I’m Sorry I’m Not Qualified to Be Empress


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After an unhappy marriage, Rose Etoile dies miserably at the hands of her husband, the Emperor of the Solstern Empire. Somehow, she goes back to the day before the emperor’s marriage proposal to her, and at the rate she’s going, it looks like she’ll have to marry that bastard again.

“I’ll go to Helavant instead of Lady Muriel, the Marquis’s daughter!”

Rose escapes from the madman to the Helavant Empire, but must live with a brute instead. And so she decides. She would tame this beast in order to take revenge on the Emperor of Solstern.

Associated Names
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I'd Rather Be A Queen
자격미달 황후라 죄송합니다
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Recommendation Lists
  1. revenge is best served hot
  2. Romance fantasy 4
  3. Meh and nope
  4. will read 2.
  5. Romance Books

Latest Release

Date Group Release
12/16/19 little ajummas c5
12/09/19 little ajummas c4
12/02/19 little ajummas c3
11/28/19 little ajummas c2
11/24/19 little ajummas c1
11/17/19 little ajummas prologue
8 Reviews

Nov 25, 2019
Status: c1
3.5 to 4 right now because the premise is interesting.

The quality of the translation seems good enough so far.

The emperor and the mistress piss me off but honestly they’re supposed to so I’m not going to rate this badly for that. But if the emperor eventually becomes the ML in the rebirth I will have to return to give the story part of this review 1/5. This guy is the biggest piece of horse crap possible.

I also feel bad for the MC but I don’t know enough about her to... more>> root for her yet.

On the other hand the tags have revenge included so there’s also a chance my rating will go up. <<less
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Mar 27, 2022
Status: c63
I love it. You can really feel the tension between this pairing. It is not rushed and develops at an steady pace. Her thoughts about revenge do not get thrown away like in some other books, but they also do not dominate the entire history. It is just the right mixture and in my opinion it is really well written. The story is interesting and not so theee same cliché like I'm other books with the reincarnation revenge genre

Furthermore the translator did a great job, as I could read without... more>> finding any faults. Great work 👏. <<less
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Aug 16, 2021
Status: c11
The premise is common, there are plenty of stories like this, but I don't really mind that.

The first 5 chapters were translated perfectly imo. Starting from chapter 6, the translation quality has gone low. I tried real hard to keep on reading this but I'm dropping this now. The translation was subpar to the point where I can't understand what theheck was being said. It feels like it's machine translated, but I see people sponsoring chapters. Wth?
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Jan 12, 2020
Status: c5
So... 3.8/4.0 this is what I think after reading the first 5c.

The premise is good, interesting, it's nothing new but the story and characters have a lot of ¿Opportunities? To grow up into something new (character development) Wich is really good, and the fact that the protagonist isn't an "op" type of female lead at the current beginning, is pleasant to read sometimes.

I really love revenge stories, I love how the protagonist who have suffered the unreasonable hate by the evil bitc*s take the karma with her/him hands... I can't... more>> see this with the current personality of Rosé,

she's a slow thinker and she can't control her actions well -she slap the antagonist without realizing it - it was satisfying tho ~

but she has the chance to grow, cus she know what where/are her current lackings/debilities and she wants to change too...

The antagonist/villains/whatever sh*t oppose Rosé in the future seems to have a lot of evil potential, they're frustrating, astute, and sooo hateable that makes me wanna cross dimensions to break his neck (Wich is good, a good story has a really bad antagonist) I can see a lot of future plots happening with him involved... Only time will say if my intuition was correct, but he's going to be a pain in the ass.


The traduction is consistent and good! I hope we can see more chapters cus the novel in the original language has 39 by so far (for what I remember lol) <<less
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Dec 04, 2020
Status: c13
The storyline isn’t original but it definitely has potential to be a great story.

The MC is likeable and is not meek or s*upid (so far) which can be negative aspect in these reincarnation/ romance novels. She’s intelligent and resourceful. The revenge part is also reasonable and well thought out (at least until ch 13).

Overall, I really hope that it continues to be translated and I’d like to see the story develop!
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Jun 20, 2021
Status: c26
Pretty good so far! Not too much to say other than the story is progressing really well at this point and that there’s is definitely a lot of juicy drama to look forward to.

The true ML isn’t necessarily an as*hole who doesn’t deserve the FL (I HATE when they do that in stories). He’s pretty cool so far and seems like he’ll come to truly love the FL eventually! The FL is a pretty good character as well, not much to say though since she’s not one of those extreme... more>> personality type of FLs (like she is badass at moments and super nice, but she’s not that hardcore badass or literal embodiment of an angel - type of character). I don’t have really too many or any complaints, she doesn’t frustrate me by just letting bad stuff happen to her. She’s smart and kind but also doesn’t let herself be pushed around and messed with if she can help it. She’s very strategic.

if you’re hesitating, I’d say just give it a read. It’s a good story that I’ll for sure be looking forward to new chapters from! <<less
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Shion Lee
Shion Lee
Oct 12, 2023
Status: c70
Really love this story. The premise is quite cliche with the revenge story and contract marriage, but the execution is really good.

FL's personality is so-so, but she's the typical headstrong badass FL in most regression trope, albeit still moderately and not too much.

Unlike most stories when the so-called barbarian ML turns out to be a big softie who fell for FL quickly, this ML is a true big bad wolf who still fell for FL quickly (lol) but couldnt express it because FL keeps drawing the lines. The tensions between... more>> them are so delicious it makes my heart goes badump everytime they have a scene together and we can can often see ML literally losing control for FL.

FL's whole family (main and branch) is literally the best, most wholesome thing here tbh. The most supportive type of family, whether it be emotionally or financially. So glad to see everyone getting along for once without the badblood.

I really really really hope this got picked up again by anyone cuz I have no access to the raws to read ahead. <<less
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Kim Nara
Kim Nara
Feb 16, 2022
Status: --
Why 3? Because our FL personality is constantly changing and inconsistent so it feels annoying.

Okay human emotions is really not constant but there's basic underlined in it which will guide every person behaviour into something that follow their own pattern. You can't change it as you please just for the sake of scene.
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