The Tragedy of The Villainess

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Seria, a social outcast, has changed.
Seria Stern, the wicked woman who made everyone tremble with fear, was now calm.

In fact, she wasn’t just changed, she was a completely different person.

The moment she realized that she had possessed the body of the villain Seria, in a romance novel, she had a hunch about the future and decided to live low.

She would avoid kidnapping and harassing the original heroine, hence preventing her death by decapitation at the hands of Kalis, the second male lead.

In order to avoid that, she had to fix her bad relationship with Kalis and even healed his injured arm.

Thanks to that she got engaged with him, so it’s all worked out.
Finally, the original heroine returned, and her husband, Lesche, should be on good terms with her now.

“I’ve been waiting to escort her, so…”

Lesche asked, resolutely cutting off Kalis’ words.

“Miss Seria, it would be better for you to choose. With whom would you want to go with?”

Something was strange.
The original, wasn’t it perfectly fine?

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Seria Stern
합법적 악역의 사정
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Mimimomo
New Mimimomo rated it
June 17, 2022
Status: c179
It is the my all time favourite! I love the story and character development. The ML is the best ML I ever read. And the translation is excellent too!
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Adira
New Adira rated it
June 15, 2022
Status: --
Overall good plot, but what killed my mood is the way it’s written. I don’t know if it’s the translator or the author itself. Because I was confused as hell after the bloody wedding arc everything felt like offbeat.... more>>
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Whether it’s during a scene being played (turban space talk with lesch dead body or FL venturing to experiment with circlet or the fighting sequences or the FL side family actions after callis being thrown to jail) or interaction between characters (which in my opinion was really bizarre and cringing at the same type, especially the romantic scenes). However, it’s really overhyped and all the characters felt like children and bland at some point, especially that f*cktard (thank god! At last dead) lina who thinks she hides her two faced actions really well.

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Nothing impressive, nor did the supposedly funny scenes made me smile and neither did any sad scenes made me gloomy cause I couldn’t connect with any of them at all to begin with. <<less
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Slowday
Slowday rated it
February 23, 2021
Status: c65
It's frustratingly good. I'm already at ch 65, or chapter 5 (or 6????) of the book, and so far still enjoying it. There's still a little to no romance, yet I have no regrets. It's slowburn since the marriage's somehow like a contract marriage, but I really wish the MCs would kiss already lol. Each chapter makes you wanna read more. I love it that it's not always drama, but there's mystery and a lil bit thriller in it.

I love the FL so much!!!! Originally Seria thought that if she... more>> acted differently from how the villainess behaved, she'd be safe and sound, but nah. She at last engaged to Kalis, but when she saw him with og FL, she tried to understand and accept everything bc she thought that it's a force majeure where the MLs would always be attracted to the of FL, but slowly she realized that her feelings were important too. She tried so hard to live but when something happened on her wedding and it almost took her life, she understood that she needed to take actions. She doesnt want to easily forgive and forget again.

The ML... Lesche is a typical korean novel's ML I guess? At first he wasn't interested in Seria, but slowly found himself always taking care of her. They got married because
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THIS MF KALIS DIDN'T COME TO THE WEDDING BECAUSE HE WAS TRAPPED IN A BLIZZARD IN A HUT TOGETHER WITH THE FREAKING ANNOYING OG FL. A Stern wedding is time limited, and both of the couple shouldn't be late and actually would die from blood loss if one doesn't come. So Lesche came to the rescue and took the groom's place.

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He's lowkey a tsundere lmao. I love that he doesn't even interested with og FL, even annoyed, due to her antics.

About the og FL, you know that blue haired FL who's always protected from When the Villainess Loves? Lina, the og FL, is exactly like that. Easily shed tears, not understanding common sense, truly naive, thinks about everything in her own way, and behave like a spoiled child who doesn't know how the world works. I understand that she's from another world, but after few months and lessons, shouldn't she adapted already? When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
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She wanted to be Seria's friend, adored Seria who's a Stern to the point she even wanted to be like her, and well, later it was found out she's actually a Stern too.

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I have no opinions about Kalis. He can go to hell 🙂🙂🙂 even if he repented I won't want him to be with Seria!!!!

