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One day, the stuntman found that acquaintances and unfamiliar people were looking for him through various channels. Even someone from a certain department of the country came—

Team Leader of an abilities group: Comrade Jian Hua, on behalf of the nation, I want to tell you about a newly discovered world secret.

Protagonist: What?

Team Leader of an abilities group: In fact, our world is a book.

Protagonist: WTF?

Team Leader of an abilities group: And you will be the last villain of the seven volume novel series.

Protagonist: …

See title for the protagonist’s mood.

Book Character A: You and I are good childhood friends. Shouldn’t I be the white moonlight in your heart?

Protagonist: …

Book Character B: I treated you kindly, so shouldn’t you trust me completely?

Protagonist: …

Book Character C: I’m so considerate while busy. As good friends, shouldn’t we be rolling around on first base?

Protagonist: …

See title for the protagonist’s mood.

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Ease rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: Completed
I finished MTLing this novel because the plots are just too intriguing and I can't wait for the TLed chapters.。゜ (`Д´) ゜。

This novel revolves around the appearance of the Abandoned World, where time stops and only those will potentials can enter. There're dangers everywhere; monsters and humans alike. You just need to survive until the Abandoned World goes away.

The most memorable thing in this novel, IMHO, is the plot. If you read the spoiler thread, you'd know that the novel is a whole loads of butterfly effects going out of... more>> control.

So we have our lovely Jian Hua and Li Fei as the MC and ML, honestly not caring what happen with the world, but then we have the transmigrators insisting they are from the real world, trying to defeat the unknowingly-labeled-as-BOSSES MC and ML. While the transmigrators try their hardest to prevent the BOSSESS from developing their powers, they are actually pushing MC and ML to become more powerful instead.

And in midst of that, things happen:

'You think the second awakening will happen? LOL joke on you. It won't.'

'You think the monsters only appeared later? Pfft they'll appear right about now.'

'You think the story line will follow the original book? (/¯◡ ‿ ◡) /¯ ~ ┻━┻' And who will guess the reason why the final BOSS was defeated in the original book?


It's the MC's OP power rooting him in the Abandoned World when it disappeared, taking MC along with him.


But worry not, it's only happens in the original book. It's HE in the novel we enjoy right now.

The MC is quite an indifferent character (which I like). And the development in MC and ML's relationship is gradual, which I like. And no weak uke either!

Five stars; recommended for everyone to read. The novel is quite slow-building I think, before the whole shebang of abilities holders got leaked to public happens, so some might want to stack the chapters. <<less
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Corensi rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: c40
I've actually read up until chapter 50+, but I forgot where I left off.

Anyways, if there's one thing remarkable about this novel, it's the world building.

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The story is set in a "book" where the world shifts between its regular version and "The Abandoned World, " where time is frozen and all sorts of nasty monsters exist. Although time is frozen, the people who are lucky (or unlucky) enough to enter the Abandoned World can affect non-living things, but not the living. So they can try and eat or drink while in this world, but they will not be affected. But time does resume after they exit that world, so whatever they have eaten/drunk will immediately exist or affect them once the world goes back to normal. Aside from that, people who can enter the Abandoned World can awaken abilities.


I love how creative the concept of the world was.

And the Main Character, who is the book's hidden antagonist, is also a great person. He has a high IQ and EQ, so seeing him interact with others (especially the suspicious side characters) is a charm! Those side charas think they can fool him? Hahaha nah

Also, this is a BL story, so fair warning to those uncomfortable with the genre. The story itself is quite action packed and adrenaline pumping, so it's your loss though. <<less
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admira rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: c50
This story is very interesting and has a focus wider than "love overcomes all". The plot is original and the characters are believable. I admit that I read BL with no plot aside from the romance, but this is not one of those. In fact, "romance" is more of a minor tag than a major genre for this one.

For those who dislike BL/ML, consider a story you like. Now take away the [ogling women/face-slapping/generic feature]. Is it still good? If so, then it's a cut above average--that's how I feel... more>> about this story.

For those who enjoy or don't mind BL/ML, give this a try. I was so hooked by chapter 12 that I continued to MTL-read it up to chapter 50. The plot is still engaging and involves characters aside from the MC and love interest. 5/5 stars for characters, plot development, and no "damsel in distress"-type romance. <<less
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Resplendor rated it
June 23, 2018
Status: c65
Love love love it!

There's plot! Actual, living, breathing plot! And characterization! Real characters with flaws and personal reasoning and growth. Not 2D templates. Even the cannon fodders have a bit of dimension.

The romance is correctly put second to surviving in a science defying new reality while protecting themselves from shady organizations and even shadier "transmigrators" while trying to lead "normal" lives. But it also not so distant as to be ambiguous. Truely a lovely balancing act.
This is going into my "BEST" list for sure.
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Storymonster rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: c12
This is amazing so far. Enough so that I'm bummed I found it through the forum spoilers. I can only imagine how much better it would be not knowing anything.

