Chongfei Manual

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Before her rebirth, Wei Luo was an innocent little girl.

After rebirth, she appeared lovable on the outside but was a different person on the inside.

Those who learned of her true nature yielded to her.

Only the prince regent regarded her as a treasure; no matter how much he pampered her, it was not enough for him.

Anything she wanted, he gave her, including the princess position that she didn’t want, which he stubbornly pushed onto her.

Associated Names
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Pampered Concubine's Manual
Sủng phi sử dụng sổ tay
User Guide to Pampering a Consort
宠妃使用手册
Related Series
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To Be A Virtuous Wife (6)

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07/21/18 Fuyu Neko c171.3 (end)
07/20/18 Fuyu Neko c171.2
07/19/18 Fuyu Neko c171.1
07/18/18 Fuyu Neko c170.6
07/18/18 Fuyu Neko c170.5
07/17/18 Fuyu Neko c170.4
07/16/18 Fuyu Neko c170.3
07/16/18 Fuyu Neko c170.2
07/15/18 Fuyu Neko c170.1
07/15/18 Fuyu Neko c169.3
07/14/18 Fuyu Neko c169.2
07/13/18 Fuyu Neko c169.1
07/13/18 Fuyu Neko c168.7
07/12/18 Fuyu Neko c168.6
07/11/18 Fuyu Neko c168.5
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Vidolin
Vidolin rated it
March 21, 2018
Status: c104.2
It started off great, with your typical second chance plot, the MC avoids the tragic end of the previous life, and the people responsible for it are punished. But from then on things go on a slightly weird path. The whole "years of experience in the body of a child" trope is left to the side, she is somewhat clever at best, and acts as a regular spoiled rich kid.

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Spoiler

Even though she decides very early that she has no interest in her fiance, she does nothing about it and waits to break things off with him at the last second (different from most novels, her original fiance was actually a nice guy, the fault that they give him is that he is nice to everyone, while she wants a person who'll only be nice to her).

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But the worst thing that happened to this novel was the ML. He and the MC had a lot of cute and earnest moments earlier in the story, but once it actually crossed the line of "Romance" things went downhill. First of all, this novel seems to see "romance" as s*xual misconduct. Forget about interesting situations or character development, every interaction between the MC and ML is but a countdown for him to start kissing and groping her. This starts with him forcing a kiss on her when she seemed to be sleeping. From then it went from bad, to worse. The MC is reluctant at the start, but in the end, she just meekly goes along with the ML. The author points out, after every other groping session that the ML knows not to go over the limit, so IT'S FINE YOU GUYS, apparently everything that happened till this point WASN'T OVER THE LIMIT!!! Oh, btw, she's 14.

When I started this review I was planning on giving it three stars, but looking back on it, I can't. I started reading this because I wanted to see a strong and clever MC deal with things with her wits and experience. Now, I need to keep making excuses for it in order to be able to read it (it's fine those were different times; it's fine she actually likes him; it's fine, even though she looks, acts and thinks like a 14-year-old, she has the experience from her past life, nevermind that we completely dropped that aspect of her character midway through of the story).

Overall, this went from "She's smart and will solve her own problems!" to "It might seem wrong, but it's ok cause she loves him!". <<less
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Munya
Munya rated it
February 2, 2018
Status: c3
Really fed up by cruel and scheming stepmother and stepsisters plot... Why must use the same plot again and again? Why dont use a different style..? Like... The MC reborn as the step mother or step sister, etc... From a cruel and scheming mother change to be a good and protective mother who loves the children of the house equally..? Who tries her best to protect the children from imperial family etc...

I think it will be refreshing... All the stories here are about poor stepdaughter point of view...

