Beloved Empress


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She was stupidly in love with him. Because of him, she became rude and unreasonable, overbearing, jealous, insane. But he did not spare a glance to her. Married for two years, he didn’t favor her once, letting her become the laughing stock of the whole world. Eventually, she ended up in an affair, leading to her tragic death.

When her eyes opened again, it was a different person.

Since it’s an empress, then we absolutely must be virtuous, generous, correct the previous jealousy defect.

Thus begins the replacement empress’ harem life.

Taking the initiative to help the emperor look for beauties, sending them to serve in the bedroom, teaching the imperial concubines how to primp themselves to win the emperor’s favor, and even using the phoenix seal as a reward. Whoever can satisfy the emperor on the dragon bed, will have the opportunity to take the phoenix seal and sit on the phoenix seat, to experience the feeling of being the empress. Being this virtuous can really be called impeccable.

She was this virtuous, the emperor ought to be pleased in every aspect!

Hadn’t expected the emperor wouldn’t know good from bad. Not only reprimanded her, but also contradicted her everywhere. The beauties she’d sent were actually all driven away.

Since he didn’t like the beauties, apparently there’s a special interest. In that case, send over a group of beautiful men. Can top, can bottom, every option is there.

In the end, they were also driven away.

Thus the empress personally arrived to battle at the emperor’s bedroom-

“Your Majesty, do you have an unmentionable illness down there? If so, rest assured and tell me. I’ll let some people treat it in secret.” Take a look at her virtue, she could move herself to tears.

“Unmentionable illness?” The emperor’s sword-like eyebrows raised, the eyes suddenly looked dangerous. Approaching her slowly, unexpectedly ordered: “Tonight, the empress will serve me.”

“What?” Then, Mo Qiqi with lightning speed jabbed the hornet’s nest.

“Ah!” A miserable scream.

Mo Qiqi worriedly looked at the emperor to inquire: “Your Majesty. Are you alright!”

The emperor spoke with a pained expression: “Call the court physician!”

“You did have an unmentionable illness!”

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Shèngshì chǒng hòu yào xiū fu
The Beloved Empress Wants a Divorce
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New adrea3311 rated it
August 24, 2019
Status: c125
The author has to be a huge misogynist. Otherwise I simply can't understand why they would write one of, if not the most, singularly obnoxious and asanine FL's I have ever read.

Granted, I came straight from reading Why Harem Intrigue When You Can Just Raise a Dog Instead, which had one of the smartest, strongest, and best FL's I have read, and therefore was riding the tide of high-hopes, but this is so disappointing. The ML isn't a ton better, just a huge tsundere and non-communicative, but I can at... more>> least sort of stand him.

Only good point I can say is that the underlying plot is seemingly (or hopefully) more complex than it would at first appear. May squint my eyes and blear through the rest to at least find out the end but that's it unless it somehow improves this far in.

Kudos and thanks to the TL though. They do a good job.

1 star for the story so far. 4 for the TL. <<less
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Fathom rated it
December 22, 2016
Status: c169
I quite enjoyed this one. It's a romantic story that is a bit more unique than the standard romantic stories I've read so far.

The MC heroine is indeed a soul that has been transmigrated from modern times into the historical period and into the body of the reigning Queen. What's unique about this MC is that she's not the ultimate strategist or has any real skills whatsoever. She was an archaeologist in her former life who somehow transmigrated over from a toilet. From the time she's migrated over, her ultimate... more>> plan is only to research the palace toilets to find her way back. Even going so far as to modernize the entire toilet flushing system in the palace. Even getting dubbed the Toilet Queen. She's really not that smart, and her harem political knowledge is mostly based off of historical dramas she's watched. She also has a weakness for jades (easily bribed LOL) and formal attire, which is why she was an archaeologist. The first half of the story is quite comedic and hilarious as the Queen tries to find all sorts of ways to send beautiful women and men to try to occupy her husband. The romantic parts of the story is a bit more dramatic as the MC truly doesn't love her husband until much later. Even though there is an initial rape scene, it nicely builds the characters and the plot of the story. It's nice to have a heroine who doesn't fall in love immediately and shows why she doesn't. This makes it a more believable love story.

