The Cannon Fodder and Villain’s Happy Ending

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Qin Jiu transmigrated into a switched-at-birth novel.

She became the first daughter of a marquis’ household. She was swapped out maliciously at a young age and raised in the countryside.

The fake young mistress female lead was a rebirthed girl. The pearl of the capital, and the future wife of the second prince.

In the original novel, Qin Jiu had been jealous of the female lead and kept going against her, trying in vain to frame her. Unaware of her lacking capabilities, she even tried to steal the male lead from her. Eventually, everyone turned their backs against Qin Jiu and she was killed by an arrow to the heart.

After reviewing the plot, Qin Jiu tore up the script–She doesn’t want to be this villainess cannon fodder! Then in the next moment, she jumped into the arms of Regent Gu Zezhi.

Qin Jiu, “Sob sob sob…golden thighs!”

Gu Zezhi, “I’ll let you hug them.” The regent of the dynasty had a fierce reputation of great power and heartless killings. Many people hated him, feared him, and wanted him dead. Then, one day, someone saw the infamously fierce regent holding a little girl in his arms with a pampering expression. Gu Zezhi kissed her hair and spoke in a gentle voice. “You can get rid of anyone you want. I’m here.”

Associated Names
One entry per line
After dressed as a cannon fodder female supporting role and the villain HE
My Princess is Fierce, The Whole Capital Is Feared
哎呀!满级戏精不可能是女配
Related Series
Oops! The Black Lotus Can’t Be a Female Supporting Character (Web Novel)
Recommendations
The Crown Prince in the Jade Pendant (3)
The Yandere Came During the Night (3)
After Transmigrating into a Short-lived White Moonlight, had a HE with the Villain (2)
Quick Transmigration: Snatching Golden Fingers (2)
A Real Daughter’s Arrogance (1)
The Tragedy of The Villainess (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Cultivation Romance (BxG)
  2. Real/Fake Daughter/ switched at birth
  3. Best of all times
  4. Sibling rivalry
  5. Good Transmigration & Reincarnation CN

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61 Reviews


Honey B
Honey B
Oct 24, 2020
Status: Completed
It might be a bit cliche, but it's was hella worth it.

Other than her acting skills, and quick thinking, the MC had nothing really special about her. She didn't use a lot of modern knowledge, in fact she was too lazy to even remember the novel's storyline sometimes. BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I LOVED HER!!

I liked that not every man in the book fell in love with her. And I loved, loved, loved the relationship between her and the ML.

And might I add, her blunt responses were hilarious.... more>> In most of these stories, the female tries to play word games to appear clever. But she was so straight forward that most people didn't know how to deal with her and it was refreshing.

Even if you don't read it for the storyline, read it for the MC's antics, her reactions, and the ML's scheming plots! They're both beautifully sinister.

Definitely going to re-read it when it's fully translated. <<less
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Miss Ruby
Miss Ruby
Sep 18, 2021
Status: c147
I read up to chapter 57 in the raws but I couldn't continue. This novel leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

As with most historical novels, women barely have any say in their lives and they have to plot and scheme to better their lives in any way.

Despite this novels efforts to paint these women as villains, I found myself feeling bad for them. Of course, I recognize they are terrible people but they are a product of their time.

One thing I couldn't really stand was when ... more>>
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Lady Su (the Madam of the second branch) tries to put the MC is terrible marriage but her plan is foiled by an imperial decree. Then because of the MC, that terrible marriage was given to one of Lady Su's daughters. I just don't understand why this has to be the case. The man concerned is a sleazy bastard, who would certainly make anyone's life a living hell. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy and to make things worse, this girl has barely done anything.

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The MC is cruising through life because the ML and the Empress stand behind her but if they weren't here, she would be scheming and plotting as much as these women she seems to look down on, if not even more.

It's an okay story. If you read this without thinking too much, you'll enjoy it. <<less
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Kaylee
Kaylee
Mar 16, 2021
Status: Completed
Can I say that the MC is the ML?

