TO READ ON. Let me reassure you, this ML is okay. He is a villain and yes, threatens to kill her (like villains do, I'm not reading about a good guy here lol), BUT he doesn't force dominance by forcing her into submission, he doesn't force s*x (like other tr*shy dogs) LMAO I'll place a cute spoiler, don't worry you can read it without having the joy of surprise ripped away. It's more of a "look here, this is our ML, you'll love him". Anyway, you'll think he is crazy but also love him. Trust me.


The very first time they did 'it' was after so much relationship building (happened around ch 50), they both already liked each other mutually and the scene was very cute! Embarrassment, shyness, awkwardness yes lmao, just two virg*ns with a complete loss of knowledge. He put it in, she said it hurt, he didn't move and tried his best to tell jokes to make her comfortable. IT WAS UNDENIABLY A FAIL LMAOOO he is so sweet though.

LOL he is running around buying 'lotus rouge' which is supposed to help with the pain. I love him so much, they haven't done it again yet but he is already thinking about how to not hurt her. SO DAMN CONSIDERATE unlike other MLs who are like "I already did it once, it shouldn't hurt after I've molded you into my shape" like stfu you ass. You know what? Let me mold your body and you can tell me if it still hurts. If it still hurts, I guess you haven't been molded enough yet. Look at our ML, saw that MC was hurting and IMMEDIATELY was worried for her, she even tried to seduce him after the pain subsided but he, lmao, was so nervous he couldn't think of anything but how to not hurt her.

I just remembered LMAO, the ML and the MC's brother (at the time, ML was a virg*n, MC's brother just had s*x for the first time) somehow got on the topic of s*x, and the brother asked for advice from the ML. WHO AT THE TIME was still a virg*n, but he hahhahahahaha pretended like he already did the deed and gave advice XD

It was a very adorable "I'll give you advice, so confide in me, so I can take notes from your experience and improve my plan" HAHAAHAHA I love him XD what a genius! LMAOOOO


MC and ML have the same Wood spiritual power so he helps her cultivate and she grows stronger faster with his help. I love this novel, that couple is so darn cute, their flirting, fights, insecurities, love.. Our villain ML on his path of revenge.. he laughs until he gets a stomach cramp so often I'm so grateful our MC has given him so much love and happiness. Our precious crazy lunatic. <<less
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ak4hoshi rated it
December 29, 2020
Status: Completed
MTLed it, the quality was so-so.

There's a lot of things I like about this book. Like how down-to-earth is the FL, how the author didn't keep mentioning and mocking the original novel, how it was actually explained everything.

I don't think the ML is tr*sh with a pitiful backstory, like others said. I think he's a person with traumatic experiences. And after all, he had his bottom line. The people who died in his hand weren't innocent.

... more>>

Like the first guy, he was a soldier by the ML's side, but when MW (or whatever) tried to kill YW, he chose to protect the one who threatened the life of his lord, what should he have done? Forgive his subordinate bcs they're siblings? Hell no.


And I'm not saying he's a good guy, because he's not. I'm just saying he's no tr*sh. He's a person who had to make difficult decisions.

It's not the kind of plot where the good girl changes the bad guy, but how a person helped another to overcome his traumas.

It's a pretty good novel, and I recommend it.

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IloveWebNovels rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: Completed
I mtled the whole story and I liked it. Although there's politics, it's not boring because of the revelations and plot twists. I also love that although the main couple are powerful, they don't indiscriminately kill people.

... more>>

In addition, the so-called protagonists [who are somewhat mentally ret*rded and conceited] were actually given the chance reflect on their actions before dying. At least they're not branded as complete evil


Also I like the relationship between the main couple. You can see that they gradually grew on each other and fell in love. The both of them also had character growth throughout the story. Plus the fluff and the cute side characters such as the puppet and the fluffy dog.

