Rebirth of a Movie Star

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In his previous life Bai Lang was a small star. He rejected his boss and s*upidly engaged in a relationship which he thought was true love.

He didn’t expect that he would get betrayed, die of a heart attack and trouble his boss to accompany him on his last journey.

After his rebirth, he decided to give up on true love. As for his boss… since he wants something then just let him have it.

So this little star after his rebirth collected his boss, and then it became a true love story with his boss.

In between there are good friends/love rivals/scum men in the mix. A sweet story with a happy ending.

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重生之朗朗星空
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LustHan
New LustHan rated it
August 12, 2020
Status: c38
This is the first time I wish an antagonist (su quan) was the protagonist. Not that he's that outstanding but because he at least has a personality and good storyline. The main character is extremely boring, if you expect an interesting main character and nice romance then this is not your novel although it seems like this is all it has to offer at first sight. I'm reading this only because I have nothing better to do.

The main character is bland with a dry personality, the "unique quality" according to... more>> author is his mature aura but he's really not that mature for someone that had a rebirth, heart disease and betrayed.

Now, I've read my share of shitty novels but this one has made me speechless, I could stick around lazy typical plots but with the condition that the main character is somewhat likable, at least funny, smart or cunning, this one is just There.

As for the romance, the ML really had potential and I'm a little disappointed at the lack of communication with the MC, every time they talk, the ML interrupts what MC says with a kiss when he doesn't like it or vice versa and it's a really tired scene.

The only saving grace I guess is the son, he's a good boy, although there are many cringey scenes and the couple acts overly sexual around a KID. Like, it's frustrating, the MC acts flustered and shy but doesn't put any effort into stopping or telling ML about it (they had s*x on the couch while the kid was sleeping in his room and could wake up any moment among other things like sleeping naked and/or making out when he's sleeping on the same bed).

Everything is spoken as a matter of fact, the friendships look painfully fake with the lack of described interactions (duh), many opportunities are thrown at the MC for no reason really. Not to mention there are sexist undertones. Haven't read a novel this bad that had me writing a negative review like this in a long time.

Giving it two stars and not one because it's an easy read thanks to the translators. <<less
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FanGirlNoha
New FanGirlNoha
August 8, 2020
Status: c61
Hmm... this one gives me mixed feelings. My original rating is somewhere between 4.25~4.5 depending on which chapter I'm reading.

Firstly, the translation quality was very good compared to many other novels on this site. So kudos to the translation team! 👍

Secondly, let's talk about the plot - there is a plot - basically a mixture of face-slapping, revenge and diabetes- inducing fluff. There are plenty of loopholes and flaws of you think rationally, but the overall feeling is good. It doesn't excell in any specific aspect but it was... more>> pleasent to read. I felt there was adequate drama and world building.

Thirdly, ROMANCE: the romance is good. It's sugary and fluffy at times, angsty at other times and despite the melodramatic exaggerations, it felt real. Some of the issues portrayed like the insecurities and problems about trust and flexibility in relationship seemed realistic. One thing that sort of disappointed me was the fact that the tension created between the two main antagonists and the main characters was developed well, only to end in a very anticlimactic manner. That makes you feel a bit inflated. And the romance doesn't really face any major issue in the 2nd half which makes it slightly boring for me. Moreover, it's like both the antagonists lose their IQ/character setting by the end
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Su Quan is supposed to be cold and calculated but becomes too emotional. And Kang Jian (I think that's his name) who was mentioned as "cautious" in the beginning suddenly becomes impulsive enough to bet all his money (50 million) on one business scheme? That doesn't seem cautious even though he had tested the field previously with smaller amounts.

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The little bun is definitely a plus point of the whole novel and once you're hooked onto his reactions, you can't forget it anymore 😅

The MC is likeable. He isn't too much of a white lotus or Gary Stu. He is a grry character in this sense. So I like that. As for the ML, he is quite respectful towards most of the MC'S decisions but seems too intrusive at times. (But to each his/her own I guess) I have mixed feelings about some of his actions but he's one of the rare MLs who doesn't get involved in non-con or dub-con despite being the oppressive CEO stereotype. So he gets my support for that.

I got the impression that the author started rushing into everything halfway through the story. This novel could've gotten rid of a lot of it's flaws if it had 20 more chapters in it. However, it was enjoyable and I'll definitely recommend it.

Tl;dr: slightly rushed but fluffy and sweet. RECOMMENDED. <<less
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White Sky Translations
White Sky Translations rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I am the translator for this story. But before I was the translator I was a reader that loved this novel.