But the abandoned world aspect is pretty cool. It feels like Stranger Things, with the empty, creeptastic dimension. No monsters yet, unless you count monstrous people. It really does make you think differently about transmigrators--and not in a good way. Droves of delusional people are treating the world like a novel. Killing, stealing, blowing sh*t up... it's like human lives are... more>> paper. All while hoping to get powers and change the plot. (Yet they're shocked when the plot changes?)

The writing and translating are so good. I've read sooooo many novels on this site of all genres. A good novel spawns a million knock-offs and they all start to feel old after a while. This is original and refreshing. It flips tropes in creative ways, making it a joy to read. (I'm sure eventually there will be a million copycats of this, too, considering how amazeballs it is.)

I love BL and have a feeling this is going to be a good one. It's plot-heavy in a twisty, cryptic way which gives me the feeling the relationship is going to be less a series of misunderstandings and more a steady rock where they're partners that support each other. Relationship drama as primary story conflict gets old after a while. So again, refreshing. Also good for the people who don't seek out BL because the story seems like it'll stand on its own beyond the romance.

Worldbuilding, characterization, plot... they're all strong. Writing and translating are strong. Can't really think of anything to deduct points for, honestly. READ THIS. For reals.

Reallllllly looking forward to where this goes. ^_^ <<less
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Ashress rated it
January 5, 2018
Status: c12
I love how skeptical the protagonist is.

It is great to see his suspicious nature, it does add depth. The story's way of recalling characters and develop them make me laugh sometimes because the image during the development is adorable. It can also be dark if you look at the context from another way, generally I like to look at it in a happier, comedy relief sense.

The way the author write and the words the translator use are amazing. I can imagine the entire occurrence with glee because the details being... more>> offer up are simply great.

I don't even know what can make the novel even better but from the look of it, it seem like that is possible with the current force of the story. It's cool to have the side character with their own ambition and two supposed-bad ass character not going head to head at the get go.

I like the fact that the pairing had been decided for us. I suppose it would be the only pairing for the protagonist, I really hope so. (Really really really hope so)

I found it ironic that the peeps who is trying to go against our protagonist is trying to be the protagonist in the story. (Did I get that right?) They seem like they are being the cause of harm and violent compare to our protagonist calm nature. How did our protagonist turn villainous anyway?? I'm pretty giddy for development but I think I am going to lay off this book for awhile until there is more chapter for me to binge read and satisfied myself with. Therefore I hope the translator keep up their good work and please don't give up on this book. C:

I would check up on this novel again later and update the review if novelupdates allow me to. Idk I haven't done it before, so we will see. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: c92
There are many novels out there featuring transmigrators and giving their perspective as they are reborn in new worlds. This does the opposite: the MC is one of the book characters, and hoards of transmigrators have invaded his world. Being a transmigrator is definitely not always a good thing and often leads to trouble and despair. Not to mention, the family and friends of the original characters want the transmigrators to go back and return their loved ones to them. It's quite a refreshing take.

This is a sci-fi/horror/action series with... more>> a dash of BL thrown in halfway through the series. Even if you don't like BL and want to skip those scenes, you won't miss out on much. The world-building, plot development, and character development are all excellent. The MC's ability is hilarious, although it becomes terrifying later on, it's always great for a laugh. The setting is intriguing and described well. Although the transmigrators have knowledge of the original storyline, all of their actions have royally screwed things up, even for other transmigrators who are trying to predict what's going to happen next.


The Black Abyss begins based on what they have told the MC and ML about. They originally had no plans to create the organization but began it later to protect ability-holders who weren't connected to the government. They are overall good guys who protect their members, minimize damage to their surroundings, and avoiding killing or stealing other people. As far as we know, they've never even killed a human. In the books, they were this fearsome organization that fills everyone with dread, so the government, who knows the truth, will even threaten to send their prisoners to the Black Abyss for interrogation... Not knowing anything, those people spill the beans because they're terrified of the book's version of the Black Abyss. The leaders of the Black Abyss are good guys who generally protect the weak and only fight those who attack them first. Don't attack them, and they're pretty nice.

Instead of being enemies with the Chinese government, they actually work together and rely on each other quite a bit.

The book's protagonist has nothing but a gang of transmigrators around him trying to gain his favor and control him. Although a couple of people try to do that with the MC and ML, they're generally too chicken to try taking advantage of the "villains."

The monsters of the other world show up ahead of schedule and confuse all of the transmigrators' timelines.

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PiCrazy31415 rated it
August 2, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel was surprisingly amazing. As in, it's been a while since I've read a light novel with such an intense and interesting plot. I feel like the plot and world building and setting was quite unique and gripping, and since I enjoy spoilers I definitely liked following along the summaries while reading the story itself.

