The Demoness Is Not Evil


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They say Gentleman Xiao Yao (carefree) Liu Feng is a famed righteous pugilist. He himself thought that even if he isn’t considered noble and benevolent, he is at least of honourable character.

But only when he met her, did he realise that he is very well capable of being such a lecherous man. At every little moment he is constantly wanting to take advantage of her, always trying to touch her soft slender hands. It’s hopeless, who told this lady to just be so interesting, causing his heart to helplessly be moved by her—-

Her appearance looks like that of a refined lady from a well off background, but in reality she is nothing like that inside. Not only highly skilled in martial arts, her sharp tongue is also highly skilled, capable of angering people to a whole new boiling point.

Her ways of doing things is also extremely bold, completely treating the principle of impropriety between men and women like an old fart. He had only jokingly invited her to sleep with him, yet she actually pats the bed beckoning him to attend to her (?) Even going to the point of shooing him out the room after eating him dry, finding him to be too obstructive on the eye, what a way to shoot down his self-esteem.

Ai~ to fall for such a unique girl, causing him to be filled with joy one moment, and filled with sorrow the next. Overjoyed when he has her by his side, sorrowful when she acts so elusive. If that was not enough, she didn’t even leave a single note behind and disappeared without a trace, causing him to become like an abandoned husband searching for his wife.

Little do they know that this is an important test to see if these two people can be together…..

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rdawv rated it
March 3, 2016
Status: --
A masterful piece of jianghu-wuxia romance. If there is one story in this site that can be made into a movie, this can be it. Written in a graceful style, the translator should be praised for being able to preserve much of the subtleties and force of the prose. Of course there are some odd phrases that can’t translate well from Chinese (“like a fish with oxygen deficiency” – I guarantee you will laugh when you come across this line in the novel), but everything else is translated with much... more>> care and precision. Footnotes of some of the more obscure terms and proverbs help to broaden the reader’s knowledge as well.

The story’s main protagonist is the myterious Qu Qing Yin, who had a chance encounter with the leading man of the jianghu (the martial underworld), Liu Feng. Intrigued by her blunt but charming nature, Liu Feng can’t help but be captivated by her. Surrounding their meeting is a major jianghu event that shadows the entire story. This isn’t a strict wuxia story, rather it is a romantic story set with a wuxia world, where knights-errant roam the country, whose deeds make their names famous or infamous. There is perhaps one actual fight scene described at the very end, all others are merely short displays of what such people can do.

The cast of characters is actually quite small but memorable which is understandable as the novel is actually quite short, with just 10 lengthy chapters each divided in two.

Fans of “To Be Virtuous Wife” could very well enjoy reading this despite the vast difference in genre. Both feature a female lead who is intelligent, sharp-tongued and makes the male character who is supposedly the greatest man of their respective realm pale in comparison. Both novels are about the hesitations before commitment, and the passions elicited once intimacy was achieved. <<less
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sharon.nayoung rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: --
great premise, refreshing banter between characters that doesn't cut corners at all. However, the male lead leaves something to be desired. I'm quite tired of female leads who are strong, but not as strong as the male lead. Or male leads that have no respect for the female lead. The male lead speaks for the FL, pressures her to do things his way, and ultimately kisses her and touches her against her will when she clearly tells him to let go and stop. Sorry, I just don't enjoy novels where... more>> the ML forces his affections. He hurts her when she doesn't give him answers, he gets angry at her when she literally just shows her independence. She literally just met him and he's already telling her what she can and cannot do. Joking and teasing are completely separate from continuously making lewd and inappropriate remarks with someone who is clearly upset and doesn't want it anymore. No thanks!

