Gentle Beast

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A girl crossed over to a different world, running into a small wounded animal.

She thought it was completely harmless. She never expected that once he grew up, it would be this world’s most ferocious beast.

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Wen Rou De Ye Shou
温柔的野兽
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My Beastly Husband (2)
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Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou (1)
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Date Group Release
05/08/18 Betwixted Translations c77 (end)
05/07/18 Betwixted Translations c76
05/06/18 Betwixted Translations c75 part3
05/05/18 Betwixted Translations c75 part2
05/04/18 Betwixted Translations c75 part1
04/23/18 Betwixted Translations c74
04/22/18 Betwixted Translations c73
04/21/18 Betwixted Translations c72
04/20/18 Betwixted Translations c71
04/19/18 Betwixted Translations c70
04/18/18 Betwixted Translations c69
04/17/18 Betwixted Translations c68
04/16/18 Betwixted Translations c67
04/15/18 Betwixted Translations c66
04/14/18 Betwixted Translations c65
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earlgreyt
New earlgreyt rated it
December 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I was surprised to find this by the same author as Chongfei Manual. This one has almost none of the other one's flaws. The MC is surprisingly strong and independent; despite being human and physically much weaker than the beastmen, she is able to use her intelligence, knowledge (and help from the hidden space) to escape predators and aim to return to her own world. The story was paced well and progressed logically.

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I like that the MC separated from the ML eventually in order to figure out her own feelings clearly and not be another Stockholm syndrome type character. I dislike how abundantly OP the ML was. I think the author could have used the chance of the ML being in an unfamiliar place to inject some humor or give him some understandable flaws/foibles. Unfortunately, perfect!ML is perfect at everything and figures out how to drift a car just by watching people on TV.

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Great translation; overall nice, not too long, survival romance story. <<less
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noeinan
New noeinan rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: c77
The worldbuilding in this is really good! I feel there is a good balance between descriptions, inner monologue, and plot progression. I was able to read all the way through without getting bored as the pacing is great-- when the plot is slow the character development fills in.

The main character is realistic for her age. She's quite clever, but is still a kid thrown into an extreme survival situation. She breaks down and cries, but then she gets up and does what she has to to survive.

Although the ML does... more>> "save" her, to some degree it's almost like... He does it partly to keep control of her, not because she is innately helpless without him. Although the beast people continually call her weak and fragile, that really just extends to her being human and not a beast. She herself is remarkably enduring, and even dangerous.

The cultural dufferences between different tribes and humans is quite interesting. I felt there is a good balance where the MC keeps a hard line on her values and changes some things for the better, but at the same time it doesn't go into "my culture is just better and yours is trash." She respects their differences and recognizes how it comes from their differing environments.

I am glad that the Rape tag was included as a warning. There is a lot of normalized rape culture among the beast people. There are two instances where the MC is attacked by beast men other than the ML and has to defend herself, though neither gets very graphic.

The ML's assaults do get more graphic. It's odd for me to review it as a survivor myself. I will say it has a lot of the common gross stuff like "I won't be able to hold back next time" lines. It's not as bad as a lot of other things I've read, and I think it's because the MC retains agency in the story even when other people try to take it away. Worth noting I don't think there is much of an age difference between MC and ML given the difference in body development between humans and beastmen. ML by my calculations should be between 14-16 years old at the start of the story while the MC is 16.

There is discussion of consent the MC and ML to some degree. The beast people don't really have a concept of consent-- literally the MC talks with a beast woman about it and she doesn't understand. There are a lot of problems in the relationship, and it could definitely be argued that the MC has Stolkholm Syndrome. But I do feel she is given agency by the narrative rather than being a passive character that others act upon.

For me, because of this I'm able to enjoy it for what it is. The writing is good, the worldbuilding is great, the characters are interesting. The story also doesn't shy away from bodies and directly addresses things like menstruation and birth control. I learned that folks in ancient China folded ash inside cloth and used it as a pad. They also address how the human reproductive cycle is much more brutal than most other mammals.

(Interesting article here: https://aeon. co/essays/why-pregnancy-is-a-biological-war-between-mother-and-baby)

The ending had a few things that I felt we're unbelievable
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(ML can suddenly read Chinese, knows how to drive a car, was able to find a black market etc. WTF?)

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but it was still satisfying so I could overlook it.