Even though the romance probably isn't as sweet or cavity-inducing as in the previous BL or romance stories I've read recently, it's still quite endearing and adorable. Not too much is known about the MC's... more>> background (at all), but he is shown as a pretty gray character, just wanting to live a simple and comfortable life. Actually it seems like the MC and ML had opposing starting points, and are now flipped (from MTL, seems like MC came from a rich family but was orphaned (?), and ML came from a poor family but is now obviously rich and famous). The MC has a pretty cold and emotionless personality, but he does have high IQ and EQ (as does the ML), which makes the romance and interactions between the two enjoyable rather than frustrating. They are both quite smart people, so even when they later earn their powers, they are able to work together quickly and carefully to survive. Of course, the ML is the light to the MC's darkness, shown in many different ways. He seems to be pretty much a perfect human. Enough said.

Honestly, the setting of the story as a book kind of reminded me of TRAP, and made me question whether all their fates were decided, given how much everything seemed to be influenced by the book. While the villains didn't die in the end, it seems like interpersonal relationships and events (the MC and ML being together, certain inventions, etc.) did occur. Free will, or fate? A quite intriguing question, and the use of the transmigration trope in this way was quite interesting, and pretty reasonable from the transmigrator's point of view.

MTL was pretty easy to understand, thankfully. The novel definitely dragged me in, and while the MC and ML don't seem to be as OP as they are claimed to be (what's with all the monsters immune to them huh), they are still plenty powerful, especially the MC. Love their trust in each other, and love this story. Recommend. <<less
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Anra7777 rated it
September 1, 2018
Status: c85
This is an excellent story. There are some things I have trouble understanding, I think because the translation could be a little better, and I find the idea that the world's author was ... more>>



Besides the interesting writing and ideas behind the story, I am especially pleased with the romance here. It seems like one of the healthiest relationships I've ever read. The couple are fully equal and share mutual trust and respect in a very believable fashion. It's very much a slow burn, where the ML is patient and understanding about letting the MC come to term with his own feelings, while still trying his best to impress him. I really hope that the relationship stays in this healthy vein and that it will flourish.

Edit for chapter 121: I am pleased to say that the relationship is still healthy af, while being quite romantic at the same time. Gotta give mad respect to the ML for chapter 121. <<less
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Munya rated it
September 25, 2018
Status: --
Forgive my slow loading brain cells.

Read for 14 chapters but I couldn't grasp anything except the MC was actually living in a book!

And about 'abilities' those characters talked about...

I read those chapters WITHOUT passion TT_TT

Just like when I read 300 pages of textbook. Such torture...

Naaahh I will read until the last chapter. So please keep translating this novel so that I can find a reason to change my review.

5 stars btw because of your hard work alone. Not because I like the story. You deserve it anyway
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mochojoe rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: --
First off forgive my grammar.

The story has a decent plot and a good concept for the world. The idea I can get behind but my main issue with this story is the fact that I can't get over the authors lack of knowledge when he is writing about standard things in America. He is using certain situations and environments for his story but it is very evident that he has no idea what he is writing about.

Take for example the "protagonist" as the story calls him, lived in the slums... more>> couldn't afford schooling until one event that caused some politician to create a charity for poor children to afford public school. I understand its different over there but in America public schooling is free from k through 12. Also saying that he couldn't afford food at school there are all kind of programs to keep that from happening. Also the bullying the rich kids picking on the poor kids. I understand that is happening but still in any city that has above a certain population you will have multiple school districts. And most of them would be divided by income class and so forth. Now I understand I may be nitpicking but I feel if your going to write a story do your research before just throwing something in there because it sounds "cool".

As someone that grew up in the southern states in a low income family I just couldn't get over how he depicted it. Beside that the story was good. <<less
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Zefelina rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: c10
This one definitely has potential. So far it seems that the protagonist is someone from the book world and that there are people around him that read the book, though most of them only remember beginning or some pieces. They don't know the end.

The book begins with time stopping and only some people being able to exist and move around during the stopped time. Those who can survive the world until the time restarts can gain special powers that can be divided by ranks, S being the highest.

The world definitely... more>> seems interesting, and the main pairing seems to have just met. Wonder how it'll go... <<less
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Aoi-chi rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: c10
It's very early on, but reviews have been written on less, as of this review I am done chapter ten.

The tone of the story is kind of unsettling and mysterious at the very beginning, but as the story progresses, and the reader learns more about the character's situation and the situation of the world, it becomes less so, but there's still a vein of mystery that keeps the reader intrigued.

The basis of the story is that of a normal world, that is suddenly bombarded with supernatural/sci-fi elements. Very interesting.

So far... more>> the MC and ML's relationship is progressing smoothly, not that they have much of one yet, but they aren't running stupidly in circles, and both are quite likable.

