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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Kardelune
New Kardelune rated it
January 15, 2020
Status: Completed
What a lovely read this was!

Each lifetime had a purpose for the story, and it's not all about silly heart plots either.

The ML, wasn't stereotypical (although he is one of those "I'm much stronger than the FL" types), he accepts his own feelings remarkably fast, and while he's terrible at expressing them with words, his actions are rather loud and it's cute. His hate of snow is what first made me fall for him as ML completely.

The FL holds her own and though she sometimes seems to be part of... more>> the "dense" class of heroines, I don't think she really is. She's not stupid about herself, she knows her own mind, she's just a bit unaware of her surroundings and hasn't got much life experience to fall back on, something that is highlighted by the ML much broader wealth of knowledge. But she's a quick study and not the type to be dependent on the man at all (although she dreams of a life of doing nothing but spending her husbands money), and the last lifetime has her show remarkable progress.

Yangwang is a favorite character of mine, that's because he's part of the peanut gallery, so very relatable for any reader. He speaks to our heart XD

Zihui is the sweetest heartbreak I have ever felt, that man was a sweetheart all along, and he deserves all the happiness in the world.

Highly recommended, it's a shortish and well written/translated story, I smiled, shook my head and roll my eyes, maybe shed a few tears and at the end I thought "I wouldn't mind reading some more, but this is just right." <<less
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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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yoyoyou
yoyoyou rated it
December 10, 2019
Status: Completed
I loved this story so much. The feelings of the characters were so palpable, and you could truly empathize with the characters whenever a particular scenario occurred even though you knew it was gonna happen. And the angst man, the angst. If you're a fan of angst like me, boy is this the story for you.

I really liked the straightforward nature of the main character despite how much trouble it could get her into (but hey plot development). The main lead was tsundere af and what can I say, I'm... more>> a big fan lmao I like what I like. However, they each had their own strengths (either physical or through a witty tongue), and you could see how each reincarnation would affect their personalities and allow them to grow in their own ways. The main lead went from an arrogant, immature boy to a thoughtful, capable man and the main character from a stubborn, petty, and inconsiderate girl into a woman that could understand the feelings of others and the value of a human life.
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ugh and the way he had to chase after her each time until the last time when she chased after him but then she understood she couldn't control him and left the final decision up to him ugh my heart I can't take it character development ugh romance argh everything I wanted how could you end this story any better cries in end of story happiness

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Each reincarnation was as good as the last and served a particular purpose. No fillers thank god. I also appreciated how the novel explored different kinds of reincarnations from animal reincarnation to even gender swapping. I was also a fan of how the worlds of heaven, earth, and the netherland were integrated believably. Really recommended if you're into romance. <<less
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LunadeSelene
LunadeSelene rated it
June 27, 2019
Status: epilogue
This was a good one, everything was fine: the romance between the main characters, their developments in the story, but I think some things the author rushed to end up. A great start but a rushed ending.

Personally the best of this story was Chu Kong. I love him and his seven past lives.

I really, really miss this nivel so much! I'm currently finding a novel like this but I can't find anything good as this novel!
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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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rabbit_casa
rabbit_casa rated it
December 7, 2019
Status: Completed
A wonderful novel. Very entertaining yet touching at the same time. The author has done an exceptional job to make the readers absorb in the story. My emotions went yo yo the entire story, there are scenes I am not sure whether I should laugh or cry. Overall, very good read.
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raindroptree
raindroptree
October 9, 2019
Status: c39 part2
The story is decent, but the characters are.. stupid. The type of people that you wouldn't want to know in real life. They have no good qualities and are really cringey, like nails on a chalkboard, or grazing that gross rough fabric that makes you cringe.... These people are suppose to be immortals? yeah.... The story of their first life together was pretty good, and the ML even had a good personality and was nice, but the second life together... was incredibly cringey. Something I would rather not have read.... more>> I cringed throughout the whole second life that they had together. The romance parts were kind of sweet, but I feel that they have no real reason to like each other. Like it will be one of those relationships that end as soon as it starts and will end on a really bad note. These aren't characters or a relationship that is enjoyable to read about, just cringey. Although I love the idea of a tomboy MC, the author doesn't do a good job of writing an enjoyable tomboy MC at all.. she is more like a rough and stupid girl that was raised in a barbarian tribe or something, and isn't even good at anything. Then she starts acting like a feeble girl as soon as she starts liking the ML. Really not a good character. If I wrote a list of my least favorite characters in novels, these two would be on that list.

I gave it 3 stars because although the story and characters were so cringey, it wasn't badly written and everything progressed nicely with situations that were somewhat original and/or interesting. <<less
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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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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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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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