Fairy Trap


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Joo Yi-Gyeol, who sleeps 22 hours a day has Rostov Syndrome.

Learning to escape from the body while asleep, he follows a golden butterfly he encountered one day and crossed to another dimension.

And there, he met the 4th prince Seth and saved him multiple times…

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“Who said you could die as you please?”

Seth’s hands wrapped around Yi-Gyeol’s face. His cheeks, wrapped in those big hands, felt excessively hot.

“You can’t die even if you want to.”

Seth’s face came close. His and Yi-Gyeol’s foreheads lightly touched.

“I am the owner of your body. You can’t die without my permission.”

Yi-Gyeol could just inwardly shed tears at Seth’s mysterious remarks.

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Fairy Trap
페어리 트랩
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09/25/22 Four Seasons Forest c63
09/25/22 Four Seasons Forest c62
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09/25/22 Four Seasons Forest c60
08/02/22 Four Seasons Forest c59
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07/18/22 Four Seasons Forest c57
07/16/22 Four Seasons Forest c56
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07/16/22 Four Seasons Forest c54
06/22/22 Four Seasons Forest c53
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06/09/22 Four Seasons Forest c49
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New Kassandra rated it
September 7, 2022
Status: c59
Fairy Trap, just the description itself gives off a yandere air. For now though, I don't see a major red flag.

The protagonist, Joo Yi-Gyeol, is definitely not your usual type of strong-and-smart main character. He's weak, especially in his physical and psychological health.


He's depressed. He have suicidal thoughts and insecurity issues. Stemmed from his family treating him as a burden and his illness.


Some of the reviews said they don't like JYG because he's 'weak'. For me though, his character has a certain depth, it's hard to explain but it's like, the character is really well-written. It's not like those novels with strong MC but they look more idiot and weak to me than JYG. Those characters are shallowly written. Unlike JYG, even if he's defined as weak, I, including some of the readers don't hate him and found him likable.

I also don't think he's not smart and weak, I mean– he's just defined as weak by some people because of his physical and mental illness. Passing the CSAT with a good score also required capabilities you know, whether Yi-Gyeol did it with hard work or with a smart head, he did it by himself. And that's worth something.

Now that he's in a place full of scheming, he also keeps Seth's advice to his heart and they certainly helped him avoid being schemed.

I actually see him as smart, not the type of super super smart, but just smart enough to be aware of his capabilities.

Even Seth praised him,


(Chapter 49)

"Yi-Gyeol's upright eyes were infinitely placid even until the end of his narration. Only then did Sethian understand Kirsty's reaction. Nothing had changed on the surface, but his aura was obviously different. He seems like a hunter who laid a secret trap and at this stage was shrewdly and patiently watching his prey get cornered from afar."

"He is quick to judge the situation and is cool-headed. On top of that, he has a good eye as well."


I also empathize with his emotions, especially when he feels like a burden. I can't help but cry whenever a scene like that reappears.

It's actually hard to see who's more to blame, but I can understand some of his family's feelings. Understanding doesn't mean I agree with them though.


They're exhausted with work, and they have Yi-Gyeol. The thought of your family lying sick in bed it's not just physical exhaustion but also mental fatigued.


On the other hand, Sethian, the male lead, or more known as Seth, is certainly a yandere (in thoughts, for now).


In thoughts only because he still haven't act on it. He can't bear to do it to Yi-Gyeol, he doesn't want to see him in pain. He only dared to think but not act.


This type of yandere is still green to me, they don't disgust me. Unlike those yanderes where they break off their partner's ankles, feet, or chain them.

I can also tell you that, Seth. Is. So. Sweet!! He always says sweet words regarding Yi-Gyeon, that makes just wanna go "Aww." I just want to yell, "Get married already!" to them. You'll definitely like this sugar, I promise it!


I can't help but tear up whenever he soothe Yi-Gyeol with kisses because Yi-Gyeol's insecurity is acting up.


But we'll see where this take us.
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Hideyourself rated it
April 19, 2022
Status: c23
I just want to say that this is soooo~~~ good it makes me cry! Literally!
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P. S. This is my first review (is this even a review?), so please be lenient with me. Thank you. (*ˊᗜˋ*) /

P. P. S. To the translator team, thank you for translating this gem. ≪ (_ _*) >
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snooppyed rated it
May 21, 2022
Status: Completed
i love it !

at first I thought that MC character will be weak, kind of damsel in distress like those japanese uke and ML some type of yandere that bully MC based on synopsis. It turned out I was wrong.

there's a lot character development for MC & ml. The plot is fun, no unnecessary things.