The FL is QJ, ML is GZZ, their stories are intertwined, and it felt like I read a two part novel. One is where FL dealing with her story: her family, her enemy, and capturing ML. The second part is ML's turn to deal with his family, his enemy, the kingdom politic, and live happily.

But, for me even the FL's part is so weak to read, since ML is always there to help her. Yet, she's not present in ML's story or... more>> being involved with his business. Also from the middle to end, FL/QJ existence is like... a sidedish, even if she's not there we wouldnt miss her since she's basically useless.

Oh right, she's a transmigrated character, a modern person so I understand if she'd feel all these ancient custom, society rules are so out dated and difficult to follow. But gosh, she's just that lazy and not willing to remember them, even all the capital's nobility names/relationship, she doesnt want to remember and cant bother to remember. Again, she's basically useless.

That's why I say, the MC for this story is ML.

FL character slowly turns into a boring character. I even more interested with female villain/QX's story and fate rather than QJ. <<less
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DubiousWaterMelon
DubiousWater
Oct 25, 2020
Status: --
I really like the FL in this novel, as a transmigrator from the future, she doesn't go around imparting knowledge nor does she actively seek out vengeance for the original body owner. She's low key, not romantically muddled headed, opinionated and confident to live as herself by adapting yet retaining her essence in Her current environment.

The story mid way turns more into a political intrigue where the FL kind of fades into the background especially as we head to the climax. The romance aspect is unhurried yet smooth. The female... more>> and male lead's romance is build on mutual respect and trust rather than sappy cliché so if your looking for the typical "swoon" worthy romance, this isn't it.

I personally read this in one go and didn't feel tired, so I give a definite 👍 towards potential readers.

The author does have a tendency to repeat things but it doesn't hinder your reading experience too much. I appreciated that there wasn't men falling for the FL everywhere and other than the ML, there really wasn't any peach blossoms around. I feel like this novel is more of a family drama based rather than romance. The novel never really delves into emotional explanation so you have to infer things especially for the ML. It sometimes seems bland in the emotional department, and seem to just relay events in chronology. <<less
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gryffinpuff
gryffinpuff
Dec 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Yet another 'MC transmigrating into a book' story, but what makes it different is that the MC is not some super genius, flaunting her talent/modern world knowledge, or using the original book as a cheat sheet, making money here and there, or guys falling for her left and right. Her initial feelings about leaving a family/world behind are not explored, but otherwise the MC is well portrayed as a witty quick thinker - she's blunt when needed and quite scheming at times. Her relationship with her aunt and siblings is... more>> well described - especially her relation with younger bro leads to many hilarious moments.

There's lot of wit, humor, political intrigue, villains in the story to keep the reader interested, and yes, there's some decent enough romance too (though ML falls for her too fast). The ML is not overbearing jealous character, he enjoys watching MC outwitting everyone, genuinely respects and trusts MC. Another noteworthy character is the Emperor, unlike others, he actually trusts others with power and respects their opinions and really cares for relationships instead of calculating everything and everyone.

Easy to MTL, definitely a good time pass novel. <<less
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spicyeggroll
spicyeggroll
Jan 06, 2022
Status: c193
Pre-Review Notes: (up to translated ch 193, technically ch 50)

  • Basic premise: transmigrated girl wants to live a good life in this story but the plot keeps interfering so she decides to face-slap her way through the plot, and live peacefully after everything is played out.
    • Big fan of the FL. She's pretty chill in that she'll learn useful things like reading/writing, but isn't a prodigy or anything and doesn't "wow" people with her skills. She's just, ya know, living. She uses her wits to pick up on other people's schemes and have those schemes backfire on them.
  • Light romance (so far, few cute interactions) with an ML that helps FL out.
    • I love that she keeps calling him her golden thigh, lol. But their feelings are really cordial/flirty and on the brink of a romantic relationship. FL is a little on the dense side with this. ML is the type to swoop in and say, "How interesting...", help out a bit, and swoop out.
  • Ya just love to hate the antagonists
    • ogFL is bitter and paranoid against FL so sets against her, and drags a petty ogML with her. They're mostly nonsensical squabbles and FL manages to outwit her pretty much every time (lol). It's not anything new, but face-slaps never get old in my book.
  • In general this novel compiles a bunch of well-worn tropes but the protagonists are likable (love that the Empress and Emperor are a sweet couple and not s*upid to what's going on around them), the romance is light/sweet, and the revenge is satisfying.
    • It reminds me of those transmigration manhua where some girl in modern time dies and transmigrates into a sick body at the scene where she's about to be r*ped as a scheme from hateful half-sisters and she kills the rapist, while the 3rd/5th/9th prince looks on and says "Interesting...". (I swear, I've read like 7 stories like this.) But, the schemes are much more petty and the FL doesn't have amazing medical/forensic/martial arts/alchemy knowledge (lol). She's just here for a good time y'all.
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AmuSushar
AmuSushar
Nov 26, 2022
Status: c114
Rating 2.5/5 (113 chapters of raw)

