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Lucia grew up not knowing she was a princess.

But when her mother died, she entered the palace and had the chance to see her entire future in a dream.

In her dream, when she reached 19 years old, she was auctioned off to the bidder who offered the highest dowry. Her life became miserable from then on.

When she woke up from her dream, she was determined to reshape her future, realizing that she had plenty of time before the crucial turning point.

Thus, she begins her journey to change her dark future.

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New SovietWeeb rated it
July 9, 2018
Status: c34
I normally don't like female romance stories. But I do like female MC's and always have issues find stories with Female MC's that aren't all about love and romance.

This story is no different sadly. The story has lots of nonsensical things happen and the one trait that always appears in female Romance stories is in this, Of course I'm talking about having a Douche Male Lead.

Don't know why. But this is so easy to find that it's annoying. This dude isn't really nice. You get moments when it's just him... more>> and the MC and you might think " Oh that's sweet" or " Aw he's not that bad of a guy" Then you start remembering that he is an asshole that will just use a girls body and throw her away as soon as he's done with her or shows the slightest bit of affection to him. He kills families without mercy. A Nobel that did something he doesn't like not only loses his life. But so does the Wife and Children and it's not needed.

I honestly don't get this. Is this something that woman actually enjoy? Having a d*ck of a man being your lover? Cause I know my friends that are girls wouldn't even associate with someone like that.

The thing with the MC reliving her life seems interesting. Except it's so badly done. It's shown as a dream making it feel a lot less special or cool. It would've been so much better if we got a chapter or two of her spending her days in her original life. Showing her regrets or anger, Then one day she wakes up in the body of her 12 year-old-self. The story doesn't even do anything of interest like having the MC react in a funny way or her having issues just keeping balance after suddenly turning into a 12 year old with such a different body such as the Center of Mass or that her muscles aren't as developed or that her legs are shorter. There is potential here for funny or interesting stuff. It's just the story takes this scene as nothing more then a passing moment

to escape her previous fate. She never tries doing anything differently like trying to be more social (Remember she has the mind of at least a 40+ Now) She does little to nothing with this knowledge. In fact, She doesn't even seem like she's lived through a life of trials and errors. She has no hate for the Count that bought her. She doesn't want to get back at anyone that wronged her or even take care of people with malicious intent that she knows from her previous life. It get's to the point where it doesn't seem human. She doesn't even really have that much of a motivation to do anything besides just live somewhere else and is even willing to marry to a Duke she knows to be a d*ck. Kind of defeats the entire purpose of wanting to escape her previous fate.

I think the son of the Duke should've been a girl instead.

Hell, I think the idea is fairly interesting. But have her instead of just reliving her life almost the exact same tell she's 18. Have her have a little sister that was killed in her previous life due to whatever reason. But in this life she stops that from happening and is able to live with her sister she wasn't able to do before. I think the story should've started before the mother died and the MC saves her mother. She still ends up being entangled into politics but now she's taking care of her mother and making sure she lives a nice life for the struggles she's gone through

. It's just eh. I feel the story has potential to be good but is just so generic. Kind of a disappointment. Hell, I thought the story was pretty good tell the love interest appeared. I like the idea of a not wanted Princess sneaking out and socializing with commoners. I like the Norman Character and wish we got more of that. I can even see a different story where Norman moves away and has the MC come with her. Both Norman and the MC now live together and as time goes on. Have her have to be careful and not have the Royal family find her otherwise she will be taken back. Hell, it'd work best if she was actually wanted by the Royal family. I really just like the Norman character and if this was a Yuri novel then I'd put them together. <<less
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New Jass
July 5, 2018
Status: --
Novel is somewhat of a mixed bag from me. The development is somewhat questionable, as the protagonist is supposedly a special kind of person that somehow manages to attract a man that's known for being playboy. Because he got addicted to her body when they have s*x, or something like that.

I dunno, this all feels a bit too convenient. I don't like the MC at all, she's supposed to be more special than the rest, but most of the time she's just incredibly submissive and that doesn't fit well with... more>> me. Read it to see if you like it, I guess. But for me, it's not really hitting me. <<less
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eseul rated it
May 27, 2017
Status: c77
I'm the translator for this and I read the whole novel. The length is about 64 chapters long with a couple more epilogues and side stories. Honestly, you can't properly review this book until you finished reading it because I don't want to spoil it. There is so much character growth and it's one of the rare novels I see so much dimensions of love. There are so much they talk about through a comedic but serious way. I'm really happy to translate this story because I want to share... more>> this with everyone. <<less
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one_with_the_force rated it
September 8, 2017
Status: --
There are a lot of plot problems with this novel. Most of us grow in a society with non-arranged marriages and even a smaller percent of the population are actually royalty and don't understand the importance of bloodline, the reason why kings marry off female courtiers, etc and why Lucia is really just a lazy bum who acts like she's on a vacation for the rest of her life.