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MC is physically weak but he's strong mentally to endure a long time torture. Although he is a little damaged and have some trauma & nightmare abt it, but he is not Damsel in distress.

MC is obsessed with his self-worth. He don't mind if ML just use him as a tool for ML or s*x interests, as long as he is useful for ML. After MC use his new body and live in ML world, he gave all his trust to ML, even though it looks like MC is dependent on ML but at least he's not type that crybaby at some obstacle. MC doesn't give a sh*t about anyone else besides ML. MC even make himself a spy for ML enemy and it's really help ML.

in MC new life, he is not 'melancholy' abt his old family, he already let it go everything when he is on the verge of death in his old body. He still love them & doesn't hate them but just let it go, he made ML as his world and salvation



For Ml, I thought he was overbearing, yandere type that likes to force MC. Kind of normal to see r*pe and uncaring about MC. It's false. It's true that he was full of obsession and overbearing, but he cares about MC. Suprisingly, there's no s*x for quite a long time. For transfer energy via skinship, they just do some bl*wjob, kissing, and he likes to leave lot of hickeys on MC visible places (and MC proud of the hickeys 🥺). If I'm not wrong, they have their first s*x when they already catching feelings. He really loves and caring about MC. Even he tried dating culture in Korea like to stroll around the city, try streetfood, use couple ring just to fulfill MC wish. I love how his obsession for MC changed into love


i think it's normal for MC family to have that attitude, they were squeezed both financially & mentally. No need to blame all of this to the family. It's the situation that were the problem not them, even after 5 years they still don't give up to feed MC. MC decided to leave them not only for himself but for his family that still work hard.


there will be side story what happened after MC lives in ML world. His old body doesn't die but just coma for 2 years. His family will be richer and stable financially, they still longing for MC to wakes up. It will be told in his sis pov

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cutekittensmeow rated it
April 23, 2022
Status: c28
Everytime I get caught up and helplessly try to press the not-yet-working next button I get angry at the translator for not magically translating the entire series at once, like it's somehow their fault I'm dying on a cliffhanger.

I think that says a lot about how amazing this novel and translator are. I check this novel everyday even though I know I don't need to.

The translation is perfect, it reads like it was written in English. (And I'm joking about being angry the translator, I really love their work.... more>> I'm just greedy.)

At the time of writing I'm at chapter 28 and the MC just woke up in the new world. You would think this would make the story feel slow but that's not the case. Getting to know the characters, the world, and all the backstory has been really satisfying and the pacing has felt perfect.

The MC is suffering from a fantasy illness that makes him sleep 22 hours a day and his body has become so weak he can't even walk or take care of himself. The author does a great job of showing the MCs struggle with his illness and how it impacts his mental health. The MC is such a perfect little cinnamon roll who's so strong but life has been so unfair for him.

The ML is the most yandere yandere ever. He's incredible, he's strong, handsome, smart, better than everyone in every way and he knows it. He's a psychopathic ahole and does it in a very charming way. There's a ton of political intrigue in his world that's going to be super fun to learn more about. He talks big but I think he's going to dote on the MC. I'm so excited to read about their relationship and watching the meany-butt ML heal our cute little MC (hopefully!). <<less
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fluoresscindy rated it
May 28, 2022
Status: c48

the plot is unique and I enjoy it sm

ML is truly a madman yandere hsjshsh but he's doting and treat our MC so good 🥺💗 but he's still didn't realize abt his feelings lmao, he think all of his care, worry and possessive behavior towards MC just because he think the MC is just an interesting toy 😔✊

our MC is the best!! He's not dumb and so smart hahah he can adapted fast with the situation, he kinda got obsessed with the ML tho since... more>> the ML is the one who makes him have a purpose for living and treat his loneliness also what I like from this novel is the MC can accept the ML obsessive behavior 😭🙏 he's dense and innocent tho, thinking the ML perverted acts is just for saving him shjsjss

MC can live by absorbs ML body's fluid


fck zair anyway, he is the second ML right? Fyi he's the ML brother and such a greentea (two faced)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR U IF U WANT YANDERE ML AND SMART MC!! The tension between of them is so 🥵🔥✨😳 didn't lie hahah I love to wait their papapa scene (although so far they didn't do it yet)

nah I admit it, I got turned on by their kissing scene and when ML mark the MC 🥱💆🏻‍♀️


sorry for the bad grammar <<less
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YaoiLightSaber rated it
April 22, 2022
Status: c150
Even though the ML is possessive yandere kind of type, I just love the troupe of this novel!

