The Princess Wei Yang

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Life is unpredictable. Her husband loved her stepsister, deposed her as Empress and even forced her son to death. In that Cold Palace, she was forced to drink poisonous wine. So in the next lifetime, she made a promise to never do good deeds and help others, to never step into the palace and to never become the Empress!

At the Prime Minister’s estate, the mistress’ daughter is reborn into a she-devil.

An evil stepmother? I will make sure you go to Hell!

A two-faced, hypocritical older stepsister? I will rip apart that beautiful façade!

A scheming younger stepsister? I will throw you into the grave!

You guys didn’t let me live peacefully so you should also expect the same!

Initially she wanted to stay away from disaster as far as possible; however, a man’s heart is like a needle in the sea—impossible to search for, impossible to understand.

The man who once swore to abandon her became someone who can’t live without her.

The enemy from the past lifetime suddenly confesses his feelings for her.

Even worse, she is bothered by a handsome man with a thick-skin who doesn’t know how to give up!

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Beautiful Wei Yang
Jin Xiu Wei Yang
The Concubine’s Daughter is Poisonous
Thứ Nữ Hữu Độc
庶女有毒
锦绣未央
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
March 17, 2016
Status: --
Impressions as of Ch9.

The very first chapter tells you the heinous crimes committed against the MC, and it can really make one’s blood run cold. One of the more memorable opening chapters that I’ve read in Novel Updates. It reminds me of the infamous Empress Lu of the Han Dynasty who ordered an even worse atrocity than what Tuo Ba Zhen had done in the novel.

The MC Li Wei Yang was an unwanted daughter of the prime minister, sent far away because of the ill omens surrounding her birth.... more>> She was recalled to be given away as a sacrificial wife to a prince who did not have good prospect; to avoid the same fate being dealt to the prime minister’s other favored daughter. Fortunately, the MC and the prince persevered and eventually rose to become the emperor and empress of the land. Unfortunately for Li Wei Yang, the emperor in his newfound power and wealth, forgot the hardship they had shared and replaced her. Of all people, it was her stepsister, the one who was "saved" from marrying the prince all those years ago; that would be her replacement.

Destroying root and grass, even the son of Wei Yang was not spared. Wei Yang herself was tortured and then executed. In her dying breath, she cursed her fate... and then she woke up, to find herself back to all those years ago before she was recalled back by her distant family, before ever meeting Tuo Ba Zhen.

This should be an epic story of revenge. But thinking deeper about the subject matter, how justified is the MC in scheming and plotting a revenge for events that might not even happen in her new timeline? Could her new actions provoke new animosities instead? We will have to wait for further translations to see whether the antagonists of her previous life remains just as vicious and terrible in this new one. It goes to show you how deep the hatred and despair the MC had at the end of her first timeline.

The translation is well done and I look forward to read more of it.

I have very high expectations of this story. Even if the antagonists technically haven’t done anything yet in this new timeline, it is due to the heart-rending opening that promises to the reader that we should be ready for a calculative and cold-hearted MC who would tear apart those who had wronged her in her previous life. <<less
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snowgem6
snowgem6 rated it
March 25, 2017
Status: c143
This story was definitely a unique read. I felt that it was different from many of its similar novels like CWF, Chongfei Manual in that the main character was a concubine's daughter, that too one with no background, so there'd definitely more scheming and more plotting. Basically, the main character, after dying and losing everyone important to her in a heart wrenching manner due to her insensitive husband, gets a chance to do do-over. This time, armed with her experience and knowledge from her previous life ends up avoiding falling... more>> in the same traps as before.

Get ready for blatant unbiased treatment from her so-called father, his main wife and kids and intense scheming.

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She manages to protect and save everyone important to her while getting revenge on those who had wronged her in her previous life - i.e. Her step-sister, her ex-husband, main wife, etc.
I'd have to say her revenge is satisfying even to the reader, after reading the emotional scenes and trauma she experienced in her previous life.

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Beware: Don't be like me and jump on the wrong ship. The male lead is the most unlikely person until you figure out who it is.

Spoiler

Hint, hint. It's her 3rd "brother", Li Min De. In all honesty, though the two them make up such an adorable power couple.

