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 into 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!

The Princess Wei Yang average rating 4.6/5 - 293 user ratings
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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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Khushi Blue
New Khushi Blue rated it
December 11, 2017
Status: --
Very good novel. Satisfying revenge like military empress. I like this one better because of MC ruthless revenge. Unlike military empress, MC doesn't give up revenge over love. I like her and her revenge. ML stay with MC because he want MC attention and love. MC treat him like brother.
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Ming Lan
New Ming Lan rated it
December 9, 2017
Status: c77
This is good rebirth novel that hooked you up. I like mc's scheming. She is ruthless and smart cunning. I like how she scheming step family.

I strongly recommend you guys if you like revenge novel. It's very good novel.
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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.

Spoiler

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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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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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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Spoiler

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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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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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! ;)

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

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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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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. And it's just she and her cousin brother tackling them over and over again. Her revenge methods are vicious enough to make my stomach curl. It's just too unrealistic. The MC barely seems to have a heart mostly through out the first part of the novel.... more>> And the story is dragging so much in the same way that I have already lost my patience. But I do like the MC though. In spite of her desperate state she managed to stand up for herself and got a firm foothold, the only thing about her that I don't like is perhaps her tendency of overdoing stuff, not that I blame her though. But the male lead isn't quite to my liking, I mean even at the very end I can only see him as a younger kid while Wei Yang behaves so much older. <<less
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wandering cat
wandering cat rated it
July 24, 2017
Status: c57
First few chapters are kind of boring to me. But as the story keeps going, it getting more and more interesting!

So if you're a fan of ancient time reincarnate/revenge novel's fan, i'd totally recommend this. Especially if you're not into gore/brutal story. (Although the first chap which tell us her situation before she died is, well, really graphic. But it's still okay for me who have a really soft heart, lol.
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
November 19, 2016
Status: c22
A fairly standard time rewind into an early version of herself.

The situations and changes to the time line are a bit forced (especially the case of her being called back significantly earlier than previously), but not to a level where you would regard it as completely forceful. The main character displays an intellect that could be expected from someone past 30, that spent 8 years in the troubled waters that are royal courts, as well as 12 years in solitude with hatred as a companion.

It's definitely not perfect, and most... more>> of the characters are very flat, including the leading actress, but so far there is less random killing that you find in the reincarnation novels of this style (well, it's not reincarnation here, but close enough), and a bit more emphasis on plotting. A fairly complex high nobility family that tries to back stab each others, instead of the usual "whole family mostly united in bullying the main character", also helps to make it more interesting.

You will quickly see that there is not a single good person in that family, which adds to the tension and leaves a lot of openings to the author on how to advance further.

So far, there is not even a hint of romance, but the "prince" is shown to act a bit oddly in the very brief time we saw him, so we can expect that there will be the usual regrets for not seeing the value of the main character, because at this point it became a trope of those novels (for better or worse, those guys are shown to have a propensity to betray whenever they can get benefits from it).

The writing is nice, the translation seems to be good too, so it does add to it, but be aware that there will be a lot of Chinese terms for the relationship, because translating those makes it lose most of its meaning in English, as the subtle differences are nearly impossible to transcribe into normal English without making very long sentences every time.

I personally enjoyed reading those chapters, and I am hopping that we will get a more regular update schedule, but I'll say that what there is for now is enough to get a feel for the story's tone, context and characters, and there is enough content to enjoy it for a bit.

TL;DR: A bit less blood-stained than the usual novels of this style, more emphasis in plotting and hidden meanings in the words.
Pretty decent so far, hopefully it will keep up as it progresses. <<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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Nearlynyomi
Nearlynyomi rated it
November 15, 2017
Status: --
If your looking for a lighthearted fluffy historical romancenovel then this is not the story for you, it has a alot to deal with sinister plots and revenge but the main protagonistis truley someone to admire.
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alexfilia
alexfilia rated it
August 12, 2017
Status: c39
The MC was used all her life until one day was betreayed by her hubby and family and had her kid killed..... After her rebirth she vows to take revenge fo all the things done to her and avoid being married off the her ex hubby

The story even has a tv drama
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Ntxhee
Ntxhee rated it
January 15, 2017
Status: c200
Love this novel so just wish they could of done s better job at the drama it was so dumb I skipped through 75percent of it and I really only watch Vaness Wu the whole time cuz he is so hot! 😍😘😍😍😘😘 Any ways love this novel recommend to everyone to read I love how she gets even and I Love how she takes it to the next level that how you do revenge! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
December 27, 2016
Status: c29
The Princess Wei Yang plotted all the hallmarks of an awesome (and bloody) noble/palace intrigue, triggered by the coming-back-to-life event of the much-bullied empress of an ancient country. There's evil stepmothers and stepsisters, ignorant father, undermined mother, big-hearted grandmother, and some love interest candidates. The author didn't hold back from gruesome murder, and the MC is someone who is true to her mental age as someone who experiences second chance at life to get revenge and justice. The premises are not really original, but the development is captivating. So far,... more>> it is pretty cool and I've got high hopes for its future chapters. <<less
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Ruyi
Ruyi rated it
July 21, 2016
Status: c14
I love the level of detail and intricacy this novel goes into. It never drags down the story but adds an extra layer of depth to everything happening around Wei Yang. Despite her scheming, I can't help but like her and root for her. I'm very interested to see how far she'll go as she gets older... excellent story, wonderful translation and overall an enjoyable, satisfying read!
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SunsetChaos
SunsetChaos rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c13
Interesting story so far. Her life was so sad and pitiful. But now that she's learned a lifetime of lessons... bring on the carnage. I'm here for the revenge and carnage. Please don't disappoint me with another cheesy romance. I want MC to remain cold and merciless to enemies. Never forget, never forgive.

Reminds me of Chongfei Manual except less cute and much darker.
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Syue Mirae
Syue Mirae rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: --
I like this novel very much. I like how the female lead plot her revenge. I like the cold-hearted, cruel female lead rather than the too kind-hearted one. The drama is another story though.. A big disappointment to a great novel.
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