Lucia

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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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The Lazy Slug
The Lazy Slug rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: --
My honest opinions are: this novel definitely deserved a 4.5+.

I don't know about you but, trust me, in novel sites like this, it isn't particularly Earth-shattering and heaven-defying to find something like a commoner suddenly turning out to be noble (it was revealed in one go, yeah, but it's not like it's the focus of this story). If you stick a little around in NU, you'd find things even more shocking. lol

Even with the low rate and opposed reviews here and there, I hope you would not completely shut yourself... more>> off of this novel's good points as well. I highly recommend this!!

Reason are as follows:

PS. Please bear with me as it will be long.

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To start off... indeed, there were slightly ambiguous phrasing at the start of the novel, leaving some details loosely hanging about. Not sure if it was just originally like that, or some problems with translation [PS. The translation is really good, mind you. But as someone who also knows a few languages, misinterpretations cannot be avoided... more like, there simply isn't a good enough term for it in another language].

Going back to that "ambiguous phrasing"... it isn't really much. At some point, I made a justification of it myself. For example: about that part of MC doing laborious tasks at the start because she had no attendants but everything about her body still coming out soft and 'perfect.' For this, my answer came off as perhaps because of that 'poison' plant she ate that was cleansing her in hindsight. Or another: indeed, that casually mentioned part of her autism (in my brain that time: if it's not needed and would just be brushed off anyway, why bother mention it? It puzzled me a while as to its significance but, after some time... I guess it was really just nothing. But of course, I haven't completed the book yet, so I'm not sure). Others include some confusion in the MC's "past life, " the hanging end with Norman, etc. etc.

^But of course, I think things like that are only if you want to nitpick the story. Because, so far, as I read on, my confusion on these things were indirectly answered. Of course, it might just be my imagination supplying the details, and getting this piece as a possible explanation of another etc, but what author would offer everything to the reader in a silver platter? I think dropping it here and there was acceptable compared to directly referencing it.

So... rather than focusing on these tiny details, I'd like to integrate them to look at the full picture.

First things first, I think that the development wasn't too nonsensical or fast paced. Some people would say that it was just there to "move the plot" (eg. MC "dreaming"... that is one heck of a detailed dream after all, MC being "sneaky" and eventually meeting ML, MC being "brought to the palace" etc) but for me, it really wasn't the case. It didn't appear too forceful and, more often, actually acceptable (or maybe it's just 'cause my level of what's acceptable or not had already been dulled after reading lots of isekai/transmigrated stories LOL HAHA).

True, arrange marriages in this day and age seemed non-existent and royal bloods are rare. But if we overly constrict ourselves to nonfictional things, there would be no such thing as fiction. And stories like a super overly genius assassin with an accessible space in her head wouldn't exist. The setting and some rules on the matters of succession, the attitude of the King, the laws about illegitimacies were also explained in the story so it's not like you have to constrict yourself to modern setting as basis for this one.

But to criticise the book just because the MC was "lazy" and just had "sneak attacks" or "waiting for some miracle", as you come to read this novel, my opinion of this MC was far from it. If she was lazy and really lacked determination to change her course, she wouldn't have even thought of sneaking out and befriending the novelist, finding a friend and giving her a chance to earn money by herself.

Not sure if it's just me... but I hope one would also consider the premise of this story. Consider MC's background (of course, she has a "noble" background from her mother's side but not one knew that), the King who can't seem to think well, her place as the 16th princess, high society, etc, and one could somehow understand her actions and nature at the start. I do not blame her for being unable to do anything to prevent some things. Other readers are probably not used to it because we are often given MCs who can somehow get their way around here in NU but, for me, this MC's behaviour was believable given the circumstance.

If there's just one fast-paced part of this novel, I dare say it's just the romance.
But who am I to complain? It is smut for a reason. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

At least we were also given the chance to see their feelings grow later on and not just smack dabbing like the others.

Yes, some might say this novel started with physical and sht, but the character development that came after that was something that I laud for in this story. The dynamics of the characters, especially the protagonists, was something I adored. It gets a bonus too since we get some insights from both male and female protags. If I could, I'd also like to just back this two and yell at them for being idiots. Then again, where's the fun in that? Settling your feelings by yourself and time was part of development too. And they were heading in the good direction, so it was unnecessary.

Yes, the male was notoriously known for his playboy ways. He is "impure, " "really evil." But if you judge a man's love just by his carnal past, I am in no position to admonish you (because I was once in that phase) but please think again. Him treating his wife was good. Him respecting his wife was good and being loyal to her like a do- lion was also good. I will not judge people on their tastes of partner, but this couple was good because I feel like they really care and love each other despite the heavy/mature drama going on (eg. the contract and all, etc).

I am not one who will deal with trifling matters. It's too stressful dealing with such things. ML's past love adventures were his past, nothing to be done about it. But now he had MC, it was good how much effort and thought he's really putting in with her. Considering her feelings, and breaking loose ends, for someone who grew in an unfavourable environment, he is learning.

