I Wasn’t Born Lucky


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“I wasn’t born a lucky person, I’m just too strong.”

On his way home late in the evening, Xiao Li found a letter asking for help and inexplicably came to an unknown place. He had to finish the task given before he could succeed in returning to reality. In the legendary haunted school, Xiao Li looked at his companions’ task of ‘survive until dawn’ and then looked at the tasks displayed in his book:

Tell me your name.

Tell me what you like.

Kiss me.

Xiao Li: ????

He was very confused and then refused.

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astrobabe rated it
September 10, 2019
Status: c50
There are three issues I have with this novel:

    1. The ML sucks. He's a creep, not only through his excessive, aggressive sexual badgering in book form but also the stupid dreams. :thinkingface: "I'm certain that my love interest (MC) would really enjoy being chained up to a bed in his dreams and being touched and kissed without consent, especially after he's rebuffed me five dozen times while awake and conscious." It's also nice that MC conveniently is unable to remember these dreams where he's harassed.
    1. The MC is ?????.... more>> He seems to be inconsistently characterized by the author. He's mostly a robot a lot of the times. I think he's emotionally stunted, but there doesn't seem to be a very comprehensive reason why. He's super smart but also kinda dumb, and I mostly say that because he starts thinking that the ML in book form is cute for seemingly no apparent reason. The only characteristic of the MC that I find remotely interesting is his compulsive curiosity.
    1. Theres... like zero tension in any of the instances. The MC just walks around and does whatever he wants with no consequence because he's being protected by ML. The mysteries of the instances and the ghosts will just eventually be solved because the MC will conveniently get hand-held as he takes merry strolls. Then he just deduces everything. The end. I think it's supposed to be funny when people react to him doing supposedly dangerous things and coming out unscathed, but the way the author writes it makes it really matter-of-fact. It doesn't have the comedic punch it should like it does in other novels. It should be suspenseful or it should be funny. But it's neither.
Honestly, the first two ghosts that the MC meets and befriends are more interesting characters than ML or MC. And they don't even do that much. <<less
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Sin devil rated it
October 3, 2019
Status: c49
Nice plot with elements of comedy and horror.

The MC is intriguing and, thank god, doesn't have a holy Father attitude. ML is cute and a big pervert but he takes good care of his wife.:)

The horror plots are small but bewitching. I got hooked up once I started.
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hy-d-ra rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: c48
Great ironic ghost read.

Give it a go, at least for Xiao Li (MC) give it a try, he's such a little star.


  • The story follows Xiao Li, who suddenly receives a note asking for help and finds himself not in school, but in a ghost instance with people around, yellow book in his hand and a ghost case to solve. Thus he becomes a reincarnator, who enters ghost worlds to solve mysteries to turn back home. The little yellow book he got acts different from others, because it acts perverted and wants to become his boyfriend.
  • The instances are quite quick-paced. There is no beating around the bush, it doesn't aim to scare you with 'wooh, it's spooky, because I said so', they are quick stories that are easily cracked by our clear-headed and bold MC. There is more emphasis on his interations with ghosts, how people react to his words and actions mixed in short yet full descriptions of different cases. Instances don't give unreasonable rules for clearance, either crack the case or survive till the end and they don't hinder reincarnators (most reincarnators will do it themselves :)), so it's pretty easy and simple read.
  • MC. Outwardly he lacks in compassion or any interest, it feels that he's indifferent due to neglect in his life, so he thinks of himself and his own comfort first in any situation. But in his actions you realize that he's blunt, straightforward and doesn't lack kindness. But due to limited emotional range Xiao Li was more than welcoming the thrill of becoming a reincarnator. That's why he doesn't treat it like any other reincarnator. He doesn't follow the stereotype of being scared (e.g. Screaming team from "Game, live stream"), on the contrary it feels as if he's silently asking a question - well, why can't we do this instead? And he doesn't treat ghosts as others do, he terats them like he would treat anyone else. Which makes the whole thing quite funny. Small things make you realize that he actually cares about the ghosts he collects, from small rub on the dolls head for a job well done to downloading games and apps for the kid ghost in his phone. I honestly think that they're like awkward friends. Xiao Li and Co.
  • ML. Many will say that he's a creep, I mean I won't be surprised seeing people doing so, he comes as overbearing and some of his monologues are nothing but dirty talk (sure thing it comes as strange, because they're not dating and he already acts as if they're married for 15 years and tried everything) though same people who claim him as weird rate same type of ML in other novels as ok, which I find hypocritical. But through MC pov you realize that MC doesn't condone or accept this type of behavior and ignores ML. Author changes his attitude later, which I think is logical, because it started at some point that ML realized that what he's doing does nothing and it's wrong, which allies with initial point.
Anyway, it's a light ghost humorous read (well, for ppl who find such stuff funny) and I'm excited for how it'll go. Especially who is ML, because that guy is definitely not simple (though with him being cold, with ghosts being scared of him and him being able to enter the yelow book it's pretty obvious who he is).
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Farid_san rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c163
i read this through MTL. from BL point of view it's really a sloooow burn romance. well, so if you want to find some romance you got the wrong corner. the story contain many arcs, and every arcs have different horror and mysteries inside. the mysteries and horror plot are good, but the characters foundation are lacking. overall, it's worth noting for if you want a little break from dog blood drama novels, or you just want to read some horror and mysteries with BL taste in it.

