The Captivating Crown Prince


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After getting betrayed and killed by the only person she’d loved, Miss Shang wakes up in the body of the cowardly crown prince Shang Wuxin, who, due to her own circumstances, was actually a girl cross-dressing as a boy. After inheriting the crown prince’s memories, Shang Wuxin has three things on her agenda:

1. Clean up the house

2. Gather loyal followers and soldiers

3. Get the throne

Associated Names
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Chóngshēng tàizǐ hěn gōu rén
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Best FL cross dressing in a novel / manga
  2. Probably read when im bored (some of it)
  3. want read
  4. Chine female protagonict 3
  5. Cliches, Classics, Goats

Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/02/23 Foxaholic c12
09/03/23 Foxaholic c11
08/31/23 Foxaholic c10
08/30/23 Foxaholic c9
08/29/23 Foxaholic c8
08/29/23 Foxaholic c7
08/28/23 Foxaholic c6
08/27/23 Foxaholic c5
08/25/23 Foxaholic c4
08/25/23 Foxaholic c3
08/25/23 Foxaholic c2
08/25/23 Foxaholic c1
03/26/23 Sleepy Translations c3
03/19/23 Sleepy Translations c2
03/14/23 Sleepy Translations c1
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New Kiohoneyxx rated it
May 17, 2024
Status: c17
Not good, not bad. This novel has a potential but the author not using it well. I want more action and something that exciting to make me wanna read what happened next but it's boring from the start. The build up is flat. Not exciting enough just like the MC character. I'm forcing myself to read next chapter. It's boring that make me fell asleep..

But that's just me. I'm easily getting bored and I don't like to wasting my time so I stop reading this on chapter 17 but you... more>> can try to read it if you like reverse harem <<less
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August 9, 2018
Status: c31
After the translator changed, the quality of the translation sharply dropped.

It's like the translator didn't bother reading the novel at all.

Example: He is asleep and glancing around in worry.

Such godly sleeping skill.
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Czarinananana rated it
October 31, 2017
Status: Completed
I can’t rate this high enough. I’m dying with envy of the MC.

... more>>

Our MC is our typical perfect woman who’s disguising herself as a male (crown prince). Smart, beautiful, and a hot guy magnet! And let’s not forget she got not 1, 2 or 3 BUT 5 delicious men!!!!??

Han XuanHao

  • first man
  • Boss of an assasin organization or something.
  • He’s our most spoiled one. Because he’s our mc’s first meal- man he’s the self proclaimed boss amongst the other 4 men.
  • He’s the one who had s*x with our MC the most since like I said, VERY SPOILED.
  • One time, when he still thought our MC was a male, he read bl stuff and when he got drugged he prepared to sacrifice his virg*n bu*t to our mc??
  • He was the only one who got as far as dressing up as a female and becoming the mc’s concubine.
  • a personal favorite of mine and I would also say that he might be our mc’s favorite also. He was there from the start. You could say, he’s like the main wife.?

Nangong Qian (correct me if I’m wrong but google translate suck so...)

  • second man
  • He’s a neighboring country’s prince. (crown prince)
  • aside from HXH, he’s also the second in rank in the number of times of having s*x with the MC.
  • Very domineering and the first time he had s*x with our MC is when our MC was dunk.
  • he was the one of the most one to accept sharing our MC.
  • in life and death situation, he’s the one with our MC most of the time.
  • You could say that he’s that Honored Concubine/Consort who got big power because of his high status? don’t get me wrong, our MC loves him??

Ye Yize

  • the third man
  • most neutral one
  • the riches man on the land and also the godly doctor
  • he’s like a favored fei in the Male harem became of his neutral and clam disposition

Leng YuFeng

  • the fourth man
  • supposedly first time was in the open area and they got busted and he got beaten by HXH because they felt he was disrespecting our MC for taking her in the open.
  • He was the 4the person to know our MC was female and he was the one who took it hard. He wasn’t angry he was actually happy but he was sad because he thought our female MC didn’t hide anything from him.
  • A loyal dog. Very transparent. And very very innocent. He’s the one innocent and our MC likes to tease him most.

