I’m Not Your Female Lead!


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Ye Yu transmigrated into a self-cultivation novel.


After her second transmigration, she became the evil female side lead of the novel.

In order to avoid a tragic ending, Ye Yu decided to stay away from the devil-like male lead. But she transmigrated over at an awkward time…

Therefore, the second day after Ye Yu transmigrated over, news spread in the devil world- The Demon King had just gotten married last night and got kicked out of the palace by the Devil Queen.

Demon officials: How bad must the Devil King’s skills be?

Demon King: …

After that-

Ye Yu said: Don’t come over! I am really not the female lead! Male lead, you have gotten the wrong person!

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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
February 16, 2020
Status: Completed
This one is cute and short. It makes ypu want to read it in one sitting which I did. Eventually you'll fall in love with it asthe chapters go up. Supposedly I would've given this 5 stars, which I really thought about for a long time before I rated it 4 stars.

The reason why is because ... more>>

the ending was too abrupt, don't misunderstand me its actually good since they have a happy ending BUT its too short, too open and the authoer should've at least didnt end it like that.


This is not fluffy thoug, just slightly, but it's comedy, action, drama and a little bit of fluffy for cute moments

I recommend this to majority <<less
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Vampy11 rated it
July 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Very disappointed. When I first read the preview I was expecting a nice fluffy comedy but I didn't get that. Yes I suppose if you just want a quick read this is ok but for those who like seeing developments between the FL and ML do not read this.

The FL never ends up telling the ML that she likes him and it's only the ML who's always trying to please her. The way it ended was too abrupt and left me with so many questions

In the beginning it was so fun to read so I'm just sad with the way it ended and although I understand authors POV nonetheless I just wish I knew that it wasn't much of a story.
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February 21, 2020
Status: Completed
Completely agree with TheLadyWhoLi. Glad to share the sentiments. I too wanted to rate it 5 but the strong longing I have for a bit more detailed ending took away one star. The story is good. It wad funny, witty and fun. I loved that the ML always recognised and approached the MC no matter when or where. But I hated that they never got to display a mutual show of affection. Though the author left it at a open happy note where they're most probably gonna get together. A... more>> little bit of affirmation would've added a lot more charm to the story. Mainly because they've parted on a tragic note the previous two times.

All in all it's a pleasant, short and light read to fill up your bored days. No heavy drama / angst / dog food available here though.

But I absolutely loved our quirky heroine. This gonna put this on my personal favourites list. <<less
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HikariHirai rated it
May 10, 2020
Status: Completed
I don’t know what to think of the story. I started to mtl the novel, because I found the description funny. I liked the idea, that the FL throws the ML out of the bed. I read the whole novel so it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t quit what I expected. I thought there was more romance. The novel is quite like a Xiaxia novel out of the perspective of a bystander B. You get some action, but most of the time it is like a slice of life novel.... more>> The romance is there, but more from the Ml, because the FL is not very romantic. They don’t really get together and it is more of an open Ending. Not quite my type of novel. <<less
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vishae rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: Completed
Finished reading it in Chinese (I was way too impatient to wait for the translation) - I got my phone to read it out to me, I can't read the characters but I could understand it if it's read aloud to me, so I'm not basing this off a translation.

Looking at my star rating, you would think that I don't like the story. That's not true, I actually like it quite a lot, but 5 stars need to be an exceptional story.

This is a very light story, perfect as a... more>> palate cleanser after reading too many heavy (or long, or terribly written) web novels.

It's funny, and the interactions between the two leads are charming.

A couple of things to note:

  1. Although Xuan Yi is the protagonist of the novel Ye Yu falls into, remember that Ye Yu is our protagonist.
    I've been reading too many transmigration novels lately where the protagonist gets transmigrated into a side character and their goal becomes "help the novel's protagonist complete xyz".
    This novel does follow the same tropes, but then it kind of doesn't as well and our female lead gets to do her own thing in addition to helping the male lead.
    This was a bit jarring for me at the start,

    especially when we get to the Sword Sect section and the male lead disappears for a while

    but then I remember who our true main character is and I appreciated how it made me view the genre a little differently.
  2. This a very short story. And one of the main reasons why this is a 3-star and not a 4-star.