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First take a look at Lucia's mother, Amanda. Amanda snuck Lucia and herself out of the castle and decides to hide in the country's capital, probably only a few hundred miles/km away from the imperial castle. Yes they were able to successfully hide in the capital but that also implies that the jobs that they did were not outdoors because outdoor labor would risk them being found by the members of the royal family which also implies that they probably didn't do any hard labor. The arthor writes that Lucia and her mother lives with some foster family for a short time and then her mother dies from a plague that spreads throughout the city. Lucia is later found after Lucia delivers a letter written by her mother, before her mother is about to die to the royal family, which results in Lucia to be brought back to the castle to start her supposedly new dream as noted by the synopsis. Lucia then reenters the imperial court as a courtier except she does nothing a courtier would do and instead hides in the castle like she is leveling up her sneak skills like she is going to be a master thief. What is most impressive is that her sneak skill is so high that she even manages to be invisible during church service, a public function that all royalty is pretty much required to participate in. In fact, Lucia's sneak skills are so good that she is even more elusive than a WIMP, Weakly interacting massive particles (quantum physics), and since there is no Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in that day in age, no one but God, aka the author, is able to prove that she exist which is what literally happens; She only shows herself when the writer says so; More details will clarify this fact later.

What the people around Lucia perceive about her at first is that she seems autistic but Lucia, being the legendary-tier thief that she is, doesn't do anything about it. I don't know about you but having autism isn't really going to help you in finding a spouse. Maybe you can argue that there are many stages of autism but the fact is that the rumors of her having autism have already spread and she makes no effort to disprove these rumors, like showing up at social events and actually holding a conversation with anybody.

Lucia is also born out of wedlock, which means her mother didn't marry the king, no church-held ceremonial service took place to declare the union of Lucia's mother and the late king (unless the church does postmortem marriages) which means she is a illegitimate child, aka bastard child, which means she isn't even a princess but at most a legitimized bastard. To be clear, being born out of wedlock implies that Lucia's mother isn't even a concubine, wife, or consort of the king.

Let's just assume that the king gave out the title in advance, well he's not dead at the time he receives the letter but he obviously can't marry a dead women unless the church allows a union between dead people which could be done in some religions, Lucia still had opportunities to go to meetings, festivals, balls (dance events), and even church service to show off herself; The importance here is to show potential suitors that she isn't autistic but nope, Lucia is too busy leveling up to be a sorceress leaving the rumors of her being autistic well in circulation. Maybe the king married Lucia's mother in their last seconds? But that would mean that Lucia would have to be present at the wedding which is held by the church which is a pretty big event since her father is literally the king of the kingdom and would give Lucia a huge amount of presence/publicity. Maybe said event does happen but Lucia acted like she was autistic which lead to the rumors of her being autistic? To be clear, said event might not of happened, I made it up to fill plot holes but the author does state that Lucia seems autistic at first when she enters the castle.

I know females act reserved when it comes to romance but there is a clear line between acting reserved and not even telling people you exist and the latter is what Lucia clearly does at her stay in the castle. I'm not sure how anyone is suppose to find her if she hides in her room all day. Maybe if Lucia does some singing, some prince might come along and at least hear her singing which would be a pretty good start even if she can't sing well; Rapunzel reference for those who don't know. When it comes time for her to be married off, she is disappointed that her brother, now the 9th King of Hesse is going to marry her off to some hedonist count after said count won the auction. The fact here is that even if the king was still alive, the current king is the 8th king of Hesse and Lucia's father, would still have to marry her off. Lucia's father might not use an auction system but the fact that he wasn't able to find any suitors means that either he was too busy, no suitors wanted her, or Lucia couldn't compete with the competition, or a combination of said options; Maybe she is waiting until the internet to be invented so she can just use dating sites? Her brother marrying off siblings in his court is proper and something he is required to do anyway, unless you think that Lucia can just leech off the royal family forever or maybe she really is trying to be wizard; If you're going to be a wizard, you better be a F-ing wizard. As stated earlier, her brother and potential suitors all think she is autistic or rumors of her being autistic make it really hard for Lucia to get arranged with suitors that are par/sub-par so she has to settle with the worse of the worse, some hedonist count. If her father, her brother, and suitors knew that she was not autistic that would greatly increase the chances of them trying to find a good match. I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure you would use a reporting agency when you are about to purchase a car from a re-seller and this is exactly what the bidders do, they ask around for the historical equivalent for CarFax and probably learn about rumors of Lucia being autistic, not a very good trait for your children if you ask anyone. Maybe if Lucia actually appeared at social events which would build her presence/popularity, and also serve to disprove the fact that she is autistic then none of her problems, problems that she caused herself, would of happened. Also, if Lucia's mother did not take her out of the castle then Lucia would of had time to educate herself, be known among peers, advertise herself, and maybe even get a suitor to ask for her hand in marriage in front of the king.