Han MoChe

  • 5th man!
  • Correct me if I’m wrong but as far as I can remember, he’s the son of the left prime minister?
  • he’s the most pitiful one since his eyes reminds our MC of her old lover who betrayed her.
  • he got our MC by stabbing his eyes but luckily, YYZ was able to save him. After that, our mc’s hateful memories of her old lover got replaced by his love and all and everything was lalalaland fairytale for him?
  • This boi I hold dear because I really feel bad for him because from the 1, 2 or even 3rd arc, he was alienated because of his damned eyes?

the 5 meal course- 5 men didn’t really know he was a she until they saw her naked. Well, unless HMC because LYF panicked and started questioning him like “all of you know heart child is a girl” or something like that.



A BABY GIRL. The guys wanted a baby girl because they wanted to spoil their princess to death while If it’s a baby boy, then that would mean they would have to share our MC with another guy??LOGIC?

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Chewie rated it
January 26, 2017
Status: --
After the first few chapters of this novel, it piqued my interest deeply. Therefore, I went further into the novel by reading the raws and it sure didn't disappoint me.

This book in a sense isn't those typical reverse harem where it is just groups of guys surrounding the main girl. The guys in this book will not just sit and become decorations to make the scene more beautiful. In a sense, this novel actually has the MC engaging and developing her feelings with the male leads. Yes, male leads.... more>> There is five male leads currently as of in the latest raws. In other words, this book is what one may call "true reverse harm."

The book becomes extremely funny as the story line develops. All male leads have very humorous personalities when they are around the MC. What makes the story even better is that the MC is not like those typical shoujo girls in a reverse harm, nor is she like those other MCs from cliche transmigration novels. The MC experiences a situation that could be possible in real life and this actually helps to develop her relationship with other characters.

She gets r*ped by her adopted father and then becomes disgusted by everyone especially by her own parents as they turned a blind eye to everything and even willingly sends her to the man's bed. Naturally, she gets her revenge.

She doesn't fall fast in love with any male lead. Although it may be rather cliche as to how fast the male leads fall for her.... it feels quite nice to see their funny interactions with her. It was only after a great sacrifice that the male leads gave did she finally engage into the relationship herself.

What keeps me very humored within the story is the fact of how she hid her identity and the male leads thought that they fell for a man. Some were like "if I like it, I will obtain it" whereas others were like "I actually fell for a man! *contemplates for a few days* Well, I guess there is no helping it. This is the reason why I saved my chastity for."

I guess the end quote could be meant for all five males. By the way, the MC here is basically constructing her own indestructible kingdom right here with all these men. It makes me laugh so much when I think of how she could actually use the male leads.

Of course, she is not the type of manipulating female to use her men like that. She is the lazy ruthless type of female who actually cares deeply for those close to her. If you happen to not like these types or anything I described.... yea don't bother with this book. <<less
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Wife of Sovereign rated it
October 31, 2018
Status: c38
Pssh, another lame overbearing, black-bellied, (b*tchy) female lead. I don't understand. Why do many chinese ln are obsessed with this trope? I mean, all the transmigrated male leads that I read all came from humble backgrounds, only using wit and shamelessness to get their way.

Yet the females are... Cold-blooded female assassins, genius surgeon, genius doctors, underworld queen, terrorist, cold-blooded OP spy, a special boss agent, a military general, a f*cking underworld drug-trafficker- okay, maybe the last one is not.

This one is not so much different. Overpowered female lead who... more>> actually learnt things about inner energy and sh*t in the modern life bcz that's her family's secret specialty. Yet again, we get a female lead with the expression capability only slightly above a corpse. She's considered as 'smart' while imo, the writing is just lazy. I mean, who the hell would find an injured boss assassin in the middle of the woods in the same day you crossed over? Fate? Don't play with me, can't the writing be any more lazy?

The author won't stop praising her about her aura- blah blah. I can't stand it when authors described how the body's beauty can't be maximally exuded because of the original soul's timid (or any negative trait such as; unruly) nature. B*TCH! A beauty is a beauty! Even if they're timid, unruly, rude or sh*t, they would still be beautiful! Even when they're mad, they'll still be slightly beautiful! I'm done with that sh*t okay? Stop boosting the FAKE soul's integrity by stepping over the ORIGINAL soul.