Also it's from the same author of Princess Shu. <<less
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Skite
Skite rated it
June 18, 2021
Status: --
What I like:

The translation is superb. Really enjoyable and smooth to read.

The MC, Seria, has very real, palpable emotions and feels like a full person. She feels fear and worry as a constant undercurrent, and we feel it, too. Other stories with heroine's trying to avoid "death flags" don't really touch on how unstable, uncertain, and simply how scary, that situation would be. After reading this, the protagonists in other stories feel a bit fake in comparison: they know they'll die in a year if they fail, why aren't they... more>> more stressed out, like this MC? She also falls in love, despite knowing it's probably a bad idea, and her love and her feelings about it when the object of her affection turns out to be a "Nice Guy" (you know the type), are messy and human.

The transmigration aspect is handled in an interesting way: MC not only has her original body's memories, but is also influenced by her emotions, motivations, and aesthetic taste from those memories, to a certain degree. For example: the original body's mother was much maligned, so when anyone insults her mother, MC will become absolutely enraged, from the influence of experiencing those memories. This will also make you wonder why other story's MCs aren't the same way; they are literally viewing a person's memory, why aren't they more affected?

The MC and the OG male lead's relationship progresses at a natural pace. There is no instant switch. She is still recovering from her previous relationship, which he allows her to do on her own time, with minimal male posturing or possessiveness. He respects her, which is wonderful, and they are friendly, soon becoming friends.

What I dislike:

Sweet jeebus, can NONE of the door guards or servants do their actual jobs?? They're like automatic doors, opening whenever someone approaches! You'll get very tired and irritated when the MC is in her private room, maybe changing, maybe injured, and the the OG female lead just busts in AGAIN, despite there literally being guards on the door to prevent MC from being bothered.

Despite the wonderfully nuanced job done with the MC's character, the OG female lead, Lina, is the epitome of every bad stereotype associated with young, teen girls magically transported to new worlds and assigned a special, super powered fate. I guess you would have to be a certain, (extremely high,) level of oblivious, bold, and self confident in order to pull off a "Saintess" fate, but holy crap, is she annoying as she simply does not understand why Seria, or anyone else, doesn't want to be besties and doesn't think she's the cutest thing ever. She is block-of-wood s*upid, which is good, since you'll want something dense to beat your head against in frustration at her newest antic. Were she back in her original world, I could see her as the "social media influencer"/ "if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best" type: convinced everyone likes her, if they don't, it's because they're mean haters, nothing she does is wrong, and all her little character flaws are darling 'quirks' people have to accept, rather than changing and improving. She's got a bit of entitled, jealous dark side under the naivety, but this is no white lotus or green tea b*tch. Still, it makes her very, very fun to hate, which I guess is the point, but wow, do I hate her a lot and look forward to Seria utterly destroying her. The entire "Stern" thing is not explained very well (seems to be a special class of magic wielders afforded significant rank and privilege), and it feels like the author is doing that on purpose so they can add things as they go, in case it's needed.

Verdict:

Definitely among the better/ best of the translated light novels, with detailed writing and an engaging plot which focuses on complex, interpersonal relationships, while not neglecting the occasional spot of action and drama. It does not shy away from mess, or take the easy shortcuts to a happy ending. Not pure cotton candy fluff, but not fully adult and depressing bitter chocolate: something in between, like maybe a wine gum candy. <<less
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Realvnv
Realvnv
May 22, 2021
Status: c19
Imma write a short review since there aren't many, hope it helps.

Well, I've just read 19 chapters but the plot is roughly like this:

A college graduate transmigrates into Seria's body, who is a villainess in sum classic romance novel. You know, a Mary Sue protag titled "Saintess", beyond devoted love interests, Grand Duke ML blah blah...

We start the story 1 year after our MC is transmigrated, so she's already quite used to her new world so we can avoid the cringe. I gotta mention, she's smart in her own right,... more>> she didn't directly transform from the " most treacherous woman in 10000 miles" to "white lotus that could melt glaciers with her global warming-like smile, " no. She aims to rebuild her reputation little by little, as to not appear suspicious (which most transmigration protags don't really care about, protag halo is the only thing that protects them) and cares most about avoiding death flags, not making herself to be sum angel on earth. She just fixed the most pressing issues in the one year time she was there, and didn't go out of her way to dunno, fix OG!Seria's shitty family relations? Avoid the ML only to become even closer to him? Choose your pick of these most basic mistakes lol.

