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.

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User Guide to Pampering a Consort
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Eves2
Eves2 rated it
November 2, 2018
Status: c171.3
I really enjoyed the story, it's cute, quiet. Do not expect big twists, or moments "Seriously ?????" But it's nice to read. Not all the other women in the novel are villains. The protagonist has friends, which is very realistic and well built.

Treatment of the antagonists is somewhat exaggerated. It is something like someone employ a kamehama in response to a pinch.

As a minor character of the Empress, I really agree with her.

The translation is excellent, and the explanation pictures are well selected. It is interesting to see the sweets... more>> and the hairstyles. Thank you to the translator for the excellent work !!!
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vienna_lee
vienna_lee rated it
October 23, 2018
Status: Completed
Okay, first of all, this book is far better than any books i've read (the translator did a great job). I usually have high expectations for books with good summary and this book checked all of my lists for a good book. Though some of the circumstances in the story did not make sense and sometimes, I, myself felt it's a little creepy on the Male lead's infatuation towards the MC but it's not a turn off at all. There were no annoying and unnecessary scenes at all like any... more>> other books and I did not even feel like skipping any of the chapters! Worth the time reading it~ <<less
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LynneSuzuran
LynneSuzuran
October 7, 2018
Status: Completed
Just finished reading this novel and I thought that this novel was overall good and quite satisfying. It was quite interesting to see how the MC's actions would alter the course of destiny in her second chance of life. I was happy that she ended up with the ML since I quite shipped them right off the bat and hoped it wasn't a misleading scene to lead the readers astray with who the ML was. I only have a few complaints that would be put in the spoiler as my... more>> complaints contained spoilers, obviously, lol.

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Most of my complaints involved MC's family members.

    • Wei Zheng - When Wei Luo returned to her past, Wei Zheng was only five and I think if she was raised well by someone else, let say, Qin-shi (the Fourth Madam), I'm sure she wouldn't have turned out the way she was. She had chances and time to change, but the author decided to go with her growing up as a bad girl and had Wei Luo take a revenge for what Wei Zheng did in her first life.
      I feel like it was natural for Wei Zheng to grow up like that since she had to see her mother getting abandoned and her father sort of neglected her and pampered Wei Luo. She had to experience the bitterness and envy towards Wei Luo since she was a five-year-old, and her mother (Du-shi) also ingrained to her mind that Wei Luo was at fault. So, if Qin-shi were to raise her (as Qin-shi had sons only, but no daughter at all), I bet Wei Zheng might be able to change and who knew if she could turn out to be Wei Luo's ally, and her change of stance would leave Du-shi more bitter instead?
    • Wei Chang Hong - The author left us hanging on Wei Chang Hong (MC's twin brother) 's story. What happened after his interaction with Gao Qing Yang? We never heard anything more, not even in the last chapter where Wei Luo had already had a son and a daughter.
    • Jiang Miao Lan (MC's mother) - I feel bad for her, actually. It was quite understandable why she'd choose to leave without bringing her children. She left without the thought of living. It was mentioned that she wouldn't have had survived if Fu Xing Yun (her new husband, a great doctor) hadn't met her at all. She never thought she would have lived. It was natural for her not to bring her children. Though she went missing for so long and didn't look for her children for so long, which was her fault...
      But I still feel that Wei Kun (MC's father) had more blames to shoulder. It was stated that Wei Kun sometimes got drunk and treated Du-shi as Jiang Miao Lan, igniting JML's jealousy. Plus, Wei Kun's brother that had a crush on JML also lied to JML, and Wei Kun saw JML and his brother being close and became mad, blaming JML and saying harsh words to her. It was his fault that JML left. Then, he still took Du-shi as his wife and that was how Du-shi managed to harm Ah Luo in her first life. If only Wei Kun talked nicely back then, or if Wei Kun hadn't been kind to Du-shi, I believe JML would have stayed as a good mother.

      ... Also, let's not mention the Old Madame of Duke Ying (Wei Kun's mother) who sought Du-shi and offered her to become Wei Kun's concubine because she wasn't satisfied with JML's ordinary background. But what did Wei Kun and Old Madame get? They got nothing. Wei Luo was in good terms with them, and she was quite affectionate with her father. Let's not mention that JML almost died giving birth to her and Chang Hong, and that she had to suffer scars in her uterus and thus not being able to have any more child. I just felt like it wasn't fair for her, when she was also a victim. Wei Luo's treatment of her was too harsh.