Yeah, the female lead is your standard, overbearing, cold-blooded, B*tchy, underworld boss transmigrator.... Sigh... <<less
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KKristen rated it
September 20, 2017
Status: c29
So far, this series doesn't particularly stand out in a good or bad way. You have the usual:

    • A powerful woman in the modern world dies and is reincarnated in the body of a weak character in a historical world.
    • Her new body is disliked, weak, and considered a tr*sh character, but is also extremely beautiful.
    • Everyone is surprised to see that the formerly useless prince has had a 180-degree personality change.
    • Everything she does is flawless.
    • Hot men everywhere are quickly captivated by her unfathomable appearance/personality.
The things that make this novel unique (so far) are the combination of:

    • The main character is exceedingly cold and world-weary. She's someone who went through a lot of hardship in her childhood, hardened her heart, and then became the head of a corporate empire before being betrayed and killed. She takes all of her knowledge to her new life.
    • Her new body is the country's crown prince -- secretly a woman crossdressing as a man. Instead of looking weak or feminine, she makes herself look handsome. The crossdressing aspect to the story is probably the most unique thing about it.
    • The translation quality is very good.
The plot hasn't developed much so far, so it's probably too early to make a full review. I will update this later after more chapters are released.


As the novel goes on, its flaws become more apparent. I've dropped it several times when I lose the motivation to read the newest chapters. The main issues I have are:

  • Lack of realism. I understand that reincarnation involves a certain level of fantasy, but the main character is able to immediately mentally and physically adjust to a new world and social environment. Her original body's personality immediately and completely changes, and she does nothing to hide it and no one questions it.
  • Lack of subtlety. All men are immediately drawn to the main character for no reason, and they don't really question it even though she's a "man." They are captivated by every part of her body, any action she takes makes them want to hug/ravish her, and in every chapter the author spends a lot of time describing how they are "irresistibley drawn to her slightly pink lips, " "hunger for her deep black eyes, " etc etc etc.
  • Lack of character depth. Maybe this will change later on, but we're almost 30 chapters in and I can find no noticeable difference between the 3 male love interests. The author also spends barely any time showing the main character's thoughts or feelings. She's just OP and captivating, and that's it.
Overall, it's not the WORST novel ever (I would say it's pretty average in terms of female reincarnation novels). I'm hoping things will improve and the characters will gain a bit of personality before I end up dropping it... we'll see.
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January 5, 2017
Status: c7
Since I've read further in the raws, I'll try to give you an idea about this novel.

First of all, it's a reverse harem in the truest sense. I liked the guys and the character interactions, and it's nice to see a female equivalent of a somewhat typical harem story. I personally found it satisfying, especially after reading heaps of harem stories with male MC's... This one can let girls experience what male readers usually do.

The plot itself is about struggling for the Imperial throne, but I felt it got a... more>> bit weak after a hundred chapters. Hmm, the best way to explain it is, I felt like the plot is there for the sake of the romance. So don't expect a thriller. I enjoyed it for what it is.

The main character is exactly my type. Cold and ruthless, the type no one dares to bully. The male leads are also to my liking and I can differentiate between them, which has to count for something in this genre.

Overall, I loved the novel. If what you read above got your interest, then maybe you'll like it too. <<less
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seawaterwitch rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: c28
I love the story. Reverse harem. If man can have so many wives, why woman can't have so many husbands? Beside, it's only happen in these novel. True reverse harem and I love it.

I am wishing other team translator will picking these novel soon. God Bless You.

Thank you for the first and second translator team. I appreciate their hardwork.

Can not wait to read the next chapter about these Princes indisguise as Crown Prince.

Is these novel so hard to translate? TT. TT
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dona rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: c42
Surprised over the good reviewes. The only interesting thing to this novel is the reverse harem.

But everything else? It sucks.

The men fall in love with MC immediately for no reason and they never turn back. MC is all powerful but extremely boring without flaws. There’s no ‘depth’ in anything be it the characters or the story. If you’re searching for this kind of plot, look elsewhere.
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Dream Seeker rated it
January 3, 2017
Status: c6
Heart pumping good, two people on death's door meet each other. Changing their fates, they work together and take vengeance on those who would of wished them dead. Those who enjoy conspiracy twisted in redemption while fired into the heat of forbidden love are going to enjoy this.
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MewMew rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c16
One of my best reverse harem~

The quality of the translations of every chapter is very nice and well-defined. I enjoyed it very much so. The story is very interesting and the female lead keeps you hooked up along with her cold attitude that is just too endearing. She is just too unique. Plus the different handsome men that follows her noble glory are all very alluring and powerful. It get's really hot within the story. Shang Wuxin is the ice that the men all want to melt. It's an interesting... more>> story, fresh and natural. I really want to follow this series until the end and I hope my wish will be answered. A thousand thanks for the beautiful story! Cheers to th0se who will read this! <<less
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April 26, 2019
Status: --
Oh boy, I really dislike "love at the first sight" stories like this... Yeah, it's not exactly that, but ML like "I dislike people a lot! Yet for some reason I feel something for you! I want you to feel something for me too!"