every story arc... more>> are quite intriguing. it's a mixed up horror and mystery solving, so I really like it. the horrors also quite thrilling, somehow makes me didnt want to read it in a dark room LOL. also, the horror stuff are taken from many sources, from the cliches school horror types, into bloody marry, sadako, even western devil. though actually I really wanted for it to explore the folklore in China, so I feel a little bit dissapointed.

the characters are so-so. personality wise, the MC is actually just a simple character. he's super lucky. I still dont know if he has a supernatural power or not until the latest chapter, but he's lucky and got a golden finger that is the OP ML. also, he likes to bully the ghost and treat them just like any other human, so he somehow makes acquaintance with some powerful ghost and collected them. whenever there's a ghost tried to hurt him it'd always failed, whether it failed because he bullied the ghost, got a help from the ghost he collected, or it failed because the interference from the ML (the ML is OP). so the MC doesnt really has a good character building. still I ignore it since I just read it for the mystery and horror LOL.

the supported characters are even more worse, even though they've appeared many times, they dont really have a solid existence, like they're just there to be the younger brothers the MC collected. whether they're there or not it's actually make a little difference to the MC, since at the end the MC will wander around by himself searching for clues, collecting ghost for his army, and finally cracking the mystery. so, the other chara are a perfect example for the word "cannonfodder". also, aside from MC and ML, until the latest chapter there's still not one human character worth noting for, not for a rival nor an enemy.

the romance... it's still ongoing, so even until the latest chapter 163, the MC and ML still having push and pull relationship, though actually the MC's feeling now is starting to bud, not bloomed yet LOL. many people think the ML is a yandere or a freak because he likes pestering the MC and describing his desire so boldly through written words. but actually I feel the ML is still normal, his twisted thoughts are just a bunch of words, it's just like you're typing/writing madly on your diary or social media expressing your love toward your idol, something like : "ahhh my husband I love you", "i want to marry you now", "i want to kiss you so badlyyy", "ahh I'm so jealous to the girl next to you", "ahhh please just look at me"----- and stuffs like that, so it's actually understandable right? beside, the ML doesnt do anything crazy to the MC, so I dont understand why people called him a freak. <<less
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_shinigami_ rated it
October 10, 2019
Status: c163
the MC is a mix of the MC in a crowd of evil spirits and ghost knows what I experience.

MC is the my pace type of guy, he has an extremely curious side that it always gets ahead of him. Being a mistress born MC had some sort of this unfeeling attitude about his family. He has this introverted attitude of just being by himself.