The second half of the story gets into more political plots and explains all the factions and mystery of the characters. All the plot holes get explained in the end and all the various couples have all found their one true love and eventually get their happily ever after. I would have liked a better epilogue, but overall the extra chapters neatly gave closure to all the remaining couples including the next crown prince.

If you're looking for a different type of romantic story, this one should be up your alley. <<less
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LunarWolf rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c10
This was actually harder to read as I go on just because I feel sorry for the original empress that died. I wish we could have some justice for her soul rather than having a transmigrated soul as the MC that was ignorant to how the original empress was framed and even blaming the original empress for her own plight.

This story could have been better without transmigration as a plotline. From reading the summary I thought an empress reincarnated into another empress to have a second chance at life. I... more>> did not think it was a modern ignorant soul being reincarnated into the body of this pittiful empress.

This should have been a second chance novel. I have so much regret. It doesnt feel good for me to watch the ML fall in love with some other soul thats just randomly there and have a happy life without knowing the original empress actually died. The original empress deserves a happy ending of her own. She should get to relive her life like in wei yang, etc. <<less
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missbunny rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c63
At first I like this story a lot, but somehow reaching till this chapter, I realized that the FL is highly stupid ignorant, it was annoying to keep reading her stupid behavior in this chapter. Where is the common sense?

She invite another man for dinner secretly and cook for him personally. This obviously cheating behavior through and through. Although she insisted not to love the emperor but she shouldn't be stupid enough to provoke the situation?

But anyhow, kudos to the translator for the great job for finding time to translate this, I'm not going to hate this story since I'm still hoping to see what will happen, but still, I really unable to fully like the characters.
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Melody rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c3
A good read. The female MC cross over to the deceased empress who is known for her jealousy and possessiveness towards the emperor. What's so good about this is that the cross over MC acts the total opposite of the previous empress making it so funny and enjoyable. You must definitely read this novel. It's as good as the rest of female protagonist novel.
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January 16, 2018
Status: --
This female lead acts like a literal child, whiny and always making bad decisions. I never understand why these authors make their leads dumbed down to this extent. A 10 year old is more wiser than this female lead.
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ppomv rated it
May 22, 2017
Status: --
I was a bit disappointed when I started to read chapter one. Not because the content is bad, but I thought, for the first time, it would be a female "waking up", aka, not devoting herself completely to the guy anymore. Instead, the female MC is replaced by someone "better". The summary made me think it could be a redemption story but turned out to be the more typical trope instead. Not badly written, not repetitive after all other kinds of similar novels, but still disappointing. At some point, you... more>> get sick of all these other women replacing the original. I wish they would have other stories where the original isn't some kind of stupid, vapid, weak willed individual. (Of course, I've read some that aren't like that but for every 15 stories I read, 1 female protagonist isn't like that. Maybe we can find stories that even the odds?) <<less
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jkmessah rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c3
Look another transmigration story! We have an empress this time too! I think for now, what sets it apart is how the Imperial Couple are on bad terms (Kind of expected considering the green hat the previous empress gave the emperor...) but the MC is a tad... weird? I wouldn't say dumb as she is clearly smarter than average from the first 3 chapters. But at the same time, her way of thinking is quite unique for the time period.
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Let some other concubine become favored so that they are public enemy no 1. Never thought about it that way!

The misunderstandings does bring about some levels of cringe, but nothing I can't handle. Worth a shot, let's see what direction the story goes! <<less
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KKristen rated it
February 14, 2018
Status: c77

This is a pretty lighthearted story about a modern woman who had an accident on the toilet and somehow ended up in the body of an adulterous empress.

While loathing the emperor (and inspecting all the toilets in the palace) she tries to be the best empress -- virtuous, open-minded, thoughtful, harmonious... Unfortunately, she's an idiot, and that irritating emperor can't seem to ignore her.