The female lead is also written to be a hypocrite. She says things bluntly and with no regard to social norms, yet succumbs to the ML's wishes because she doesn't want to stand out and break social norms. Which one is it, author? Is she a blunt and uncaring FL who does what she wants while offending everyone, or is she a weak-willed FL who does whatever the manipulative ML says because she wants him to save face?

eh, it's ok. Not really worth it, and the "flirting" scenes seem to be written by someone who has never flirted in their life and thinks controlling partners are sexy. <<less
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blazikens rated it
December 12, 2019
Status: c10 part2
It's a short and easy read, with barely any depth. The kind of story you read for mindless entertainment.

Tbh, the highlight of this story is the female lead. Altho her character still isn't very fleshed out, she's quite funny and true to herself. As for the ML.... I don't really like him tbh. He's a pervert who's horny all the time for the FL and practically falls in love if not at first sight, at first interaction. Which makes me feel like he just likes her for her "unique personality"... more>> and her body, rather than her as a person.

(He's also consistently pushing her boundaries and basically s*xually harrassing her to the point the FL can't take it anymore and agrees to sleep with him. So yeah. Yuck.)

As for plot.... there really isn't one. There's a mission to catch a r*pist but it's handled in a really rushed manner and tbh most of the story is just the leads interacting and the FL flinging off the ML's annoying fangirls.

The end is also pretty rushed, with FL running away from him and the mystery is revealed about the FL's identity, but it was all rather unnecessary and boring tbh.

One thing I REALLY didn't like is that the FL allows one of the fangirls to be r*ped as a "lesson" since the fangirl wanted the FL to be the one r*ped. OK, her intentions are clearly evil, but there is NEVER any justification for using r*pe as a lesson, sorry. It's disgusting and trivializes a very serious and delicate topic.

In conclusion, this story isn't really good and the characters are more 2D than 3D but their interactions are funny. Still, I wouldn't recommend it tbh, unless you're really bored and need something to pass the time. <<less
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November 20, 2016
Status: --
The beginning was fine with the mysterious female MC, but it feels like as it end the author made sure that the MC's background are huge.

But anyway, it's a great story of a OP woman and a gentleman-turned-to-pervert-with-MC man. This story is not much on their relationship as about chapter 5 (?) they already somewhat confess to each other (quite fast I say, like it was just Bang! They're dating) and been "going out". The story is more focus on the hindrance of the MC to be together.
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May 8, 2018
Status: Completed
Extremely sweet and short story. I recommend reading if you're looking for something to kill time that's romance, has decent characters, and hilarious banter. MC is strong-willed and sharp-tongued which leads to hilarious interactions between her and the ML.

tldr; funny and witty romance story that's light
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dysry rated it
March 8, 2016
Status: --
The charm of this story is the witty banter between the characters, as the male lead attempts to endear himself to the sharp-tongued and somewhat closed-off female lead. However giving these conversations priority prevented the story from conveying deeper emotions between the two, especially the female lead. It is also a wuxia series and part of the plot is taking down a rapist. Yet the development in the case and the subsequent battles were severly lacking, being confined to the corners of the story for conversations between the main couple... more>> and various other characters. Overall it was a fun and amusing read, but failed to deliver on everything else aside from humour. <<less
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usag1 rated it
October 29, 2018
Status: Completed
love this novel and has been read it so many time.. the MC is very strong and being happy despite good or evil... listen to her master's wisdom and really being her self.. know what she wants and respects ppl who deserve it.

ML is a gentlemen that shameless enough to caught her and followed his friend advice.. man need to be shameless enough...

like their sweet moments
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naviet rated it
August 11, 2016
Status: v10c2
Its actually enjoyable in many aspect like humour, action, unpredictable plot, romance. MC pretty likable since she speak word of truth.