It's an average read with lot of dramas and revenge and little romance. Although I could make it to so far, it left little bad taste after thinking through few points again.

GZ is our typical ML, omnipotent with good looks, black-bellied, genius in civil and military affairs, can predict and solve anything.

For a change emperor, empress, empress dowager characters were positive and likeable, it's my first time to encounter all three powerful character to be positive. Even FL grandma is positive character although... more>> muddle headed can be coaxed by anyone with sweet talks but still a good one.

Typical sister doting brothers.

As for antagonist, I felt they are 2D characters, they are set to certain programs and will only follow that. Even hitting the bottom they still blamed others. Even if you feel they are little cunning they can be solved easily by ML and FL. Qin Xin, I actually admire her resoluteness to live a happy life but like I said the author had set her character to blame FL for every setback and go down wrong way. sigh.... Just imagine if she had a character growth and was free of character setting to hate FL and blame other how powerful she could be (positive or negative).. but....sigh..

Although it involved political aspects it didn't go in depth and mainly focused on revenge.

As for FL, she's beautiful, clever and green-tea and... childish. I couldn't like her character. You know, to enjoy a novel even if it didn't have great storyline the main characters should be likable but I couldn't like FL, I was little annoyed as well. Her life was very smooth, as soon as she transmigrated she met ML, then with little struggle got back into her family, she had lot of people protecting her so she didn't had to do anything extreme. The main reason I couldn't like her was 113 chapters of raw she saw everyone as characters of a novel not as real person, she wasn't emotionally connected or had that bondage with them everything was melon eating show for her (which sometimes was entertaining) but the rest other characters even without her doing anything loved her dearly. She didn't deserve their love.

After reading so far what I really disliked is why FL transmigrated why can't the original Qin Jiu be reborn like Qin Xiu. It was QJ who suffered the abused the for years it was her who lost her loved one, it was her who was ruined, it was her who deserved to be happy and loved not FL. It left a bitter taste whenever FL felt orginal QJ emotions.

Empress, and her family treated her so well because QJ was lost and abused for years what would they do if they knew that the person they're treating as a jewel is not even the real one just like Qin Xiu.

Another disappointing thing was how the supporting female characters ended up. The third princess all she wanted was to escape the marriage alliance they could have told her initially seeing how determined and what and all steps she can take to withdraw from the marriage but they didn't and ended up punishing her. Like I said the antagonist are 2D and only move in set tracks.

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One of the plot hole I couldn't accept was the marriage trail part. With just few words they turned the marriage partner from FL to Qin Xiu, only because of date of birth, how could they prove it? Qin Xiu grew up in capital from young age so many would be familiar with her but when the Li couple said the marriage agreement is for Qin Xiu nobody pointed this out and accepted it casually, they didn't even second guess how could a girl grew up in capital will have marriage agreement somewhere far away when she was probably adopted to a new family and no one doubted FL even if she was missing for 10 years grew up as commoner and only returned recently. Brainless people.

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Ainslee
Ainslee
Jun 29, 2021
Status: c113
This was a split translation, chapter 113 in the translation is only chapter 35 in the real novel.

MTL up to Chapter 52.