    The story description makes it seem like the story is mainly about Ye Yu's second transmigration. But in fact, the second transmigration doesn't happen till more than halfway through the story. Everything before that seems like an intro/prologue. As such, the "main part" of the story is less than 30 chapters.

  3. There are cultivation elements and it is a cultivation world, but take it as part of the scenery. Our characters don't have to work hard for it, at all. And I don't mind it, this is a rom-com in a cultivation world.
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Beruberu13 rated it
November 23, 2020
Status: c70
After chapter 57 the plot change and I lost interest. I tried to hang on and continue but I just really can't go on anymore..


I hate the fact that after the reset of system, she lost her original body and occupied the priness body

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JackieS rated it
October 18, 2021
Status: c87
I enjoyed reading this story until second transmigration where the main focus was on her talking with the system. I prefer stories without the system or just with a minimal involvement.

Not sure if this was in the original novel or added during the translation process, but using word "guys" in "what do you GUYS think", etc. Was extremely annoying and didn't really fit into the novel.
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April 17, 2020
Status: Completed
The whole story was interesting and the first few chapters really grabs you in.


but the way it ends though

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srrrahim rated it
April 16, 2021
Status: Completed
It has a good cover novel, interesting title and interesting synopsis. But It's a pity that I can't even feel the chemistry between the ML and FML
It start with an interesting plot, but went downhill soon. It has an interesting FML, and cute ML, but it just feel so boring. I should have listen to other reviewer and other fellow reader that read it before
After more than 100 chapters, I still can't feel and see FML really love ML. And the story plot also quite boring. It's a waste of my time. I was just persisting to read it until the end because I am quite curious about the ending
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earlgreyt rated it
December 27, 2020
Status: Completed
MC is very cool, definitely one of the coolest female MCs I've read in a looong time.

Somewhat of a tsundere as well. Very humorous.

... more>>

MC actually slaps ML for forcing a kiss and berates him for it.

"Just because you're stronger doesn't mean you shouldn't respect people weaker than you." (paraphrase).

Hell yea!


The ending, however, was very dissatisfactory.


Basically after making you (the reader) invested into this whole storyline with the transmigration and the system, the side characters, the xianxia world, everything is relegated to "it was a dream."

So what happened to the side characters/the rest of the world??

The final resolution was abrupt and left a lot to be desired.


Overall a fluffy and cute story with a strong MC in the xianxia genre. <<less
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rhenfang20 rated it
October 11, 2022
Status: Completed
I just finished reading the story.

This was a good read but I have to agree with the TheLadyWholi and other similar reviews about the abrupt ending, that's why it's 4 stars. Although I also agree with the author that it's good to end it there but I also not (it's complicated lol).

It's a fast-paced story with not a lot of descriptions on it. There's also a lot of time skip with only short descriptions on what the MCs are doing, especially on their cultivation. So don't expect any controversies or... more>> face-slaps or something. Not much world-building too (one of the reasons why it's not a perfect star with some inconsistencies here and there).

Just a light read but also sometimes makes you think if you noticed the foreshadowing and guessing what will happen next.

In conclusion, although it has an abrupt ending but I'm also satisfied with how the plot turns out. Especially, the end;


Where the MC went back to her original world and the plot didn't develop where she was forced to stay in the novel world just because she likes the ML or something.

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December 30, 2021
Status: Completed
Started reading this only to realize that I've read this before, but I kept on reading regardless.

Interesting story of MC who transmigrated into a novel and reluctantly completing missions being given by the system. All the mission related to the main story, that is the ML revenge plan. ML is the normal cold type, while MC nonchalant/idgaf attitude is my cup of tea.

Just like a lot of novel of this genre: it's light, not too much scheme, sometimes funny.

All in all I enjoyed this book (still), even though this is... more>> my second time reading. <<less
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kari rated it
January 17, 2021
Status: Completed
It was so good! A fun read with comedy, some action n romance! Reminded me a lil of "my disciple died yet again" although they r different. Writing n translation is great.

The transmigration aspect n plot are fun & the MC is very likeable. She also doesn't have any of the annoying or White lotus type habits.

Definitely a recommended read.

... more>> But the ending is just begging for extras!! We readers need closure!