I feel like the novel has no consistency. The author makes Lucia's value during her time in the royal castle next to nothing by giving Lucia the curse of silence, it's like the same curse that happens to the Islamic version of Mary Magdalene (True fact and you can read about it by Googling the search phrase "First Miracle of Jesus in Islam", make sure its the Islam version because the numbers don't match in the Christian version) except there is no talking baby Jesus and Lucia's curse also comes with autism, Thanks God!

Lucia spends all her time doing nothing and just relaxes all day and just expects handsome men to come ask her hand in marriage. It's like she read Sleeping Beauty and expects something similar to happen to her; Fun fact, the original version of Sleeping Beauty and variants include either the prince having s*x or raping the sleeping princess, maybe Lucia is into sleep fetish?, which results in the sleeping princess bearing children so maybe she expected that too; Disney wasn't even born yet so the G-rated version doesn't exist yet or maybe it does exist and she hopes that the G-rated version happens to her. She clearly does nothing to change her fate while at the castle despite the synopsis saying she does something; Maybe she does some closed-door cultivation while in the castle to become a Taoist Immortal? Anyway, no surprise later when all her dream of just chilling and relaxing every day for the rest of her life, her foster family were clearly Timon and Pumbaa from Disney's the Lion King, "hakuna matata", It means no worries for the rest of your days; is crushed after no one really wants her and when her brother tries a last resort option of auctioning her off to be married, far better value than just having her eat, sleep, and do a good job at being a liability, the next thing you know, she is all healed by some divine being (cure for autism found!), she suddenly changes her behavior, gains a ton of awareness, and actually has an ambition for self-improvement. I wouldn't be surprised if she uses her legendary-tier higher invisibility to sneak out of the castle since it seems to be a hereditary trait/skill. The story would also be more believable if Lucia died from the thought of marrying a hedonist count and someone transmigrated into her body thus dramatically changing her character because this is what exactly happens.

There is also the option of being disowned by the royal family and marrying a lowborn aka commoner. The number of suitors may increase, obvious fact that commoners greatly outnumber royalty = more suitors, which means she can pick from a larger number of suitors but why give Lucia all the presence in the world when she is among the commoners and none when she is among royalty? Maybe she can request her brother, Lucia's brother is now the king and has the authority to request excommunication, to be excommunicated by the church, because no one ever sees her at church which is a very valid cause for her excommunication, which would allow her to marry a commoner because excommunication also is also a acceptable clause to disown and exile someone.


If you're wondering, there are a many cases of high profile princess and princes revoking their own titles to marry lowborn/non-nobles and still end up with happy lives with no one intimidating them:

Princess Mako of Akishino (Japan), King Edward VIII (England, abdicated from the throne)

Just to prove that I'm not biased, Emperor Akihito and his son Naruhito, former is the current ruler of Japan and latter the crown prince of Japan, married commoners but they are a male and they still kept their royal status. Lucia was very far in the line in succession, that's if females were even in the line of succession at all. The only point to keeping her royal status is to the ease of marrying other royalty. If she doesn't intend to marry royalty, then there would be no harm to just revoking her title to marry a commoner, the royal family would just formally disown her, and both sides can go on with their happy non-overly dramatic lives.

Bonus content:

https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=_Kmh4BbJPz8

The linked video is literally how drastic how Lucia's fate changes <<less
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Liri rated it
July 29, 2017
Status: c15
This novel is a pure diamond, absolutely perfect. I have never read anything as great and I would say, in terms of sophistication, it is on par with novels like To Be A Virtuous Wife and Mei Gongqin and others.