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The translation need proofreading, as it had frequent typos.

The story itself was average compared to other novel of the same genre and setting.

The characterization felt lacking in creativities and personality.

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hobbes
hobbes
Dec 28, 2023
Status: Completed
I am not sure how I feel about this one. I have always liked or hated at least some characters in the novel I have read. This is the first novel where I cant decide how I feel about every character.

Everyone in this novel is just trying to survive. When they are pushed to the edge, they fight back and this hurts other people. Even the main villainess and original FL, Qin Xin, if she hadn't done anything then she would be exiled and tortured and died along with her... more>> family. What she did was wrong but if she didn't fight back, then she would die too. It's a either kill or get killed scenario for everyone.

I feel the FL is very narrow minded. She doesn't consider other people and their problems and just lives as she wants and blames other people for doing bad things when they are just trying to survive. She used her modern world mentality to judge how women lived in the ancient era. Can we even compare it to women who have to live solely dependent on their husbands their entire life and having so many concubines if they are rich and even if poor, they don't even have food to eat? The FL is like, Oh why do women behave like this? Why can't they be independent and divorce? She looks down on those women without understanding their upbringing.
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When her mother-in-law divorces her husband, it's really good. I get that too, but it is shown as the FL is the only one supporting or caring for her and all other people who come to convince her mother-in-law otherwise are bad. She supports her because she is from the modern world and it's a common concept here. But it's considered a taboo in the ancient world, so it's totally absurd for them, but the FL doesn't understand the difference at all. Everyone else is bad, only the FL is good. This is shown all the time.

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The second prince. original ML. Everyone says he is bad for fighting for the throne. Can anyone guarantee that he would be safe his entire life if the sixth prince becomes the emperor? The sixth prince is a small child now and seems very harmless, but what about when he grows up? The second prince's maternal family is very powerful, and such people are always killed in the end by the emperor, who is scared that they will rebel or will have more power over him. Even in the war negotiations, he wasn't completely wrong. He was trying to avoid war because the military was weak at that time as the soldiers were injured and the treasure was empty. All expenses for the war will form heavy taxes on ordinary people, when he explains this to the king, the king thinks he is a coward. All they show is how cowardly he is in front of the enemy country and how bad he is at doing anything and how he is always scheming about the throne. It again kill or get killed situation.

And his love for the villainess is also shown in a bad way; a prince who has lost his mind over a girl. If this had been the ML and FL, then everyone would be praising how loyal the ML is and how supportive he is. This is what has happened in so many other novels. The ML being head over heels is show as such a good thing. But here it's shown as bad. Such double standards.

Their second uncle too, although his wife was scheming and trying to hurt them, he wasn't so bad. He never hurt the children nor tried to kill them, he never even thinks about hurting them either. All he wanted was the title of marquis, and he was fighting for it in his own way. Even if he got the title, people keep talking that he is not fit for it so he keeps working to get over this. It would have been really easy for him to just kill the children in some sort of accident or do much worse. But he wasn't so evil minded, and he was pushed to the edge too, making him have thoughts of killing his own mother. I feel it wasn't necessary to make everyone go bad completely and get completely destroyed in the end just because they dont like the FL.
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The FL coming to their family suddenly when the villainess/original FL was already engaged to the second prince caused her uncle a lot of problems and all the preparations he had done were going to waste. But nothing is shown from his point of view, all they show is how he ignores the FL. So he is really bad that he is not sympathetic to her situation.

Apparently everyone should love the FL even when everything they have worked for has gone down the drain because of her. In the end he is made into a really bad person who hates and tortures his nephews and niece (even though thats not true) and gets caught up with corruption and gets exiled. The emperor is also like, oh he is so s*upid why did he do that. Most of the money in the treasurey were filled with his money. So the emperor and the ML were clever and took this money via the second prince and then blame him for being s*upid and getting exiled. WTF.

