Sick Beauty [Rebirth]

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In his previous life, Ye Yunlan’s appearance was destroyed by a fire. For years, he was misunderstood by the world and his reputation was notorious. Once reborn, he returned to three hundred years ago. He escapes from the fire. This time, his face was healthy, but his roots have been damaged while saving people, breaking his cultivation and leaving him suffering from sickness. But, Ye Yunlan didn’t care. In his previous life, he wandered for a long time, so in this life he just wanted to live a peaceful life. However, he soon discovered that his former Senior Brother who abolished his golden core, his Sect Master who imprisoned him for a hundred years, his Daoist companion who gave him away to the Demon Venerable, those who hated him and disliked him… all of a sudden, they began to treat him nicely and courteously. Not only did they send elixirs and magic weapons but they also sent themselves. Ye Yunlan: This is unnecessary.

Shen Shu can not forget that scene. In the sky full of fire, that person flew over like a white gull, picked him up and protected the young him within his arms. The flames that hit that man’s back and the blood that dripped down his cheeks fell on the tip of his heart, more scorching than the fire. Later, he bowed his head and called that person “Master”, but when the other party frowned and coughed, he couldn’t help holding the pale hand of that person, and forcefully wiping the blood from his lips. Everyone scolded him for falling into the demonic path and betraying his Sect, but he didn’t listen. He just stared at the man as if looking at the moon. Indulged in beauty, trapped by thirst. The newly promoted No. 1 beauty in the cultivation world at the apex of everyone’s heart, something that can only be longed for.

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Bing Mei Ren
病美人[重生]
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Sonata123
Sonata123 rated it
June 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I loved this story from Chapter 1 (because it really has all the elements I love, like: rebirth - check, the MC suffering terribly in the past life - check, the MC being sickly - check. The MC being beautiful is another very good thing, and when it turned out to be master-apprentice relationship, I couldn't be happier. So, I started reading it and basically didn't stop until finishing it. Wonderfully satisfying.

It's absolutely totally not harem :) No one of those who mistreated the MC in the previous life has... more>> a chance. Actually, the ML has a hard time as well, taking into account how badly traumatized the MC is by his past. Their way to being together is slow and painful but their interactions are always so sweet and fulfilling.

The MC - the past life really left him deeply wounded. That's true, everyone is eager to be nice to him in this life because he has his beautiful face; but how can he forget the way they treated him in the past life, just because his face was ruined, how can he take it for anything but hypocrisy. The story is not about revenge, though. Some of those people redeem themselves somewhat in this life. Some of them are left with enormous regret. And then there are irredeemable villains who get their due.

It is a sad, beautiful, melancholic story. Many scenes stay in my mind like still pictures. The story of the water ghost was so upsetting; I keep recalling it with frustration and sadness because of how unfair it feels but at the same time I understand that things like that happen, nothing can be done. I had similar feelings when I read the final reveal about the past of the MC and the ML. It really broke my heart how awfully unfair it was. But eventually they have their HE (and that the case when I wouldn't mind lots and lots of sappy extras, maybe the author will write them.)

I'm so happy this story is getting translated, and the translation is beautiful! <<less
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hybridiris
hybridiris rated it
November 15, 2021
Status: Completed
I MTLed this novel.

Before you read (warning)

A word of warning that what is missing in this story is a tag for psychological. A lot of the writing deals heavily with depression as well as other dark themes like betrayal, possessiveness (not just from ML but other side characters as well) and I would caution you to be aware of that before starting.

... more>> About the novel (mild spoilers)

The synopsis doesn't accurately describe what this novel is. MC has lived a miserable life of trusting in the wrong people and being betrayed again and again, yet in that life finds someone important to him. In his new life, he has lost his will to live and wishes only to hide from the impending events he knows will come. He accidentally saves the life of a child leading to him taking in a disciple. From then on his new life breaks direction from his previous life and in all the ways he was hurt before, those people who have hurt him will suffer in turn for their deeds in their previous life. However this is not a revenge plot. Novel is about MC hiding from the world and taking care of his disciple until that is no longer possible and he must both face his past and present lives to move on.

About the tone of the novel (mild spoilers and warnings)

The novel is very heavily psychological. Throughout the whole novel is an ever increasing pressure and darkness due to the author really writing mostly on MC and ML and very few to almost none good side characters. Everyone else faces the MC with sinister intentions and their own obsessions and desires. Whether they are obsessed for his external or internal beauty, the story carries a dark and malevolent undertone that carries through MC's every encounter. As a reader, I constantly hold my heart in worry for something horrible to happen to the MC after all the horrible stuff he's gone through. That tension lasts almost to the end of the novel and it was so uncomfortable this book that should have taken me a day or two to read stretched to a month because I felt such psychological dread and empathy for MC. In a way the author unmasks the side characters inner mind to us readers but in the process sets up a world in which all the cards are stacked against the MC.