Its recommended for one who search different kind of xianxia.
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July 4, 2016
Status: --
I've finished reading this novel in the only word I think to describe it was AMAZING. Seriously, the female MC is more bad ass than the male lead. It started with awesomeness and ended with awesomeness. I really recommend this novel.
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Poor_Hero rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: --
the MC is pretty unique, having mysterious past and the male lead here as well has mysterious profile. The story is pretty unique, the personality of the characters are not boring, they have reasons that lead to the current personality. I enjoy the story and the comedy here. Too bad, the action scenes are not many here. The romance is not that draggy or cliche. The story is not that long which makes me happy. Recommended if you are looking for romance story.
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dionkyo rated it
March 19, 2016
Status: --
Finish reading the whole novel. Short compared to other novels, romantically sweet, hilarious/sassy interactions, loveable characters (even the villains and side characters), and witty quotes. Beware of the funny R18 descriptions and I really hope the author would release another novel of the 2nd generation.
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DOHere rated it
March 1, 2022
Status: c10
I can tell the author tried to create witty dialogue and was hoping the back and forth between the main characters would come off as brilliant and humorous. I don't think I laughed, or even smiled tho

This is not a short novel. Don't look at the fact that out has only 10 chapters. Each chapter is really reaaally long.

I kinda wanna know more about the villain. I also didn't particularly like the 2 main characters, they just didn't grow on me, the story and world building were good tho.
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chande rated it
December 6, 2021
Status: Completed
This story was considered okay but not memorable enough to be a re-read material. Many reviewers admonished ML and said that he's ra*ey but I don't think that was the case. Although he indeed harassed MC by forcing a kiss to her but when they did it for the first time, MC consented to it. MC also mentioned that she did it because she also wanted it and she was also interested in ML.

As for the story, the villain was beaten a bit way too easily. Also, MC's other secret... more>> identity


She was the current emperor's cousin.


seemed a bit unnecessary because it didn't affect the story much. Maybe it was just added so MC could disappear for a while and made it more dramatic when MC and ML reunited again. <<less
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Bookworm_Sueweetie rated it
June 15, 2020
Status: Completed
    • (3.5 ratings)
The MC is a calm, straightforward and very honest person with no control of spouting the truths (LMAO), I actually like her cool character... while the ML used to be a popular gentleman and unpolished jade (*cough*) but after meeting the MC, he turned into a pervert beast who can't take his hands off from the MC. I actually like their banters.

Most supporting characters and "villains" are forgettable and just passing.

Honestly, it was only a 10 chapters-novel but it took me days to finish this compared to other short novels that I can read in one sitting. The translation is very good but I felt that this novel is kinda boring that it didn't incite excitement to read the following chapters. I also kinda feel indifferent with "many" plot twists that were thrown expeditiously.
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summerspring rated it
May 4, 2020
Status: c4
God the ML is so fricking shameless. He makes me angry and wanna kick his pretentious r*pey ass away. Constantly overriding her decisions though I guess if she really hated it she could go away but the way this is going its "strong female lead that doesn't show her strength bc ML is even stronger". OMG I am so annoyed I hate him so much. I hope he isn't the ML because I hate how he is so loose and gives no thought to how his presence around her makes... more>> her life bad. I dont understand why she doesn't kick him to the curb. Or maybe she is thrown off by how forward he is and is "drawn" to it. TBH I think it is far too r*pey. Though as of this chapter he has yet to go that far but god its annoying, the MC has the personality of a (somewhat funny) doormat. I give the story one star the translation 5 bc you can see the effort that went into translating this. I may come back and read this when I am not so unbelievably pissed off by the first chapters. GOD

I honestly hope he dies D:< <<less
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aovel rated it
September 17, 2018
Status: c10
The story was well written but I did not enjoy that much. Perhaps too narrative but lacking lure of imagination. I was hoping for vivid fight scenes or just vivid scenes period but except for the climax everything else was dull, predictable.

It showed a smart hero and a clever heroine but that was all. No character development, no twisted plot, nothing to bait the reader to ask and ponder. As I'ver stated it was well written but it did not make heart beat faster.",)
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BillionJellyfish rated it
February 3, 2018
Status: Completed
A great piece of jianghu romance!