As of Ch10 regarding the leads' relationship,

The reader has learned of their past relationship (as that of coworkers). They have recently met up to discuss work and ML has expressed his s*xuality, and without beating around the bush, MC expressed his own interest in the ML. A refreshing change, we can look forwards to a balanced relationship and no needless chasing perhaps?


The translation is very smooth to read, and the style is easy to understand as well. The main character seems pretty neutral as of now, but he doesn't seem to have a bad character, I predict he has a tenacious and calm personality, but we will have to see.

I'd recommend this novel as of now purely because of the translation quality and the translators reputation for translating interesting and action packed stories. Give it a shot and don't be scared off by the weird synopsis. I'll be updating and improving this review. <<less
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Neelambori rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: c107
One of the few bl novel plots I remember clearly and wait to read along with the relationship between the leads. Very intriguing and mysterious which arouses my interest.
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Notatumor rated it
December 7, 2018
Status: --
I'm not that far but so far the MC has a personality sing and his character is not very well defined.


so for we found out that there's about seventy reincarnations/transmigrators that all try to mess with the world and it's all very confusing.

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dacara rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: c10
First review here, just coudn't sit still after reading all the available chapters.

This story is not only wonderfully interesting, with all the facts being slowly unravelled as it progresses, but is also written (and translated) beautifully. So, no spoon feeding, detailed explanations from the author, you slowly learn about this world from some clues left here and there. Personally, such novels, which alow the reader the pleasure of guessing and thinking about what is to come, are a total favourite of mine.

It's one of those stories you regret reading the... more>> synopsis for, since it gives away too much.

I would recommend this novel to anybody who likes mysteries, fantasy and survival stories. Also, worth mentioning, this is a BL, but as of now I can't say for certain how strongly does this influence the plot.

11 out of 10, and 110 out of 100. :) <<less
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Seafall rated it
April 29, 2019
Status: c88
FOR NOW, I think this story deserves three stars.

What hooked me into reading this novel, is the interaction of Jian Hua and Li Fei. Whenever they met, the powers inside them would try to devour each other so the question is:

How would a romantic relationship between them be developed...?

NOTE: ... more>>

During their first meeting, the MC already confess to this guy.


The vibes I'm getting from the synopsis is totally different from the actual story itself. The former had a smooth and light toned humor while the latter has a rigid tone and dryness in the plot. It is really hard to persevere through the end of the novel since it did not followed what it laid in the synopsis.

I don't see any sweetness in the actual chapters compared with the synopsis. It's more of a serious action narrative story.

I thought the story would likely to revolve around the MC's interaction with the Book Characters, the ML's, but it did not. Instead, from the beginning up to chapter 89, more than half of the total chapters, most of the interaction belongs between Jian Hua and Li Fei and the rest--you would just wonder what happened to them.

Anyways, his childhood friend is also neglected. So what happened here?

"Book Character A: You and I are good childhood friends. Shouldn't I be the white moonlight in your heart?"

Since, I have not yet finished reading it, this review only pertains to the half of the novel. I might be sound biased since I also read works similar to this. I can't stop myself from comparing them.

Still, give this novel a chance and decide, if you want to pursue reading it through the end. <<less
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zoras d rated it
April 27, 2019
Status: c87
The plot itself is intriguing, the characters are also good, not like the usual chinese novel where the MC is all about getting stronger and whacking every villian he met. All in all evrything is good.

But damn it turn out to be a 'BL' novel. It got me very uncomfortable so, reluctantly dropped it.

Try it if you are fine with any genre. It really is a good novel
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rhianirory rated it
February 12, 2019
Status: Completed
i liked the love story which was a bit slow but steady, but I really hate stories that end with ... more>>

and they all lose their powers and go back to being "normal" people. Asian stories seem to love this kind of ending, maybe because of the pressure for everyone to fit in and be the same rather than the western ideal of individualism. Dunno, don't care. This kind of ending will always piss me off, though at least the mushrooms are cute

the Abandoned World will sound pretty familiar to those who've played the Persona series of games, it's a lot like the Midnight Hour (monsters included) though the ability users are more like those from the manga Psyren.
if I was rating this just on the love story side this would be about a four but that whole ability thing at the end dropped it another star for me. <<less
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Fairlady1996 rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c34
The character of ML and MC really the same as the earth online. Where the MC is cool and had dont care everything but had almost like a useless abilities but powerful like tang mo and the ML who was already super strong but cooly tried get along with his crush, the MC also similar to fu wenduo. But this story is less comedy than the earth online. Although the plot was very different from other novel, it lacked of humor sense and more like a big crisis waiting to... more>> elaborated. It a bit difficult to fully understand the story just from one time reading because it full of loophole (the mysterious) so sometime I found it a bit boring and decided to take a break before continue it again. <<less
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