Seven Unfortunate Lifetimes, All Thanks to a Single Moment of Impulse

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Xiao Xiang Zi, a cloud spirit in heaven, and Chu Kong mess up the red strings of fate by accident during their brawl.

As a consequence, they are sentenced to be a fated couple in the mortal realm for 7 lifetimes as a punishment for not getting along with each other.

However, Xiang Zi sneakily reincarnates without erasing her memory, and unlike Chu Kong, she retains awareness and uses it to her advantage.

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Bảy kiếp xui xẻo
一时冲动,七世不祥
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Eclat123
New Eclat123 rated it
May 29, 2019
Status: c54
I love this story so much that I read it over and over again everytime I'm out of something to read.

I love Chinese historical fantasy romance, especially the ones involving reincarnations and deities, so this one really takes the cake.
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soysuva
soysuva rated it
October 23, 2016
Status: Completed
I loved this story. I think my favorite life time was the first one. Bittersweet, but it left the most emotional impact on me.

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Partly the reason why I liked it because the main guy seemed to be more aware of his feelings after that life time. He definitely chased her first all due to her changing "fate" that the Heavens bestowed on her. She was suppose to "chase the husband" and was suppose to "die first", but due to her not wanting the Heavenly Emperor to control her fate, she changed her fate. Also, if you have to asked me who fell for who first, I think the main guy did first. But he was too stubborn to admit his feelings first and so she had to be the one to give in and make him admit it too. The scene where he finally admits his feelings is very adorable and spicy. XD He sure is tsundere and he's definitely not romantic, but his face can't hide his emotions when he's in love. The ending was adorable and I enjoyed the story better than I expected. I was expecting a lot of heart ache due to the "seven unfortunate lifetimes", so I knew what I was getting into.
I liked that the author put more dept into the characters emotions which brought out lots of emotions for the readers to sympathized for both main leads each lifetimes they had died or lived. Also for those that said the female lead is like a monkey, she's really not. I find her character to be interesting because she actually isn't a "docile" female lead that will follow the whims fate has laid on her. I didn't like the 2nd life story as much as the first because of how her brained worked that life time, but that wasn't her fault. The main guy fed her too much forgetfulness soup, so it resulted her to be a bit dumb that life time. Can't blame her for hating her "stupid" version of herself that life time. The main girl does have a brain and knows how to use it, she also admits she's not smart in the love department but that doesn't make her dumb. She realizes her emotions and accepts them too later on in the story.
Although she uses her fist on the male lead, she does it for a reason. The main guy says some really hateful sh*t which makes me want to punch him sometimes too, but he learns and changes in a better way after meeting and spending time with her. His heart also softens and he learns to love because of her. Although he doesn't like admitting that he gets jealous when other men touch or talk to her, he accepts that he does love her eventually causing him to not want to part with her every time she dies. I also like that she's pretty straight forward and doesn't hide behind a bush about herself. She's not a fox in sheep clothing and will tell the main guy straight in his face what she really thinks. Also her questioning the guy right in front of his face asking him if he really likes her makes it even more amusing because she knows she's "thick-skinned" trying to get the main lead to admit he likes her. Although he doesn't sugarcoat it, he does eventually tells her in a funny way that makes me even flabbergasted the way he said it (which happens in a scene where it's done in a special way - the scene I said above about the "spicy" scene). Their relationship is a typical bickering couple, but with these trials you see that there's more too just a bickering couple. She's a sly cunning lady (also stubborn) and he's a stubborn man with a bad tongue, but together they make each other. They learn to love through these trials and with time they have bloomed into a cute couple that can't live without each other that was first formed by their hate for each other. I'm glad they got married in the end. Only sad thing I can say after this story ended was that I wanted to read more sweet moments between the two, but because the ending was satisfying I'm okay with it.

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If you haven't read this story yet, go on ahead and dwell into a roller coaster of emotions! It's a story you won't regret reading and will love just as much as I did. <<less
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MangoGuy
Mango Guy rated it
February 22, 2017
Status: c54
This is a beautiful romance..A romance, that is literally a match made in heaven. First things first: The writing might seem amateurish, but that is because the story itself is pretty simple. The plot is paper thin, but this plot is perfect for a 50 something chapter series.

However, I warn you that there is NO misunderstanding between lovers kind of drama in this. It is the story of a couple who grow from fierce haters into a divine couple over a period of 7 lifetimes. It is a good read... more>> as it is short and simple.. Not so sweet though. The 7 lifetimes are inter related so it doesn't feel discontinuous at all. Recommended. <<less
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Demonic Reader lv 451F
Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
June 20, 2016
Status: --
Love, obstacle, romantic, misunderstood, sympathy, hate, misery, laughing, humor, suffering, separating...