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DeviousBookVorm
DeviousBookVorm rated it
March 14, 2017
Status: c270
This book is one of the few novels that I would genuinely give five stars to. I had been listening to the raw audiobook and it has been AMAZINNG!

The book is bit slow at first but I definitely recommend that you stay with this novel until at least chapter 50 to see it's true potential.

Without any spoilers, I'll try my best to explain my rating.

Probably my favourite portion of this book would be Li Weiyang's collected personality. Throughout the series, she never looses control of her emotions, effectively hiding them... more>> until they can be put to good use. Contrary to the typical reincarnated MC, Weiyang try's to be as emotionally unattached and cold-hearted as possible, she understands the darker, less naive, sides of love and remains almost completely unmoved by the thought of romance. But make no mistake, despite what she believes, she has a heart. Her personality may be cold but she is very much human, she isn't weak or helpless even though she has no skill in martial arts, nor does she truly rely on anyone else's strength. She understands how to use others to her benefit and the limitations to this dependence; almost never getting emotionally attached to any of her allies. Her battles are fought psychologically with her sharp wit and resolves problems with more than just a sharp tongue. Her determination and the way she doesn't change herself for others makes her strong, yet her inevitable weakness makes her human. That being said, don't expect too many fuzzy or emotional moments in this novel.

Although you may expect this novel to be a romance, please do be informed that romance is merely a portion of this book. The book revolves far more on revenge, politics, and psychology. The scheming in this book is incredible, containing twists and turns, traps within traps, but all while retaining a calm and innocent demeanour. Reverse psychology and mental provocation is used frequently and politics plays a huge part in this story. Making revenge all the more sweet.

The revenge in is absolutely brutal. No holds barred. Ranging from destroying reputations, to framing, to downright massacres. This book doesn't stay from torture either, although it isn't very prominent or excessive, these characters are clearly not saints. Of course Weiyang has a moral code, that she will only act if provocted, but that doesn't make her any less brutal.

Finally, the characters in the book are certainly entertaining. There is no shortage of flat, 2D, idiots, but the there are also plenty of characters whose intelligence rivals Li Weiyang's own. If not, they make up for it with beauty, resources, or authority. Throughout the book, Weiyang destroys-ahem-I mean fights with a variety characters, some who come back as temporary allies, and others that are just killed off; but all in a cool manner. Although it make take anywhere from days to years of planning, she ensures that they are destroyed with no way out, unless of course, she wants to use them.

Overall, although a bit frustrating and repetitive at times, it was incredibly satisfying and addicting to read. There are some pretty funny moments, mostly at the expense of other characters, but she's super bada** without even getting her hands dirty. This novel is, in my mind at least, a masterpiece.

Also, don't be quick to judge on who the main love interest is as it was quite a surprise! ;) <<less
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RozenKristal
RozenKristal rated it
August 20, 2016
Status: c100
I been reading the raw and damn, this series is amazing. Wei Yang is brutal, and you will be hooked in with the intriguing court politics, scheme, underhand foul play, and the vivid description of the settings. So far, no bull sh*t romance, I think she is just fed up, and god, what a justice boner.... SERVE THE EVIL PEOPLE RIGHT!

Some people say the details are too much, but I think otherwise. Every time a character appear under certain circumstance, of course outfit, moods, and how they looked should be... more>> reworded to fit in. I don't feel it is exhausted to read those details, but they provide vivid imagery for your imagination to immerse in the story. <<less
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xairs
xairs rated it
January 28, 2017
Status: Completed
The only chinese novel I read from start to finish in it's raw form. Whew! That was quite a challenge, Mandarin is not my 1st or even 2nd language. 4.5/5 STARS!