As for ML he could come of domineering and aggressive. Always taking advantage of MC in his dreams. The only thing I like about him so... more>> far is he just let MC satisfy his curiuosity. Right now his identity is still a bit mysterious though

the devil had hinted that ML might be some god or a higher being

. Oh he also redeems himself by stopping his harassment and showing up in person.

As for solving things.

MC tend to explore things, observe then deduce. He is a risk taker and like I said a my pace type of guy. <<less
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orenjisun rated it
September 10, 2019
Status: c161
Thank you to Rainbow Turtle for translating this interesting novel. Love the characters and the plot.
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rhianirory rated it
August 21, 2019
Status: c153
Sadly, the story is still ongoing. Sigh.

I really like the MC, who is clever and reminds me a little of Master Gu from A Crowd of Evil Spirits, though less overly nice. This MC, too, seems to be asexual and lives in a world of his own; he is a lot more practical than Gu though, and a lot less patient with the ghosts. The copies are interesting, but the time in between, when he's in the real world, is so short, (less than a day usually), that the... more>> story outside doesn't progress much after a certain point. As for the ML

I'm not a big fan of the "I will stalk you and sexually harass you until you give in" type of ML and apparently it's the same for a lot of other fans. The author realized it and eventually stopped with the worst of it. The ML stopped harassing the MC through the book and started showing up in person. He's a lot more restrained as himself (so far), but it's fairly easy to see the person connected to the book

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Ali06P rated it
August 16, 2019
Status: c2
I'm posting a review on this novel and the other novel this translator has started today, because some other guy put a three star rating on them, probably cause it has a yaoi tag.

Anyway I'm gonna give it a five star rating cause it seems funny, yet thrilling and I need a new BL novel after the end of #1 Lazy Merchant of The Beast World, and Game Loading.
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Ritu rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: c64
The novel is sooo good !!!it's a horror novel with honestly no tension. Probably should be called a comedy novel. It's insanely illogical and I love it.

Kinda slow when it comes to the relationship development. Honestly the ML is a creep. If not for the plot and the MC I would not read it.

The MC is very emotionally stunted unfortunately. This leads to a very predictable but really amusing plot.

I would rate it an 8/ 10. Nice plot but full of holes. The characters are pretty 1d. But the ghosts... more>> are pretty cute <<less
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September 24, 2019
Status: c11
I am not getting the comedy in this... So far, the MC is just an indifferent, good looking, yet lucky bore of a person and is even somewhat of a jerk. The side characters aren't funny or interesting either.. The ML is definitely the most interesting so far (his mysterious character, his plot in the story, and the way he acts), but I am not sure if this is good or bad.

I will check back when I read more.
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Ichigoeater rated it
September 2, 2019
Status: c20
Loving it so far!

Though I feel like there is some complaint to be had from the horror factor, ... more>>

The protagonist is certainly safe from any dangerous encounters, even if he weren't smart and careful, since the ML would just protect him. He already has a couple of times, like when he stopped his writing during the test and prevented him from entering the counseling room and leading him to the toy room, and even going so far as to disclude him from the sorting event. Though protagonists are always safe in stories like this, at least until the end, they at least run the risk of getting injured or losing a loved one. Since all of the people he's grown to care about so far are already dead or just not human, he's pretty much invincible.


we still see things through other people's eyes and get a sense of the horror around him.


The fact that the bigger fella is so terrified of Tan Lin and the first reaction people have about the protagonist playing a game with a ghost speaks volumes about what everyone else is going through.

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lolihantaa rated it
August 31, 2019
Status: c17
It's still ongoing but I feel this story really interesting!

When I read the title for the first time, I swear I thought this one is an angsty story and the characters have tragedy life but believe me, it's totally different from your imagination!

The shou really cute, brave, and clever and the /mysterious/ gong totally a shameless! I even want to smack the gong on his face lol

The mystery so intens and the more you read, the more you will find this story really interesting!
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