Shattered Glass


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In the imperial garden of jade tiles and red walls, the flowers have bloomed. A childish girl shyly confessed, “Jingxuan gege, I like you.”

Jingxuan indifferently retorted, “But I don’t like you!”

Years later, when they met again, the immature girl has become an elegant lady. He said to her affectionately this time, “Your husband will only be me, and I will not fail again.”

She stared at him with tears in her eyes and said, “You should have understood that I have already lost the courage to love you.”

Her affection had been so deep, yet he missed it in full bloom. Now that he’s persistent, she has already grown cold.

One step forward, two steps back. They are two people who never meet in between— they always miss each.

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Shang Li
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7 Reviews

New wangfeiyu
May 11, 2021
Status: Completed
Forgive me for writing quite a different narrative rather than just a sheer review.

I used to wonder why Shattered Glass has not picked up by translators, because this was very popular in discussions and a lot of list for the longest time. This was a classic tragedy. Plus it is not even that long. So why? So this novel was kind of like a turning point for me. But now halfway through this cumbersome task I kind of "maybe" understood why they chose not to translate this.

For one, it's an... more>> old material. Far older than when novelupdates was founded. So aside from the fact that readers prefer new or ongoing materials, I kind of feel that rightful translators did not want this material to be judged with new "woke" eyes. This is supposed to an unwritten rule right? To go easy with aged materials especially ones with ancient setting.

Shattered Glass is puuuure tragedy. It's not just angst but also BE. It's full of suffering. ML an arse. And there is a niche kind of audience for this type of angst-tragic material. So pray tell, people would not view this in their usual paradigms. This isn't meant to be glorified. For one I believe it can be a cautionary tale. You can judge the ML all you want, but he is never meant to be set up in a pedestal. And surely, there are still many of this kind.

So please read Shattered Glass with caution and understanding that this genre is not for everyone.

Bias aside, my real rating is actually 4, since I actually prefer a little more fluff in my stories, but am still rating this 5 because tonalities-wise, all that happened were in its realms. Not a perfect story, but it's real

Some people like Jingxuan can only see the value of some things (and some people) once they're gone. <<less
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New sslsdm
May 03, 2021
Status: Completed
Sigh— this sure is sad but fortunately this story didn't make me so depressed—like as if there's big rock pressed my heart.

Hum, angst rate 3/5

Ending satisfaction only 2/5 imo. Maybe some of you will love the ending but not for me.

For FL— sigh. She's a strong character for sure. Very humane that's why I love her despite her weak and vulnerable, she tried to appear strong and tough, but at some point she can't endure it anymore and want the best for her baby. She yearns for mother affection bc... more>> she never receive it, so she tried to give all the best for her baby. That's the reason why I cried.

ML— sigh. I don't pity him nor I like him. But sure he's an as*hole bish. What he did to FL, what pain he cause her and he want to —


be buried with FL?! You mf you didn't deserve it you bish!!!!!


He's an egoist man, immature and unlikeable at all. Never did I found him pleasant to the eye, he's a fckn dirt, nah he's a rat poop.

He's bad, imo. As a parent he's a failure and as a husband he's unjust.

Fortunately FL never love him again. But sure her heart ached sometimes.

The ending was somehow I predicted it


FL commit suicide to make her son an official son (?) and I think in the end ML never know the son whas his real son

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Apr 15, 2021
Status: Completed
What can I say, I love tragic stories.

Shattered Glass is one of those books that you read and can't help but feel sorry for everyone. Mei Li, our female lead is a quiet, reserved, and to be quite honest a broken person. And when I say "broken" I don't mean that she is terrible and is beyond fixing, but her spirit or personality was striped away from her, I couldn't help but grieve with and for her.

From the beginning to the end of the book I felt her helplessness and... more>> the eventual end of her resigning to her unfortunate fate had me bawling. Her tiny, tiny moments of happiness was so short, that I couldn't help but cherish them so much more 😭.


My heart, Yonghe 😭😭😭. He wasn't someone I was in love with, but his presence and warmth was wonderfully appreciated. If he and Mei Li had ended together, I think they would have been a small, insignificant BUT happy couple. And that's all I wanted for Mei Li, her happiness 😞


Jingxuan, our male lead was also another character I actually ended up feeling really sorry for. He was a selfish and cruel prince, who isn't above manipulation to get what he wants. And he really was the main source of Mei Li's despondency. And yet his inarticulate skills to show Mei Li his true feelings were really nice and pitiful to learn.

Our main leads were never on the same page and their anguish, sorrow, and pain were so despairing heartbreaking to read. The ending was poetically beautiful and very bittersweet.

Thank you Kaye's Ugly Translations for your translations, it is gratefully appreciated 😊 <<less
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Apr 10, 2021
Status: Completed
At first I was a bit sceptical about it because I don't exactly like tragedies. But when I started reading it was really hard to put it down. The only thing I can say about this story was that it really touches your heart.

Apart from that I would also like to add while there is a weak protagonist tag for this story I felt she was really strong.... more>>

Given the restrictions she really did try her best. Although I don't agree with many of her decisions, they were justified. Infact of all the FLs I have read she was the most human and so were her choices. Hope you all really give this story a good read after the translation are completed. <<less
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Apr 02, 2021
Status: Completed
GOSH! I found the raw and can't stop reading.

This story really breaks my heart!

Too heartbreaking I tell you. The FL is so pitiful, when she finally found her 'warmth' she lost it.

I don't know what to say about ML, he is cruel. He rejected FL love and when FL found someone else to love ML cannot accept it and force her to marry him.
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Apr 02, 2021
Status: --
A perfect tragedy! All misunderstanding, pain, sorrows there could be.

I cried my heart out. If you are looking for a novel that completes tragedy to a t, this is the one for you. A definate recommend.

People who don't like tragedy, shouldn't read this novel if they don't like the genre and give this novel low stars. It's really great for its genre so kindly give this novel a chance.
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Honey Star
Apr 01, 2021
Status: c2
Thank you for translating this novel!! I'm really appreciate it. I have searched for this novel translate/raw but still couldn't find it. I am really excited for this 😆😆
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