The premise is very similar to Doomed to be Cannon Fodder, an innocent girl tries to escape her terrible fate by intervening with history and thereby altering the course of her life. However, unlike DCF, there is no comedy, there are light-hearted moments but the novel is very mature, not dark... more>> but the tone is definitely more serious.

I really like the story so far, everything about it is perfectly made for me. The chapters are long, the content is mature, as are the characters. They are not stereotypical versions of themselves, but each of them has their flaws. Lucia is small and frail, she is the kind of rabbit you want to embrace and protect but she is also very strong. She takes things into her own hands and makes the best what she can and displays as much agency a woman in her situation can, which is empowering in her own way. But especially the male lead has few vices, but not so bad that you think he is disgusting but more like, room for improvement. Generally, it just makes it more interesting to read.

If you are looking for a novel with depth, then this is definitely something for you! I greatly recommend it! <<less
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yuki1029 rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: Completed
First time doing a review, please excuse my english, not my first language.

Seriously, this novel is a gem. I love how there is a reason for every turn of events. My worst enemy, "Mr. Plot Hole", is unable to show himself. Hurray for that.

The flow of events are quite realistic, the characters are quite lovable.

My MVP are as follow:

1. Demian (the adorable son)

2. Hugo

3. Roy (your sacrifice is fully appreciated)

The duke's family is quite intriguing. So many plot twist, so yummy!
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caelumsidhe rated it
June 7, 2017
Status: c3
Review as of Ch.3

The MC is not your typical protagonist. She's not whiny or annoying and she isn't the complete opposite either which is a very strong woman. She's a "normal" girl who has genuine feelings. She gets confused, scared, and happy. Her decisions are somehow believable considering her circumstances. The story isn't predictable. I was truly surprised by the big revelation at the end of Ch.3 although considering the male lead's actions, perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised about it.

Anyway, I'm glad that I got to know this novel... more>> and I will definitely be following Lucia's story. <<less
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lumiere rated it
June 18, 2017
Status: c6
It's an amazing story! Really amazing! And the main male character is so damn s*xy!

I love his charming yet cool attitude. He's a beast in gentleman clothing (at least that's what it seemed to me♥).

As for the main female lead she's as described, she isn't overly strong and not overly weak, she isn't a genius but she is smart. You can really relate to her, and her decisions are ones I would make myself. Most importantly she doesn't make you feel cringy at all!

This story got a grown up vibe... more>> to it, it's not erotique but the love story is certainly a grown up one. So hearts be ready♥♥♥!


By the way this got an early marriage between our MCs and this element is what makes me wish I could read korean : (since I want to eat up this story to the bones ♥♥


To be honest this got to be one of the best historical love story ever, and I really recommand to read past the first chapter (as it's only the prologue). It's 100% worth the time.

And a special thank you for the translator who not only found a wonderfull novel but also translated it amazingly! <<less
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ppomv rated it
September 20, 2017
Status: c14
This novel is worth taking a chance on. The characters aren't unbelievably cliche. The story does a great job at not revolving every aspect of the narrative to our MC. There are details that are relevant to the world but not only to Lucia. The author does a great job at facilitating those moments. MC isn't a modern person reincarnate (always a plus!) and isn't completely clueless about her begotten circumstances. She's a slightly cynical and naive character that's rare in f/m stories. And the snusnu is on point. Hehehe

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Of course there were princess that revoked or removed themselves from royal lineage but this doesn't apply to Lucia. She has no support from her father, no one to teach her the rules or powers she has as a (pseudo) princess. She grew up as a Commoner and her dream-future husband certainly didn't help with educating her on these aspects. How would Lucia be capable of going to the king and asking for those privileges? With no support or anyone, not even the general servants in the castle know about her, how could she get an audience with the king to even ask for those things?

I agree with the point about her "sleeping beauty" ideology but I don't believe that she expected her father or half brother to be generous to her future marriage. It's why she eventually came to the circumstances of clumsily seeking marriage with the male lead.

And as a final note, cliche as this sounds, this is a work of fiction. The author didn't claim this novel to represent a realistic historical narrative. There isn't a need for the novel to lend itself to historical accuracy.

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puffiness123 rated it
June 11, 2018
Status: c10
I wanted to like this novel but it's pretty boring. She acts all helpless and victimizes herself.

