Falling in Love Inside an Urban Legend


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Question: What is it like to be romantically pursued by the main subject of a very conventional scary urban legend?

Yao Ye, the only normal person inside a bizarre horror story: I am going crazy.

When you’re going about your day as usual and suddenly find out that the guy who had a crush on you that you ignored has become a ghost lingering behind you late at night…

When you suddenly find out that your boyfriend is a monster in human skin…

When you hear about a netizen committing su*cide because of an online relationship breakup and suddenly find out that it was you who dumped him…

When you’re stranded on a deserted island and suddenly find out that your dead childhood friend has become a bandage-wearing weirdo hunting down intruders on the island…

When you suddenly find out that your lover is not human.

—It loves you to the bone, and you can’t escape it.

In the end, their karma is inextricably tangled together.

This is a story that turns an eerie urban legend into a romantic drama.

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RPS052 rated it
June 14, 2021
Status: c24
I'm really confused as to why almost all of the reviews are bashing on MC. I feel like he's a very reasonable person. Selfish while not meaning harm. Literally, just an average person. I find this story really enjoyable as MC is neither OP, s*upid, nor a white lotus. If you are looking for a morally perfect MC or ML then this is definitely not it. But if you're looking for a psychotic supernatural being x a normal person, then this will hit all the sweet spots.

The legends are all... more>> really interesting. ML is as yandere as it can get, while MC remains mostly ignorant of his obsession until near the end. <<less
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QuiSi rated it
February 2, 2021
Status: Completed
Yo, this is so sick that I've read it for like 4 times. I've kept coming back for my favorite arcs: ... more>>

There's a lover who died in the attic

My wife became a man

A baby who grows up to look exactly like her husband


Warning: MC is unlikeable, selfish, coward and list goes on. Not much plot. Just gore and blood. Possessive and obsessive thoughts.

What I like about this book is that:


MC also becomes quite possessive towards the ML (only at the end of every (some) arcs).

Sudden chills like I was in a horror movie because I didn't expect it, since this is not much of a scary plot.

Exactly what I want, it is short, doesn't require to use too much of my big brain power (because all my braincells are drained from school work), gore, obsessive thoughts and a sprinkle of horror.

A book to past time


This is a good read IF you want bloody love story. <<less
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Rissuettessa rated it
February 9, 2021
Status: --
I've just finished second arc and I have to say that I LOVE main characters!

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MC is realistic - greedy, selfish, caring only about his own safety. And yet, he is mentally strong enough to be able to exist in such a nightmare around him (created by ml). He is not a good guy, he will not sacrifice himself in sake of others, he can also have pretty cruel thoughs sometimes. He is bad, but not in romanticized way - and that is something important and unique. You are free to dislike this character, but he is one of my favourites - I feel like I read a story about an actual person, not a flawless godlike creature. Important note : he is not a mad genius too - don't expect him to play mindgames and schemes. But I like it, honestly :)


He is actually worse than MC. Due to him, a lot of people lost their minds, and some were killed. He will not hesitate to mu*der someone, too. I don't really see how his deaths were related to MC - in first world, it was just an inconvenience (I believe, mtl'ed this stuff). In second world it was his ex wife who did all the job. So please, don't try to portray ML as an innocent lamb with pure evil MC. They are both unlikable, but at the same time very unusual and interesting. Can't wait to read more about them

Their relationship

As someone stated in reviews, it sometimes looks like a Stockholm Syndrome, but at the same time it doesn't. Let's just say, that would be hard to find them a better partner, and they may be happy in their special way. I like that too


So I am giving this novel 6/5 for such a good MC and interesting relationship. Can't wait to read more! <<less
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Rida rated it
January 30, 2021
Status: c35
The MC is so unlikeable and so far, the ML fell in love at first sight for no logical reason.


In the first arc, the ML died because the MC took his talisman.

In the second arc, the MC was the ML's wife's lover.

In the third arc so far, the MC is a sugar baby who's bullying the sugar daddy's brother who is wheelchair-bound.