Overall, if you can accept standard consent failure that is typical of romance novels, then it is definitely worth a read. I really loved it! <<less
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RAGA
RAGA rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: c55
Current: (c24)

Great flow. The world building is excellent and the characters are set up (background/development/personalities/etc.) far better than what I have come to expect to see from a cn web novel. Much recommended for others to read.

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What I love greatly about this is that, even though the ML isn't incompetent by any means, the ML is clearly handicapped at the beginning of the novel. So the MC is the one who manages to save the day by relying on her wit and ingenuity to get through most of the obstacles and troubles the ML and MC encounter. The author at least attempts to keep the MC's abilities and reactions believable. The best part, imho, is that most of the times those attempts are done well enough that a reader can buy into them too.

The other thing is that the MC's and ML's interactions are the best! There's not really any romance so far because of the ML's situation:

The MC thinks the ML is a child but treats him like a pet because (1) he has yet to reveal his true form to her and (2) his injuries forces him to resign himself to her treatment. This leads to some extremely funny moments, like her trying to determine his gender or taking his temperature the same way we would a cat's. His poor dignity lol!

The ML decides to tag along with her because she saved him first and she's going to a place he thinks will cure his own problem. It's cute to see him slowly warming up to her.

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Update: 3/4/2018 (c37)

Still going strong. The story's character developments and timeline structure is commendable and keeps the each arc from feeling episodic. The author manages to keep to the "rules" set in universe, which allows the reader to be able to feel the weight of the MC's/ML's previous actions in how they develop their path.

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Especially so with the ML, who the author shows to be NOT human. This is one of the best aspects the author creates with this story. The author clearly defines the differences between the beastmen and humans and the differences in the various beastmen types. Through various interactions the MC has with different characters, we get a better understanding of how a human's common sense wouldn't match with someone from a different species and way of life.
This rule of non-human behavior colors the ML's character-development as his affections for the MC grows. Although it's refreshing to see an ML who doesn't immediately fall for the MC, it's even more so to be able to observe how he falls for her. Usually, stories tend to show why we, the READERS, would expect the ML to fall for the MC, but rarely do we see the ML's POV of how and why he fell in love AS he's falling in love. His uncertainty and confusion, as his feelings battle with his sense of normalcy, give his character more depth than what we usually see with any ML.

And props to the author for having the MC stick with the goal of finding home. She's in a totally different and more hostile world, where she doesn't truly have a reason to expect a way back home. But instead of giving up and coping with how to settle, the MC holds onto the slimmest of hopes that she might be able to get back and perseveres. She continues to keep trying despite setbacks. Readers are able to see when her spirit strains but, nonetheless, never breaks, and we're able to empathize with her because of how believable the author makes it. I love how the author can realistically showcase the strength of hope without making it seem like something that would only happen in stories.

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Update: 4/13/2018 (c55)

Can I just say how much I ADORE the author's ability to build up a truly believable romance? Nevermind, I'm saying it. What's even better is how the author spins the romance while correlating it perfectly with the character growth of the couple. It's just a beautiful thing to read.

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I also adore how much perseverance and resourcefulness the MC has. The author makes sure to not make her OP and gives her abilities pretty solid foundations. I continue to be impressed with the author's characterization of the MC, in how empowering she is on her own. She finds out that her original plan of going home is no longer available to her, but doesn't let that stop her from finding a new path. She also continues to rely on and develop her own abilities to get her out of rough situations instead of just waiting for someone to come save her.

I also love how the author subverts the MC's "space" and prevents it from being a typical deus ex machina. Instead, the author actually cares to explore its mystery and makes it a plot-point in the story.

I'm also impressed with how the author is able to illustrate the changes in the ML's behavior in a way that doesn't seem forced or out of character. He still has the traits of being overly independent, impatient, almost cruel/cold, and arrogant in himself, with both his race and his abilities. But he's developing the ability to have trust, patience, and understanding in the MC to a degree that it's also affecting his previous stated traits. I like how the author shows that the MC didn't "fix" the ML, but merely influenced his perspective of the world. The ML's new outlook in turn causes his character developments.

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Axia
Axia rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: Completed
Twisted like my brain... I like it and I hate it and I like it.. It is good to read if you are not an impulsive, bitter person like me that I think I stomped my foot countless times over her determination and his stupidity.. The thing that make it beautiful is a total sweet family reunion and lol moment ending. I think I developed another impulsive personality with this but sweet sweet sweet. I give it five star mainly due to the translator manage to make me come back... more>> to read the TLed chapter even after I finished my brain frying MTLed. <<less
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ACloudOnTheHorizon
ACloudOnTheHorizon rated it
April 8, 2018
Status: c59
For those wanting a sweet ride story, this novel definitely doesn't disappoint.