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I really liked this story. It had just the proper amount of excitement and intrigue all throughout. The pacing was neither slow or too fast but was kept me interested. Although it was a bit offputting at first seeing WeiYang so easily outsmarting, outscheming and outmanuevering her opponents (almost) each time, she finally showed a bit of weakness/"humanity". I love that the author never forgot to develop her character and personality well. You could slowly witness as she turned from the vengeful deposed queen to someone able to fight not because of hate alone but because of family and love.
I think my favorite character is the Empress Pei. Her backstory was riveting as well, no matter how short we were given. She was incredibly strong and proud. Even until the end, I liked that she was able to have atleast one thing over the Emperor. I can't help but feel sad for the Crown Prince (of YueXi). He loved her so much, even if it became twisted, I can understand how much approval AND LOVE he craved from either of his parents. Really. The saddest kids in the world during feudal/ancient China were probably the children of nobles and royals. Most probably aren't allowed to show any sort of genuine affection. It's all schemes and plots and one-upping each other.
I'm glad the author wasn't shy writing about how cruel life can be. Princess QiXia was gentle and nice, innocent even, but even she had that horrible fate. It was heartbreaking what PeiYuan did to her.

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Anonymousse
Anonymousse rated it
October 16, 2017
Status: --
Married to a prince, helped him became an emperor, betrayed by her sister (s), child (s) death, dragged down from position, desposed by her husband. Sounds familiar?

This novel is a light version of The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military lineage, why light u ask? Because MC thirst of vengeance arent high enough to make her enemies paid with blood. Her revenge are softhearted, more like a resentful housewife that got cheated rather than a bloodfeud.

Still, this is good... more>> enough if what you seek is a revenge plot without so much blood/gore.

Have fun to read! <<less
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Eristol
Eristol rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: c160
I really have no energy to continue the story anymore. It's getting too repetitive! I liked the beginning and the story's background a lot, but afterwards it's just one after another crazy and unrealistically vicious schemes on the mc's part or from her enemies. Alright, decided to change my previous review after reading a bit more. Firstly, Wei Yang is NOT smart or clever as they call her to be. She is strong true, determined yes, but not smart. Her method of scheming? Frame others for crimes they did not... more>> even commit, lame ones at that. Her enemies do the same stuff but she is one step ahead with her useful resource call "ML", who helps her fabricate fake evidences for her framings. In the "Rebirth of an ill fated consort", the MC speaks cleverly to exploit the enemy's loopholes, and here in Wei Yang, after framing she goes "Ah! How could you do this? I never expected this from you!" with a thick face, no clever talking, just blatantly blaming them until the enemies have no more energy to retort and causing the onlookers to slightly be partial on her side and finally, the fabricated evidence boom! In the "Malicious empress of military lineage", the MC actually manipulates the events causing her enemies to actually commit the crime, not fake it or fabricate it by framing.

Then that part about how she brought about Chang Le's end with that ghost nonsense literally ruined even the remaining impression of her in my mind. Is that what you call a former Empress? Just what part of her is clever? She just does the same as those other brain dead women in the backyard, and only succeeds unlike them because of Min De. I certainly don't liie the villains here and have no compassion for them and feel they got what they deserves and all, but Wei Yang and her methods aren't exactly to my liking either. I sympathize with her but can't like her unfortunately because of this. I've even thought of slapping her face many times while reading when she started one of those "How could you do this?" nonsense in public, which makes it feel overly dramatic and deliberately planned. I can't handle such thick facedness. <<less
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scriptor
scriptor rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: c53
My absolute favorite cnovel among others of the same genre. I love it even more than Chu Wang Fei. It's action-packed and filled with relatable characters, even the villains. The tortures described later on get pretty brutal though, so I wouldn't recommend it if you're squeamish. I also love the interactions between Wei Yang and the male lead, they're so cute and supportive of each other!

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Male lead is Li Min De (or his real name is Yuan Lie). They're not biologically related and are actually similar in age despite how young he looks early in the novel.

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Sceer
Sceer rated it
January 3, 2018
Status: c82
She was an empress in the past but now she keeps on fighting with little girls. She knew the secrets TZ holds due to her past memory but she waits patiently by prolonging the internal conflict happening inside their family. Why can't she put a big act to end them rather than prolonging the petty confrontations by creating small frame-ups until they all perish? By doing so she can focus on her revenge for TZ.

[At chapter 82] The story is starting to focus on her revenge for TZ now that... more>> the internal conflict has been almost resolved. There is a hint of romance here and there. We also have a variable
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the boy who clings at the MC and hides his power but shows it anyway because he loves (hinted many times) the MC

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and hope that he really has a major role in this story.