Anyways, she's fallen for the 2nd male lead and was gonna marry him. She's a poor villainess, he's a tragic 2nd male lead that committed suicide after has given his all to the Saintess only to see her marry ML, they deserve this much happiness right? Alas, Saintess appeared 1 week before the wedding was held...

Stainless, as the title suggests, is a pure woman with holy powers at her disposal. She supposedly falls from the sky, well, another transmigrator but she's not aware that we're in the book. If I were to describe her, "tactless 5 years old child" would be the politest words I could use lol. I don't expect her to know noble etiquette, she comes from modern times, but complete lack of common sense on her part... You just get the urge to crack open her skull to see if there is anything in it other than water. I mean, she's not tr*sh like most "transmigrating into the villainess" type of novel's original heroines are, those that make you think og villainesses are much better. She doesn't go around digging pits for others to fall or black-bellied, no, it's just as I said; she acts like a 5 years old.

Ugh, I don't wanna spoil much, what I have written above is a matter of few chapters. I think it's pretty good, I can't wait to see drama queen Saintess's tears form a river- wait that's not it.

Saintess gives me minor headaches so I would give this novel 4 5/5, considering we're just 19 chapters in I'm quite optimistic. <<less
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Demonqueen26
Demonqueen26 rated it
August 11, 2021
Status: c56
I naturally assumed that this was going to be similar to many other transmigration stories where the girl becomes a villainess. But I LOVE this one. The Female Villainess is likeable. She's not completely naïve or arrogant like some Transmigration characters. Bravo to the writer and translator. I can't wait for more.
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HentMas
HentMas rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: c16
Now now, comparing this to "Remarried Empress" is a bit much, the focus of both stories is quite different, in "RE" the story focuses on giving the reader the full experience of being in a relationship without love, the portrayals focus on a more mature emotional portrayals.

On here, well, it's a completely different beast, with a completely different premise and intent from the author, and quite frankly it's more immature (seriously the amount of comments that mention "immature" and "childish" is a testament of this).

But setting the differences aside.

I am... more>> enjoying this novel very much, the progression and the plot points are competent and well crafted, although a bit short sighted, it's focused on "shock value" that sometimes pushes the common sense a bit to portray a tragedy, it's a bit too on the nose for me, but it works within the story.

The characterizations are well portrayed and understandable, although some of them feel a bit too forced, they work "within" the story, you have your "oblivious cliché Isekai" heroine and our MC who is the reincarnator in the body of someone that was a Villainess... but the story starts after she's already shed some of that image because of her knowledge of the future.

The story haves a few chapters of clunky exposition dump that help proceed with the world building, but it's sometimes a bit bothersome because it repeats a few of those in different POVs, at least in the characterizations it's all well understandable and follows a very clear line of what "is" and "isn't" right, you can clearly see that the road to hell is paved by good intentions.

It's a nice novel, some of the set ups feel a bit rushed, and some of the characterizations are purely for shock value because they shatter common sense, so just be aware that it's gonna be a bit annoying from time to time to read them, but once you keep on reading it makes sense... if you squint a bit...

BTW: the romance... is... secondary, you're here to see her be punched and healed a bit each time by the ML, but back to punching, because this IS a tragedy and that's the focus... so reader beware, it's "not" a slow burn romance, it's a punching bag taking all the tragedy she can till the author is satisfied so that the ML looks magnificent (when he really doesn't do much outside of making sarcastic remarks). <<less
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keikomushi
keikomushi rated it
May 26, 2021
Status: c56
This story is an exciting, engaging read so far. The world-building (including magic, religion, demon cult war, etc...) is dished off in small doses when it is relevant to the storyline. Seria and Lesce are neat leads that I found myself easily rooting for because they are worthy of love. There are a handful of side characters, such as Abigail and Alliot, whose part in the story was meaningful rather than feeling like filler. Whilst I did not hate Kalis, he was an infuriating second male lead that made me... more>> feel like slapping repeatedly due to idiotic actions towards a woman that he supposedly loved.
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As for Lina? Hoo-boy! We see Lina going from a character that could be shrugged off as an entitled, idiotic teenaged girl to somebody willing to get people killed and also consort with demons. It was a gradual build-up that also included plenty of clues as to what is going on. And then - BAMM!! - sh*t went down. Characters that we'd come to briefly know were killed because of Lina's malice and folly. It was confronting and foreshadowed more horror before the end of the story. Whilst there are plenty of clues for what is motivating her, she is still a character that takes deliberate actions, showing agency in her sh*tty, villainous behaviour.