No matter what happens next, I can't tolerate the MC's disgusting and selfish behaviour.
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Yuen rated it
February 9, 2021
Status: Completed
Like Quisi have said before, this novel is pretty sick with unlikeable MC and possessive ML. You may not like the MC (cuz he's so realistic with his personality) but I kinda like him lmao. Go for it if you like short novel with bloody love story.

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I said bloody 'cause some of it is just ML killing other people 'cause he thinks that the other makes MC's afraid, angry, or etc. ML is always dying and become ghost and then sticks around MC, well.. It's urban legend afterall. Throughout reading this, I keep thinking whether or not MC's action is because of stockholm syndrome, but lol I just don't know anymore. I like that MC's becoming more and more possessive toward ML. I enjoyed reading this (。>﹏<。) /

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Sasha.cat rated it
May 30, 2021
Status: Completed
I realise this MC is realy unlikable in some arcs but, but, once you know the ML you will realise that both the MC and the ML compliment each other, if the MC has the thypical MC characters and being white lotus all the time then it would not work with the ml. They suited each other. This novel is basically, is not your normal love novel per say, this novel is their love story. Even with the ML weird characters, the author does not try to make the MC... more>> change the ml, instead the author creates a love story that suited both of them, without changing the characteristic of the MC and ml. This is such a breath of fresh air to me. But for those that can't stand possessive characters, then this novel is really not your cup of tea. <<less
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Kikiji rated it
July 20, 2021
Status: c16 part2
The way all humans can and do have a hint of something dark and twisted inside - seems to be the concept the author is conveying. Debatably the greatest part of this story in particular is that the MC is no exception.

Acting with selfish reasons, prioritizing your own benefits and safety over that of others, thinking the worse of people and even your benefactors, these characteristics more often than not infect villains and antagonists, and only a diluted version can reach MCs and their allies, if it reaches them at... more>> all. Yet in this story, that's not the case - the protagonist is very much infected by the same characteristics. Even though the MC does show more sympathy for the ML than anyone else in the first arc, for example, the author makes no effort to hide the ugly aspects of MC's internal thoughts and feelings, even calling them out at specific points. MC himself is decently self-aware too. To some extent, it humanizes him.

The author and translator don't blindly justified MC and defended him as right no matter what kind of person he's shown himself to be (which is in all honesty, not a very easily likable one thus far). Rather, my impression is that the author and translator see his flaws and ugliness, acknowledges them, and accepts them even as they call him out on them.

Yes, the MC can make the reader uncomfortable, but that might actually be the point. However I've only read the first arc (and will likely not venture further because it's not my cup of tea) so I might not have the clearest insight on the author's intentions right now. Regardless, the fact that both the author and translator are clear-sighted about what's going on with MC in itself makes this a worthwhile read if you want to dive into some hardcore flawed protagonists. <<less
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24nblackfox rated it
April 1, 2021
Status: Completed
I like the arc: When you get stranded on a deserted island and suddenly find out that your dead childhood friend has become a bandage-wearing weirdo hunting down intruders on the island...

So hard to read of every arc, because aura or atmosphere very gripping make me down and out my negative emotions, but I can read so end because I curious about the ending of the story

If you want know about MC and ML 👇

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MC is God of light, and ML is God of darkness.

MC bears and absorbs all negatives humans. MC is so good and protects humans from extinction made him miss from the world and sleep in the earth's core, spreading MC's fragments. ML help and save fragments MC to make him wake up.

In the last, MC falling in love with ML, but every MC also helps collect fragments of ML (because ML sacrifice with many make the pseudo-world), MC stay keeping the negatives character's (absorbing from humans) when MC go to pseudo-world.