Our precious female lead is intelligent for her age (physics and chemistry are NOT easy, especially at 16) and her appliances of her knowledge to the literal social Darwinist world she is forcefully thrown into is compelling and gratifying. She's not quite a damsel in distress since she thinks quickly, acts independently, and knows exactly what her end goal is. The author does an excellent job describing the beastmen and the flow of the story is phenomenal, short yet... more>> satisfying, with a touch of a thrilling experience. What really makes the story work is the realistic relationship between the female and male lead (no instant liking in the very beginning but slowly evolves into a likable impression to love). I personally am a fan of some possessive lover stuff; the male lead certainly doesn't like to show the female lead off to others and everything he does is sweet, even his words although demanding are quite heart-swaying to our female lead. However, he is greatly considerate towards the female lead and obeys her wishes so as not to scare her off. The other mentioned beastmen aren't too expendable; they're perfectly placed to progress the plot and the tension is definitely delicious since the male lead is so territorial.

I can't wait for more chapters! Authors, translators, and everyone participating to gift us this lovely novel, you're all too amazing! You have my gratitude and applause for all your hard work! <<less
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procrastination_day
procrastination_day rated it
April 23, 2018
Status: c77
A well written transmigration story in my opinion, though it is different from a lot of other transmigration stories.

Overall summery: Following primarily the human protagonist who starts her journey of survival as a teenager and whom is eventually courted by a predator (resembling a beast-man in other stories) from the world ruled by the law of the Jungle.

The protagonist is a seemingly normal girl in terms of physical capacity, skills, intellectual and emotional intelligence, (though she does posses a trump card as you will find out in the first... more>> chapters). She struggles with surviving and dealing with the cultural and moral clashes of her own and the new world she has found herself in.

Recommended for mature audiences: because of violence and s*xual content. It's at the very leas R-15 and at times skirts the R-18.

Concerning the Yandere tag: The Male Lead (guess three times who it is) is a predator, along with this nature comes certain overbearing characteristics. However, without giving any spoilers, I'd like to point out the excellent title of this novel.

Character development: Definitely, and a realistic one at that in both direction and amount considering the time frame.

A good read in all. <<less
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love-cutter
love-cutter rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I loved it!!!!

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Eng Translation is up to ch 68 as of today and I got impatient and read the last few chapters through Google Translate. It's a good ending!! She goes back to Ryan. She and Ryan can freely go back through both worlds and they have a healthy and strong son!! I cried for the last ch though because her parents passed away due to an illness and old age too. So Ryan comforts our female lead by saying that he'll die after her. I'm just like noooo. Dammit!! The tears!!

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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c48
This is a good read for when you got nothing else to read. But, I thought that the MC would be much stronger and able to protect herself but she isn't. She's always getting rescue by the ML......
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jufiasca
jufiasca rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a very good story. Well, some might find it boring at first but eventually it will be really interesting and I can't stop reading it in one seating the whole day. Though I ended up reading it in 2 days, half a day each because, of course, I still have things to do.
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Syash
Syash rated it
May 9, 2018
Status: c77
If you want to read it, note the tags. Be warned. The tags happen to the protagonist after she matured, which she allowed completely. There is a heavy emphasis on how different beastmen's (non-existent) morality bar with humans' are, which makes the story both realistic and uncomfortable if you can't take your mind off that. So, to read this, you need to overlook a lot of things and never view the male protagonist as a human. He's a beast down to his core (I mean he's a beastmen too so).

However,... more>> this actually shows the good and solid (although scarce) worldbuilding in the story. The author never tries to make the male protag less cruel or humanize him, just because he fall in love with a human. Ten points for that.

Even though she knew that, our protagonist... has... um... a really big heart to be able to love and accept the male protagonist. Yep. Love makes you blind alright. This paragraph will makes sense if you know the things the ML did.

If you can't handle what the tag said, then go, go far away! If not, you're gonna regret reading this.