In just the short 54 chapters, the writer could put all these emotions, and ended happily ever after.

What you expected more before start reading the 1st chapter?
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iceymilk
iceymilk rated it
July 8, 2016
Status: c54
I really like the characters, they're both so cute together. The girl is a tomboy and kind of dumb, but she doesn't really develop much. The guy on the other hand develops throughout the entire story, and he slowly becomes so much more.

I think this is more of a tragedy though--if not for the ending. The entire story is super uplifting on the long run, but the title really says it all: "Seven unfortunate lifetimes."

U-N-F-O-R-T-U-N-A-T-E

I thought it'd be more comedy of them fighting, but it gets sweeter and... more>> sweeter. It's 7 beautiful tragedy stories combined in order to make one happy ending at the end, with interludes in between that are absolutely hilarious.

The love they have slowly blossoms...I totally cried in my head a lot, but I knew there was another chapter after so they all stayed in my head! It was not disgustingly fluffy-it was the perfect amount. <<less
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Tachi Works
Biah_belle rated it
June 24, 2016
Status: c8
This is like My Disciple keeps Dying, but focused on the couple rather than a cultivation world. It's literally so amazing, I just finished the first life-Time they spend together and it's beautiful and heart breaking.
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nixxara
nixxara rated it
January 27, 2016
Status: --
So sweet! The 7 lifetimes were so heartbreaking but also heartwarming...

I love how they developed their hate slowly to deep love... AHHHHHH the MC (female) is very interesting regarding personality! And the MC (male) doesn’t speak what he really thinks and is unexpectedly shy.

5 STARS THE STORY WAS AWESOME!
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insteadofdeath
insteadofdeath rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: c54
I haven't enjoyed a couple like this in a long time, and it's mainly because, individually, the male and female leads are both frankly annoying, hot-headed, selfish, and emotional cowards with communication issues. And yet together they are perfect. They might argue all the time, but it was obvious how devoted they were to each other. I was sad we didn't see more of their happy-ever-after.

The plot is a little weak, but the relationship between Chu Kong and Xiao Xiang Zi more than makes up for it. Their interactions are... more>> at times ridiculous, at times laugh out loud funny, and once in a while so touching I was moved to tears.

Also features probably the funniest depiction of the underworld (and the heavenly emperor) that I've seen so far. <<less
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Akkie
Akkie rated it
January 1, 2019
Status: Completed
GOD, I LOVE THIS STORY SO MUCH

The characters, the story, and the protagonists' interactions are pure GOLD.

It's been a while since I completed reading it but I didn't have the time to review it and now I have, so no regrets.

11/10 would recommend.
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OHtheNovelty
OHtheNovelty rated it
April 17, 2018
Status: Completed
What a great story. Many didn't like the female lead, but I did. Her maturity was later than the male lead's, but nonetheless, she did grow more as a person. She also put her trust and love in the male lead to the test which allowed both to have a HE.

I cried a little tbh because there's some tragedy in this, but was satisfied with the ending and the extra stories.

Who knows, I might just reread this when I need something to make me cry and lift my mood.
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fireflymaoh
fireflymaoh rated it
February 25, 2017
Status: c54
I really liked this story. I read it in one sitting, that is how much I liked it. I just wish it went on a little bit more, but I still really enjoyed it. It has some comedy, romance, action, and adventure. The characters were well developed and their problems and reactions all seemed fitting.
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EloRohi
EloRohi rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Review + Recommendations (at bottom).

This book is extremely satisfying. Read it multiple times; definitely one of my go-to books for a romance expresso-shot.

The key informations/details required for the sensical flow in the makings of a good story (plot & character development) are all present. E.g. How long they take to fall in love and when they do actually fall for each other, the timing is perfect and falling in love as a plot directional flow actually makes sense - not that logic comes into play with emotions, but like in... more>> terms of actually having proper reasons or factors that results in love.

Also the pace for this story is refreshingly "fast". There isn't a time where I decide to half-read and quickly scroll down because of slow development that tempts my boredom into place. Like everything is being string up smoothly one after another, yet you don't feel like you can't catch your breath.

Definitely worth a check out, unless romance genre isn't your cup of tea.

