Because She Had A Time Limit, She Became The Villain’s Daughter-in-law


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The final villain is being deceived by his young time-limited daughter in law who was possessed.

If I die at the right time, I will marry his son.

The problem is, I already know the cure! And I don’t want to die, but if I don’t get killed now, then I won’t die quietly.

“Daddy, I love you so much. You are the most handsome man in the world. Cough, cough!”

“Evan, shall we read a fairy tale book together until we fall asleep?”

She will have to act a little better to let his guard down. Then, she would be able to do a great job.

I think I’ll have to leave secretly after I get better.

I have to make a lot of money and buy land under borrowed names—

“Call all the council members on the continent. My daughter-in-law has to live.”

Father? Shouldn’t I be thrown away?

“If you die, I’ll follow you unconditionally. I can’t live in a world without you.”

Husband? You’re also acting strange. You don’t love anyone, do you?


“Who is this, Kyle Ravonis? The man who seduced my daughter-in-law deserves to die.”

“Even if you cheated on me with another man, I will never break up with you.”

You must have misunderstood my other name!

“When did this start, huh? You said you wanted to live as a sweet couple, but you tried to run away by creating a new identity behind our back?”

I want to quietly disappear, not die!

I didn’t know my husband, who has been like a friend to me ever since we were young, would come to me with such sore eyes.

“You’re still my wife on paper. Live as my wife, and die as my wife.”


“You’ve shown me both heaven and hell…”

His reddened eyes locked me up.

“You’ll never get away from me no matter where you go.”

Associated Names
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I Became the Daughter-In-Law of the Villain Because I'm Terminally Ill!
The Archvillain's Daughter-in-Law
시한부라서 흑막의 며느리가 되었는데
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17 Reviews

Mar 31, 2022
Status: --
My liking of the story (and don't get me wrong, I do enjoy it) is dampened by the fact that, while the two main male leads are allowed to be mopey, mourning AH's over the loss of their mother/ wife nearly a decade and a half ago, the OG FL was ultimately disliked, used, and neglected because she didn't have the emotional capacity to baby them, being in full mourning herself from the recent deaths of her entire family, her traumatic debt situation, her sudden child marriage, and her terminal... more>> illness.

It's only when the MC, (with no emotional connections and certain knowledge she can cure herself), takes over her body and spends exorbitant amounts of time petting their egos and healing their wounds with faked, carefully curated, Polyanna brightness, do they even begin to like her and mildly regret treating her like a meat shield.

Do consider that the Duke, with full knowledge his brand new DIL has a fatal terminal illness and having witnessed her coughing with his own eyes, ignores her for three straight months after picking her up at her parents' funeral. Never called a doctor, despite the maids seeing her cough blood, not even for palliative care. While it's true she was certain to die, and that was the exchange for taking care of her, they didn't need to be dicks about it as it happened. <<less
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Mar 18, 2021
Status: c13
It's against NU guidelines to base the story's rating off of the translation quality, and there isn't enough translated content to accurately give a proper rating, so I'll keep it blank for now and see where this story leads.

Just based off of what I've seen so far, this story has potential to be a decent read even if it isn't the greatest. There are similar stories like this out there in the web and, coincidentally, I've never kept interest in those stories long enough to finish reading them. Although I'm... more>> not keeping my expectations too high for cookie-cutter plots like these, I am interested in where this story leads. <<less
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Feb 03, 2022
Status: c48
The story starts off great. The story feels interesting, funny, and the pace was really good. MC is cheery, yet manipulative, which is refreshing. And there are quite a few funny moments, especially early in the story.

But then it starts to drag after chapter 30 or so. Between chapter 30-48, not much happens, and in fact, it feels like a lot like plot filler. The most frustrating part is that MC and ML only have maybe 1 or 2 romantic moments up until this point. So not much happening in... more>> that department. It wouldn't be so bad if, instead, the story focused on father-son relationship building, or perhaps unraveling the mystery behind MC's transmigration, or even the story behind Seymour (OG!ML), but none of these plot developments progress satisfactorily, to a point of frustration. All you get are tidbits that hint at something bigger. But these tidbits are ALL vastly overshadowed by events or encounters that focus on how manipulative MC is. It's like that point has been driven into the ground.

Yes, author-nim, we understand that MC is manipulative, but please move the story along now.

The sad part is that, as of chapter 49, it feels like we are about to enter a giant filler arc. -Sigh- <<less
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Jul 06, 2021
Status: c9
It's a decent read. The MC isn't unbearably dense but she isn't smart either, instead she seems like the average person trying desperately to appear intelligent. A duke is perceptive enough to realize her repeated attempts to use her illness to curry favor, and I sincerely hope his knowledge of her trying to is included.

Her disease has an easy and readily available cure, which she takes advantage of, so it seems more like a pro than a con considering the duke wouldn't start paying any attention to her otherwise. There's... more>> no impending doom or struggle to find a cure, so, if you like a laid back story this is pretty good so far.

Well, I haven't read too far but from what I have read I know I won't be continuing anytime soon. If the first few chapters already let me know the end what good will the other 150 do? Illness is what I came for, yet illness I did not get.

This is four stars for now since it's only been 9 chapters,

but it would've been nice if she had a hard time finding the Oclasia trees instead of them being literally right by her room. Seriously author, you couldn't make it more difficult? 5 stars if the duke and his son were smarter and she didn't have an entire grove of the Cure Fruit.