Overall 3? But I am still at chapter 82 so we'll see what happens next. I just really hope the petty schemes will now end because I am sick and tired of it. You were an empress ffs act like one. Below is not a spoiler but a recommendation but since it feels disrespectful to the author to just casually throw another novel to compare then I'm hiding it for you to optionally open.
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A similar story to this is Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage. It is a darker version of this and the MC really feels like an empress reborn to ruthlessly punish those who wronged her in the past. If PWY is 3/5 then this story is 5/5

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Cerealgirl
Cerealgirl rated it
December 25, 2017
Status: --
Horrible writing. How are people liking this? Repetitive use of vocabulary and illogical use of grammar. The girl is a so called Empress but her mannerism aren't that articulate and graceful. I really hate the main protagonist. Read something else.
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Littledragonlady
Littledragonlady
August 17, 2016
Status: c86
Listening to the audiobook. As far as a third of the novel...

Don't expect much romance here. This is not romance-revenge story, rather its tragedy-political-revenge story.

Author has very good characterization (with exception of a single charactter) both for the good guys and bad guys.

... more>> MC repeatedly told herself to do no good, also shown her cruel self again and again, but as of chapter 86, MC is definitely the kindest person in the story.

Author is especially talented in building step by step, methodolical revenge plot. I am completely immersed in the story, tho sometime the overly detailed description can be tiring too <<less
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wittynuts
wittynuts rated it
March 5, 2018
Status: c92
This is really awesome. I love how can she is always one step ahead from the villains in the stories. I love how she is not like other protagonist who would turn into a damsel when a handsome male lead comes. She is different, smart and independent.

Spoiler

At first, I am torn between Tuoba Yu and Li Min De, but now I am 40-60 supporting them. I wonder if LMD is a prince of another country. :D

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Tattaro
Tattaro rated it
December 7, 2018
Status: Completed
The novel was rather too long for its plot line. There were too many unnecessary arcs that didn't contribute to story nor character development. It was dragging and WY was unnecessarily evil most of the time. I only endured reading this on MTL til the end to see who she got together with in the end. LOL! 😂 Will I read this again? DEFINITELY NOT.
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
August 12, 2018
Status: c77
First of all, if you want to read this, you must know chinese pronouns and titles.

The translator don't help us at all, and you'll find yourself being lost by reading a bunch of meaningless words that could have been easily replaced by the character's name or something like brother, sister, mother, etc.

Intead you see bunch of Da jie, mei mei, jiejie, er zi, Da xiejie, Li Furen, San dianxia, San ge, Qi di, shuzi, shaoye, nubi, dage, xiong mei, yatou... the list goes on and on and on. I... more>> took all the examples above from only one chapter, though.

Or you could just have a spreadsheet of all these beside you to look it up every time...?

Second: This revenge story is like boiling a person in a big water tank... using only a lighter. It's slow, stupid and not efficient at all.

Her biggest enemies are a few rooms over. Just go over and stab or poison the bitches or something. Instead the MC keeps playing 'nice' while countering several stupid 3rd rate villain schemes they throw at her.

Btw, these petty schemes are always foiled but nothing substancial happens to the culprits. The novel consists of this smalls penalties accumulating over time. Things that would warrant death penalty to the MC are wrist slaps to the villains.

It would be nice if there was a big plot that the MC used to take down the evil step mother and half sister, but in the end all you see are several simplistic and dumb schemes that any half wit could see through (Except for the prime minister and La furen, apparently).

This is an overrated series with poor plot and bad translation.

Don't recommend. <<less
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toyyoda
toyyoda rated it
March 30, 2018
Status: c95 part2
A heart-rending past that is gradually revealed.

Darkness that resides in every heart, household and nation.

And one woman that slowly conquers this world.

... more>> This novel really makes me think of the saying 'people are like onions' (because of their many layers). No character is morally righteous, and some are downright evil. These are the people that the MC takes revenge against, and we root for her after all the suffering she has experienced.

Her schemes are at the truly advanced level, and while it's very interesting and satisfying to read about, it also makes up the majority of the story and will probably off-put some readers. But personally, I'm tired of fluffy Chinese WNs with hypocritical leads that climb to the top while others do the dirty work for them. Like others have said, the MC is quite cold-hearted, and while I wish that she can open up her heart once more, doing this may undermine the values of the story so I respect the author's decision.