I recommend it 9 out of 10. The remaining 1 is because I can't find the extra chapters. <<less
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heyitsmichele rated it
December 31, 2020
Status: c172
This is one of my favorites! The male lead is a yandere, so be prepared for that, but this is surprisingly one of the sweetest romances I've ever read. There are plenty of tense and exciting moments, and every plot point serves to further the romance in some way. It's quite well written, and the translation is reliable. The whole "reincarnated heroine running away with the villain" trope is pretty popular within the niche of translated novels, but this is still somehow refreshing. I totally recommend reading it!
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[email protected] rated it
November 28, 2020
Status: c34 part4
I can definitely agree with the author and translator when it comes to having a history of hating certain female leads. Sometimes it's the author that makes the female lead terrible in character, such as them claiming their MC has a specific personality when they don't and it ruins the story for some readers (My Wife is Cold-Hearted is a wonderful example), or making their MC do ridiculous things with the pretext of 'doing it for the male lead.' I also hate female leads like Meng Wu, the ones who... more>> act rashly yet never think of the consequences; the ones who choose not to stand up for themselves in the face of the villainess but can argue all day with the male lead; the ones who can, for SOME reason, never help themselves out of their own messes and have to depend on a member of their supporting harem to get them out of it! So believe me when I say, I, as a reader, can relate to how you may feel.


By the way, am I the only hoping that our male lead intervenes with Meng Wuyou's plans of using that man's life just to save Han Shoaling's? I could care less how he does it, but I just really can't stand that girl and her recklessness. Hopefully, in order to make sure Han Shaoling doesn't get any help, someone gets to that guy before he can save him.

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endspell rated it
September 1, 2020
Status: Completed
The highlight of this novel is definitely the romance between the MC and ML. It's truly a memorable WN in terms of dialogue and characterization because it's actually fun and engaging to read. Both the MC and ML are absolutely hilarious, excluding the writing on the relationship between them that actually includes some common sense and basic communication for a realistic portrayal of a couple (that many WN lacks).

Also, adore how MC and ML both have flaws that actually makes them more endearing characters. I think I fell for the... more>> ML and constantly just want to give him hugs while I want to kneel and worship MC for her guts. Aside from the two main characters, the side characters, even the antagonists, are actually pretty fleshed out. Some relationships and funny antics are memorable and made me laugh repeatedly. Love the tension, heartache and laughs this WN brought me. It's truly a gem in the sea of other CN romance WNs and deserve the MTL.

There are also politics and world building (lots of this actually) that's pretty decent for a 100 chapter romance novel.

One thing I wish the author had given in the end are kids and the headache they would give ML because I just know the antics would be absolutely amazing (yes, I love the ML but I want to bully him a little too because he's cute). Just absolutely love the romance, characters and development in this novel, truly worth the read! <<less
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crystalwings rated it
June 12, 2021
Status: c63 part3
My fingers are so tired from liking all the 5 star reviews. Yes this novel is so good, funny MC and adorable (but crazy) ml.

This is awesome, just needed to say that :)
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KichiX rated it
May 11, 2021
Status: c58 part4
There's many things to like about this novel, here are my main ones:

    • The FL is a special kind of brave. She never tries to act the "moral superior" and ask the ML to forget his quest for vengeance. And a lot of the time getting vengeance means they will be in danger, fighting against people with much more backing and almost insurmountable power. A weaker protagonist would persuade the ML out of fear if nothing else. She also commits wholeheartedly to the revenge, actively thinking on the ML's behalf of what to do and how best to achieve it.
    • The ML. His "craziness" isn't a one-time fix. He's written to be truly teetering on the edge (well in most cases past it) and both the ML and the FL acknowledge this. His psychological wounds run deep and explain (though not excuse?) his violence and ruthlessness, which, you know, is the definition of a well-written character?
I agree that the transition from fake-love to true-love on the part of the FL was fuzzy, and you could basically still take it as the FL acting if you wanted. Though, I think the biggest marker is her fear of the ML falling away.