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That's only my opinion, though. And overall, it was a good story and I'd recommend you to read it if you feel like it's your cup of tea. <<less
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Eclat123
Eclat123 rated it
September 25, 2018
Status: Completed
It's very interesting how the author developed the characters as though they are real people, a bundle of emotions that act because of their circumstances. Thus I couldn't really root for the protagonists nor completely hate the antagonists, they're not black and white, and the actions seem more understandable.

If anything, I found the FL and ML to be quite hateful...

But nevertheless their romance is very much interesting to be followed.

It's just that, most of the characters seem to have similar tempraments, tend to react extremely everytime they felt wronged. The... more>> people with timid tempraments such as Song Hui just never made it to the stage. Everyone is so... extreme.

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The author also gave a short story on Li Song in the alternate universe where he eventually marry Wei Luo. It healed my broken heart--Li Song was so miserable in the main story because he was involved with FL-ML and their extreme acts (exiled, forced to marry, take blame for almost killing Chang Hong, had his bones broken repeatedly, had his martial abilities lost forever), poor him, and circumstances made him to be the bad guy as well. Gyaaaaahhhhhhh!!!! It's so unfair : ((

If not for the side story, I would've given a lower rating, because the protagonists are just too annoyying to boot : (

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Kailyria20
Kailyria20 rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: c171.3
This was a good read, smexy moments weren't exactly fade to black but not detailed either which is fine. The characters seem realistic and not too impossibly perfect imo, well most of them anyway.

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While reading thru some of the comments per chapter, I find that a lot of people hates Li Song, but I can't find it in me to hate him. TBH I get the impression of a tsundere that expresses himself poorly and makes bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

People also hate him for what he did to Wei Zheng, but people only look at this from one point of view, if you see it from his, if you under the influence of a drug which increases desire and loosens inhibitions and also thought the girl you loved was clinging to you, could you really hold yourself back?

Well most of the readers are girls so maybe they think most men should be gentlemanly and can restrain themselves but that's logically difficult to do especially for someone who is rather impulsive and hotheaded like Li Song.

Anyway... he took revenge on Wei Zheng by putting her through a woman's worse nightmare... and tbh I did think it was a bit cruel but if you were supposedly happy to be one with the one you love then find out you were trapped by someone you didn't like and was even caught by the one you did love... isn't that like being dropped into the deepest and horrible hell hole?

Even from my point of view, I would probably torment that person in the worse possible way... ofc I'm vindictive by nature so this is just my thoughts.

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Nebulae
Nebulae rated it
August 14, 2018
Status: c171.3
To start with, the translation quality of this novel is excellent! The translator made almost no grammar errors and provides a lot of helpful images to put things into cultural contexts, which I loved! I feel this is worth a read just on the basis of the excellent translation.

As for the story, it’s a relatively lighthearted read about a very pragmatic reincarnated heroine and a male lead who falls for her hard (softcore yandere levels of love, lol). I really enjoyed the main couple’s interactions, and some of the political... more>> intrigue that’s woven throughout the story.

However, the reason why this is 4 stars for me and not 5 is the author’s weird habit of being horribly cruel to a lot of female rivals/villains, even if they aren’t super bad or are just products of unfortunate circumstances. I won’t elaborate, some other reviews have, but I just felt really uncomfortable at those parts, which seemed like an abrupt amount of cruelty in a novel that mostly didn’t take itself too seriously and was just a story about a sly miss and the prince smitten with her :/ <<less
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Meloman
Meloman
August 4, 2018
Status: --
I really have mixed feelings about this novel. It's a bit like when you have a sore place on your body that you should not touch for it to heal, but instead you continue to meddle with it. Sort of how you should not read this novel but it's hard to put it down once you do read it.

Actually if the female MC did not exist I would have really liked this story and would have given it 5*. Good plot, good character development, the author kept the story straight,... more>> it's not too slow paced either.

but that girl... if you got low EQ just stay that way, why pretend that you got some brains?

Never mind. Read at your own risk. <<less
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emmyazzy
emmyazzy rated it
July 30, 2018
Status: Completed
I found this novel rather light and enjoyable. Though there are some parts that I agree with the other reviewers but overall I think it is worth the read.

Firstly, the translation is really good! There is detailed explanation on the items, food and clothes. The explanation mostly come in the form of pictures. The pictures allow me to understand better. I think it is really conscientious of the translator so thank you translators for that!!