Now there have been plagiarism allegations against the author (if you're curious, I recommend a google search), but I felt that this novel was incredibly consistent in characterisation, plot-development and writing style. Let's just say that for someone who supposedly copied from 200+ other works, she did a good job of tying it all together.

Plagiarised or not, I recommend trying this novel if you're looking for a unique read that has familiar Ancient Chinese elements. The translation quality is also excellent, so kudos to all of the translators! <<less
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fashionism
fashionism
January 6, 2018
Status: c82 part2
This family matters is a lot dragging. But I cant say its annoying. Infact I would want it to drag more. I mean she gains one after another for these schemes.

A girl born of a low mother, a concubines daughter and an unfavored one at that! I disagree that she could just make one great swoop and cut all of these family matters. Shes basically struggling to take down one let alone all of them at once. She just doesnt have the ability and the right people to do that.

Their... more>> destruction is not even caused by her hands solely but she uses that same knife that they're about to stab at her to stab back at them. <<less
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New Moon
New Moon rated it
December 8, 2017
Status: c70
Good unique novel that hooked you in. I enjoying reading satisfied revenge. I like Lin Minde he is perfect male lead. I like how she protected toward MC. I also like MC she is strong smart cunning ruthless and love her scheming.

i hate Chinese drama because of Chinese drama of princess Wei yang. I lost interested in this novel and started hated Chinese drama and novel. I realize that compare to novel, Chinese drama is worst ugly bad story that make you angry they are bad at making drama they... more>> don't deserved to called worthy.

this novel is best satisfied revenge and male lead is Minde, not ugly useless scoundrel prince who was ML in drama. Best novel <<less
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c888
c888 rated it
February 21, 2018
Status: --
If you like vengeful, smart, and charismatic characteristics with a tight plot, I would definitely recommend this. The middle kind of lagged/dragged but otherwise I really enjoyed how creative WY was. There was even a drama version which I would NOT recommend. It was one of the worst and I don't say this lightly. Practically no similarity at all to the book.
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puffiness123
puffiness123 rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: c12
It's a redo story where the main character is a female. There is a lot of drama so far in which the main character tries to subtly win against her enemies.
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yamisora1998
yamisora1998 rated it
May 22, 2019
Status: c172
At first, I feel that it can be a good story, despite being inferior to The rebirth of an malicious empress. The villain are killed in many very satisfied ways, that is why I still continue to read raw of this novel, despite a bunch of plot hole. However, after reading 172 chap, I realize that the MC is no different from her enemy, just a third rate villain. The MC always scheme above her enemy a step, that why she always win, but, excuse me author, how the hell... more>> did she know and guess all enemy's plan???? How can she always know her enemy's plan, but her enemy can't???? Wei Yang can never be able to compared to Shen Miao, why? Firstly, her achievement are exagerrated. Shen Miao make enemy die without knowing who kill them, and how, but all Wei Yang's enemy know that she is the mastermind, and is super ruthless, clever,.... yet she rarely meet any assassination, I really suprised that she can even survive after 150 chapter without anyone backing. The author never explain how she defeat her enemy, when she prepare for their scheme, making this story lacks of logic. Secondly, Wei Yang can only frame her enemy for some stupid crime that is not done by them, while Shen Miao carefully manipulate her enemy to actually commit their crime. Thirdly, and also the reason I drop this novel, is because: we know the seventh prince (Wei Yang's ally) is obsessively in love with Wei Yang, he intend that will force her to marry him after become a king. Yeah, that make him a bad person, I acknowledge that and think that this prince need to be taught a lession, but remember that he really love her and he did that simply because he loves her too much. BUT, he can never become a king, because although Wei Yang always said she will help him to be a king, how he is the one benefit from their ally, but there is a secrect that she never tell him, and that make him never be able to become a king. SHE NEVER INTEND TO TELL HIM FROM START, ONLY USE HIM AS A TOOL FOR REVENGE. Unlike her, Shen Miao and her husband, although are very ruthless to their enemy, but if other people treat them with sincere heart, they will never use them as tools. Wei Yang's action make me too disappointed in her personality <<less
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