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znukhsoc
znukhsoc rated it
December 31, 2021
Status: c15
I don't know how people can manage to write characters like this. Pettiness and annoy in full force... I'm in awe. Excuse me for being harsh but this is certified tr*sh. It's not even worthy of me to rant or review. Can't believe people can give this story higher than 2 stars.
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Elladrienna
Elladrienna rated it
April 30, 2021
Status: c14
This novel is one of my favorite. It's 'Remarried Empress' which you didn't have to wait until chapter 140 for our MC to break up with some tr*sh lover. I like the slowburn of this story and it really made me love MC and the real ML in which I hope they would find happiness together soon.
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xuexin
xuexin rated it
September 23, 2021
Status: c101
I really recommend this. The author did a great job, especially with that kind of plot. Reading the synopsis does not prepare you for what the story has in store. This should honestly be made into a webtoon (if that hasn't happened yet). The plot is NOT like your usual villainess trasmigration storyline. It has bits and pieces of the usual cliché train of thought, such as the villainess trying to change her fate, etc. However, the the author really did an amazing move with the storyline on how the... more>> FL and ML get intertwined. That by itself is already a full 5 star from me. Plus, the translation is also great.

I'm very happy with how the FL stood her ground against her former fiancé. FL and ML's relationship is blossoming very well, and the plot itself does not focus solely on romance. There's actually a story besides the romantic relationships between the characters, which is as interesting, if not even more than the romance aspect. <<less
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ConsiderableWave
ConsiderableWave rated it
May 13, 2021
Status: --
Very much drama and the main action has yet to come up, but the protagonist is responsible and dignified and very calm- I love when the og heroine gets jealous of the would be villainess
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bigteddybear
bigteddybear rated it
January 11, 2022
Status: c12
I'm not far into the novel yet, it seems to be quite good but I just needed to get something off my chest...

THE OG FIANCEE IS SUCH A B*STARD ONCE I GET MY HANDS ON HIM ILL CRACK HIM IN HALF LIKE A COCONUT. (‡▼益▼)

now dont let this change your mind to read this, I just wanted to warn readers to get their pitchforks (`∀´) Ψ and swords ready, because war is upon us! ٩ (^ᴗ^) ۶ also, it might just be because of a personal dislike but... more>> I hate the s*upid "male leads" that instead of admitting they like another woman or cheated blah blah blah they drag it on and cause the MC to feel like tr*sh. so I HATE THIS UGLY FUGLY FAKE ASS ML WHO CAN SUCK IT (‡▼益▼). the og-FL definitely got her age changed when she transmigrated because the term, man-baby suits her perfectly! (^◡^) っ✂❤but this is a super good novel read it im reading it out so I can see her happy with our beloved lesche (° ᴗ°) ~ð (/❛o❛) <333333333333333333 (now is this a rant or a review!? I need to get my act together T^T)

the reason I rated it a 4 besides being decent is that the first few chapters don't give enough information for me to clearly understand what is happening. also, the translation is by far one of the better ones ive read but it is a bit jumbly so it is a bit confusing for me, but it is definitely readable AND enjoyable. ٩ (^ᴗ^) ۶ while it is a bit cliche (which I love lol) her character is definitely going to experience character development since she didnt become OP from the beginning. while it sounds a bit cruel, I think she has to go through trails to change herself instead of becoming an entirely new person overnight (yk except 4 that time she took the villanesses body but...) I love the side characters so far and I NEED TO KEEP READING SO BYE <3

time to kick some scum butt ღゝ◡╹) ノ♡ <<less
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Evellyn
Evellyn rated it
September 28, 2021
Status: c1
I must first say that the translator work is really good

But Omg the story destroyed my heart in only 17 chapter. Please just don't it but please it's so awful I don't understand why it's so well rated do people have joy in the suffering of the fMC ? Do they like when the world itself and absolutely all the character doesn't care about her feelings ?