Need refreshment here...... more>> Hope the author will be more creative and open to new trend... <<less
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Khushi Blue
Khushi Blue rated it
December 10, 2017
Status: c56
This novel is one of my favorite. I like this story far than chu wang fei and military empress. This novel don't have much scheming. There isn't dramatic, it's good story that's make you falls for few chapters. It's good story for people who love slice of life with little revenge. MC avoid her bad ending or scheming of her stepmother in few chapters. Her stepmother fate she live separated from MC family or was divorced by her father and lost child or mc's father, he give step mother child... more>> to MC aunt to taste her own medicine for selling MC. <<less
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frostcrystal
frostcrystal rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: Completed
It was alright, but there were quite a few nasty bits about this novel. Other reviewers have already pointed out a lot of it - the MC being really young at the point ML starts finding her physically attractive is the big one. ML is also, to be honest, a real asshole. The author likes to frame it as "ruthlessness", but every time he even thinks the MC is in trouble his automatic instinct is to kill relatively innocent people until she isn't - even if he's just imagining things.... more>>

But there are a lot of other very bothersome little tidbits thrown around in there in the midst of all the fluff. The author has a really bad habit of laying down incredibly disgusting punishments to minor rivals whose misdeeds are usually either quite petty (snarky words, minor bullying), very young, or just not that likable. And by awful, I mean gang-rape, domestic abuse, forced abortion, questionable consent... just casually thrown into an otherwise cute, fluffy story. And you're supposed to like it. It is at times incredibly unpleasant to read. <<less
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New Moon
New Moon rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: c55
One of best cute fluffy romance novel that hooked you in. I love this novel. Unlike other novel, this novel solved problem fast, ML is overprotected toward MC. He is caring toward MC. He is perfected man for MC. MC is quite dense when it's come to feeling. She is cute ruthless and overprotected toward her brother.

i like this couple they are perfect couple to me. Great story well translated. Worth to read this novel.
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: c22
Until now, this novel is quite different from the other "time travel to young self" novels, as it includes very little actual revenge.

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Spoiler

The step-mother that tried (and more or less succeeded in the previous life) to sell her to slavers is just confined at home and the people that raised her only to bury her alive weren't a target either, even though she could have used the laws against them as they were more or less selling narcotics to unsuspecting young noble ladies for years.
In addition to this, she tries to help the people in her family that she knew would end up having troubles.

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That is not to say that she doesn't want revenge, but it's not like the usual novels where the protagonist would commit murder and/or plot against quite a large amount of people.

It's more or less a light hearted version of those novels, where a little girl goes back to her family and lives well, instead of facing the hardships she had to face in her previous "life".

Obviously, it could change later on, but that's the feeling that the story gives at chapter 22.

The writing is correct and the translation decent, so it's easy to start reading and find out a bit later that you read 15 chapters when you only intended to take a peek at the story. <<less
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: c17
PSA: Click on the latest chapter link and browse the story from there, the links to the early chapters are outdated as the translator had changed websites.

Time travel revenge story. The premise lies in the fact that the MC had returned to a 6-year old and uses her foreknowledge to change events in her favour. She also manages to inadvertently attract the attentions of someone powerful, which adds an unknown element into her plans.

The side characters are quite one-dimensional. Other reviewers have noted the MC's father as being distant or... more>> somewhat uncaring until the MC's revelations but that is just how the story goes in such a genre. The antagonists are like a list of tropes, the evil stepmother, the spoiled stepsister, skeptical relatives, disrespectful servants. A twist is that the father's love simply pushed the antagonists even further, yet the MC is more than happy to see it happen. The appeal in such stories is seeing how the disadvantaged MC (in this case, being so young) turns the tables against her enemies. But one can argue that the enemies were deliberately incited.

I like how the MC is portrayed consistently as a mature (and vicious) mind who hides well behind a childish facade, unlike some stories where we're suppose to believe a young kid could blatantly outsmart everyone else (eg, the much maligned Close Combat Mage).