Another book that is so similar to this one, where both stories could possibly be in the same dimension or world, I would say Sansheng, Wangchun Wu Chang. Also, a very satisfying romance novel with another pair of lovers. I would say that the epilogue chapters for the Sansheng are more than this one. Thus, may be a little bit more fulfilling or enlightening to their readers, who would have grown to love the characters so much that they would wish to have a longer peek in the epilogue.

Other romance recommendations: I would say the following books have slower pacing and longer plot-line. But the pacing is suitable for how the author is trying to story-tell. That's why I would say that 7 lifetimes and sansheng are like romance expresso-shots while these I would probably call them romance mug (s) of coffee.

1. Reborn as my love rival's wife (Complete)

Has some PG13 scenes, but the overall feel is still a fluffy romance story because of the adorable, simple MC.

2. I refuse to be a supporting character (incomplete)

Touches some darker/negative feels e.g. When MC thinks about previous life, when MC deals with cannon-folders or when cannon-folders schemes.

3. The beloved imperial consort (incomplete)

Warning: Has smut. Overall feels is definitely not the usual light/fluffy, innocent romance. Like it deals with practicality of being in a harem. Though there are cute, fluffy moments, which readers look out for.

4. To be a Virtuous Wife (Complete)

Same feel like no.3, but no smut.

I may edit to add more to this list, depending if I feel the books are satisfying enough to be worth comparing to these + strong romance plot line. I feel that the other novels I read, though include romance, but is not a key plot development or just one of the key plot developments in the story. Like most of them, similar to number 3 & 4, deals with how the MC survives in their given environment/situation, but with subtler or slower romance plotline. Number 3 & 4 has stronger romance feels to make it on the list because of their MCs' given situation of being married right from the get-go or within the early phase of the novel. <<less
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yukihime03
yukihime03 rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: Completed
I didn't expect to like this story, after all, I read it only to pass the time, but I LOVE IT.

I was a mess while reading this. One moment I cried, the next I laughed, rinse and repeat. The author really knows how to play with my emotions.

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I love their first lifetime, because I absolutely love a poignant story like that, and I love Lu Hai Kong?? So much?? I do like Chu Kong overall, but I'm a sucker for kind and gentle man like LHK, not to mention that he is the kind of character who is really suited for tragedy, so my heart can't help but to go out to him. It's no wonder that his POV chapter is my most favorite chapter even though it made me cry a river while reading it... (author, why must you break my heart like this?? TT__TT)

Xiao Xiang feels so-so as a female lead for me, she isn't really a developed character, but I do like the refreshing honesty of hers, and I think she is really the only one for CK after all. I enjoy how she keeps confronting that tsundere-ness of CK ( ̄▽ ̄)

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I have read a lot of cnovels, but I tell you that this has made it into the top 5! A total must read! <<less
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sumii
sumii rated it
November 19, 2018
Status: Completed
Such a short and great story! Love it so much. Could read it over and over again. My only problem was the ending. I want more to that ending. We readers deserve more!

I hope they turn this to a Chinese drama!
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crimsoniv0j
crimsoniv0j rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: --
I've finished reading this and I'm satisfied. I laughed and cried. This novel really changed my views on reincarnation type of novel. The translation is great (kudos to the translator). I really recommend this.
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Shien
Shien rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: --
The story plot is good. Some sweetness, some cuteness and some sadness mix into one in this novel. I like the male MC, but I really didn’t like the female MC. She is like a wild monkey. 😂 A brash, loud mouthed, tomboy girl. She is also simple minded. I don’t like that kind of girl. But overall this is a good novel.
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dysry
dysry rated it
March 8, 2016
Status: --
The leads in Seven Unfortunate Lifetimes are immortals sentenced to act out tragic love stories in order to teach them the value of love, life and fate. The setup is similar to Sansheng, Wangchuan Wu Shang (same author, similar story) but less heart-wrenching due to the humorous interaction between the leads and the need for variety between the seven lives to prevent the story from becoming too tedious.

Both leads begin as rather petty towards each other, with the female lead also slow towards her own emotions. While the male lead... more>> is stubborn and proud. However both are caring towards each other and despite their bickering, and inability to comprehend their own actions, are willing to sacrifice themselves for each other. Although it does require 7 lives for their relationship to mature. The lives primarily exist to allow the leads to grow and since at least one of them remembers their life as an immortal, aren't always taken seriously by the characters. However recurring characters do emerge from the second life, while an antagonist is established in the third.
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Lives:
1-2 Only one of them remembers at a time and is required to protect and grudgingly raises the other while they're vulnerable. They begin to develop feelings but are mostly in denial.
3 A gimmicky life as a tiger and boar - sets the scene for the antagonist.
4 Both remember but their genders are switched.
5-6 Both remember and are sent to take down the antagonist of the series. Male lead's soul is scattered.
7 Similar to the first life, female lead remembers and needs to protect and raise the male lead so that he can become an immortal again.