I read some reviews that found the story dark... but I think its not half as dark as many other danmei I've read. What I think it is is a bit more realistic... maybe that interprets as dark lol. There is actually lots of parts that are super fluffy and cute. There are some minor angsty parts but all resolved quite quickly because MC is very level-headed.

I agree with chekanalia... more>> that don't expect instalove. The love between MC and ML grows slowly but it feels more realistic and more moving because of that. Both MC and ML have been in relationships and have liked other people before. They're adults after all. And also they dont spend passages talking about their undying love for each other, their love is expressed through their actions and their behaviour (but of course there are lovey dovey scenes). After all the story is only 60 something chapters and MC is busy working on his career too lol.

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I think the one thing that might get people is ML has a child. This didn't even cross my mind as an issue since mom is nonexistant but I think some readers who really want a super fairytale story where ML has never looked at anyone but MC before will bother them. But throughout the story ML never looks at anyone but MC, but he definitely has a past which is mentioned. ML and MC's relationship starts off as patron/benefactor but its pretty clear MC is special to ML from the beginning. Once he has MC, he doesn't look at anyone else. And actually the kid is actually one of the sweetest parts of novel since he is super super attached to and loves the MC.

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The MC's journey to the top of the movie industry is also very realistic... as in it happens in steps and stages. His reactions and actions all make sense. Even the love rival etc is fleshed out and motivations are realistic. There are no black and white characters (except maybe MC's mum and brother.... theyre pretty horrible). But you know in real life the best revenge is to let the people you hate know that youre living well and doing better than them. Some may think the MC doesnt face slap enough... I think he just has better things to do. Dont worry this is a story well bad people are punished (in a fitting and realistic manner) and good people win.

Generally this is a pretty easy going to read story. Its just the right length, short enough so that the drama proceeds quickly and just long enough to sink your teeth into and flesh out the characters.

All in all I actually think this is heaps less dark than say my other translated story Scum Shou and pretty much most other danmei (for example relationship is consensual and there is no mention of r*pe for one!!), but what it is is more realistic.

But its still danmei so its still plenty dramatic dont worry. And its strict 1x1 with a happy ending so rest assured and read haha. <<less
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
July 4, 2019
Status: Completed
What can I say... IT WAS SO [email protected] GOOD!

Not overly dramatic. ✔

Not crazily seeking revenge. ✔

Bad guys getting what they deserve. ✔

Protagonist learning from past life. ✔

Cute kid that stole the story. ✔

Interesting storyline. ✔

Protagonist is level headed. ✔

Good Translation. ✔

s*x scenes that make you hot and bothered... Wait... No graphic s*x scenes?! 😱

Then you only get a 4 out of 5 😑
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Karry
Karry rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: Completed
A really good read.

I really love the fact that instead of the whole 'revenge on those who wronged me' thing, MC more flows to 'the best revenge is by showing that you are doing well in life'.

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Of course, ML being who he is, gives those A-holes what they definitely deserve.

I also love how MC told ML that he rebirthed and all the things that had happened in his previous life. AND that ML believed in MC.

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Qiu XiaoHai is also really, heckin' adorable. Don't know why some people don't like the fact that ML has a kid that isn't from him and MC. Like, come on people. Just because ML had a kid with someone else doesn't mean it's bad or anything. I mean, yeah, it's nice when m-preg happens but seeing a kid be happy with a family they deserve is even better. Also, it's not like it makes ML less loyal to MC.

Though, HOW that kid stayed oblivious with all the tofu stealing ML is doing to MC amazes me. (Especially with how ML does it right in front of him.) <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: Completed
Hard-working MC? ヽ (・∀・) ノ Check. Has goals other than endless revenge or face-slapping? (๑˃ᴗ˂) ﻭ Check. Cute shenanigans with adopted son? ♡ (ɔˆз (ˆ⌣ˆc) Check. Harry Potter reference? ╰ (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) つ──☆*:・゚ Heh.

This is a pretty well-written rebirth story. The MC was a stubborn, sincere, and gentle guy in his previous life. In his new life, instead of putting all his energy towards stomping others into the dirt, the MC instead aims to avoid the circumstances that led him to be in such bad straits in the... more>> first place. He stops being a doormat for his family, he cuts off contact with the people who betrayed him, and gives his sincere heart towards repaying the one person in his past life who actually treated him well.