    • Originality: 4/5 (pretty unique plot)
    • Execution: 3/5 (some plotholes and suspension of belief)
    • Pacing: 4/5 (lively and easy to read)
    • Characters: 3/5 (two-dimensional, irrational, but still fun)
    • Translation: 4/5 (pretty good)
    • Enjoyment: 4/5 (very fun to read despite its flaws)

Even though most of this novel is light-hearted and comedic (the female MC is seriously an idiot), there is a non-consensual scene that will sour the feeling of this novel.


The female MC is raped by the drunk male lead. (And not in the "but he was so hot and she couldn't help feeling good" kind of way that's common in light novels. I mean she seriously has her first time violently taken.) Even though he feels really bad about it after, this adds a serious aspect to the story.



I will update this review later after more chapters are released.
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Bored Otaku rated it
July 31, 2018
Status: --
I have read the novel in raw so this may contain quite a bit of spoiler.

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For such an interesting beginning, the story become more and more disappointing as it progresses toward the end. Firstly, The MC is way too gullible and naive. She believes everything that is fed to her by other people without taking time to think carefully and consider the purpose behind these rumors. I had hoped that she would become more sensible as the story progress and oh boy... how wrong I was. Secondly, the personalities..... and IQ of each character within the novel keep changing drastically (from one end to another end of the spectrum). Look no further than the MC herself. One moment, it was depicted that the MC has completely trusted and believed in the ML, but then in the next chapter she reverts back to being suspicious all because of a baseless sentence from other people. Thirdly, some of the plots are very unreasonable and confusing... like that plot that involve a major misunderstanding when the MC is pregnant and is about to give birth. Last but not least, there r many loose-ends by the end of the novel. To conclude, the story becomes progressively bad that I simply couldn't help but skimp Andy skip toward the ending.

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keima rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: --

Its an HE (Happy endinh)


But I just cant find it in myself to like MC & ML😞 The MC is too gullible and has bias thinking about the previous owner of the body. She NEVER really checked if all things others are saying about the previous owner is true but instead believe others and kept thinking that the origowner is always to blame even when

she learned that the emperor married the previous owner due to strong family backing but can't love her and ignorrd her she still thought it was all the previous owner's fault!!


And don't get me started with that dumb dumb emperor ! Hes making my blood boil!

And that concubine cousin's end? How could she!

I know she was secretly helping MC but still! All my anger and emotions to her was wasted give it back 😂😂

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Anastrisha rated it
November 5, 2016
Status: c2
So far it's funny with the MC (Empress) not knowing the previous owner's memories... But she's quite reckless to make a bold move just because she taught that a certain guy in the past also cross to another body like her but only this time he went on the emperor.... Or did he?
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Potata rated it
January 23, 2019
Status: c99
Okay, this was such a painful read. But let's start with the good points of this novel.

-Even though I found myself frustated many, many times, I somehow couldn't stop reading, which I guess makes it good enough to not drop it in the middle of it.

-It was kinda different from the other novels, I guess. Not every concubine in the harem was some white lotus tryna kill the MC at every corner. There is one real female villain (well, for now at least) and, even if she's annoying, she doesn't... more>> make it too hard for the MC. Plus, the MC isn't OP at all.

-Even if the plot is annoying and repetitive, I wasn't bored by the story, which is surprising.

I mean, it's basically the MC listnening to the male villain bullshitting about the emperor over and over again with her blindly trusting him. The entire plot is about her trying to escape the palace, failing, deciding not to, then being convinced to try again.


Bad points :

-The MC. She's the only bad point of this novel, but manages to ruin it completely. Yes, she's quirky and (somewhat) cute and funny, but she's so naive and ignorant it hurts.

It IS normal to not trust the emperor after he raped her and all the sh*t going on with the previous owner of her body being stupid, but her reasoning doesn't make sense at all. Girl, he jumped off a fudging cliff to save you and he healed you even if he was POISONED. And what does she do ? "Oh ! I'm not scared of you ! You're just trying to take advantage of me anyway. And you want to kill me !" Please, girl, stop.

is unfair. He's got a whole harem and another woman he favours but the MC can't speak to another man. But since it happens in ancient history, you could consider it normal.