At the beginning, for example, she would p**sy-foot around the ML scared of making a false move that could lead to her death (ex. When he first abducted her and they blew up the cloud beasts; when he came into the room at the border after she discovered the pearl etc.). In the middle she was still scared but actively trying to bring him back from the edge (ex. After kissing her and just before he told her about his past - can't be more specific, big spoilers). By the end she would face him head on without truly fearing for her life (ex. When she scolded him after finding her brother in the capital, the whole flame situation)


Oh, and can I just add that her brother is hilarious? Lol

I'll come back to add more as I read.
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judeiiro rated it
November 12, 2020
Status: c30.1
This is probably one of the easiest and funnier reads I've had 😂 MC is just the best at twisting her way out of situations and interacting with ML. Love them! ML is absolute wife s*ave material gosh

I especially love the relationship between ML and his fluffy mount, Duan Ming! Absolute bros and hilarious together.


on a side note though, ML is such an insecure guy that he takes everything to the extreme (cry)

Duan Ming survives being frontier sacrifice? "Why didn't you die? I'm gonna have to worry about when you'll die."
ML is in a coma and his subordinates do not rebel? "Why doesn't anyone rebel when I'm so weak?" they love you, bro
MC tells ML she'll like him everyday, yadda yadda because he doesn't believe anyone will like him forever. "Maybe I should just kill her right now." bro

yo, let me give you a hug from 200km away because I'm scared of you


og!FL and og!ML can just go get buried lost and stop disturbing MC for all I care 😂 og!FL is a loose cannon that can't be turned into fodder and og!ML is just a pitiful face-con with too much power
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alwayscolder rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: Completed
I don't know how to start my review, I feel good after reading this novel. The conspiracy was good, all the planning to "save" the world. Almost everybody was good in a way, and many people were just used without their knowledge. ML's childhood memories and experiences were so bad, sad, so it's obvious that he would grow up to be a lunatic "villain". MC was an actress, gets thundered and wakes up in another world (not really). The relationship between them is so nice to read, you can see... more>> how they get closer, share their secrets, fight together... That other guy, the "hero" hmm, in the extra storyline he gets a second chance, even after being reborn and having all his memories, he still makes the same mistake, or even worse.

MLs parents are probably the most innocent in this novel, so the extra stories are the perfect closure for the family. Of course it would be better to have an extra chapter with MC, ml, and their kids :b

An honorable mention for Short Lived (i think that was the dog's name) and the little puppet, the greedy cute doll.

Her brother was also an interesting person haha <<less
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MiyaMira rated it
July 6, 2020
Status: Completed
Read the whole novel with MTL, my brain is a bit fried (no shiz author used a lot of unique name so it's kinda jumbled) but the story and plot is understandable.

MC is an acting queen and ML is a genius and a great master of chess. ML has an eccentric personality so his friend is probably only his riding beast (and his best friend is his wife XD) so he always talks by himself whenever he's alone. MC is someone with high EQ and above average IQ, so although... more>> she have empathy towards others, she doesn't make rash decisions and actually use her brain to think reasonably. Together, the two are invincible.

It was a nice read, cultivation plus politics plus war plus romance. Also plus points to MC and ML letting the ori!ML&ori!FL to do a thorough self-reflection on themselves before dying. BTW this novel's real antagonist is not the ori!Leads but the Female Emperor. Her end is kinda anticlimatic tho, and she wasn't really involved in the plot except from some mention of her name in almost every chapter to tell us readers that the Emperor is Evil. <<less
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LyciaLush rated it
April 19, 2021
Status: c54
I can honestly say this story is by far my favorite on here or any webnovel for that matter. The FL is very unique and relatable while the ML is probably the best written one I have ever read. They really are perfect for each other and their relationship isn't too fast or slow paced like many other romances. Plus their antics with each other and others are always hilarious. Though sometimes I feel bad for the original fl, I honestly would recommend to any mature readers that dont mind... more>> a slightly sadistic male lead! <<less
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July 15, 2021
Status: c68
Anyone who likes to read stories with a sensible, street smart, humble, lovable and well balanced FL will love this novel.