Totally recommended, and its plot is exciting and new!!
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LadyRoshi rated it
April 24, 2022
Status: c28
OMG, this is probably one of my favorite Korean bl web novels so far. I read all the chapters that where available in a couple of hours! This is a hidden gem. I am eager to see how this is going to go! I am so excited for future releases by this translation group!

hahahaha.. Wanna add this but this novel actually made me tear up, this does include some dark topics so please be warned.
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kiyomaa rated it
August 12, 2022
Status: c59
I thought this will become like one of those typical yaoi fantasy novel but this is surprisingly very interesting to me. Didn't expect to be emotional when I first read it ;;

also, idk why some would say our MC is dumb. Clearly they don't know how hard it is for people with trauma. We don't need a perfectly easy strong personality development in every story like wtf. Find that somewhere else if you can't deal with this type of MC.

i relate to his self doubt and insecurities so bad. I... more>> hope he'll get to be more confident with himself as the story progress ❤️ <<less
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July 17, 2022
Status: --
Really wanted to read this but it might be too early for me. If you're writing reviews calling the MC weak, I'd implore you to think again. I couldn't get past Chapter 2 because the MC's situation was my situation for almost 3 years. It hurt to see him degrade himself (been there done that). It's too fresh of a wound and too early for me to read about that. I'd just like everyone to know that surviving that kind of hopeless situation and choosing to live when society thinks... more>> you should just die for everyone else's benefit is difficult, painful and sad but definitely the right choice. You never know what the future is like and you deserve to live each day. No words for the caretakers, it must have been difficult for 5+ years but never if at all possible make family members caretakers. They get burnt out, resentful and that makes the ill even more sad and nervous, nervous that they have to rely on someone who has made it clear they don't want to be bothered. That just makes them feel even smaller, it's not nice to feel like you're not allowed to have feelings anymore. Hoping the MC has a beautiful ending with someone he loves and who loves him back madly, hopefully one day this will be so far behind me I can read this novel peacefully. <<less
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lilangle69 rated it
April 30, 2022
Status: c28
The MC is a precious cinnamon roll. He is always careful to not cause inconvenience and tries his best to be helpful. However, his family doesn't appreciate his efforts and view it pointless. Which causes MC to feel useless and worthless, but the ML cherishes mc's helpfulness and tries his best to reassure MC.

I really like the plot so far. This was one of the few novels that made me tear up, I wasn't expecting to cry. If you're sensitive to depression and suicide. I suggest not to read it.... more>> Besides that, I think this is a good story to read. <<less
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Kelsealoufromkalamazoo rated it
June 9, 2022
Status: c48
Ok so I hate crying, but I sobbed when I read the parts not only about how JYG’s family treated him, but also how broken he became afterward. Like pls stop author I just want to give him a hug.😭

Anyways this is a great story so far 10/10 would cry again (and probably will)
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Rida rated it
April 26, 2022
Status: c25
The MC is not likeable at all. He reminds me too much of those Japanese MCs in BL isekai harem novels; ignorant and gets on your nerves.

I get that the MC has depression but his cowardice and self-pity make me unable to feel sorry for him at all.... more>>

Even his family situation. I know the way they treat him is wrong, particularly when his sister blames him for failing her exams, but I do understand to a certain extent.


The rest of the characters are quite interesting though.

Maybe it's because I'm used to reading about strong MCs but this novel is not for me. I don't like the power imbalance between the MC and ML. <<less
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bluedrop rated it
July 24, 2022
Status: c57
Thank you to the amazing TL. I know things are getting pretty difficult with the hunt and take downs of several novels plus aggregator sites not respecting the TL teams PLUS RL problems, but dayum you guys are doing amazing. Looking forward to more from this. The story, the setting, the characters are just all 👌♥️♥️♥️
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Onee-san rated it
July 21, 2022
Status: c57
The plot: 10000/10

The story:100000/10

The characters:10000/10

The chemistry:100000/10

The translation 1000000/10

Overall this is a masterpiece thank you for this amazing and wonderful translation and thank you translator for all of your hard work😍♥️
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Iamnotu rated it
July 2, 2022
Status: c53
Amazing plot !