What the author fails at writing is character growth.

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The character growth is written in a very muddled manner amidst all these climatic happenings that it loses much of it's power due to the chaos of the situation. The author clearly did not figure out how to write a character transformation and made it into a cathartic moment instead which while beautiful written also takes away the opportunity for the MC and ML to have character growth together. This is a great tragedy of this novel that it failed to deliver that part right near the very end.

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About the MC

The MC in a way lives a very cursed life because of his beauty which caused him tragedy in his past and continues to be a problem in his present life. The prevalent tone throughout the novel is his lack of a will to live on. It really triggered me as a reader having myself done my best to support people who were suicidal and or lacked the will to live (those two are not the same). If this might trigger you, I recommend you take care reading it. Despite this, the MC has strength and determination in his actions as well as an ambivalence to everything that happens around him, because he has given up caring for the most part. I couldn't help but care deeply for the MC for how his life was written. Because of his characterization, it made this novel a very emotional ride and difficult read.

About the ML

The ML has a very tragic past and a love for the MC that really tears me up. Most of his character development is in his growing love for the MC and his cherishing and protecting him in his own way. His singular devotion makes his personality and very soul teeter on the edge of losing it at times if not completely. To the ML, the MC is the oasis to his desert, sometimes illusory, but that last pure land in a dark heart. The author has perfectly captured this feeling in writing.

TL:DR

If you have a sensitivity to emotions, trigger on dark psychological themes like depression and betrayal, take care with reading this novel. I was severely and unexpectedly triggered. If you don't find these subjects triggering, read ahead. It's not a light read and the prose is indeed beautiful. Don't read this for some happy romance. This is a dark novel about losing oneself and at the end finding redemption in self and love. It is a dark and arduous journey that only sees the light at the very end. <<less
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arien_maple
arien_maple rated it
June 17, 2021
Status: Completed
Wow!!! Reading this is such a ride. There is a lot of twist and turns. When you're thinking "what a plot twist!" then after few chapters you'll say "what there is another plot twist!". It really is a SATISFYING READ.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. It is really well written. Not really your typical rebirth story.
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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reader rated it
June 9, 2021
Status: c35
I use MTL.

It's a very interesting novel. MC's prev life is f*cked up and tragic. This 2nd time around, he is not interested in revenge or anything. He just wants to live quietly. Unfortunately, he is so beautiful that no one is willing to let go of him. Till now, the story is absolute 5 stars.
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Kodiak
Kodiak rated it
June 4, 2021
Status: Completed
This was a good read. There's intrigue, humor, and angst. This made me laugh but broke my heart so many times. You didn't get to ... more>>
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make sure it was a happy ending until literally the last chapter. There was no guarantee that the ML would live

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There were quite a few times where evrything seemed clear, then as it proceeded you realize not even the MC has all the information to know what actually happened and WHY it happened.

I definitely recommend to read, but definitely hold on until the end. It's worth it. <<less
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Berlin
Berlin
October 12, 2021
Status: c1
Interesting, I like it so far. It always bothered me how all those side characters in BL novels are only attracted to a MC or ML's face, as if that's all they're good for and act like their feelings are genuine. So, reading something like this is a nice change. To hell with all these shallow a**holes.
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ylial
ylial rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: c69
This is a very well written novel. Due to abuse that MC suffered I want this to be revenge story instead. Probably his faults are being naive and trusting the wrong person.

Also, it is NOT mentioned that it involves r*pe. MC's past with the ML 😅 and I'm uncomfortable by it. Because I hate the hypocrisy of raping a person due to love. Well it's understandable since he's a demonic cultivator. Although they have good and sweet memories on "past" and "the current present", it is not enough to outweigh... more>> the emotional damage the MC experienced.

For the question on the review: ML's name in the past was changed on c64. To be exact it is not changed but he is called by his title.

Will continue reading... not sure. The MC is really damaged and tired emotionally.. Reading this makes me depressed so will halt <<less
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nevelvir
nevelvir rated it
August 9, 2021
Status: Completed
This story got my feelings tangled. There is too little sweetness and too many abuse, but I can't stop reading.
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Severe
Severe rated it
November 12, 2021
Status: Completed
The story was intriguing at the beginning. I like a sick MC style plot.

The whole relationship between MC and his pursuers is dope. Still. There are so many plot lines that weren't uncovered. For example, the enmity with an emperial family and whole bloodline thing was introduced as something grand but really haven't been used until the very end just as a filler.

Relationship has an abuse part in it.

I got mixed feelings from this novel, mostly because I think that the ending was bland and rushed.
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Zombiiecat
Zombiiecat
September 28, 2021
Status: c41
Up to date on chapter 41. Aughhhhh.

It's like everything unfolding and now you're making calculations based on what you had found out! Man! It's a great story so far. You won't be disappointed.

Gosh. I hate Chen dude. Like, Bishhh! Back the pluck off! We don't like you!