Decent storytelling of the familiar, somewhat let down by the slow pace of translations which are actually nicely done. <<less
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SunsetChaos
SunsetChaos rated it
July 10, 2016
Status: c17
Merciless evil genius yandere taking revenge for herself. It almost makes you want to pity the antagonists. Actually, you should only pity the little sister, not the step mother. The little 5 year old sister is the most pitiful, since it's not her fault her mother is like that. It's her fault if she grows up to be like her mother, but since this is the MC's second chance in life, hopefully the MC will influence her to turn out to be a better person than the previous life.

The MC... more>> is great and capable, the story isn't boring. What more reasons do you need to read this? <<less
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Awesome Sauce
Awesome Sauce rated it
June 13, 2016
Status: --
It felt great to read the novel. I loved CWF, and this has a similar plot in the beginning except it isn't as slow and wordy (don't get me wrong, CWF has its own charm). I like the MC because she knows how to act innocent and make use of her young, cute face.
I like how she has people on her side, and I'm curious to see how they'll react once they find out her true nature (or if they stay ignorant of it!).
I like how the main... more>> antagonist gets served some justice very early in -- I was at the edge of my seat waiting for the updates at this part!
Something to point out though,
Spoiler

you don't see the yandere part of her until chapter 13. Even then it's very slight.

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TLDR: Like revenge stories? A smart female lead? Read it. You won't regret it. <<less
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blazikens
blazikens rated it
January 6, 2019
Status: --
This story is f*cking creepy, I'm horrified by how many people like it.

The ML's interest in the FL begins when she is a child and he's 15. At first it isn't s*xual in nature, but as they get more familiar with each other, he obviously grows to be more jealous when there's other guys near her and she's still a child. AND that is just creepy and clearly signs of him being a pedophile lol, even if the FL's soul is older than her body is. It's not like he... more>> knows that.

God, I just remember one line where the ML describes her as his "little flower" who finally grew up.

It made me shiver and feel dirty from reading this, because it was so clearly the view of a pedophile viewing his groomed child victim s*xually. There was even someone who commented on how creepy it would be if it weren't the ML saying this. LOL, it's still creepy anyway. Him being a handsome prince doesn't justify it. Ugh, and I even enjoyed this story too when I was like 16-17 when I first started reading it, because I hadn't realized the implications.

Also apparently later on he starts s*xually abusing her, kissing and touching her without her consent. I hate this so, so much and I wish people would stop saying it's justified (the age gap) because that's how it was back then. Do people not realize that big age gaps, especially btwn adults and minors, was 'okay' back then because women had no rights, and were sold off into marriage as pawns as young as 13/14 ???? Like, clearly it's not okay, no matter what! Using the lack of women's rights as a justification for the romantic and s*xual relationship between a minor and an adult is so wrong, I don't even know where to start.

EDIT: And god.....I just learned that the FL's half-sister is forced to be a prostitute when she's 13 by her husband, who is in an unrequited love w/ the FL and is a very popular second male lead. I can't believe I just read a review that said who said who can blame him forcing the half-sister when he's drowning in bitter unrequited love. LMAO, that's so disgusting and literally why I hate the male characters in this story. YES I will blame him and I don't give a flying f*ck if he's nursing a wound from his unrequited love, a 13 yr old being forced into being a prostitute and being gangraped will never EVER be justifiable and just shows how sh*tty and disgusting of a human being he is. UGH F*CK THIS NOVEL. <<less
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BlahBlahBruh
BlahBlahBruh rated it
March 12, 2018
Status: c98
I used to love this series until there were more smooching and... touching. I mean, yeah, age gaps are quite normal for historical fics BUT THE INNOCENT ROMANCE THAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS WAS GONE. TuT It was great for the first part and I love the chase of the characters and the subtle spoiling of the prince to Wei Luo.