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Yukkirin rated it
March 11, 2021
Status: c37
This is the most disgusting MC ever. Just like the other comments said, MC is unlikeable, selfish, extremely, coward and so on. Yes, MC might be realistic but I hate people like that specially a gold digger with those personalities. I can tolerate the 1st arc as he was a little selfish. The second one? It's still ok, I guess?. But the third one! So disgusting! Does the author hate rich people? The MC is getting scummier as the story progressed. The author didn't give reasons as to how ML... more>> fell in love with the MC but I'm guessing it's because of their past lives or something. The horror is just ok, characters are pretty s*upid too. <<less
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Jahnavi62 rated it
February 5, 2021
Status: Completed
It’s a good novel to pass time. There is supposed to be horror and gore but I don’t find it much bothersome or heavy to read compared to other horror novels out there. It’s a light read. I might re read it again because I find MC and ML to be humorous in a dark way. MC is perfect gold digger in many arcs and ML willingly obliged. You can get a perfect selfish MC in here. It’s pitiful to watch ML in these selfish moments of MC. The love... more>> and possessiveness of ML is top notch. He kills everyone around him and acts as a loyal puppy dog infront of MC. I hated MC at the beginning but later he showed the same amount of possessiveness towards ML. There is character progression of MC. It’s a HE and the ending is a bit abrupt, would have loved to see more of their lovey dovey moments. <<less
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January 30, 2021
Status: c16
I only read ahead to the end of the first arc but I'm liking it so far. A very strong start. There's gore, but it's the psychological aspects that are really creepy

the MC breaks down in the first arc and spends a good deal of the time not knowing if he's losing his mind and questioning everything.

I hope the rest of the arcs are just as well written.
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Majjy rated it
May 24, 2022
Status: --
I already read the Other chapter until the end and I want to say that this Novel is SoooOoooo Good!

MC is not The Gary-Sue type, and so realistic except when he dates a ghost, His Human nature is so damn relatable. He can be Selfish, greedy and other human nature.

ML, on the other hand is Your Yandere Love Interest, He kill if someone Get Close to MC, An He totally Played his Role As The Ghost King and stuff.

The Plot in every Arc is Good too, Maybe a little... more>> Creepy and.. Too much Gore!

But in all Its very Satisfying.

My Favorite Arc were probably:


Lover in the Attic, Strange Proliferation, Infant Ghost, Strange Neighbor.


If you like that Kind of Novel, then this is perfect for you! <<less
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Hana_scorpio2255 rated it
September 26, 2022
Status: c38
So far I'm only at chapter 38 and I'm very satisfied in this story. I wanna finish reading this so I might have to wait for the updated.. I recommend you reading this!!!
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srrrahim rated it
September 14, 2022
Status: Completed
MC is not perfect. He is not a usual kind shou, but I think he is more 4D than anyother mc

ML is even more crazy and dark. I love it when MC slowly accept ml

Every single arc are unique and interesting to read

I especially love the island butcher arc and the 2nd arc
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Sconemuncher rated it
February 10, 2023
Status: c64
Ok I didn't really expect anything from this novel but oh boy it was something. First of all I know the whole idea thing with the MC was something about how "aahhh human selfish nature!! " But it just comes off as him being an a**hole.I liked him in the first two arcs but then after the married couple arc he just took a nosedive into being a awful person???????

especially after he bullied the disabled brother and wanted to teach him a lessons??? Like for what he didn't really do anything!!! And even if you say "oh he's doesn't really mean it! " Then why does he decided to psychically assault him???


Don't read if you don't like MC being an overall bastard but if u do then this is just for you!! ^_^
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Alysx rated it
December 9, 2021
Status: Completed
I never thought I would stumble onto another good BL horror novel after reading The Haunted, but this novel delivers well. The horror aspect of this novel is well-executed, many times I was creeped out and even got nightmares because I read this novel late at night haha

The story arcs are riveting, each mini story stands well on its own and some are so compelling I couldn't stop reading. My only gripe is the repetitive nature of the cannon fodders in each arc, their endings are literally copy and pasted,... more>> so every time these characters were introduced, it induced an eyeroll from me. However, what this novel does well is that it includes many foreshadowing in between the arcs, so readers can have hints of the overarching plot and understand why all of these events are happening.