This is a very frustrating story, but I think I'll continue reading it hoping that there will be some character developpement happening (especially for the MC). I truly think that this story has potential, though. I would give it 2.5, but I can't so I'm giving it 2. <<less
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lilychan25 rated it
July 2, 2017
Status: c44
So far. This one is damn funny.

MC is actually not interested in the ML but she ends up in hilarious situations where everyone misunderstands her. She even becomes friends and supports the concubines and pushes the ML to them.

she is actually just trying to go back home. Who knew there were so many toilets in the royal palace ;)
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CharlieSierra rated it
February 12, 2017
Status: c5
I really want to see (read?) what happens next! This MC is really really interesting. Although it is a typical reincarnation story and while she appears virtuous, she
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secretly curses the 'stud horse' emperor to death and has a strange obsession with toilets since she believes that they can lead her back to her original world since she came to her new one via a toilet.


The MC is hilarious, and despite having some skill in the ways of the imperial harem she does not want to be in the harem, or rather avoids the emperor like the plague. There's not much to go off of right now, but hopefully there will be more in the future. <<less
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October 2, 2018
Status: C86
I love how the ML and FL are falling for each other in a realistic manner. The story shows that trust is really hard to gain. The leads' antics made me read the chapters in less than 2 days. Will patiently wait for future updates. 😻
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paputsza rated it
September 27, 2018
Status: c85
So I'm reading it because I like the ML and don't hate the MC. It has that black belly husband type of trope. The MC is a mess though. It's what you'd imagine if an orphaned stripper went back in time to be empress. She steals, she twerks in sheer silk underclothes. She's written as an archeologist, but she might as well be a basketball wife.
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Bkgksan rated it
January 29, 2018
Status: c64
Overall, I like this novel. At this point, the story is moving at a very slow pace!

I love transmigration stories, however this one is quite different from the rest.

1. She wants to go back to the world she can’t from

... more>> 2. She doesn’t gain the previous body owners memories

3. She doesn’t fall in love with the ML very quickly.

A few things that annoy me is her wanting to go back but never investigating the previous owners issues. She even brainlessly interacts with second male lead and gets into trouble with emperor.

There are some hilarious scenes.

Translator does a good job! <<less
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Anonymousse rated it
January 16, 2018
Status: c68
Interesting story so far.

ML is so proud. he doesnt want to show his feeling or mind at all to the FL that cause the past empress died heartbrokenly in grievances by a frame.

FL is transmigrated by a toilet... so she do everything she can to find the right toilet in the palace to go back to her world. of course, so far she failed... to prevent the story ends earlier. LoL.

Theres alot of misunderstanding in the story that cause by ML personality and FL mindset to not involve herself and... more>> just focusing on going back to her world.

Although theres still some mysteries: why did the past FL end up married the emperor when she more suitmatched with the supporter ML (7th king) ? Whos the blackcloth guy (?) in the prologue? Who the one that repeatedly tried to kill/assassinated the empress?

Hope the author did a good job to unconcealed all of it and make a good end. Nice story btw to spent ur time.

edit: I stop reading after the date rape... the story just become too nauseating after that. <<less
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Ritu rated it
May 9, 2017
Status: c39
This is a good light hearted novel. Very funny and silly at times too. It made me laugh multiple times.

If you are here for some serious story then this might not be for you. Its very funny and unrestrained. The MC is a bit dense but her thought process is really funny and at times makes you question if she really is sane. But she is hilarious. Her and the emperor's interactions are really funny too.

If you want to nitpick then the only negative in it might be the multiple... more>> double standards and at times infuriating character. The double standards though are present in every novel based on ancient history. So I guess every one is used to it.

But I highly enjoyed reading it. :) <<less
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Yukihito rated it
December 3, 2016
Status: c5
Interesting take on the usual transmigration stories, the female lead definitely has a different kind of personality. I don't really like the male lead as of now but his character might develop in later chapters. Plot of the story is unique starting with how the female lead decides to react with the "harem". Waiting for more chapters!


As said by the translator, a rape scene will occur between the leads so I'm quite reluctant to read. It's only one occurence but it is still rape OTL

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