I haven't read much of anything like this with a mysterious female OP MC, so my review may be a bit bias. I really like to read about mysterious and strong protagonists so this story was a fascinating adventure full of mystery, politics, and love. All the little tidbits of foreshadowing bring together a satisfying climax and happy ending, but I am still confused about certain parts of the story. For example, what exactly is the background of the ML and how is the male... more>> side character related to the ML? I'm not very good at solving mysteries even though I love reading about them, so I am still confused at this point. As for the ending, I would actually like side stories or a sequel since it ends at a cliffhanger in which another crime is being committed, but oh well. I enjoyed this short story a lot! <<less
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KKristen rated it
September 8, 2016
Status: c10 part2
Short and sweet. You can finish reading the entire story in less than a day. I recommend it if you're looking for a short and sweet romance with a sharp-tongued heroine. Pros:
Likeable main characters.
Witty banter and flirting.
Fast-paced and easy to read.
Relatively good translation quality. Cons:
Limited number of characters.
The plot/mystery is a little rushed.
Over too quickly. Warning:
It has a couple of very minimal PG-13 scenes. Nothing too graphic. TL;DR:
Read it for the flirting and character interactions. Don't think too hard about the... more>> plot. <<less
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Leenleen rated it
June 29, 2021
Status: Completed
The story was jam packed with sentences that have double meaning but overall a quick read. Although male lead was a tad shameless but I do like how he and the female lead communicates and also how he respect boundaries when it comes to serious stuff.


Though it’s abit sad that the author did not include a snippet of their kids. It would be hilarious if they follow the female lead attitude on her shifu teaching. Haha

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Brasdf rated it
April 15, 2021
Status: Completed
Translated very well. Minor errors exist, but overall a great translation.

This is mostly a light story about two highly intelligent people bantering while falling in love. The story is quite short at 10 chapters, each is split in two in the translation. There is a bit of action, but the main draw is the cutting tongue of the female lead. Quite amusing.

To answer other reviewers, I don't think the male lead is r*pe-y, he is aggressive for a bit. The actions of the female lead aren't the most ethical imaginable... more>> in a particular case, but they are reasonable and understandable. She does regret them later.

It is fine, read it. A nice little romantic comedy in a dangerous world.

Detailed, but quite spoilery answers to same concerns :


About the r*pey ML allegations. It isn't clear the FL is actually weaker than the ML, in any case, it is probably true that if she really wanted to she could "push him away". In another instance when the ML does too much while she is in a bad mood, she does just that and scolds him.

He probably had to be a little aggressive at first since the FL was refusing to even consider him without a slight shock due to circumstances of the overall story. Presumably, he could tell when she attacked him seriously and when she did it perfunctorily. Later, she seduces him into bed once she learns he was actually a virgin, which serves as further proof he doesn't act this way towards every woman.

About letting Shui get r*ped. I don't think it was a good outcome, but first of all, Shui was already going to be r*ped once due to disregarding the general and the FL's advice, was saved at the last moment due to the FL and it didn't cause her to reconsider her actions or behavior at all as she then immediately planned to have the FL be drugged and helpless so she would be r*ped, and drugged the secondary male lead to be very horny and slipped sleeping medicine to her own guards so they don't stop that lead from visiting her at night. If he wasn't drugged, the second male lead would have helped her again, but due to being drugged he left the inn to drink and indulge in women elsewhere. Shui really dug her own grave very carefully. This is while the FL tried to warn her subtly while she was feeding her drugged food.

Once the rapist arrived, it isn't even like the FL could defeat him one on one without serious risk. In fact, due to the circumstances, it would have probably devolved into a fight to the death with the chances against the FL. I wouldn't take that risk for someone who tried to drug me and have me r*ped. Even on the grand scale, if the FL confronted the rapist too soon and died, the amount of casualties down the road would have been significant.

The one thing the FL could have done differently and she regretted later, is to directly reveal to the secondary ML he was drugged rather than just hint about it to him. Might have helped, I'm not even sure it would have worked if the rest of the guards were still drugged.

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