The male lead develops strong feelings for her over the first life, having fallen for the real her and gradually becomes less petty. While the female lead has slow character growth until the last life, having been protected by the male lead.

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Weaknesses - the plot was more developed than Sansheng, but the characters just seemed weaker. While I really wasn't a fan of the second life, where the plot was just misunderstandings due to a dense and irritating female lead. It would've been better from the male lead's POV or if the female lead's character wasn't such a contrast from her normal personality. <<less
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Bib
Bib rated it
February 13, 2016
Status: c54
Really good story. The 2 main characters are so funny and so sweet. The title really fits it as seven lifetimes worth of love between a foolish couple.
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Kerbasi
Kerbasi rated it
February 10, 2016
Status: --
I'm so glad this is completely translated! If not, I'd be dying everyday wanting to know what happens next! They are such a cute couple, and they don't fall in love right away but learn how to love each other through their different colorful lives. Kudos to the author!
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EiraOfTheNorth
EiraOfTheNorth rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Gods and goddesses? Check. Ancient China? Check. Stubborn, headstrong, bad-ass, sassy female lead? Check. Equally stubborn, a ball of tsundere, powerful male lead? Check. A strong love story that spans seven lifetimes? Heck yeah check!

As a big fan of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (both the novel and the drama) and the xianxia genre as a whole, this was just right up my alley! I'm such a sucker for the multiple-lifetimes-fated-love trope and I'm very impressed at how the author used this trope in the story.

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Xiao Xiang Zi was such a breath of fresh air. I've encountered many MCs who are bad-ass, headstrong and blunt but she's different from everyone else. She's so blunt to the point of being brazen which leads to a lot of embarrassing yet incredibly hilarious situations for our tsundere male lead. And I just love that about her! I love a woman who's not afraid to speak her mind. Aside from that, she's well, a bit of an airhead, and she's not really intelligent to the utmost chagrin and frustration (again) of the male lead. Despite this, she has a good heart and she fights fiercely to protect the people she loves. She's freaking hilarious and she's come to be one of my favorite c-novel female characters!

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Chu Kong ah Chu Kong, our lovable male lead. I think the best word to describe him would be TSUNDERE. A great big ball of fluffy tsundere! The whole time I was reading the novel, I was cracking up on how much of a tsundere he is. Of course, that's not the only thing that makes his character so endearing. He's intelligent, brave, fights really well and he's arrogant and very very proud (but in a very good, very funny way.) His arrogance is one of the things that Xiang Zi finds annoying (and later on striking and admirable) about him. It's the characteristic that leaves a very deep impression on Xiang Zi's mind.

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The side characters are all very hilarious and such riots. They add so much more color to the story!

So, if you're looking for a light, fluffy, hilarious love story that's an easy read, I highly recommend this! You'll be splitting your sides from laughing in no time! <<less
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vinzha
vinzha rated it
March 23, 2019
Status: Completed
I liked it... quite a bit more than expected. I really do think that Chu Kong is my favorite part of the book, and how much they two main characters clashed was also just really fun to read. The crap they pulled on each other especially in the beginning was actually pretty funny, and also indicative of how little death and mortal lives mattered to the immortals. But I also think that how the first life time was viewed by Xiao Xiang was pretty insightful, or at least sad. Xiao... more>> Xiang recognized how fleeting and utterly lost a mortal's life time is. Once it is over, they are lost forever, moving onto the next life as if the previous never existed.

Of course, the main focus of this story was the romance, so the other factors were... slightly lacking. Specifically most secondary characters and the conflict, antagonists, etc. of the story. They were overall rather flat, as really, the biggest point of conflict was between the two main characters. I think the ending was alright, in terms of the rest of the story. This is more of a entertaining light read. I really loved Chu Kong. I like it when characters who are meant to be portraying the strong dominant archetype are more interesting. Chu Kong really just seems like a tsundere, shy, but honorable (generally) guy, who can be a bit of a brat, especially concerning Xiao Xiang. Xiao Xiang herself has less development than Chu Kong, as she remains relatively the same throughout the story, with more development in the very last lifetime

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where she decided to give up on forcing Chu Kong herself to become an immortal.

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She's shameless, dense, violent, and really brash. I like her though, to be honest. At times she has an childlike cruelty, but she generally means well? Well, she matures more at the very very end.

4.0/5.0 <<less
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