The FL is one of the few protagonists that does not wait for the ML to rescue her in every chapter. She's able to stand her ground and has a very consistent character development.

On the other hand, the ML is someone you can depend on and is very dedicated to our FL.
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whitespade rated it
December 22, 2020
Status: Completed
The MTL is hard to read but I presevere because of the story.

This is a really interesting novel with colourful characters and deep world building. It reminds me more of a Japanese shoujo old school manga with how well thought of most things are. The plot is exciting and ever changing, however everything that happened is not random and all will be tied together in the end. So unlike the usual where the protagonist go from one quest to another, all these adventures serve the central plot.

The world remind me... more>> more of attack on titans because humanity is relagated into a small space and hounded by monsters by the wall. This is not the typical xianxia because there's actually no immortals here and they all still wear armours, ride horses, and depend on huge military to fight. But don't fear, you will not be bogged down by military details and there's still heroes that fight individually.

The ML and FL are pretty typical eventhough the story try to present itself as hating the typical Mary Sue protagonist and the overbearing ML. Because that's what exactly our ML and FL are. There are all sort of DV scenes between our ML and FL but the author just hand wave it over and say its because of our poor ML background etc etc. Yeah whatever your past don't excuse you from torturing others sorry. But if you able to ignore that (I did, I like the typical posessive ML) their interactions are fun and all the other supporting characters are also interesting and lively in their own way. There are various assortments of them and except for the select few that's truly evil I love that MC and ML acknowledge that people who are antagonistic with them are not actually 'bad' people, just sadly in opposite sides. These kind of looking at every POV is what I like about this novel.

Overall, a really good read, with good characters, great plot, and interesting world! I hope you like some DV! <<less
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yuunase rated it
December 1, 2021
Status: c62
To be honest this started out great - the ML was fresh, bro got a lot of issues and past trauma, but the author incorporated it in a way that his personality and actions felt very real and understandable. FL was clever and sharp tongued, but not to the level of dog blood novels.

Up until chapter 30-40, there were a lot of growth in their relationship and personality which was fun to read. However, I felt like the author got real lazy afterwards and turn this into just another OP... more>> novel. ML's previous mental illness is now non existent, there were no challenges or struggles that pose a real threat. I'm at chapter 62, and doubt I will read more.

Another thing that bugs me was the terrible portrayal of all non lead female characters across this type of novels. The only one that wasn't looked at in a condescending light, other than FL, was her sister in law. And this was because she had more masculine personality and characteristic.

So yeah, 3.5/5, a good premise that went to waste. <<less
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Shortk rated it
January 22, 2023
Status: Completed
4.5 not rounded up bc the ending could have used more polish, especially compared to rest of the novel which was so well written. The author ties everything up very neatly, almost too neat, that it is a sharp contrast to an otherwise great book with intelligent 3d secondary and main characters. There are some unique twists in here. Everyone is smarter than me (honestly). The action is intense for cultivation standards. The adventure is satisfying for high fantasy standards. The romance is slow but compelling and steamy. The main... more>> couple is actually a villainous couple, for real, and I mean that in a great way - when you realize the difference between winners & losers, heros & villains is just by which perspective you write the story from.

The book has actually so much depth and complex characters that the lighthearted neat ending is I guess both a sigh of relief for some readers but also slightly too neat like I said before. Regardless, a solid cultivation romance fantasy story with an antihero ml. The ML actually has a mental illness; at first it seems like a joke, but after seeing the depth of his depression throughout her time with him, the metaphors that he would make to describe his struggle with destructive su*cide etc, it was actually weirdly a realistic depiction of depression. So this book really does have depth, and even if it loses some of it by the very end, the journey is still extremely worth it imo. I recommend. <<less
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MusicFromMiles rated it
September 5, 2020
Status: c32 part6
I frikkin love the male lead, he doesn't follow common sense and play by his own rules. I just love the fact that everytime the supposed to be male and female lead are having a moment he just doesn't stay at the side and take the dog food, no he always finds an insanely hilarious way to sabotage it.