Of course, the MC struggles with many of these decisions. In between the wonderful fluff and tension of the MC's encounters with the ML after his rebirth, we also get quiet moments where the MC is conflicted about his relationship with his family and his awareness that rebirth is not a magical pill to solve all of his problems.

Please note that this is NOT an instant-love story! (yay.) The MC is motivated by gratification in the beginning while the ML is motivated by physical attraction. MC and ML will go through a lot of awesome relationship development.

Spoiler

Like others have mentioned, both the MC and ML have had previous relationships, so it's not childishly unrealistic. And the ML isn't married, but does have a SUPER SUPER adorable kid who is literally just there to up the moe value x100.

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The author did a great job balancing much of the fluff and angst (without being too heavy on any side) and really pulled me in emotionally as a reader. Unlike in many other instant-gratification novels, the MC's rebirth "golden finger" doesn't magically make him an econ genius or give him a bunch of skills that he never had.

Spoiler

The author's treatment of the MC's changed relationship with the ML actually takes into account the huge status difference between the two. In his previous life, the MC was someone who was pretty much a "white moonlight" for the ML, so the impression he left on the ML was very deep. But after rebirth, that was no longer the case, so the MC understood that their relationship might never have the same quality it did before.

It's rare to see a book that understands that good things still have drawbacks!!

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P.S. There was a bit of extra melodrama/revenge that I wasn't a huge fan of... and the ML is a bit typically stalker-ish, overbearing CEO, but he doesn't cross the line many others do. I also wish the author went into more detail about the acting scenes than the revenge scenes.

P.P.S. Yes, there are actually loads of face-slapping and revenge anyway!

P.P.P.S. Though I read the raws, the current translator is awesome! Really smooth and vivid translations. <<less
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fuwa.fuwa
fuwa.fuwa rated it
May 14, 2019
Status: Completed
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5stars to this story!!

Why? Because it's one of best BL light stories that I know and have read without being disappointed by later story.

  • The story, it is not overbearing and no complex malicious schemes, there's no much detail but it is still acceptable to read from the start to the end.
  • The main plot is clear, and the plot filler is well balanced and connected to the main plot.
  • The characters are growing up from chapter to chapter. Definitely an adult figure, by age description, physically and mentally.
  • I waited and started to read from ch. 30-something. But surprisingly, when I re-read from ch. One to the last main ch. There's a clear difference of their relationship. It's not a sudden from 'business only' to 'romantically in love', but it's portraited indirectly how they genuinely fell in love with each other.
No story is perfect. But this would not disappoint you, at least not me.
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luxe
luxe rated it
May 1, 2019
Status: c25
I really enjoy the MC here, in where there are no overwhelming reactions and instead calmly deals with his issues without running away. He has the benefit of the past to deal with his problems, so what we've seen so far has been smooth sailing. Though as the butterfly effects occur, he has less knowledge, so I'm looking forward to how he deals.
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
April 4, 2019
Status: Completed
this was good.

it was a little more realistic; no nieve 30-year-old virgins here. the kid was a bit of a surprise but he was adorable so it's all good. a little family drama on the MC side but it's handled well (I don't think I could have been that nice if my family was horrible as his). no surprise fiances or psycho exgf showing up. the MC and ML were cute together though there wasn't much smut. there is revenge in it and to be honest I prefer the "leave... more>> me alone and I'll leave you alone, mess with me and I won't sit still" mentality of the MC. the ML was the one who did most of the active stuff; he was pretty angry
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once the MC told him about his rebirth and what happened the first time around

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overall a great and fairly short story. I wanted more RZ and QXH... <<less
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ylial
ylial rated it
April 2, 2019
Status: c16
Overbearing ML while I like how mature and practical the MC

I feel like the relationship between the MC and ML is like friends with benefits (at first). It's true that the ML cares for the MC by helping/spoiling him but it greatly pisses me how overbearing and perverted the ML is.. (Prefer slow romance that is built with respect). I also want to know how the story will develop, if he's going to cut ties with his family etc but it isn't enough to keep me reading this novel. So... more>> dropped.

ML has a child and I don't have problem with it.

For some it's probably a good story. But for me, it is only the first 2 chapters that are good. Just read novel and decide if it's worth ur time. <<less
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ShanShan
ShanShan rated it
April 2, 2019
Status: c2
This is a temporary 5* rating and review because I just don't understand why people would give a 1* rating when there's only 1 or 2 chapters out.