I usually avoid yandere tags cuz most of them are toxic. But this one was not overbearing and ML truly was respectful towards MC and loved him unconditionally.

Translation is also top notch and thank you so much your hardwork !!!
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June 1, 2022
Status: --
Thanks for the tranlators. They are fast and give us opportunity to see this beautiful novel. I find it unique that MC find ML behavior "okay". I also feel sad for MC's past life. Reminds me sad things. I cried. I love ML. Kk. Just read it. You won't regret it. My english is bad so I dont oike writing. But THIS is the exception.
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timefigment rated it
April 23, 2022
Status: c28
CW, This novels contains:... more>>

MC with a depression and ended his own life!


I rarely read korean novels as the writing style is usually not my style but gave this a try, and I likeee it! Got my interest right from the prologue!

Each chapter's length is not too short it'll leave me unsatisfied but not too long to bore me (perfect for a quick read). The writing style is just right in the way it's descriptive enough and isn't confusing to understand (the characters speaking, the backgrounds, etc) The author slowly unravels the story without slapping the reader with paragraphs of the background story.

Both of the main characters personality are clear and they stick to it! (Unlike some novels lol) ML is forward with his words, confident, manipulative. (Ah, but he's good boy to our MC :D as far as I read that is haha) MC is friendly, kind, has low self-esteem, kind of a pushover (?). Take a look at the CW for more understanding about the MC's character.

The progress of their relationship isn't rushed and is just at the right pace.

All in all I really like this novel, and it's going good so far!

p.s. Translator has a good taste in choosing novels and their translation is good! It's clear, no confusing words! Minor typos here n there but that's it. <<less
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Supersunlight rated it
August 8, 2022
Status: c51
Brainless. That's what the MC is.

I have never seen this level of s*upidity. Even 5y/o kids are smarter than this guy.

And the ppl in the comments cheering him on and calling him cutiepie and what not 🤡 yall need to get off what ever drugs yall taking
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EmotionallyAttachedToBed rated it
August 7, 2022
Status: c59
This story was written well. The characters are intriguing and the plot is unique. The smut scene you ask? *Chef’s kiss* marvellous (no non-consent s*x so far).

I expected the novel to be super angsty based on the summary alone but it was enjoyable. MC and ML were sweet to each other.

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MC is so precious lol. His backstory brings tear to my eyes and I feel for both him and his family althought the way they treated him was not that good. I normally prefer bottoms with strong personality (maybe even ruthless/cunning) but MC really touches my soft spot (not saying that MC’s personality was weak, I just thought he was a cinnamon roll). He had a blind trust and loyalty towards ML (somewhat submissive) but honestly I didn’t find that part disturbing.



Maybe it’s partly because of how ML treated him. Yes, ML is your typical lunatics: he was cruel, cold-hearted and of course never hesitant to delete a few fingers/arms/legs/etc. Of yours if necessary. He was even possessive and obsessive towards MC. Despite that, ML was really affectionate to MC: he tried to keep MC safe, healthy, allowed MC to do whatever the f*ck he liked and told MC to never suppress his feelings (this hits so hard because back when MC was with family, he always forced a smile so that they wouldn’t be worried). Sometimes ML still showed some concerning thoughts, like “oh maybe I should erase his legs so no running away” but eh, he never acted out on that (dude didn’t even dare to hurt MC lol even he got multiple chance to).

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Hopeless_reader36 rated it
May 23, 2022
Status: c40
Omg! This is my first time to review a bl novel and hands down this is the best and the most unique fantasy-romance for me. Four Seasons Forest translator did a magnificent job translating the this gem without losing its quality. Kudos! Will be looking forward to the next updates!
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June 5, 2022
Status: c48
Oh I like this so far.
For one thing, the mc's depression seems to be handled a bit realistically.
Also, as another reviewer pointed out:
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His family doesn't not love him anymore, just that they're tired and upset and have been for a full 5 years and when you're that tired you take it out on people who don't deserve it. Which yes, they should be blamed for. But I think too, because MC worked so hard to hide how they felt, they kinda assumed he was ok, and never really thought further because they were all busy and tired too. Doesn't excuse their words or brusque actions, and they definitely should have tried to understand a little better, but their actions are also understandable.

Holding off on leaving a star rating because I want to rate 5 but I absolutely hate the ml's brother, so I'm holding off to see how he's dealt with. XD <<less
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