Now, if you are bored and want to read some 'romance' and male yandere action? Sure, read this. I mean I stayed for the yandere lol

Edit: If you liked Chongfei Manual and still reading in joy to this point, cheering Wei Luo and Zhao Jie wholeheartedly, then this novel will just be right for you. <<less
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama rated it
March 30, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a short, pleasant, no hassle read. Our FL lead falls out of a bus window and ends up in a world where humans are extinct. She's surrounded by beasts on all sides, left with limited help from her 'space'. Her adventures keep you interested and her struggles feel very plausible. You empathize with her situation on several occasions.

I feel Ou had the potential to be a really great FL but ended up just a bit short of my expectations. It feels like the author positioned her as a... more>> kickass MC who's not necessarily OP but can take care of herself.. But lost the thread mid way. I liked how the relationship between the leads developed. Especially, how Ryan made an effort to accept and understand her perspectives because that is such a rarity even amongst human beings. The relationship issues that came from dating a 'beast' were drawn up well. And that ending was just special. Definitely worth a read. <<less
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kakistory
kakistory rated it
June 17, 2018
Status: c77
Well, if you put yourself in their perspective and according to their characters, then you'll understand why the characters make those choices. The author made the situation has the background to cover for it.

At last few chapters, it seems rushed.

The male lead is very yandere, I think and the female lead is very accepting of it. That's all about it, the story doesn't give warmth or any other feelings, except for few moments where you felt like hating the male lead for his selfishness.
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SakuraChii
SakuraChii rated it
November 10, 2018
Status: c77
If you want a break away from the usual 'Reincarnated to get revenge' plot, then this novel is will definitely NOT disappoint you.

The story is unique, simple and refreshing. There's no major 'plotting against each other' or over the top smart MC or ML. Rather than that, the novel leans toward a more realistic MC reaction if they were thrown in a new world.

The romance department is a bit slow but you can appreciate how the ML's effort trying to woo his spouse (♥ω♥) ~♪

Be warned though that there are... more>> some missing sub-plots about how the animal transformed and the MC interdimensional space <<less
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Hannalrd
Hannalrd
June 11, 2018
Status: --
Got this series in the to-read list for a while, but didn't have the courage to touch it cause of the frightening tags, at the same time, the rating is good and the summary is atractive, so there I was at a crossroad, but then I decided to swallow the doubt and read the first few chapters, if there were such depravities in it I'd be out!

But instead got myself hooked! Such a nice story..

Gooosh, when I saw those tags I didn't know what I'd be reading - the reviews... more>> are pretty good for the type of story these imply: Yandere male lead, possessive, stockolm symdrome, rape and pregnancy...

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From what I've understood, Ryan is protective and possessive of Ji Xiao Ou because she - who he thought was an infatile herbivore - picked him up and nursed him to health when he was injured, and did it out of a good heart... In a world where its kill or be killed, being shown such selfless kindness, I can only guess at his wish to shelter it.

Along Ji Xiao Ou and Ryan's adventures, she's risked herself many times selflessly to protect him, so he thought to repay her - if it is to protect this reckless and weak little human, than its best to have her in the tribe where he's chief.. I don't even realise when he falls in love with her, but it is a mixture of her kindness, appereance (the most human like a beastman is, the more evolved they are) and pheromones...

Not a Beauty and the Beast in the slighest - because Ji Xiao Ou, despite being physically weak is very witty and resourceful.. When Ryan's strenght fails him, she helps him, when Ji Xiao Ou suffers from not having claws or teeth or fur, Ryan will be those things for her..

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All in all, the tags are scary but are swallowed by the bigger picture? Jungle rules apply anyway.. <<less
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Czarinananana
Czarinananana rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: Completed
THIS novel is more of Beauty and the BEAST than my beastly husband. I love it😍

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People are being too harsh. What did you expect after seeing the tags? 🙄
Like I said, I LOVE it! It’s what I signed up for and it was worth it!

The female lead is relatable ish. She’s like Belle. Beautiful and smart. I like her.

The male lead, I am able to understand (after reading My Beastly Husband, Broken winged angel, and other novels where the guy is a BIT twisted), he’s actually not that cruel.🤭 He’s sweet and how he fell in love with our MC was actually as realistic as it could be (considering the plot Has fantasy included). It was slow but sweet and it wasn’t boring nor torturing to read.