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Her fiance litteraly called another girl by her name when it's a thing only to do with family and lovers and when he had to myary with the fMC a few days later and any interference, even minor, would have caused her to blood due to the power which run in her family : if she's affected near to the marriage it's nooot good.

Then he promised to be there on time for the wedding and knew that if he didn't come she would have litteraly died !! But didn't come 'cause he was with that other girl, then another man married her 'cause she would have died if he would have not married her but the other who dumped the fMC, married THE GIRL HE WAS WITH to not die to.

And then what the fMC has already blood a lot but with a lot of humiliation, survive, and her ex fiance come to her and litterally take her arm, angry that she married another guy when it's because he didn't come at time and she would have died.

And after that the famoux bi*** lady come and cry because the fMC tell her never to be friend with ex fiance if she was sincere and they see her bad because she just said that ?? And after that what NOBODY (even the MC) care about the horrible thing that happened to the fMC and the story resumes as if nothing as ever happened.

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I'm sorry even if there is revenge later, even if he excuses all he want, even if it finish well I do not understand at all how the fMC can remain that calm even if I like her, and how all the other characters just did'nt kill the other man.

Truly if you want to suffer go there, if not do not go !! <<less
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LadyLuma
LadyLuma rated it
September 19, 2021
Status: c86
This is probably the best novel I have ever read. The character development is amazing, the plot twists leave you on edge, and some of the characters are so shameless you can’t help but hate them. Whenever this novel updates I get so excited I stop what I am doing to read it.
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norestsimp
norestsimp rated it
July 29, 2021
Status: c49
i wont be going in too much about the plot since i've seen reviews that perfectly encapsulate what I want to say.

i do agree that it is quite similar to Remarried Empress, but this is quite a lighter read compared to RE which goes hard on the "adult issues" department.

first up, I love Seria (FL) because of her blatant refusal of the cheating scum. Aside from that, I love how the author did not settle for just one personality. The "i will stop being cruel and start living quietly" and... more>> the "i wont be trampled on" virtues were mixed into a satisfying blend that gives an interesting FL.

it is also worth mentioning that the author did not drag the "clueless" phases for so long. Because there is a tendency for most FLs to just sit for 10-20 chapters waiting for a solution that is literally in front of their eyes.

On the other hand, Lesche might seem like the ordinary male lead but he easily climbs up my list of favorite manhwa husbands. Probably in third place (after Erden from My Husband Hides His Beauty and Ditrian from A Way to Protect The Lovable You). It is evident right from the get-go that he doesnt want a divorce! And he wont look at the sh*tty saintess ever!

the dialogue that the leads share and the subtle romantic gestures in between the adventure/action scenes give me life. Instead of forgetting the minor scenes, I ended up remembering them all because of these little scenes sprinkled like confetti.

tr*shta = lina. I do understand that there's an adjustment period needed because she is from earth. But ghurl, at least have common sense. Imagine dressing up and having someone walk into your room? Shes just plain dumb and frustrating on a level comparable to Rashta from Remarried Empress.

Kallis, surprisingly, is better than his brother in the cheater club, Soveshit, at least for me. I could tell that he did love Seria but developed feelings for Lina at the same time. There is the "guardian" excuse he had, unlike sovesh*t who just picked up tr*sh on the street at random. He is still a scumbag, but I did feel pity for him at some point because Leech (Lina) played him too well.

Overall, this easily tops my favorite korean novel as it is fast-paced and well-written, paying attention not just to world-building but also to character development. I hope that the following chapters do not disappoint. <<less
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ragingmisandrist
ragingmisandrist rated it
January 6, 2022
Status: --
I read this despite the very contradictory reviews and now understand why.

This novel is good but sometimes a bit confusing (idk if it's the translation or just the authors writing). The MC is a relatively understanding character but sometimes goes overboard in letting others walk over her in fear of the OG plot. I get why that irks people.

Yet seria is also a very quick witted FL compared to a lot of others of the same genre & the ML is worlds better than most. Though I do wish... more>> Lina was a bit more dimensional and not just another " pick me" girl that feels herself to be completely flawless. Adding onto the antagonists characters I cant help feeling sad for the og seria since her family disgusts me to my core but I guess that's the usual for these types of stories.