Wish the author would have written those to nicely tie up the loose ends and also give us some sugar 😅

-1 star for lack of that.

It's still a HE though. So no worries there. <<less
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Pahpie rated it
June 30, 2023
Status: c97
Sigh! The story has a pretty good synopsis, yes! But-

I've been ignoring this book for years until today when I had nothing better to read. Now I know why I had selectively ignored it.


so the synopsis is on a part 57 chapters into the novel. Yes! The first part we just see the the transmigrated FL being a fortune teller, which is a pretty good job for a transmigrator. But this part hella bored me.


If it hadn't been for my desperation, I would have given up.

what I really hated though.


was how Princess Ye had a complete negative IQ. Like the f*ck? She is completely s*upidoo! And I'm thinking; wasn't this the person she was supposed to transmigrate into.


i really used to hate it when people replace people's lives and start 'fixing' it. Especially when "holier-than-thou" characters enter a villainess's body and start to 'clean up their mess.' And apparently 'safely gaining everyone's affection by being sensible and kind' and so 'they are better than the og host.'

Like-Beitch! You're the one that's not worthy.

That's why I prefer novels where the host is the one that invites the transmigrator or rebirth.


And there's the animal love story- just nahh! And the 'oh-you're the first person I've received kindness from' plot- Jesus!!


but I endured all that because I had nothing else to read.


It started to pick up the time when Princess Ye started to look for ye yu. Because Princess Ye is an idiot with a lot of power, she chases after Ye yu for no reason. Mark you! She's a Princess but wears no veil and has no servants to follow her around. Not only that, she has no idea about Princess etiquette. No matter how her parents spoil her, it's impossible to act like a mountain ruffian.

And when Ye yu finally becomes the ml's bed warmer (not really), Princess Ye wants to kill her because she senses something between Ye yu and the ml.

And I'm wondering! Author- sincerely, how s*upid can you really make a person. Yeah?

And the author answers; So s*upid that even after finding out that the ML might be an undercover god- the Princess doesn't repent. She still tries to kill the Ye yu.

Ha! By god!

so, she wants to win the emperor's favor but can't find a more intelligent way to do away with Ye yu. Okay!


but I endured that because, just because it doesn't make sense, doesn't meant it should get in the way of a good story right? Besides it picked up, and in such an entertaining way.


i was really excited when Ye yu got into the body of the person she damned and the prince remembered his past life. I was thinking; she's going to suffer. Hahaha!

And I was like; I hope they can get together soon and the misunderstanding doesn't last.

because I hate it when misunderstandings last.

and I was thinking. Maybe the first part was just a prelude and we can finally see some action since the second transmigration was what we saw in the synopsis.

but my! Even before anything could happen- the ML with his magical IQ had already figured that that was his girl.

but then I thought; fine, fine. Now we can skip to the good part.

ha! Ha! Ha! Indeed.

chapter 97! Ladies and gentlemen. Chapter f*cking 97! And I don't understand the conflict that doesn't allow them to be together. Fine, we can say that she must fulfill the plot, yes- of which they don't tell us why.

but, if at least the FL had a bit of feeling towards the ml. The ML has expressed it dozens of times but, FL is a serious block of wood.

she only fears him yet he has done nothing to make her afraid. Nothing. In fact, if given the chance, this ML can turn into an actual milk dog.

chapter 97 and they haven't even kissed. We should be in the stage of denial of feelings if we really want to stretch the final romance out. Especially if the book is only 137 chapters long.

like at least, let her initiate a passionate kiss that expresses her emotions without saying them out loud.
But no. Not even an ghost of emotion from the fl. Nothing. So much so, I was unaware of it as the reader. I was asking myself whether she really is the FL and not a block of wood. Romance shouldn't be so complicated for a mob character. Maybe she really felt like a mother.

The only praise she has for him is he is smart and he is handsome. And she doesn't even say it out loud. Jesus.


And the worst part is that


the author is going to put the two characters in an awkward situation.