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The 2 princesses who fight to avoid marriage too, will be so scared to get married to the prince and move to a far away ENEMY country where anything could happen to them and no one will care. And the emperor and empress won't even tell them that they don't plan on sending them, so they are always worried and scared and do all kinds of things to save their lives. The FL also says why do they keep jumping around when the emperor doesn't plan on marrying them. THEN THEY SHOULD TELL THEM THAT. Not everyone is smart enough to understand everything even when words are not spoken. Who wouldn't fight if anyone was in that situation? The FL fought too when her marriage was almost made to a bad person, but she had so many people with power to support her and it worked. What about the princess who has no one and has to fight alone and that too, with so many restrictions about being a woman? What if the country goes to war? The first person who will be tortured and killed will be them and, even if there is no war, then the people might torture them just because they are from the enemy country.

I feel nobody is good or bad, everyone is just trying to survive. If they have good lives, then who will be crazy enough to go and hurt other people? The, FL too, comes out as good because everything always works in her favor, and she has many people supporting her, but it's not like she is completely innocent.
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When she exposes that fake priest, then so many women and children are killed because of her pregnancy charms. The fake priest would use pregnancy charms and get the women drugged and get them r*ped by someone and get them pregnant. So both the wife and the child born are killed after this comes out. Did the FL care or did it matter to her? NO... The 2 princesses also got married and tortured by that psychopath prince. If only the FL or empress had told them they wouldn't have to marry the prince, would they have hurt anyone? NO... Because of the FL, a lot of people get killed or their whole lives gets spoiled by getting married to a bad guy or get exiled.

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I wonder what she would do if they had a son and later the ML takes a concubine and has more children. What if her son is not some super powerful person and just an ordinary man with no special features unlike the ML? Will she divorce him and walk away? Then will she be willing to let go of the noble title and the wealth that her son rightfully deserves? No, I am pretty sure she will fight and become a much bigger villain than her sister because she is much smarter than her. <<less
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BobChan
BobChan
Feb 10, 2021
Status: c52
I really adore this novel. It has similar vibes to 'The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage', although it's not about revenge and the MC transmigrated in. The characters are dynamic and they're all rather interesting in their own way--although some of their cannon fodders are generic, however, they don't take away from the story and still add to the plot.

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The only thing I would have like to have seen was a follow up with what happened to some of the minor villains, like the prince from the neighboring country or the princess married to him, the Fang girl that married the Second Prince Gu Jing, etc.

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I really like the relationship between the MC and ML, I adore, adore, adore their interactions. They're pragmatic and best of all, they're rational and not stubborn.

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The only problem I have is the pregnancy. We don't get to see everything: the MC gets pregnant and comes back at five months, but that's all that we get to see. The extra only shows the one-month celebration for the little princess. I really wanted to read about it... because their love is just so sweet~

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Overall, I think it's a fantastic read. The face slappings are satisfying, seeing them receive karma is satisfying, and the ML is hot, smart, good eye candy, rational, but best of all, he's not a douche bag to the MC (who is equally cunning and beautiful). MTLing the novel isn't bad, it's readable--however, there are parts where it gets confusing because of the word translation error. (i.g. some time Gu Zezhi calls his older brother 'son' in the MTL and the concubines, their titles and what they call each other are just chaotic)

The current translator, ShainaG, has solid translation. But I do think that you should wait because they split the original chapters into smaller chapters (i.g. chapter 52 is only chapter 19). You'll probably avoid so many cliffhangers that way and the story wouldn't be dragged out for so long. <<less
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whitespade
whitespade
Dec 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Highly readable MTL. This is a great story for anyone loving ancient China story involving emperors and family harem drama.

The best thing about this novel is that it's fairly straightforward and you will feel refreshed constantly as there's nothing hindering our FL. However, its is NOT because our FL have too much golden finger or she's so brilliant or she's so cool everyone lick her feet. In fact its because it's the opposite and a lot of people are against her, and the refreshing part is she doesn't give a... more>> f*ck. She doesn't play tricks, she doesn't bully people - she just treat everyone sincerely, if people don't give her face she doesn't give them face, if people are nice to her she will be nice to them. And its not like she act wildly out of the ancient people norm like in other novel where FL cavort with men willy nilly. She act in the boundary while still true to herself.