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She received memories of her future life at age 12. Despite having those memories, she didn't do anything for 6 years from ages 12 to 18. Instead there is a time skip that she basically wasted her life doing nothing then the story starts again at age 18 where she goes after a duke, stares at him for 5 days at a party, somehow he becomes interested in her, and then they get into a contracted marriage. I wanted to like this story but the main character is pretty weak, has basically no sense of self, and is boring. There's also a lot of s*x scenes. The plot and world building is pretty bad.

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Suzaku67 rated it
June 1, 2018
Status: c27
Interesting novel so far, I feel like it has a lot of potential. Please note I'm a dude who is reading this while that may not seem to matter, it is josie after all. The story does have a fair but of s*x which I wasn't really into however the character development along with the plot kept it interesting.

The story goes, A girl named Lucia who is raised a commoner has a great dream depicting her future. It will be a hard life with little joy and much betrayal and... more>> sadness. She lives an entire life in her dream predicting everything that would happen and living it. Her life follows the dream, using what she has learned she makes changes in preparation of diverging her life for the better. In her dream she becomes recognized as a princess and lives a lonely secluded life until she is sold at 19 years old, upon a new king rising to power. In light of that event, a damning event which would set her on a crash course for her most hated future she diverges. At 18 she has prepared and approaches a man of high prestige and nobility, offering herself in marriage. This man, a duke is tempted by her odd personality which seems mature, cute but with a very obvious desperation which he cannot figure out. <<less
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cocolot13579 rated it
August 25, 2017
Status: c13
To be honest I really want to like this novel the set up is what I look for and the writing along with that the MC are pretty good. There's only one problem, it's a problem that many Asian romance novels have but none the less it sticks out especially in this novel. The male lead is a domineering pushy asshole. He for me has all the wrong traits.

1. He Is a play boy who abandons women when he gets tired of them

2. Even though I can sense a tragic... more>> backstory with his family coming it does not justify his lack of empathy and strait up bloodlust


3. And this is what is colouring my opinion the most. He does not care about the feelings of the main character. On their first night married he in my opinion strait up raped the main character. He took advantage of the fact that she was drunk and docile to take his pleasure never stopping when she was immensely scared and in pain and (I think this is just the writer not understanding how virginitys work) leaving her bleeding for DAYS afterward. Not only that he then left for a month and came back and in the first five minutes of being back with the MC immediately wanted to have s*x again.


So to conclude only read if you like your men to not care about your feelings or needs at all! <<less
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fan63 rated it
July 25, 2017
Status: c10
Clearly this story shows the development of many new aspects of its characters. Each has determined that this is a marriage of convenience. But I feel this arrangement may bring them much more than they expect. I look forward to reading the rest of this novel.
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NastyOlRoshi rated it
June 14, 2017
Status: c6
Story looks very interesting so far just 5 chaps in. You basically have a male lead who is a 'playa' and by the looks of it will fall for the cute, common-plain looking princess. I'm looking forward to reading more chapters. I'm a big sucker for the kind of plot where male lead has been hooking up with lots of bitches but slowly shifts his attention towards the girl that at first he had no interest and eventually she is on his mind all the time. I'm guessing that's what... more>> is gonna happen.

Their interactions are quite interesting thus far and there have been introduced lots of other characters too. Will update my review if HTL is done, hopefully I will still like the story when that happens. <<less
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October 29, 2017
Status: c14
I only recently discovered this hidden gem. As soon as I read the first chapter, I've binge read the remaining
in just one day. That's how much it's worth reading.

The MC is such a breath of fresh air. She was that character that's not hard to love. To say, her witty attitude and calm demeanor gies hand in hand gives contrast to th male lead. Hugo is one handsome guy, altho I can't like his playboy attitude but I assure you that it wouldn't last for long *insert lenny face*.
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Yenna rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: c10
I love this story, would give it 10 stars if I could. The main character is so cute I love her and the male lead is a badass. This is one of my all time favorite stories, the translation is also great and the story is written really well!
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Infinity Sword
April 10, 2018
Status: c16
I normally doesn't read story of this type, but because I'm bored I read it. And I'm really surprised with this novel. It's quite interesting.

The interaction between Hugo and Lucia is interesting. So far I can see both would grow along the story.
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explorerbean rated it
January 29, 2018
Status: c15
Super smooth translation, and characters that act like human beings instead of cardboard cutouts. Relatable drama that isn't overblown, hot s*x, and that raredt of all qualities: common sense. Give this one a read.
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