Overall it's a good read to pass the time. <<less
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agathe
agathe rated it
December 13, 2021
Status: c93
The good part is a not too bad plot, albeit seriously diluted there’s a bit more to the MC past life

the universe is a bit interesting in the aspect that there’s nno war because there’s a common enemy, that’s a bit cynical, but the political situation is rather light

the not so great

... more>> in a not to easy translation (many thanks anyway :) - it’s hard to follow in a few places (the beginning in particular)

-theres’s also a few rather tiresome same old : both characters (MC and ML) were abused as kids (again, and it brings nothing more than lengthy petty vengeance episodes : you feel bad forthem, and gruesome vengeance certainly didn’t make me feel better

- idislike the very common choice of societal hierarchy (an empire again, servants and their masters, even lightly, s*aves, do we need the nostalgia of these type of era ?) - that’s a pretty general comment, let’s say I read too much if it ?Now more specifically, and again, it’s not just that title, it’s more akin to an op setting : in these society were unfairness is a very strong rule, you’re again, in one of these many titles where the main protagonists have a special status that put them above ore aside the system. The empire is a bit more than a background - Both the MC and ML can -again - just simply do as they please, act absolutely willfully with not much respect and next too constraints of any kind -Basically, thre should be constraint, but neither of them have them would it be toward the church or the emperor, or ever so lightly-

The bad : not only you won’t find any reflection or struggle about this unfair system, there’s even worst there’s some kind of latent selfishness which is the underlying value of the the protagonists : I do what I want because I can can can ? It’s a very common occurrence in blackbelly chinese novels - maybe, it’s the kind of dream our own society feed with that handful of super rich who take the world as their playground : but should we make a model out of it ?

back to the not so great : the very ban*l tiresome representation of the couple intimacy : yet again another acetic man who tirns into a s€x machine as soon as the scenario allow (in the real world, never ending hard on will painfully bring the guy to a hospital, despite the embarrassment) , so the you have it - again - the s’mi reluctant female and the insatiable beast who needs to mastubate on her feet because he’s been deprived for two weeks - 11 of wich he could not even sleep in fear for her life : duh ?
the bad ? (yes I already started) - there’s two things : lets start with the indecision of the writer intimacy started with very nice inuendo, hot encounters blured by ellipses which left the translator wondering : did they, or did they not - and that was fine !
as the story goes you have badvexplicit episodes that goes fom dull and uninspired to borderline gruesome : honestly do I need to see the stoic hero rubbing one on a girl’s feet ? The answer is definitely no! : is he a dog ? Won’t he be satisfied withe her shoes? (like a dog) is what I thought... it’s again a vastly common problem in comics/novel : why did it come to be « p*rnified » ?
this story typically has no need for explicit, the writer has no imagination and obviously no talent for that, it breaks the pace with lengthy underpants reflections and awkward trusting episodes (do you like it? I’m good right ? Kind of talk : yikes !) If need be, the writer was ok with light stuff, but there nver was a need for repeatition of regular intimacy, it’s too irrelevant - it’s just a gimmick that breaks the story flaw while adding nothing to the relationship : you want to read hot, go for Lucia, hot is truly part of the story, and it’s well written !
worse : the ML wonder why she accepted his bed (accept interc**rse) ... and so do we ! Instead of having her being seduced, in love, or burning with desire, it makes no sense - she doesn’t even go with the flçw, she start it, ut why ? It takes several chapters later for her to realize or to be pointed to the fact she likes him : so what was it ? A sense of duty ? Is she a plastic doll ? It’s not only self deprecating, it’s also very mean and rude to her sincere partner !

and on that we can go on, the over abused and self abused MC seems like a level headed character in the but also appears to be disturbingly out of empathy, it goes from her lack of involvement in her own relationship to the ML, to some wierd episodes where torture is described in a way too mundane way (, what’s wrong with that authors ? Seriously !) So she leaves in her brain - she is not a villain, she’s not a bad person, but she doesn’t feel like a mentally sane person either - at best you’d wonder if she’s not autistic most of the time

the ML, is also rather two dimensional, but grows some very restricted heart (serve and obey the girl you obsess about in a two person universe ‘plus servants)), he’s certainly struggling a lot to get along with his psycho wife. - from the firt part of the description, I réalise he’s not exactly sane either (one of the « dere » family member maybe ?)