Other than ML, the other characters were really lovable, the MC and the butler more so. HAHAHA I love her way of simply unconditionally loving people. You can say it selfless... or selfish. Take your pick. But for me, I love her kind heart. She isn't someone I can hate. Some love her like I do. Some might think of her too docile. Some just enough... I will not hold you off of that.

PS. Why do people assume anyway, that just because you've been wronged before, it is absolute that you must revenge? Well, true, I still read novels like that but sometimes, I also feel like that kind of thing is pointless. It's tiring and too bothersome. And for this story, I think it fits that the MC isn't vengeful. Besides, it's not like these evil people will not get their just desserts anyway.

So to MC, I can only say one thing (which I've said before) : I think her character fits perfectly given the setting and plot. The way she's written was so consistent (in fact, I daresay almost all characters are) so they were easy to understand, and I like that. It fits the development well. I am eagerly awaiting for more.

If there's just one thing that I still had a hard time accepting: perhaps it's the ML's brutal ways. Surprisingly, rather than the usual MC being vengeful and sht (yknow, after being treated harshly and so), it's actually the ML this time. lol I already had considerable experiences reading stories like that but still! I did not mind the ML's past... escapades, since he is already rectifying that as we speak. But I hope there is some improvement on the bloodlust as well. He isn't a bad guy, just that he's overdoing it. I don't think there is absolutely no room for negotiations that his more often complete "wipe out" would be considered justified. If you don't understand what I'm talking about... read the novel ;) ;) But, of course, you have been warned. lol

PS. I am still hwaiting for that capital comeback and Norman. lol But with the arrival of Damien... I wouldn't mind a few more Northern "countryside" arcs. HAHAHA

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TL;DR I really love the development. I love the story, and I is pretty much good as it is. Their past might be "brushed off" and given in one go at the start, but the development in the middle was really good... of how the two MCs are trying to learn and be good to each other (more like MC taming ML hahaha). There wasn't any pointless drama... just enough to give us some depth of the characters and their principles.

I think one good factor that lead me to say this is good is because there are already plenty of updates to read about. I was able to grasp the development than just the pillow talks every now and then. For those who are just starting, I can say that there's a higher chance for you to love this than those who caught only a glimpse at the start. Please give it a try.

Overall, it's a good read. I did not regret catching up to the latest update even with an exam in a few days. HAHAHA Someone slap me please LOL <<less
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Kokokabana
Kokokabana
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
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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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pedoislegal1774
pedoislegal1774 rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c60 part1
Sorry for my english first and cause this was the first review I wrote.

Be honest, I love this story. The Male and female lead have a good built background, not only them but many of support character too. The female lead not the fooling type I normally see through some other novel, she smart and know how to control herself and use thing around her well.

At some part I had many feeling for the Male lead too, since he have quite complicate background. His action sometime seem foolish or childish... more>> but you can sympathize with him a lot throughout the story, of how he developing his feeling together with female lead.

That all, thank the translator for picking up this wonderful story. <<less
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linnil
linnil rated it
October 5, 2018
Status: c54 part1
Superb Novel!!

Nice character! A true smart female lead and the reasonable side character!!

Some dark history and secret. It super perfect!!

When you read it, you will know the author have plan ahead and story structure and pacing is so nice.

This is gem you must read!!
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DevonJR
DevonJR
September 20, 2018
Status: c50 part2
it was thanks for the translator for picking up this novel. Good job & hugs.

it was good translation & I also like the translator give some opinion especially for the smut scene lol. It was funny.

joke aside, smut & female arc with good plot. Then bam. I already read some of the spoiler that some people give it make me can't wait to read in future which is a good side for me since for other novel after I read the spoiler, make me stop read the novel for a... more>> long time. <<less
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_eamkie
_eamkie rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: c44
I love it.

The MC isn't really up for revenge, she just wants a peaceful life and when she got it she didn't asks for more.

The ML was an as*hole, but he never really treated the MC badly (except for being too active), right when he got married he also stopped his playboy shenanigans and unknowingly to him, gave his marriage a chance. I love his character development and just literally how he is as a main lead. Like, other ML should take notes.

It's really a fluff novel that would make... more>> you blush in most chapters. Lmao.

Anyways, I enjoyed it a lot and I can't wait for the translations to be finished. I'll be tuning in. <<less
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Jass
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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explorerbean
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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k1nk4
k1nk4 rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: c57 part2
nice read so far, albeit some huge contradictions.

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ML main reason to hate himself is that his family needs to pratice incest with half sister to keep bloodline going on. For centuries his ancestors seems use the logic of only one boy and girl for generations,

Author doesnt seems to have any idea about breeding/inbreeding.

The others nobles act kinda naive... Except ML aids ofc.

even though ML is supposed to be a very decisive person, the great drama so far is about him martinizing himself over not wanting to love" FL and thinking too much about every single word she says.

as expected of a female author I'd say, probably a perfect work to the intended audience

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Infinity Sword
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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