Anyway, let's talk about her golden finger which is the ML. He is a strategiest, and always calm so don't expect any wild possessive ML here.

All other characters are great too. I like how author try to portray that old people are not necessarily malicious when they favour one person or the other - they are just old and forgot and become muddled lol. Other novels have so many malicious grandmas and grandpas hindering ML and FL here and there. In this novel they still hinder them, but only due to being muddled.

Anyway, read this great novel to pass time! <<less
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Izzybot
Izzybot
Feb 03, 2024
Status: Completed
I really really really enjoyed this story. Author did an amazing job. ML is just to die-for

. Let me comment on few of the previous reviewers from my perspective.
    • FL fades in to background towards the end of the story.
        • I've seen some reviewers comment on how FL doesn't have much role towards the end. But I like it that way. You see both FL and ML are leads - beginning of the story is all FL and towards the end is a mix of both of them. I love how author balanced and let both leads shine in their own way in their own time.
    • Sympathy for antagonist (ogFL)
        • I see some reviewers said that the world setting is historical and so it's a dog eat dog world, so what antagonist (ogFL) did was justified. While I don't disagree with the first part of that statement, I also think that just because it is historical doesn't mean honorable people didn't exist.
        • Since the OgFL got a 2nd chance to live - shouldn't she fix her shortcomings instead of forging the fakeness? Imagine if she was nice to FL instead when she was brought in? Her grandmother was going to keep her anyway. Knowing her parents abused the FL, shouldn't she take the responsibility and at least be nice to her? If she was, she wouldn't have been in the rock and hard place towards her end. She makes more and more diabolical choices and can't find her way out. So IMO, she is just tasting her own medicine.
    • FL's path was smooth because of empress and dowanger
        • I think FL had their "moral" support sure. But I think most of the problems, she was able to resolve depending on her own wits. She is very smart with glib tongue. I don't believe there was a single problem in the whole story that was entirely resolved by empress for FL. FL actually takes the first step to resolve and empress / emperor provide fuel to the fire, be it her uncle or ogFL.
    • It would've been better if FL was reborn instead of transmigrate
        • YES. I too was thinking this in the beginning of the story. I truly wish the story was written that way. However, upon further thinking, I feel like if it was original owner of the FL's body, she would've been too timid and doesn't have the wittiness or the backbone for the deadpan responses that the transmigrated FL had. The happiness that FL ended up with - she earned it. So I think it is justified to have transmigrated FL.
Overall - pros of the book

    • Smart FL and smarter ML
    • Hilarious monologue of FL's little brother - seriously this is the most funniest char in this book. It's funny how he is always thinking ML is blind to FL's blackbellied-ness, while ML is 10 times more black than FL
    • Romance is a little light - BUT when both FL and ML are in the same frame, it's really sweet. But I enjoyed it anyway.
    • Well balanced leads
    • Look forward to reading how ML will solve each of the problems.
TLDR: Worth giving it your time, so go read and judge for yourselves.
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Gardner Rain
Gardner Rain
Oct 26, 2020
Status: Completed
The MTL was almost totally understandable.

Was a good story, realistic to a certain extent.

Loved 😍 the Female Lead, face slapping was totally epic.

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The male lead got his revenge on the brother was poetic

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Overall good story but the ending was very flat. He just took his wife and went home.
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Yazzyreads
Yazzyreads
Nov 06, 2022
Status: Completed
This should be subtitled "AKA How Concubine Born Children Clown Themselves 🤡"

Anyway, it's an enjoyable leisurely read. The MC is a little green tea white lotus, but since her loved ones are aware of it, it just comes across as cute. She doesn't "scheme" so much as have a smart mouth that leaves people no place to retreat. So it's very fun.

Big boss "villain" is just as much a green tea white lotus so they match really well. Lol. He's always described as looking scholarly with a gentle and kind... more>> smile (refreshingly enough, compared to all those "cold" MLs). It's through his actions that you know he's actually cunningly sharp.