I REALLY RECOMMEND IT. But if you’re OA AF, then, please don’t. It’s a great light novel to read once in a while. Read the tags and read at risk. Don’t go complaining and rating this novel low because your stupid ass didn’t read the tags or if you did and still didn’t like it then you have no life and is stupid. ENJOYYY😍😍

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Thymrman
Thymrman rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: c77
I really can't recommend it personally. The romance in the novel left a bad taste in my mouth. You have a MC who falls in love with a man who essentially held her in captivity.

The world building left a ton of unanswered questions that I wish got answered. They never answered any questions about the history of the world, or the reason she was even transported the to other world.
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Keiji
Keiji rated it
September 15, 2018
Status: c77
I loved this.

If you are tired of strong, cunning, OP Mc's and wants to read a kinda (? Lol em not sure too hahaha) light and fluffy (? Whooops) genre, this one's for you.

The story is lovable and it's plot—although cliche, the way it was written is refreshing. I like how the worldbuilding was taken in account and how the MC and ML was designed.

The MC is weak, fragile, clumsy yet at the same time strong and courageous. She is in the midst of a nowhere in a new... more>> world and her emotions and feelings were realistically portrayed—not just in one chapter but the proceeding chapter too. Her inner conflicts, her struggles, all of it was displayed, offered so the readers could digest it slowly.

The ML is a beast—and he stayed like that till the end. THUMBS UP TO THAT AUTHOR! He didn't hide his flaws, he didn't change but adjusted instead: He makes sure no blood scent is there when he hunts, he learned "human" things and such just so he could please his "spouse".

I felt the ending was quite rushed—but the novel was still good nonetheless.A good read I must say! 😍 <<less
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Razel Heng
Razel Heng rated it
September 8, 2018
Status: Completed
I hesitated at first, but after the first few chapter, I got addicted to it. It's not because of the story and such but because of the MC, who had to find ways to get back to her original world. Even after knowing the danger that's awaiting her, she still had a very high hope in life that it would get better if she managed to get towards her goal which's what I like about her.
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She also managed to save the cub with her life which in return, the cub, changed his perspective of her into that of a very "Possessive Characters" having to change the rules on the clan for her own safety and his love for her...

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Just by saying all this, it's tempting me to re-read the whole story again! <<less
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Kurobito
Kurobito rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: --
This novel is almost similar to an english novel named Transcendence by Shay Savage just that this is a beastman while the other is just a caveman. Overall, it was quite enjoyable novel.
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hiryukaede
hiryukaede rated it
October 30, 2018
Status: Completed
This story was sweet, sweet, and only sweet I can taste,... Haha

I look at the 'rape' tags, but, really,.. there is no rape at all,... MC and ML both want to do it.... Haha,

And also,... This is was good story, the MC was kind, although the ML kinda possesive in the end, but, he doing it, couse he loved MC so much...

... more>> Altough the story kinda lack explanation, and have hole plots...

Like,... Until know, I don't understand why ML can be normal again, when MC put him on her backpack,.. etc,...

But, when I read the end, its was good enough,.. <<less
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Fathom
Fathom rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: c77
A very slow going romance. The premise is interesting, but the FL having her own space storage; her interdimensional world traveling; why the ML turned into a leopard cub; and how the ML was involved in the modern world's black market trading was never explained. The first part of the story details more about the FL trying to find her way back home amidst a lot of specie clan wars and the lack of females in procreating. However, once the romance truly kicks off after a couple of years, the... more>> plot completely changes to the FL and her relationship with her parents. It's strange that we really don't read anything about the leopards clan or the FL's life there at all. Overall, it's an ok short read without too much descriptive smut or explanations about world building and all the loose plot points. <<less
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Kuro564
Kuro564 rated it
July 16, 2018
Status: c77
Good read if you wanted something like this I guess. It was pretty sweet when the ML slowly tried to adjust to fit the MC's wants and opinions. The MC isn't dumb, but kinda of hard headed? or maybe straight forward? It was a bumpy ride but in general enjoyable and had me either smiling, laughing, or stuffing my face into a pillow with frustration for various reasons. xD

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The "rape" tag is there, but it's literally the MC and ML, where the MC is forced upon but by then she has the power to actually escape the situation if she so desired so... it's kind of weird if you can call it that or not.

She made "gun powder" explosives when she's only 16?? that's kind of unnatural even if both of her parents were teacher/professors

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Really wished the story did more with the MC utilizing her past knowledge to do more things but oh well,

It felt like the story was kinda of rushed since the ending few chapters there were so many things that weren't explained and even if they were it was like "it just happened". <<less
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