Aaaauuutrrggghh! I've never hated a character as much as him!!!!
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Evesneon
Evesneon rated it
July 19, 2021
Status: c18
Really happy this got picked up!
I love how each of the chapters slowly unravel the past of our dear MC, and also hints of how ML comes into the picture. Eagerly waiting for the full completion because I can predict it’ll be a masterpiece
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periperi
periperi rated it
June 6, 2021
Status: Completed
3 stars

I was in it for the face slapping, dash of hidden identity and the angst.

It delivered on those tbh but it was quite a challenge to read hence the 3 stars and not a higher rating (so it's good but I can't say I enjoyed it).

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I really enjoyed the main couple (when they were ACTUALLY IN THE SAME SCENE, gosh they kept getting separated). And I actually liked the slight hidden identity aspect of the story. Also for some face slapping but it doesn't seem to really happen as much as I would like. Just thank goodness this isn't a harem book and MC is a firm no to those that kept trying to butter up to him. The angst really delivers in this book, really felt for MC and ML especially in the past life.

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Cons:
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omg, the flashbacks happen without much warning so like it gets jarring in the middle of the chapter and then suddenly we're back to present time. This happens throughout the book and since the past is SUPER important, one can imagine how many times it happens. My head aches from the processing. Also there's like time skips here and there and I'm just very confused at times be it perspective shift or time jumps. So it's just hard to keep track of the flow of the story that makes it hard to enjoy the story and I-I kind of ended up speed reading (making it harder to know what's happening but I was just getting a tad impatient) towards the second half because I just wanted to know what happened between MC and ML and didn't care about the rest. Also, I know this is called "Sick Beauty" but MC is just a tad too weak with how so many people wants to sleep with him. But then again, he is mortally injured and frail so can't blame him (just frustrating, but he is strong willed, thank goodness).

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My confusion (probably due to skipping) :
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did ML drop his name at the end? Why was he no longer called Shen Shu towards the end? I probably skipped something very important hahaha. Should probably re-read this once the translation is out.

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Overall, the book delivers on the angst but may not recommend on MTL. <<less
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Shorng
Shorng rated it
June 2, 2021
Status: c2
Are those scums going to get a second chance too and redeem themselves? Because if not, I don't see the need to read this bullsh*t anymore. The heads up is really interesting.... more>>
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but I can't stand the fact that they are flocking their ass after MC because of his beauty while the last life they look down on him and abandoned him like sh*t, and what I truly feel was that they hate him to the bone for some reason. This harem is a no-go. I'm placing my hope on the kid that MC help in the description now.

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weirdnshort
weirdnshort
December 21, 2021
Status: c63
The title is amply named. The MC is like the Helen of Troy, with a beauty that causes him much trouble. It has angst and is wonderfully written. The writer weaves intrigue throughout the novel, which keeps me engaged.
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procrastination_day
procrastination_day rated it
September 16, 2021
Status: c1
Quite a thoughtful novel. There is a lot of hidden backstory that we gradually get to learn.

beautifully written and translated.

it also discusses the influence of beauty in a more deliberate manner than most Chinese novels.

but beware of heaps of differently flavoured obsessive characters. Of course they are all well written.
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Moongodess76
Moongodess76 rated it
September 15, 2021
Status: Completed
Beautiful! My only frustration is that the romance part took too long to develop, and it ended shortly after that, I wish there could be more chapters about it, their love really transcended time! It's a great piece of art, can't wait to read the official translation (the mtl was really hard to read at some parts).
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moemiemie
moemiemie
August 10, 2021
Status: Completed
I thought I know the story general guide line but actually they have another plot twist and turn.

feeling is controlled. How do you differentiate real emotion.

Only one word is true. They are noisy. Kill everyone. I don't mind.
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Reichie
Reichie rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: c42
The relationships of the characters with the MC from the past and present time in the story is the main component of this novel.

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and although I’m a bit iffy that some characters obsessed over MC only due to his appearance, the ones that don’t make up for it even if I wish they don’t lol I’m looking at you Chen Weiyuan go die

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The only problem I have with this is that since the MC is largely influenced by his past, we as readers is also introduced to it. That was not the problem per se, it’s just there’s a reminiscing every chapter and MC brings us to the past with his memories (not only him, this is actually the author’s favorite way of teaching the readers the background of the story and of the characters). Too much of it and I started having dissonance with the present time story telling that I wish this story was actually written based on MC’s past life no matter how tragic lol. Anyway, I’m still at around 1/3 of the story so it might get better from here when everyone from MC’s past have already been introduced. Well, I hope so. <<less
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Sheerluck31
Sheerluck31 rated it
September 1, 2021
Status: c33
I'm really liking it so far.

Really, I truly can't wait to read what the story has been hinting at. If I didn't have such bad experiences with MTL from chinese, I'd risk it.
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