Secondly, about the plot, the plot is light in my opinion since it is not heavily... more>> on revenge compared to the novel, Princess Weiyang. Like what the other reviewers have said, she has pretty much finish taking revenge before she turn in a teen. After she became a teen, I feel like it is more focus on her daily life. She is very narcissistic indeed but the details on how the author describes her beauty routine is quite interesting to me. I just found it amusing reading it since in other novels these details are usually skipped. But then again, it is my opinion. She usually plots revenge in her defence to protect her love ones and herself. The revenge is mainly based on when she is much younger. When she is older, the story is pretty much based on the development of love and the love between the male lead and female lead. The male lead does pamper her a lot that she does not really have to worry about much after being together with him. The love within the male and female lead are VERY touchy.

The antagonists. I pity some of them but then again, they deserve what they received. I particularly remember these two.

Wei Zheng:

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She is immature that is for sure and very stubborn. She does not think ahead. This is for example when she wants to drug Song Hui but in the end it was Li Song who got drugged. I feel that she did not plan much ahead on the “what if”. She deserved the ending she received. Though it is very cruel of Li Song to do that to her.

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Li Song:

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He was straight up annoying when he was younger. As he gets older, I kind of pity him since he starts to regret as well. Though I pity him, I don’t think he is a good person at all. I find that he is very obsessive towards the female lead instead of loving the female lead.

Though they ended up together in the extras, through the female lead’s past life. I honestly don’t think they will have a happy ending if both of them are together since it is a matter of fact that his family goes against the male lead and with the female lead’s past life she is not as confident and witty as compared to her rebirth.

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In conclusion, I would recommend people to read this if you are looking into reading much more of a fluffy novel rather than a crafty and meticulous novel since this story does not based much on her revenge and if you prefer a light novel that does not focus much on the gaining of power. <<less
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Alteredia
Alteredia
July 30, 2018
Status: Completed
I absolutely adore this novel. So far, it has been one of my favourites due to the nature of the relationship between the ML and MC. I will say, towards the end he gets a bit too jealous for a stupid reason, but otherwise, their interactions are heart-warming. A lot of some of the characters will make you angry, however you'll get the satisfying face-slapping right after. This isn't a story where the MC is highly skilled in martial arts; it's more wits and craftiness for Wei Luo. I'm quite... more>> sad it has been completed, but the ending was super cute and satisfactory. <<less
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megane.no.megami
megane.no.megami rated it
July 21, 2018
Status: c171.3
This is my first review so I'll try to keep it as objective as possible (probably not by the end of it).

I wouldn't call Chongfei Manual as one of those books that you can't put down, but there are parts of the novel that are interesting.

Why I like this:

    1. Short-chapter arcs. It doesn't take 20+, even 50+, chapters for an arc to complete (I'm looking at you GD:BBM). Each arc takes about 3 chapters at least and 5 chapters at most. So, it doesn't leave the reader bored reading through multiple chapters to finish an arc (still looking at you GD:BBM) to the point of just skipping through chapters just to get to the conclusion.
    2. The romance. You get a heaping dose of teeth-rotting sweetness between the male lead and female lead and how doting the male lead is towards the female lead. Whatever misunderstanding or quarrel happens, the two main characters talk it out and sort out their problems (and this only takes about 1 or 2 chapters, thank the book gods for that!).
    3. It is a happily-ever-after story.
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      We even get a glimpse of their lives with children

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Why I don't like this:

    1. It is Chu Wang Fei-level vindictiveness in terms of revenge and is downright misogynistic. Do I think that the revenge handed out are justifiable?
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      Some deserve it, but a lot of times, especially towards the female villains, the punishments didn't match with the crime. I know for the most part those punishment were cruel and completely unnecessary.

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    2. Some of the villains and their motives did not make any sense. If it was merely to move the story forward, there were other characters who would make believable villains and had more motives to take out the main leads. Honestly.
    3. The author didn't deign to develop the main leads' characters more, and even some of the characters that you will like/love/loathe. (You'll get it once you read the entire novel.)
    4. Closure is abrupt or incomplete for some of the characters that you like/love/loathe. Introduce a character, especially ones with some connection to the main characters, and leave their endings hanging? No. Can't accept that.
    5. Lastly, the intimacy.
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      The author does not know how to f**king convey a romantic physical intimacy. OH MY GOD! Every time the author writes an intimate scene, the first few instances/chapters always seemed forced to the point of it making it sound like rape. If the author was trying to go for "hard-to-get" female lead, he/she (author) is horribly failing at it (or maybe it's just lost in translation, who knows), but yeah. You will hate the male lead at times for pushing through a physical contact that the female lead is uncomfortable with and you will get uncomfortable with it as well. Does it redeem itself afterward? For some bizarre reason, it does. The latter intimate scenes suddenly turn scintillating, which is completely confusing to readers. That's why I'm thinking that maybe it's just lost in translation.