As mentioned by others, the main character honestly isn't likeable in most of the arcs. As long as you are alright with a scummy MC, this novel should be fine for you. I could close one eye to this and just enjoy the mutual obsession of the MC and ML as well as the well-written horror. All in all a good read for me, though the ending was rather abrupt. <<less
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CalicoChuu rated it
October 29, 2021
Status: --
Some might think that MC is unlikeable. But, in my opinion, he is just a normal human being. Nobody is perfect. Almost all people love themselves the most. Selfish when you try to survive. Feel scared when you face danger. Feel guilt after doing something wrong. When you facing those cruel conditions that'll awaken your most darkest side, those are all human nature. In my opinion, MC just showed his human nature. He is not an overly cruel and inhuman protagonist. He is just a young man who live his... more>> life peacefully. He is not a kind hearted hero who sacrifice his life for other either. He'd try his best to save himself first and sometime selfish. But he's not a scheming person who always try to use others as stepping stone either. Well, as a person who was trapped in those terrible worlds, he is strong enough to adapt himself and hypnotize himself to still alive. As for ML, he's terrible!! He loves MC and so cute like a puppy gong. But his love always become a reason to trap or imprison MC in his terrible worlds, trapped forever... In 1st arc, ML has inferiority complex and only MC a bright and young intern doctor talk to him. And then he fall in love. After he died, MC become his obsession and trapped MC on his ghost domain. MC didn't even know the hospital burned and all died. It lasted two years and after he knows he tried to run away, can't escape and almost mentally broke down. This kind of ML's obsessive love is terrible. Anyway, the story is interesting and the arcs are not too long. Although I don't like obsessive and force love that don't have enough respect for his partner, I can still read this may be because it's world hopping and didn't hurt my head and heart too much??? So I give 5stars. <<less
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Mel08 rated it
April 8, 2023
Status: --
The MC is really relatable.. Seriously, if you're a god and has been absorbing all human negative vibes, guess what you become? You will be flawlessly human. There's nothing wrong if the MC is not goody two shoes.. Especially when the MC striving to survive fear and paranoia. Everyone in his shoes would have done exactly the same, for example in arc 1 (where everyone keep flipping MC being selfish) MC was literally having a BAD day, with all the exhausting low energy he was haunted by a aggressive teenage... more>> ghost until the next day. If I were the MC I would have lost it. With no family, no close friends, not with any knowledge on how to deal with a resenful ghost, its only natural MC asked to BORROW ML talisman. The one at fault is that guy who mu*derED Ml. Why no one even the author and the ghost in the hospital give the guy some major karma? The mu*derer who the one starts all of this shit. All im saying, give MC a break. He literally got God of darkness stalking him. <<less
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Fisukisuki rated it
January 24, 2022
Status: c29 part2
I will put 4 stars first and it could change to 5 or 3, it all depend on the rest of the story and their end.

Anyway... This is Interesting QT Horror Novel. The MC is different from many other Protagonist in both QT Novel and Horror novel. He's... So Human. A Normal Ordinary Flawed Human. He can be so Scared, can be Selfish, can be Weak, has desire to Survive no matter what... He's Normal Relatable Human Being. Some people might dislike this MC because "why so selfish? Why... more>> so weak? Etc" but if you put yourself in his Situation, what would you do? Won't you be scared? Thinking "I want to live!" Or "I better die than stuck with in Hellish Place!" And screaming "why why why why" while crying.

Okay, now let's talk about the romance. This is hard. Because in the first 2 arcs, ML barely close and just acquaintance to MC. Even though ML love MC to the point of Obsession, MC barely know ML. So you can guess the ending of the 1st arc, NOT BE but... Ehh. While I still haven't finish the 2nd arc.

Anyway, this novel is different from many other novel, it has Potential. I'm waiting for someone to continue the translation. Please 🙏🙏🙏 <<less
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Ouryuu Zeno rated it
November 11, 2021
Status: Completed
It was alright, some parts really creeped me out so that was neat.

I liked the MC in some stories but most the time he had the same exact reactions and thoughts it felt repetitive. Also ML is mad yandere, like more possessive than love. The characters don't really grow over arcs but there's a back story between the two which I wish the author fleshed out more.

Spoilers on the characters :

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The God MC seemed different than his human forms personality? And through mtl I didn't really understand what the ML is suppose to be and there's really no reason why it fell in love with MC. Also I'd say the MC doesn't fall in love like normal sense he just likes ML's obsession. MC human is most flawed with selfishness and apathy towards humans


I liked the island arc the most, ML was most adorable in that and I liked the MC characteristics in that.

It's a fine read for a yandere ML and MC who likes it (not so) secretly <<less
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