Beloved Empress


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She was s*upidly 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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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 r*pe 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 s*upid ignorant, it was annoying to keep reading her s*upid 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 s*upid 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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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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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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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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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 s*upid, 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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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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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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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 s*upid, 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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Lilliannnn rated it
February 2, 2020
Status: --
Decided to read this novel despite the misunderstanding tag and the good reviews of "good romance novel". This has to be the worse romance novel I've read. To the point that I feel compelled to write a review at 4 o'clock in the morning. If this is considered romantic..I am utterly speechless. Read spoiler please.

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Novel starts out with ML hating MC because he thought she cheated on him (she never did). He starts to fall in love with her despite that. BUT wait for it.

One day he couldn't take the fact the she cheated on him (again, this is a misunderstanding) because of this, he friggen R*PES HER!!! How the hell is that even romantic in the slightest?????????????? He then founds out that she's actually a virgin and feels bad. She ends up getting pregnant then he tests her and gives her abortion medicine. She thinks he doesn't care about her and the baby so she goes to drink and he stops her.

Unlike some novels where there's only a few scenes of misunderstandings but this novel is PURELY MISUNDERSTANDINGS THROUGHOUT. She misunderstands him from the start and so does he.

Not only that, ML's cousin is also married to the ML (harem) who in the beginning BOTH plot to kill the MC. Anyway, the cousin fakes her pregnancy and he decided to protect the MC's baby by chucking her baby out of the tower and this caused the MC to be severely depressed and who the hell wants to read that? Obviously he didn't actually kill the baby like I said misunderstandings throughout novel it and neverrrrrrr ends.

2 stars because the novel was actually funny the MC is super funny and witty.


I understand where some of the 'romance' is cute but if you seriously weigh out the heart aches and misunderstands throughout the novel. It really is not worth it. You'll just cough up blood. Just my opinion on this novel btw. It could be your cup of tea. <<less
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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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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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christine09 rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: c130
Don't get your hopes up. This is a little exhausting to read. I don't like the female character being too patronizing, to the point that you can tell her mouth works faster than her brain. Her words and actions are sometimes unnecessary. For someone from the modern world, she unfortunately does not know how to weild power and play her cards in her favor. Sometimes, unwittingly, she, herself drives a wedge between her and the emperor. As for the ML, we all know emperors were sometimes jerks in ancient times,... more>> what is there to expect? Throughout the chapters, you can tell that he somehow tries his best for their relationship to be amicable and even tries to get close to the female lead. But the female lead, dense in the language of love, possessing the body of the original empress, is single mindedly focused on turning his attention to other women in the harem, every chance she gets. They really have no common interests and have personalities that don't blend well together. <<less
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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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February 27, 2020
Status: c136 part3
I have a mixed feelings about this novel. At the start, it seems interesting but I get frustrated with ML and FL as their relationship going nowhere and LOTS of misunderstanding.

But, overall, this novel is quite good and the translations is easy to read too. Kudos to the translator!
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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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Beccablue rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: c117
This is a painful read in the best and worst way. It's painful because a literal honest conversation between the 2 main leads would fix everything. Instead they dance around with lies, half truths and assumptions. So that can be super annoying. However, the story is interesting enough and the characters are loveable enough that even though you want to shake them and give them a slap, you also want to keep reading and see them fix everything.

So, I am going to wait for updates and keep reading, because at... more>> this moment. I am still invested enough in the story to see how it goes.

The translations and editing are decent. No issues or inconsistencies. <<less
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Anikarp rated it
January 9, 2019
Status: c97
This story kind of grows on you as the characters improve themselves. The main character has a quirky personality, but so does the male lead and that is precisely what draws him in. Her attitude is one of those rare ones you never would see at the palace, since she doesn't like scheming and really wants to get away from that place. She has a bouncy and lazy attitude at the same time, and I just find that very refreshing. She's not your typical perfect Mary Sue character that I've... more>> grown kind of tired of. I want someone who does mistakes and ends up in trouble - and maybe sometimes learn from them.

Romance is very slow, but the focus is more on character growth first. It is a lot more interesting to see the story unfurl this way, to me. When it does start showing up though, it's very enjoyable.

If I have to say a con, it would be that the transmigration part is pretty awkward and I'm not sure how it's been that relevant so far (which isn't too abnormal in transmigration stories, to be honest). It's not like it turns me away from the story, but as I always do, I just wonder if they'll ever explain it properly and if I'm going to be left with a sack full of questions. Overall though, I really enjoy this story and want to continue reading it until the end. <<less
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