The start is pretty good, seems like a typical rebirth BL story but we'll see how it goes. MC sounds level headed and wasn't panicking or rushing to change his destiny as soon as he went back in time. Hopefully this continues on. Will update the review later on!
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bigdipper
bigdipper
April 20, 2019
Status: c16
In short, it is good.

The main character has a calm, kind, and logical personality. He is not all forgiving nor is he a pushover. He is a realist who understands his limitations and tries to make most of this second chance at life.

The ML is loyal and it is this that shakes MC after his rebirth. ML also acts unreservedly spoilt in front of him.

... more>> I am enjoying the little family dynamic they have at the moment.

The author has a nice way of writing and the translation is really top notch.

I feel that some people will not like this novel if they are looking for something more fast paced or dramatic. This novel is like the calm after a storm, the characters make it that way. It's a nice change of pace. <<less
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
March 13, 2020
Status: Completed
To be honest I went in with no expectations and came out floored. Wow. A wonderful, quite realistic story, that caught me off guard with not only how wonderfully written it was but how cute our family of three was. MC and ML are quite level headed, and ML's son is pure meng.

The dialogue and character interactions were fantastic and organic, nothing felt too forced and I truly appreciate that ML is pretty grey in morals and has a history of "raising" celebrities that make his actions towards MC make... more>> sense. MC's rebirth status was done quite well, his focus on living a better life rather than revenge is refreshing. The pair has zero misunderstandings and I appreciate that MC and ML aren't "love at first sight" but "you're interesting" + "this time I'll sleep with you as thank you". My only lament is that I wish ML's past transgressions were a little more discussed. <<less
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moonrune
moonrune rated it
February 24, 2020
Status: c2
The ML sexually assaulted, threatened, and financially retaliated against the MC, helping to make his already difficult life miserable for years and years on end. So what if he came to his funeral, after doing nothing (or worse) over and over when the MC was at his lowest? I can't support this relationship that seems so clearly a last-resort clutching at straws by a broken man trying to find anyone in his life who will even pretend to care about him. Nothing about this is romantic to me, just deeply... more>> sad. <<less
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Saffari
Saffari rated it
August 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I ABSOLUTELY adore this story. MC is a kind of person that makes you want to support him. After going through so much hardships in his past life, he developed to be a mature person. Rather than succumbing to the rabbit hole of revenge, he lives his second chance with hope and takes opportunities his way gratefully.

He is decisive and mature. I like how the story fleshes out the trauma of his past, showing how he has difficulty letting down his walls yet trying hard for the precious bonds he... more>> had found.

ML might seem overbearing at first, but that changes reasonably. MC treats their relationship as a transaction between mature adults, and as such, does not expect or want to bbe spoiled or treated as a lover, which is a form of honesty and unselfishness that ML badly needed, if only to realize that he does have an option of truly living in happiness and not just as a facade.

Their relationship cultivated into a very loving and respectful adoration of each other.

But my favprite definitely has to be the treatment of family in MC's case. He was disowned by his family both in old and second life, and ML and ML's son gace him a chance to have a happy family. The case of MC's family was also resolved very well. Rather than abandonment, they end in a civil and hopeful tone, at least in the case of MC's father who finally reflects his ways and starts leading a simple life.

There is no dog blood revenge or unnecessary flexing. MC and ML are mostly lowkey unless strictly necessary.

The "side couple" (lol) is also a plus 😉. <<less
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Kikiji
Kikiji rated it
May 23, 2019
Status: c42
The writing is so gooooood. Like wow. It's the type of writing I've ached for between light, fast wear reads, yet couldn't find among the works being translated. This is the result of amazing writing and amazing translation quality. Like just kill me now I can't take this much brilliance.

The content is just as good with a lot of depth in both the plot and characters. It was a comparatively more mature taste to it in terms of story themes and, again, characters. It's great that the characters in particular... more>> always, always have agency. They are unbelievably well-rounded with their own motives, backgrounds, and personalities. One other thing I really noticed and liked was how beautifully the author grasps the essence of rebirth as a concept. It really shows in how things such as the butterfly effect is handled. But like

Above all

I just can't

The writing is just too good compared to everything I've been reading lately (TT∆TT).

I love this work too much.

Sorry for the useless review. I just can't pull myself from how delicious the writing is orz.

(Also, with the similarities between the two in terms of concepts in love, the plot, and main characters, it feels like a crime not to recommend Reincarnation of a Superstar for this story and vice versa.) <<less
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midnightsonata4u
midnightsonata4u rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: --
Really good! Unlike the normal revenge driven story. I like the character of MC!! Really got hooked!
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Jwel
Jwel rated it
April 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I like the story. Their relationship isnt instant. At first people may think that it is like friends with benefits but it improves later on.