Who knows, maybe I just didn't read far enough. ¯_ (ツ) _/¯ <<less
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Mar 22, 2021
Status: c14
So far so good I really enjoyed reading it the translation not the best but I really appreciate it and its stil readable too!:D I recommended it. (I'm not good at giving review and sorry if my English is bad, cause English is not my 1st language.)
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Mar 03, 2021
Status: c12
Right so, I don't know if what the issue is, but how somethings are done... it's odd, the occasional pov changes are odd, some of the grammar and word choice confuses me.... it's still readable, but idk if it's something with the raws or the actual translator... the spoiler contains the basic information of the book, it may count as spoilers hence I put it there

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There's no system, no god or devil telling her to die, she believes she possessed the wrong person. It's a fluffy romance-esque setting filled with the MC misunderstanding things.

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Oct 02, 2022
Status: c82
Loving the story, and strongly recommended it! But boy did the time skip take forever! I was waiting for it forever. I wish it updated quicker... But other than that, I have no problems. It was an amazing story with cute fluff and the romance is great! It's so cute and lovely!! Our MC is so adorable yet cunning. Her plans are amazing and effective, unlike other novels where they make such a complicated plan when there was quite obviously an easier way around said problem. I was more surprised... more>> by how amazing the author's writing style is. To incorporate the words "I'm still human" as in you are bound to get close to the people around you if you spend many years together is just amazing. Usually, at least for villains, they say that since they were wicked, they didn't get close and felt no mercy even tho they spent years after years together which is pretty unrealistic. As the novel mentions, they were still humans who had usual human emotions. One inevitably feels emotions for someone they spend a lot of time with so I loved the author for incorporating that and even widening my field of vision. The story is well written, at least in my eyes. <<less
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Nov 11, 2021
Status: c40
It's an amazing novel. MC is funny and ML is really cute. I love this novel❤
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Jul 08, 2021
Status: c24
shes literally a white lotus/green tea bit*h and im HERE for it!!! What she did in the most recent chapter is just *chefs kiss* and I cant wait to see more!!! I do want it to catch up to the summary already tho ahahaha im really looking forward to it, but also at the same time im not overly impatient for it, which speaks to the story/plot pacing. Def recommend!
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Sep 28, 2022
Status: c82
Interesting plot. Love the stories, love the characters.. Still halfway till the end of the novel, I hope all the characters could be a little more honest and express their feelings with each others :')

I saw that some others were commenting about bad translations, but by the time I was reading this, I felt no problem at all so I think they fixed it already. Anyway, thank you for the translation teams! Overall, its a good and enjoyable read. Recommended!
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Oct 21, 2021
Status: c28
So far, it's a good read. About some of the comments about the translations, it seemed fine to me, tho I might've fixed the errors in my head lol.

But the MC is really good at acting pure and innocent and using it to her advantage. Even the medicine is available to her easily, so she makes full use of everything around to get better. Waiting for the story to progress more.
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Jun 14, 2021
Status: c21
Truthfully, the translations hurt my brain. However, I am still really interested in the premise. I hope it won't disappoint.
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May 03, 2023
Status: c113
Medium to enjoyable. A very long childhood arc including some not very interesting plots, sometimes I lost patience and skipped. There was one storyline that felt resolved so abruptly and a bit surprisingly:

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when Rosaline came, and caused some trouble, but eventually was 'removed', I was surprised how casual the narration was about it.


Tbh I skipped a fair bit between the section where FL moves out and the big climax where she plans to execute her escape. There's a fair bit of description of economic and political maneuvering but it's not described that excitingly, and the stakes never feel very high because the FL has such an advantage.

The ML is quite cute, and later on his thoughts are explained a few times at entertaining points.

At chapter 113 it's getting to the big potential turning point, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the FL chooses. Up to now it's been fairly easygoing and relaxed, with not much difficulty for the FL. <<less
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Mar 24, 2022
Status: c55
Well the story is intriguing at some point, and it cracks me up at unexpected places lol

I'm mainly here for the FL, love her remarks and the way she kinda admite and indulge into her desires of warmth and family while still keeping her cold head. She's nice and evan is cute, it's a light read that can be interesting without that much drama or cliffhangers. Quite enjoyable.
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Jul 02, 2021
Status: c23
I'm loving this!!! This novel is amazing. Our MC is so cunning and manipulative (but she's still so cute).
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Nov 01, 2022
Status: c20
This is a pretty decent read. It have a few parts that felt forced and the character relationship are a bit rushed. The plot doesn't really go anywhere; it just focuses mostly on the development of MC and her new family.

The MC - she's a girl reincarnated from the modern world into the world of a novel she once read. Her intelligence is pretty average, but she knows how to use the knowledge she gained from her original world. She is slightly manipulative, but not evil.

The Male Lead (Evan) -

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he's a cold-hearted 13 year old kid who only acts like he's cold-hearted. He's actually really innocent. His relationship with the MC felt a bit rushed as I wish there was more development before he fell for the MC. I don't really see that much development for him, from where I stopped, he seemed to be pretty generic.


The other side characters - They don't really matter that much. A lot of them has basic level of personalities.

The plot - Unfortunately, a lot of the plot is focused on the MC doing this and that using her knowledge from the future. The character development of the characters may sometimes feel forced or rushed.

There are also parts where it's quite confusing because of the lack of periods in the translation, but it's not to the point of incomprehensibility.

Overall, it's a decent read. Recommended if you want to read a novel with a capable female main character. <<less
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Mar 26, 2022
Status: c40
I love this series so much. The MC is smart and snarky on the inside (she knows how to butter up those around her though! The ML is also really cute in his awkwardness and how deeply he cares for MC.
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