MC also doesn't hold back since she's got this gold thigh and is very entertaining.... Which is also what caught the ML's attention. He really indulges her because it's fun for him to watch too. It's honestly cute as heck. Haha.

I MTLed this for the majority and it's readable enough. Not full 5 scores because it is lacking in originality and the antagonists are VERY brainless. They basically cause self harm. The MC barely needs to do anything before they rush headlong into the dung pit. See: my first sentence.

TL;DR It's amusing, just not terribly original. A good time with cute and smart leads. <<less
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Roxasfleur
Roxasfleur
Nov 19, 2021
Status: Completed
A completely cliche trope but somehow the author put some really interesting twists there.

I love that the MC is really frank and ML is really black. I also like how the war intrigue is described in detail so that I can enjoy the roller coaster.

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I especially love how the ML trick the villain to make bows just to steal them because they don't have enough money to make the bows lol. I will say this again, I love how ML is so black.

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fauxfox
fauxfox
Sep 14, 2021
Status: c1
IMO it's very good for a 'transmigrated into ancient china novel.' It's not senseless and full of passion and insane love. There are a few 'convenient' things that take place, such as the MC originally running away in a direction that takes her to her aunt's side, who is the empress, but it isn't obnoxious. If you like the summary at face value, then you'll like the story!

The MC originally doesn't want anything to do with the plot of the novel, and her attitude really shows - she never gets... more>> involved in something unless it's reasonable for her to be involved, and she never fights for power (although arguably, she has the affections of the Emperor and Empress, plus the 'Big Villain' so... her back stage is already strong enough). She's happy enough to read books, learn a few boudoir skills, and watch a few fools put on a play... but that doesn't mean she's can't whip a person, separate the family, and choke others with a few words!

She has no need to prop her ML up, and even when you consider their relationship from the angle of him recruiting her as a powerful partner to deal with his family, you don't feel like she'll be wronged. They first spent some time together without their identities, and he always takes very good care of her, letting her vent her anger and protecting her well. She also takes care of this 'golden thigh' and even when she's shocked to receive their marriage edict, she recovers and figures that it's "cool to lay down and win!"

Things basically won't go badly for the MC and ML, or if they do, then misfortune will turn into fortune.

Someone said that this is 'taking turns fixing each other's family' and there is a LOT more going on besides that. Unfortunately, it is true that the MC more or less disappears during the last... fourth of the book, but that's because the book is resolving kingdom-wide problems and doing a war. I don't feel like this is wrong, because the plot lines resulting in the war were a big part of the early stories that the MC nearly got caught up in. This is one MC I don't really feel bad that she basically just turns into a wife though, since she really isn't ambitious and really just wants to live well and realistically really does love her husband and he definitely shows enough care that as a blackbellied person, you feel he also loves her deeply. At least twice in the narrative, he himself acknowledges that if he hadn't met her, his ending probably would have been very bad.

really the only time he schemes against her is when he leads the emperor to send a marriage edict down, but then he promptly runs over to check how she's taking it and is relieved when she's in good spirits and happy to see him haha. I don't really consider them 'falling in love' until after the edict, which is probably for the best, but they're very sticky haha.

This book is really good at having villains who do a lot of evil shit, and then blame others when the consequences come lmao. The reborn Fake Daughter killed people, and when others turned against her for it, she's like 'THIS IS ALL [True Daughter's] FAULT!' and 'how can I not measure up to [true daughter]?!' and 'a tiger won't eat their own cub!' BUT SHE KILLED THE GRANDFATHER, and advocated the second aunt to kill the grandmother!!! but of course none of it is her fault.... tsk. <<less
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade
May 13, 2021
Status: Completed
A nice book to pass the time. The writing style at the start is quite amateurish (more of a narrative with little dialogue) but the storytelling is great nonetheless. In fact, after reading the first few chapters, the story settles in and the writing improves immensely.

The characters, to be truthful, are not super unique but they leave a warmth behind. They are quite humane, not extremely bloodthirsty, violent and such. In fact, they advance and retreat and handle situations with common sense and a grasp of social property for the... more>> era they live in.