Update: This couple has officially become my no. 1 favorite couple in all the novels I have read
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cimetovi_polzki rated it
January 8, 2022
Status: c94 part6
This novel is surprisingly unique and dark.

First I have to warn readers who like a gentleman like ML with modern day morals : Please read the tags, they are there for a reason. If you see "Male Yandere", "Possesive Characters", "Obsessive Love", etc., then this is to 99% a characteristic of the ML, and this novel will most likely not be to your taste.

There is no way that a ML with such characteristics is at the same time a gentleman who gives FL healthy love from beginning! He is definitely... more>> not a good person (at least in the beginning).

Plot: FL transmigrates from modern world into a fantasy cultivation world with a bit of an apocalyptic setting she had read in a novel in her world. She occupies the female side character of this novel who dies because of the OG-ML

To save herself she gets entangled with ML who is one of the many antagonists in that novel with an traumatic past and later works together with him to survive in that world, solve mysteries and go from one adventure to the next, while fighting against monsters, malevolent humans and even 'heaven'.

Good Points:

    • FL is mature, calm and smart from beginning up to the part I read. Her inner thoughts are often sarcastic and funny.
    • ML
        • is a Yandere with a mental illness due to trauma (more in the beginning of the novel than later),
        • he had no and will not have any intimate experience with other woman (one of the reasons why I like Yandere, even when it is unrealistic in real life)
        • The combination of his arrogant, possessive, childish and sociopathic behavior with an intelligent mind makes him a really interesting character
    • Other characters are mostly 2 to 3 dimensional and are also really interesting or even adorable
    • the world building is complex, philosophic, deep and even very dark at times. You can see that the author really has talent in building a fantasy world.
    • The plot is an exciting adventure through one mystery after the other and often shows the ugly human nature.
    • superb translation by pinnochies (not included in my rating for this novel)
Bad Points:

    • The female characters that appear are almost all shown in a bad light. Only those few that don't pose a threat to the FL seem to have a good character. I think the author should have made more 'neutral' female side characters to balance this out. But maybe this was to show the original clichee plot of the OG-FL and OG-ML, where all females are thirsty for power and the OG-ML.

      Even though there is a female emperor in that world, the woman rights are still not there. So woman rarely are individualistic and independent, or make an appearance at all
    • Again even in this novel FL has a big ability gap between herself and ML. Though it is not so pronounced I have seen in other novels. FL is definitely no damsel in distress, but she still sits back and depends hugely on ML for the fighting and becomes the typical role of a female character who can only heal and support in a fight. And this also was only possible due to ML's help in cultivation.
    • there is a slight hypocrisy when author was ridiculing OG-FL and OG-ML for only depending on their good luck and relying on canon fodder to survive. Because FL and ML in a sense are doing the same. It sometimes become the norm that many of ML's soldiers become cannon fodder so ML and FL can survive. The difference is that they instead give at least an afterthought to them and try to give them a funeral. I am not saying that it is bad, it is somewhat normal in such a setting that the underlings will sacrifice themself for their leader, but making fun of others for using those sacrifices seems a bit contradictory.
I can only recommend to try it out if you like adventure, a smart and mature FL and don't mind a real Yandere-ML in the beginning! <<less
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milkcat19 rated it
September 17, 2020
Status: Completed
One of my favorite novels. The plot and character are on point. I really like to read & imagine the journey of ML & MC. It's not just a fluffy-sweet things, but also the mystery-politic-conspiracy side. LOVE IT. ❤
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