The ML's child is so cute and this little kid contributes a lot to the growth of their relationship.

The MC is so mature that even if he heard lots of negative comments regarding ML he communicates to him properly.

ML is also caring, protective and posessive lover.

There are some scenes I like.

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ML's child talks about marriage and wants to marry MC. Its funny that ML got jealous.

MC was attending an awarding ceremony. When the announcement of best actor was revealed at the same time he receive a call that ML got an accident abroad. He left immediately without getting the award.

When MC was shooting the kissing scene ML came and got annoyed. He left and waited in MC's dressing room. MC went to him and apologizes. ML said he understand but still cant help getting angry about it. ML wants to kiss but MC refused. He said he need to wash his mouth. ML said it is to disinfect but MC said he doesnt want to pass the kiss to ML (indirect kiss lol both are posessive) at the end MC went out of the room with swollen lips haha

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It is worth reading. I still follow the translation cause there are parts hard to understand thru MTL <<less
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ricoerrr
ricoerrr rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: Completed
Maybe entertainment circles aren't a genre I like to read, but since this was highly recced I decided to give it a go. The beginning managed to hold my interest but near the end I had to skim a lot of the text. The author has a habit of introducing a gazillion names for the throwaway characters only to showcase them once or twice in the whole story and never again. I wish the author brought back some of the side characters because it felt like everyone who wasn't the... more>> ML/MC/villain were just one-time use cannon fodder.

The rebirth concept was a hit or miss. I had the feeling that the author wanted to delve deeper but it fell flat. I did appreciate the MC's monologue about inadvertantly harming the ML in his second life due to the butterfly effect, but the rest was just nonesense.

Other thoughts;

    • The romance was promising but it could have used some work. I like how they were very sweet to each other after falling in love. But there's no spark, no pining, no yearning. Everything was sudden and anticlimatic.
    • MC was determined and didn't take sh*t from anybody. Under his beautiful face was a cunning man set on taking revenge on people who wronged him his previous life. But he's also considerate to not cause collateral harm to innocent folks. I can respect that.
    • I like the ML but the author described him as looking like a triad member and so the image of some sleazy greasy beer belly guy never left my head hahaha. Worry not ML is actually quite attractive.
    • The ML has a son. Children characters are hit or miss for me. Doesn't help that the author like to do an awful lot of ~~~uwu~~~ when writing his dialogues lol
    • The social media in this universe was pretty one-dimensional, it's like the reporters and the fans are incapable of critical thinking... though I think that's maybe intentional and an accurate reflection of real life social media lol. That being said, a lot of the reactions feel unrealistic and forced.
    • The three year time skip was utter bull.

tldr, the plot leaves a lot to be desired. The romance was meh at most tho I did like their characters individually. The villains were dumb as hell. The rest of the cast were forgettable. <<less
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Anagnorizien
Anagnorizien rated it
April 3, 2020
Status: Completed
This is the BL I always come back to. I can't even count how many times I've read it now. Soo good. I'm sad because I want more, I wanna read their stories until they died.

Heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and heartwarming. One of the best BL story I've read in NU so far.
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Enther
Enther rated it
April 9, 2019
Status: c9
Really good beginning so far. There's just enough dramatic flair that makes the MC, Bai Lang, seem super cool but not an op Mary sue. Something I really love about this story is that Bai Lang's rebirth actually really impacted him. In other rebirth stories the main characters all seem to be just good to great people who were dealt a shitty hand in life. For Bai Lang, yes he was also given a horrible hand, but it was also because of his own character and personality that cause his... more>> life to play out the way it did. Then when he's reborn, he seriously reflects on his past actions. It just feels really real that he had lived ten extra years. <<less
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OrganizationZero
OrganizationZero rated it
June 26, 2020
Status: Completed
Extra 2, 4 and 6 are currently missing from Scribblehub (/not linked) !

If someone has a Scribblehub account (where the novel translation is currently at) or know some other way to contact the translator, please help inform them of the missing extras (I can’t leave a comment as I don’t have an account there). The extras are titled 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6, but they only contain 1, 3 and 5, at least as far as I could tell. In the end I had to read the missing extras on wattpad... more>> as I couldn’t find them anywhere else.

Other than that, I really loved this story, glad to finally be able to read it until the end ^^ <<less
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