I Became the Villainess in an Anticlimactic Novel


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I became a villainess of the novel I was reading.

But this novel…

…was a novel with an anticlimactic conclusion where the empire suddenly collapsed just before the ending!

To hell with the original story! I had to try and survive first.

Thus, I was just trying to flee to the neighbouring country beside us, but then…

“I’ve waited for 100 years just to meet you.”

The man who had hidden his identity as the Demon King and was the driving force behind the invasion.

Grand Duke Arvis grabbed me with a gaze filled with intense emotions.

“If I lose you… I’d probably start by wiping out this continent that took you away from me.”

…Just why?

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I Became a Villainess in a Deadly Novel
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4 Reviews

Jan 30, 2022
Status: c10
hi, it's the translator, mio here!

for those of you who are really keen on stories that don't drag on from the start as well as dynamic, fleshed out characters and tropes where a character's past plays a big role, then this story is for you!

the story does not drag on at all, every chapter from the beginning is filled with action and keeps you wanting more. The author wastes no time on prolonging the conflict between the mc's family and she escapes right away. Although there are detours made on... more>> the mc's journey to her ultimate goal, they're all arcs that are relevant to the story and help keep the plot moving.

what really made me decide to translate this, however, were the characters.

the author does such a good job on fleshing out all the characters in the few chapters at the start - particularly the MC and the second ml. The MC was what really captivated my attention; she's realistic which is true to her upbringing in the modern society, and the chapters in her perspective have a comedic undertone that one only has when they've been through quite a lot of shit. Her past doesn't make her weak, and in fact makes her more resilient and adaptable to change in a very human way. I especially like how the ML complements her character and how the author portrays her weaknesses and actions in a very valid and reasonable manner.

all the characters in this book, although some are more based off of tropes more than others, meld well with the story with major characters already proving to be dynamic characters with believable thoughts behind their actions. I especially like how the author employs the technique of using the point of views of various characters which shed light into what their reasoning is behind their questionable/selfish actions. The art is also 10/10 and plot is progressing at a nice rate and is super intriguing, so what else could you want ??

this review is a tad bit biased since I'm the translator and this novel is my favourite out of all of them, but I do highly recommend this so pls give it a go!

[edited 11/08]
though according to the korean reviews, the villains are rather two dimensional as the main story is focused around the protagonists. It's a pretty good read if you just want something light (according to the reviews) <<less
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Jan 25, 2022
Status: c10
I love this story so far!!

The first few chapters immediately catches your attention, it's not boring and you're not waiting for action to happen (as it usually happens in normal isekai novels)

and my favorite part about this is that she runs away at the first chapter! LMAO! From my experience of reading novels where it says in the summary that they are going to run away, it takes about 50++ chapters before it actually happens or that it doesn't happen at all.

give this a try! The translator is also... more>> great and there are illustrations on most chapters <<less
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Dec 13, 2021
Status: c1
I love this story so far!
the FL is not a brainless idiot, seems to think things through, and I love how it shows the ML perspective right off the beginning as well. So you get both the ML + FL thoughts.
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Jun 10, 2022
Status: c19
Endearing, charming and lovely - these are all words that I feel best describe this series as of chapter 19. The wonderful efforts of MC's translation team bring the characters and world setting to life in a meaningful way, making this story an enjoyable read. The in-a-book thing is appropriately subtle, allowing the interactions and scenes to flow unhindered rather than be bogged down by constantly reminding you of the initial set-up like so many other stories do.
Ara, is such an adorable character. In spite of her desire to... more>> survive, her heart melts when it comes to weird creatures, small children and people in need. She doesn't take things personally but still feels the burden of helping others. She hurts but is willing to push past her own limits to help others. This trait (and the fact that she is cute) draws others to her. She is an easy to like MC that is joined by second prince (her former brother-in-law to be) and (unbeknown to her) a demon king.
Whilst I could go over other elements noticed in the nineteen chapters that I have had the pleasure to read, I think that the abovementioned elements stand well on their own. <<less
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