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Would I recommend this book?

If you want a novel that doesn't take 1K+ chapters to read and is completed, I'd say go for it, but I would ask you to keep an open mind. If you can't do that, don't. If you want to read a book that has second chances, romance and revenge, then I say give this a try.

Those are some of the reasons why I read this book in the first place. Another one was because Fuyuneko, the translator who took over after Girly Novel stopped translating, uploaded chapters on a daily basis, which I certainly appreciate as I hate cliffhangers (who does?). And lastly, there's always a lively conversation among the readers and even the translator in the comments section and I love reading the interaction of everyone's differing opinions.

Why did I gave it 4 stars?

Because I appreciate Girly Novel and Fuyuneko's efforts a lot for translating this novel. Both translators explain idioms and terminologies well that doesn't make sense in English and they even post pictures to make it easier for readers to imagine what an item is about.

P.S. Thank you Girly Novel and Fuyuneko for sharing this novel!
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TheGreatSage
TheGreatSage rated it
July 21, 2018
Status: Completed
In my opinion, this story is very amazing and very heart warming, at the near end. The story is one of my favourites, because it is a reincarnation story and romance. It has quite a lot of cute and mushy parts, which most of it I like quite a lot. However, the author is quite ignorant of a person's consent.

The story progressed pretty well from the very start 'til the very end.

Wei Lou (MC/FL) is very cute, magnanimous and lovely. She loves taking care of her physical appearance. She... more>> is very protective of her loved ones. She has a lot of amazing and great qualities as a person.

Zhao Jie (ML) is quite domineering. He is a bit manipulative. However, he is also very pampering towards Wei Lou. He loves Wei Lou to bits! He gets jealous quite easily.

Spoiler

When Zhao Jie's and Wei Lou's son (Zhao Xi) was born, Wei Lou spent most of her attention to Zhao Xi, so Zhao Jie ate a lot of vinegar.

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I love this novel!

Thank you author for writing this amazing novel!

Thank you translator for sharing this amazing novel!

(Fuyu Neko thank you!)

(Funghe Youyue thank you!) <<less
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wittynuts
wittynuts rated it
March 5, 2018
Status: c96.1
This is so good! I love how she turn the schemes of the antagonist in the stories around and the romance! So cute and seductive. My gosh. This is recommended! 100% !!
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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
February 7, 2017
Status: c91.1
Really good novel!! Love both the MC. And the relationship between the female lead with her twin brother!!
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puffiness123
puffiness123 rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: c151
There is a lot of family drama. The main character is a girl who somehow went back to her past.

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I stopped reading. I didn't like reading about the gang rape, torture, humiliation, disrespect, age difference, plotting to harm each other, etc. Most of the characters are pretty cruel towards each other and don't really see each other as human beings. The main male character is pretty cruel as well to others (except to the main character). I did find the novel entertaining at times, but it's honestly a really unhealthy relationship (between the main character and the main love interest character). He's very controlling and aggressive. Still, it is usually unhealthy relationships that make entertaining novels to read.

I did enjoy reading about how the male characters were all interested in the main female character for no reason. That they get irrationally jealous of each other over her. That they all wanted to marry her despite not really knowing her at all. Unfortunately, when I thought about it further, the main female character doesn't actually have much good points except being pretty. Still, I did find most of the story an entertaining read but I had to stop reading.

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Bhetchayy
Bhetchayy rated it
May 14, 2019
Status: c73.3
This is my first time writing a review that's why I'm a bit generous today. I'm giving 4 stars for this novel. (Else, I would've given a 3.5 stars for this one.)

  1. Author - the author is great. The idea is fresh for a usual revenge/reincarnation type of novel. Basing on the chapters i've read, the author forgot some instances, and wasn't very consistent. These are just minkr things, so it could be ignored.
  2. Translator - quite good. Few incorrect grammars and spellings, but tolerable. It's just that I some points wherein modern terms where used for an ancient novel. Specifically, lipstick was used instead of rouge or something similar. It's fine, but it just feels a bit weird. Tho I'm not sure if that's what's exactly written in the original text, then my comment about this is invalid. Anyway, I still would like to thank our dear translator (s) for your effort in translating this novel. Without them, I wouldn't be even writing a review about this novel right now.
  3. Novel - it's all about a pampered MC who always spaces out, a cradlesnatcher male lead, a bit confusing revenge plots (i feel it's a bit lacking in impact compared to a usual revenge novels and a bit forced if I must say)
Basically, it's a novel you can read when... more>> you don't have anything else to read. I can finish it, coz of the fresh ideas... But I don't think it's a novel I can read again after finishing.