Aside for the plot, translations are great.
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Pink Lotus
Pink Lotus rated it
December 13, 2017
Status: c57
This novel is very cute with fluffy and slice of life. I like how cute, clever, caring protected MC is and I like ML and MC. They are best and perfected couple made in heaven. I like how caring and possessive ML is. I enjoying reading this fluffy novel that light your mood.
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jellybeanhater
jellybeanhater rated it
May 20, 2018
Status: c98
This series is pretty much the same old overrated, standard rebirth revenge story about the typical self-insert, Mary Sue type character who has everything practically falling at her feet...... a loving father and brother, standard rich noble family, standard "jaw -dropping" beauty, standard OP black-bellied, domineering, cold-hearted to everyone except the MC ML.

The fact that she was reborn again after dying in her previous life is also kind of redundant in regards to the MC's personality or the actual story line; furthermore she is inconsistent, narrow-minded, self-righteous, ruthless and honestly... more>> kind of a bitch who just has everything conveniently fall into her lap because plot armour. Not to mention the predatory nature of the romance between a 13 year old girl and a 22 year old GROWN ADULT MAN in which he takes advantage of the unbalanced power dynamic and her immaturity to "eat her tofu" without consent. The ML is like any typical ML that you'd find in chinese light novels, except with the added PEDO factor. <<less
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wandering cat
wandering cat rated it
April 19, 2018
Status: c73.2
At first I really like this story bc I kinda creep out with the blood and gore revenges in others stories.

But then this story becomes painstakingly boring. MC is just another stupid but pretty and rich girl (aka white lotus). The revenges she did are elementary school level and people around her such as her brother and dad just got lead around because of her cuteness.

But I still like the fluffy moments btw the protagonists in the beginning so I decided to wait for the time skip in hope that... more>> maybe the MC will grow up. BUT then I got really, really creep out by the ML actions!

Spoiler

He literally forced himself on her. Ok, that may sound a bit too heavy since all he does are kisses and hugs. BUT she didn’t give any consent to him in all his actions! At that time she still confuses with her feeling for him but he still doing those things eventhough she said no. AND at that time she’s still 13! So yeah, it became too much for me and I decided to drop it.

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With all that being said, I still recommend this story for those who likes fluffy, shoujoish kind of romance. But if you want a likable and smart MC, don’t bother with this. <<less
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owlzeyes
owlzeyes rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c54.2
This novel is honestly everything I wanted and more. The female and male leads' love line is so amazing! I love their interactions and those fluffy moments. The female lead is clever, beautiful, and badass (but not in an over the top kind of way which I love). How the male lead treats the female lead is just super heart fluttering. I read the raws and finished it. Really really awesome. It's honestly about to become my favorite novel yet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Great female lead
  • Great male lead
  • Lots of heart fluttering interactions (I'm someone who's entirely focused on the romance part of a novel so this is very important to me)
  • Typical schemes from a historical novel
  • Good plot (Not over the top and overdramatic.)
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arien_maple
arien_maple rated it
July 23, 2017
Status: Completed
Rate: 4.2 (=^_^=) v

Summary: Wei Lou was given a chance to change her past by going back again in being 6 years old. Will she tidy up her stepmother and stepsister? Will she change the fate of her brother? Will she get back what hers? But the biggest question is.... Will she tame the most dreaded Prince in the dynasty?

Comment: It is a good novel. The flow of the story is not drag. It shows well the cause and effect of people's action. I like how it portrays the "Butterfly... more>> Effect". When you don't have anything else to read then you can give this a try. It is not boring but at the same time will not make feel the hype in each chapter. That is why for me it is a good novel... you know... It is not the "best", not "better", but "good".

Romance: I actually love this part since the guy is protective and possessive to the MC, although the MC is also the same. The love scenes for me is really passionate like in Assassins Farmer and Yu Ren. It is not pornographic which will not make you feel uncomfortable. (for some people?)

Characters:

Wei Lou - I like her character. She is smart, resourceful and an actress. XD

Zhao Jie - He is ruthless, merciless, terrifying and uxorious (don't know the meaning? look it up XD[I also have to look it up.])