The villains... admittedly, the villains are dumbed down a bit, but it is still satisfying to take them down.

And the world background, there is a sense that the world is ACTUALLY being lived in by the characters, instead of a prop or setting for the MC to start her story and act as she like. The view and expectations of the people in the story's world affect how the characters behave.

One of the most unique traits of this story is that the MC's identity as a transmigrator doesn't give her super IQ, culinary skills, or scientific knowledge that drastically affects the technology tree in this ancient world or make people awe at her. The singular new thing she brings in is basically something she only knew the simplest concept of.

Spoiler

A very simple, basic compound bow she made as a toy for her cousin (putting aside the issue of the one-size-fits-all, instead of different bow sizes for children and adults). In the end, the ministry of industry researches the bow concept and come up with a very formidable product that plays a part at the end

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In this way, the MC is a very normal person that is relatable to most of us modern people. Modern people don't have encyclopaedia of knowledge stored in their heads waiting to pop out once they transmigrate, but a simple concept thrown out by a modern person in ancient times might just have a butterfly effect.

Really, good, the story is able to let the reader have a suspension of disbelief (especially in the dry parts or hiccups) and create an interesting story. I recommend to read. <<less
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parasiticgia
Oct 15, 2020
Status: c59
Yes this is cliche and repetitive but I have learn many things from this novel. The novel is persuasive and empowering. I can relate to the original FLs very much.
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Inn Auni
Inn Auni
Oct 18, 2023
Status: Completed
BEWARE of SPOILER

Someone needed to draw a family tree for this story because almost everyone is related either by blood or marriage. For example, the ML was the Emperor's cousin. While the MC was the Empress's niece.

The plot was abundant in most Asian stories about swapped babies either by accident or by will. In this novel, Qin Jiu and Qin Xin are swapped by Qin Xin's mother.

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Spoiler

The original Qin Jiu passed away after years of abuse by her foster parents. Our MC, with the same name as the original, coincidentally transmigrated into the original's body at that time. For Qin Jiu, the world was from a book she read. In the book, it was stated that the original Qin Jiu found out about her origin and managed to go back to her biological family. However, growing up in the countryside, she was a far cry from Qin Xin. And of course, a tragic end awaits her. Qin Xin however, lives on to be the Empress (if I'm not wrong). And so, Qin Jiu planned to avoid the plot altogether.

The other twist was that Qin Xin was reborn in this timeline. Different from the plot of the book, in her previous life, the Qin family found out early on that she and Qin Jiu were swapped. Qin Xin and her biological family was then exiled as a s*ave. The original Qin Jiu lived on to be the Empress (if I'm not wrong).

In the novel that Qin Jiu read and in the memory of Qin Xin's previous life, the original ML was Gu Jing, the Emperor's second son.

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As mentioned, the story was no different from any other swapped babies plot. One of the two will prevail while the other will meet a tragic end. It's a recycled plot that was never boring in my opinion.

This novel was one of the few (that I read) that mentioned the peerless beauty of the ML. Others are as below:
- The Rebirth Of The Malicious Empress Of Military Lineage
- My Wife Spoils Me Too Much
- I'll Be The Male Lead's Sister-In-Law
- After Transmigrating into a Short-lived White Moonlight, had a HE with the Villain
- Why The Big Villain Hasn't Run Away
- The Rebirth of an Ill-Fated Consort

Instead of the author telling us the beauty of the ML, it was the FL who did so. The novel was still in translation. Another 39 chapters to go. And because each chapter was divided into parts, it will probably take a while. <<less
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Gushishi
Gushishi
Oct 31, 2020
Status: Completed
3 stars

Not a romance novel

All of them is about revenge. Piuh,

Why not the evil antagonist (Qin Xin) just go to hell. She implicated everyone good people. Poor everyone implicated by her.

The plot is boring...... Eventho everyone is smart and scheming, the fact that Qin Xin (the demoness) can manipulate everyone into bad situation is a let down...... Gosh, she is not even that great..... The scheming IS so disappoimting.

we all have our wicked hearts..... But damned WHO Made us More Evil!!!
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