Well let's give it a benefit of the doubt. I'm more or less just in the middle part of the story. I hope my impression for this novel changes... To be more positive. <<less
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Honeycomb
Honeycomb rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: Completed
The ML in this book is literally the most biased and unreasonable ML ever. But, I love it!! The book is a manual on pampering wife afterall.💁‍♀️
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Catweed
Catweed rated it
February 14, 2019
Status: c171.3
Chongfei Manual is honestly the okayest novel I've read so far. Out of all the novels with a female protagonist, she is my favorite. Well one of my favorite.

Like most characters that have been reincarnated in Chinese novels, she is disillusioned with her life. She isn't bitter per say, but she is very much aware of her situation and other's around her. She understand the cause and effect of her actions and also knows that changing the path of a timeline results in a different future.

And she does exhibit moments... more>> where the memories of her past life really weighs her down.

Now the thing I don't like about her is how oddly immature she is and also the weird attraction the male protagonist has towards her despite that. I feel a little gross how much he likes her despite the difference in age at their age group.

I feel like there should've been some kind of trials she should go through during her second life. The only thing that happened was her brother getting shot. All I'm saying is that it doesn't make sense that her life is so smooth after a second run through. <<less
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Gsichtselfmeter
Gsichtselfmeter rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: c125
The story is very mature and describes the troubles of a little girl growing up to reach adulthood in ancient china. The ancient foods, customs and clothes are described well, and the TL even supplies pictures of said item to satisfy curiosity. But the novel is lacking on the execution path, it lacks strength and severity. The MC doesnt face any troubles, in the beginning there are some harsh developments, showcasing her cruel side, but after the first hurdle she only acts spoiled and doesn't do anything of any importance.... more>> It really lures one to sleep, its a dull drag describing minor annoyances. I want action, I want drama, I want heinous plots and betrayals! <<less
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Stupid Novel
Stupid Novel rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c61.1
At most a decent novel

I find this novel after looking for a romance that will make me feel fluffy with many heartwarming scenes, but it's just not what I expected. You can only read this novel if you try to get away from your main novel becoz for whatever reason.

what I dislike about this novel is the unclear goal. Until I read chap 60 I still didn't know what is our MC's goal. I mean like another novel that reincarnated coz revenge or transmigrate or live a leisure life, you'll... more>> end up finding one of what I mentioned before. But, I can't find any purpose of our MC in this novel. Still, you most likely to love this novel if you need to relax from such a gruesome novel like Warlock of the Magus World I guess?

Another thing that I need to mention is about MC's mental age. When WL is six years old, she has 15-17? Mental age, but its kind of change after she becomes 13 that her mental age is dropping, at least that's what I saw. She must have 20-ish mental age in her 13 years old body. But, it seems like reincarnated makes her brain damaged haha.

Well, that aside. I think I'm going to drop this one. Maybe I will read it again in the future or maybe not, it depends on my mood. <<less
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Phiex
Phiex
September 20, 2018
Status: c171.3
Chongfei Manual is a fun light-read novel. I think this is the first time I read a novel where the FL have multiple female friends, bestfriend I say. Which adds more fun in it. I appreciate the author for not diregard female nature on this. Each character is different from other characters. Sadly, some interesting side characters don't have their limelight in this book. Well, that makes sense actually cause they're side character which happened have this "interesting" side on them. A pity imo.

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I was commented my disagreement with MC's personality. But now I realize, this book is interesting as it is. No matter how the MC is.

And I was compare this book with "Rebirth of the Tyrant's Pet". Nevertheless these two books have similar plot but different scheme. These two books are interesting to compare actually, cause the way the MC handling their future is vastly different

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On other side, the ML is err.. Quite forceful I guess. The same formula. That's all. This book is quite smutty, I don't know why there isn't smut tag in this. Does what I think is smut is different with the definition of smut in this website?? I just think that smut is on milder side than mature which is more blatant, glaring, gore (for fighting scene) etc. <<less
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