Others - Just typical side characters in a novel although some of them have there own love stories. I like the story of Yang Zhen and Zhao Liuli but my favorite is the story of Li Song. His story is some good plot twist. It is unexpected and I am happy that the author did it. Since for me, it is not his fault to fall in love with her, although there are some bad blood between them but I think it is already paid off of what she did to him, So I am happy to sail the ship... :D <<less
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Tattaro
Tattaro rated it
December 7, 2018
Status: Completed
Plot line was dull and most of (if not all) it's characters were in some way perverted. FL was evil and ML was a sicko. I don't have anything against the nine-year age gap but I can't get over the fact that FL was 14-15 when most adult scenes happened. 😭😭😭
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LunarDay
LunarDay rated it
November 15, 2018
Status: c91
The story is quite bland and nothing exceptional. Female MC is low-key evil and so is everyone else in the story.

I disliked the author's notes at the end of the first 30 chapters repeatedly reminding us that the ML has not made his presence yet so we should hold on to our horses. Well, all the male characters are trash anyway so I do not ship anyone. All females are portrayed to be weak af. All the males seems to have an unhealthy obsession towards the MC even though she... more>> is plainer than the side characters.

ML and MC have a 9 years age gap and 90% of the story, the MC is still below 14 years old.

Overall, this novel is only for those who have heavy tastes and have nothing to read.

Spoiler

gangraping a 13yo girl is not okay even if she is messed up in the head. I'd rather she was sent to a temple to atone for her sins.

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solyana116
solyana116 rated it
October 31, 2018
Status: c74.1
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Rating 2.5

Ended up dropping Chonfei Manual 😞 so I'll write as to why and review up to the point which I have read.

Our MC -super OP, and for crying out loud so many loopholes in her logic. She holds unreasonable grudges based on events in her past and current life. Ex. her intelligence is nothing like that of a five year old nor her actions except for using her cute face to cry and incite pity, she hates her father for falling to a scheme against her mother but also hates her mother for not trusting her father and abandoning her and her brother at birth, actually she hates or has a grudge against everyone - exempt are her biological brother, servant, ML, ML's sister. I find the amount of times I need to be reminded how cute MC is and constantly being doted on by ML unnecessary. Especially since she's so unfamiliar with him, but still ends up encountering him EVERYWHERE and he protects her. Actually, FL, is often protected - even though she obviously has the ability to protect herself. I like it when MCs are strong and have poisonous tongues and are regal, but this MC -too much with no bg to explain why, lowkey annoys me. MC also super petty.

ML - Yeet okay, this dude is uh... interesting. Obviously super OP, I mean he's like 15 and a super threat to the throne. Ticks all boxes in appearance, intelligence, strength (your boy was sent to the army when he was a kid), coincidentally encountering MC to build their relationship even if its only a few minutes. BUT... this guy falls head over heels for no reason for our MC when she's just five!!!! He's 15. I don't really mind age difference when the ages are a older, like 18 year old and 28 year old and above, but he freaking just boom falls in love with her, and even when he's gone away, thinks of her and ways to marry her after the time skip. ML has tons of girls after him, yet he locks on to MC just because she bit him and he found her behaviour interesting when she was 5.

As for the side characters, everyone is just... weak. Weak in character, mentality, physique... Maybe even more so because the mains are so strong.

Only giving this 2 stars because of translation quality and it managed to get me to 74 chaps before I skipped to read some spoilers.

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IloveWebNovels
IloveWebNovels rated it
July 22, 2018
Status: c171.3
All I could say is that this had been a satisfying read. If you like 'To be a Virtuous Wife' then you would probably like this too. There are differences between the protagonist though. For example, Wei Luo is not as mature as the FL in TBAVW. She's more selfish and somewhat narcissistic. However, that's what I like about her. She's not fake. Also, the translation is also great, they even have pictures for somebobjects that would be hard to imagine such as traditional cakes *drools*. Read it. Just shut... more>> up and read it. If you don't like it then don't read (〃ω〃). <<less
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