In fact the others are not much better. The servants and knights are mostly fine, but the families, ex fiancé, and the saint, are all more also less screwed up - isn’t that quite problematic ? The most charming and relatable characters are far on the side, far from the high and mighty, far from the deep traumas and awkward powers... we don’t see enough of them nd it’s also a pity that there only here to tidy, wash, and open doors !

so in the end, it’s feels a bit uncomfortable to read, it’s light but there’s quite a few awkward or irksome bits, despite that I really wanted to see what happened to the green manors, then how the relationship would turn (i really nearly dropped more than once, but got lazy to find something better to read) ... now, I’m certainly curious about the past of the MC, but it has suite a few chances of not being too great. Honestly there’s a lot of better options in every directions <<less
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MLisMyHubby
MLisMyHubby rated it
December 1, 2021
Status: --
I liked the premise of the plot but sometimes I feel that the story has a lot of plot holes. It felt confusing for me to understand how the divine power works (like how it is different from a priest to a stern to a saintess and to a noble from the 17 prestige families), the stern wedding, like how was Lesche able to get the preparations for the groom in a few minutes while it took days or months for Callis? I mean if they can have the ritual... more>> of the groom on the same day of the wedding, then why prepare it days before the wedding ceremony ? It would give the security of safely conducting the wedding without casualties you know. Also, the translation was good but sometimes, only sometimes, I feel lost when the scene began to change. I guessed the translator forgot to put the symbol between two paragraphs to indicate that the scene has changed. It took me several re-readings through the chapter for me to understand that it is a different scene. I always get confused when I can't make a connection of the previous paragraph to the next. And also sometimes, I got confused of whose character was talking a specific line. An indicator would help that the character was speaking that line. Also the inconsistency of some descriptions (I guessed it's typo, but it's too many in a single paragraph) made me confused. Like when the author was describing a red diamond then on the next paragraph it became blue, so I've thought there were two diamonds but it was talking to only one jewelry after all and it was red. I hope that the translator could fix these. Overall it was a good read. <<less
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blahblah123
blahblah123 rated it
November 24, 2021
Status: c90
I thought this would be sh*t but it's good. That said, I still have no idea what the MCs magic is supposed to do or why she needs to hang around some glacier. Also there hasn't been much revenge 90 chapters in. The MC isn't afraid to be rude to people, she's not some saint like you see in many other "villainous" stories, which is always nice. The ML is an actual good person in this, with no r*pey vibes or random murder sprees, which is refreshing. Pretty standard story... more>> where the OG FL is actually a prick but it's really good for what it is. <<less
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Sylmarien
Sylmarien rated it
November 11, 2021
Status: c112
Lots of fair and detailed reviews already but i'll add my two cents as well. I'm really interested in what i've seen of the magic system. I'd love to know more about the 'Sterns' and how they differ from the saintess' and other magic powers we've seen snippets of. Why can they only divorce on a certain day? Why is the bond between a Stern couple so important breaking it literally kills you? Its fascinating to think about. I hope we do get some answers amongst the action and romance.... more>> Really enjoying it so far! <<less
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ry_fay
ry_fay rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: c105
Really great novel so far. MC has transmigrated into the body of the villainess. One thing I found refreshing, although sad, is how scared she is of dying the villainess’ death. Readers learn she has terrible nightmares of her fate, being beheaded, and often cries and pleads for help in her sleep. Because of that she works effortlessly to fix her horrible image and as a result is geared up to marry the 2nd ML, which she comes to love after spending time with him, although things go astray. Additionally,... more>> I like how the author depicts the lingering trauma the MC’s body feels although the MC has no memories of the OG FL. So far the tragedies experienced by the MC feel fresh and real, the emotions feel real. Everything is going really well right now, and that makes me excited and kinda of scared of what future tragedies our MC will face.

And finally, I like the communication between characters. One thing that has always drove me crazy is the half-assed and brain dead misunderstandings authors typically write. This novel generally avoids that and only has characters communicating well with each other. <<less
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