I mean, chill boy, it's a fifth chapter for God's sake... Why are you like this for the person you saw for the first time...

The translation is good, but the story itself absolutely not my type
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JoAnna rated it
April 6, 2019
Status: c112
While the men get attracted to her in no time, she apparently didn't develop any romantic feeling towards them for quite some time. Honestly, that's the only thing that I like about this novel. Everything else is just a big fat cliche tropes, as per usual.

The MC is too cold and stiff, and I don't see much character development for her and everyone else for that matter.
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Dango rated it
September 6, 2018
Status: c34
The story is interesting, it shows a protaganist that doesn't sit back like others, but she actively seeks to conquer the world.

It's funny seeing the male interests being confused over their sexuality hehehe

Previous translator was better, now the english and expressions are all over the place, so I'll sadly drop this unless the translation improves.
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PiCrazy31415 rated it
March 15, 2018
Status: c209
Super excited for a reverse harem novel after reading a streak of harem novels. I feel like MC has the ideal reverse harem, with 5 super beautiful and powerful guys doing everything they can to help her out. Loved it and started reading the raws, but after a while I just got super bored and to be quite honest, really frustrated w the MC:

The MC is super cold, which I usually love bc no one needs those weak whiny female MCs. But it gets to an extent that I just... more>> feel super bad for the 5 men in her harem, like they're literally desperate and she's just blocking off her heart to them. I get that she's super traumatized by her past and the betrayal, but for hundreds of chapters I felt so bad for the peach blossom guy for being rejected constantly just bc of his eyes which he can't even control. I'm sorry dude. This girl is just an ice block. Though I guess I was also super frustrated by having to MTL the raws. I don't care about the fact that the MLs fell in love with the girl like on first sight (it's pretty satisfying actually) but dang this MC just brings up so much drama bc of her icy heart that I'm just shaking my head while having a headache from MTL. Dropped. <<less
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SnowyRAWR rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: c12
As far as I read this novel, the female lead is a badass who doesn't submit to anyone. I also liked the interaction the female lead has with the other characters. She attracts the attention of the many people like the male MCs. I enjoy the parts where the Shang Wuxin scheme against others.

Overall, I liked this novel because the female lead is actually crossdressed as the crown prince. This protagonist is slightly different from other harem novel I have read.
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Daemon Kieran
Daemon Kieran rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: c56
I really liked the premise but as it went on (around ch20), I became disinterested. Every other paragraph is all "descriptions of beauty" harem men but how the MC is the most beautiful and trumps them all. There is no action or reasoning behind anything. It's basically an "all tell no show" novel.
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Alina Moktan
Alina Moktan rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: c20
This novel is great, I like cold MC she is strong and has lot of loyal servent. There is also funny part with first boy she meet in forest. This novel is reversed harem. She end up with five guys.
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Pink Lotus
Pink Lotus rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: c25
This is true harem MC end up with five male leads. MC is aloof, cold and ruthless, I like her personalty. I enjoying reading this interesting novel. I like male leads too they are cute and like how they trying to win MC. Male leads are loyal and protected and caring toward MC. I love their interact.
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TRUESTARfan rated it
August 17, 2017
Status: c20
It's awesome. It's not plot heavy like the other reincarnated-into-ancient-times and I love how MC as crown prince is handsome and not girlish. Yeah!! Right now I'm praying the translator will update soon, since it doesn't have an official release schedule (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)
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etern rated it
January 14, 2017
Status: c11
Since it's only 11 chapters in, it's still early on, but looks promising. At this point, the relationship between MC and Emperor is still mysterious, there are hints that something else is going on on the Emperor's side. MC is ruthless, values loyalty and shows little to know emotion which is explained by her past and what happened in her past life. I have my fingers crossed that things continue on an upswing. :)
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