Like so much into each other's personal space that they breath in what the other breathes out. Then the author will use words like "they almost kiss" and "before she lost her mind, she snapped back to her senses. And turned away from him." As well as, "she pushed him away."

and you'll see the ML say pathetic things like "I'll make you fall in love with me."


but you see. This is now just an awkward situation instead of an intended steamy situation. Because there is no heat from the fl. The only one burning coal is the ml. There is never going to be any global warming at this rate.

it made me feel like the ML was just bothering the fl, made the situation very awkward, uncomfortable and disgusting.

after 97 and no kiss. I came back to read reviews and saw it was an open ending.

Ladies and gentlemen.

This is where I rest my case. No more. I won't read anymore.

Now if anyone has any good recommendations. I'm all ears.
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Eva Chibizova rated it
January 10, 2023
Status: v93
I guess I’ll read it to the end but... like why all the characters look so paper-like?
No one has any individuality besides MLS, but they are also somewhat bland. Like where is the chemistry?
plot feels really forced and has a lot of holes too. Can’t say there anything that would make heart flutter either.

On the other hand, translation is very nice 👍
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Evie Ren A
Evie Ren A rated it
June 8, 2022
Status: Completed
Really enjoyable. This such a playful story, funny and light-hearted even the darker points of the plot are slightly brushed over or they are shortly addressed so it doesn't affect the overall lively romance atmosphere.

I really like the FML, she was practical and had very consistent trust issues along the entirety of the story, but I enjoyed the banter between the main couple and the involuntary advances of her feelings.
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J.A.M. rated it
May 21, 2022
Status: Completed
Amazing plot. The story isn't drag and it was even a little bit fast pace for me.

I'm a little disappointed in the ending because I think it's a bit early to end. I think MC still haven't develop her feelings to ML further. She was still at the knowing stage, not acceptance.

The characters are good but some things are a bit unreasonable like why MC enter the body of the other Ye Yun? Did the other Ye Yun die? And it's too favourable to MC. ML is too pitiful. He... more>> was always left behind.

But its a good story. Ignoring what I wrote above, its a great novel. <<less
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AraAra4321 rated it
February 6, 2022
Status: Completed
First of all this story had the potential to be an amazing story and I could recommend to others if they want to read a fast paced novel, they could read this. But of course there's a reason why this amazing story is only 4 stars.

But let me tell you the good things first. I really love the interaction between MC and ML. They're pretty funny and hilarious together, especially when ML was still playing doggy. And MC kept on bringing the time ML spent as a doggy constantly in... more>> the future.

There were also many instances where both the MC and ML teased each other, at the start MC kept on winning the teasing match, but later on ML started to get creative.

On to the bad things. One of the reason this story weren't getting a good ratings is the pacing of the story. It moves so fast that if you're not hooked to the story itself you wouldn't feel immersed in the story.

Because of this fast pacing the side characters are less developed and serve only as a background picture to the story. We don't even get an in depth description of the main villain, and it felt like his motive was unclear and almost hold no weight.

There were many instances where I questioned "hey, I don't think that the other characters are this dumb" or "this part won't work well because certain things would happen and blablabla" or "this felt like a big ass plot hole" Again we could blame this all on the pacing

Let's not talk about the ending, it was so abrupt. But it did indeed do the job, still I think the author could've written something more appealing.

Simply put this story could've been an amazing story if the author had tried a little harder to write it. The whole story comes out as a rough draft for a big novel and not the final product. <<less
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IvaAres rated it
June 11, 2021
Status: Completed
This was pretty good. The chapters were short, to the point and the plot was cute. And well. This isn't the best novel and not the worst novel. Not something that will leave a strong impression on you... more>>
cuz I read this and started watching something else. While watching something else I totally forgot about this novel for a few days lol.

I was hesitant about reading this at first because I thought the novel would begin for the FLs second transmigration based off the description but I was wrong. It starts off from her first transmigration and then she dies. Then she transmigrates forward into the future of the novel and the ML still remembers her from their previous life. They don't officially get together and begin dating in the novel but their are a lot of fluffy moments.

I wish the author had continued the novel and gave us a few extra chapters where the FL and ML actually confess and begin dating in their real world. <<less
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May 19, 2021
Status: Completed
I do not regret reading it, as it was entertaining enough, but I got the feeling that midway the plot went sideways so the novel could be wrapped up more quickly. Just my impression.

Characterization... No major character developments in my view and I never truly felt the chemistry between the FL and the ML.
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