True Star


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King of the silver screen, Fiennes Tang, passed away after years of fighting heart disease. He woke up to find himself in the body of an outdated idol male starlet. Since the heavens had given him a new opportunity, he decided to enjoy life to the fullest and reach the summit of the entertainment industry once again.

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巨星 【完结全本】
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FanGirlNoha rated it
December 20, 2016
Status: c127
I'm not good at writing reviews, but I have to say - this is a REALLY good novel. I feel sad that we don't have too many novels with an intelligent, practical and level headed MC like this one. Tang Feng is my favourite for now. The love interests could've been better but I guess that's part of the novel's charm. Overall it's really good and I've rated it 5. (May change later) The translation quality is very good which makes reading enjoyable. I just wish they'd have straight... more>> romances that are this good. Waiting for quicker updates! :) <<less
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SuzyKay rated it
August 4, 2016
Status: c114
I think this is overrated. I like the series, but I wouldn't call it a 5 star 'yet'. The main lead is considerate but total uncaring when it comes to relationships, leading me to wonder how there ever will be romance involved. There's s*x and potential partners, but that's just about it. I hope to see more romance develop waay faster, then I will RE-rate this...
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SrPyro rated it
October 19, 2015
Status: --
Although I'm not a fan of yaoi, this is particularly well written and doesn't make you feel bad if you don't like that. It's told well and the events are interesting. It often leaves you curious and wanting more.
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Peasant0 rated it
March 22, 2018
Status: v2c21
I'm going to be saying this in response to most of the negative reviews on here. First of all, the MC doesn't let himself be bought for favors. He literally repeatedly says at the beginning that he is "not a toy or object for someone to use, " and avidly curse the people who think he is, including the Mls.

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The only reason why he bottomed for Charles at the beginning was because of the contract the 'original' Tang Feng had with him.


The MC is actually very strong-willed - in a way that he's able to stand people belittling and insulting him. Of course, he gets back at all those people at some point.


When [God-I-forgot-his-name] kidnapped Tang Feng, the dude literally bashed him in the head, tied him up, threw him in a bathtub, and proceeded to use him to climb out the window, before Charles and Lu Tian Chen even arrived.


Secondly, the matter addressing the unlikability of the MLs. Both of the main Mls were definitely a little overbearing at the beginning, but not to the point of me hating them. Lu Tian Feng, in all, was a pretty 'ok' character. (Excluding Albert)


Lu Tian Feng does not take the initiative to force Tang Feng to have s*x with him at any point. He and Charles are opposites in that way, besides the fact that they are both egotistic and arrogant, Lu Tian Feng being more subtle until the most recent chapter.


Gino definitely has to be one of the guys I'm rooting for the most. His past relationship (platonic but kind of not) feeds the anticipation for the Mc's actual identity to be revealed. Also, it's nice to imagine past MC and Gino bickering and what they would have been if the MC didn't die from a heart attack.


Charles is definitely not my favorite character, however. The fact that he did, in fact, r*pe the MC at the beginning is inexcusable. The volume finale did make me warm up to him a bit, though.


The Mc's path to fame wasn't because of his body (in a sexual way). It was much more his great experience in music, acting, cunning, and social skills. I would go as far as to say his body (again, in a sexual way) didn't contribute to his career in the last except for


when Tang Feng won Dream Lover because Charles already liked him.


It was definitely worth my time to finish all 140 (estimate) chapters in one day. Personally, I would enjoy novels with plots similar to Rebirth of Chen An with more action and fighting, but I would say that the author True Star does so much more of a better job with writing. I highly recommend you to read this regardless of the bad reviews.


After Tang Feng was kidnapped, I remember Charles saying, "He was almost raped!" I'm pretty sure I'm an as*hole for laughing at the irony.

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eligy rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: v1c26
awful and rapey harem novel. So far the mls have: sold MC into a slave contract for a month, bought MC into a slave contract for a month, drugged and raped MC, threatened mc's one decent potential love interest, probably more things I repressed

their developing relationships with MC are basically all "oh I treated him like sh*t and abused my power over him but now that he's Different and Feistier than he was before being reborn, I love him now, which means I will try to force myself on him... more>> and act possessive over him"

the one exception is gino, who fell in love with mc's past life as a famous actor and thinks MC is weirdly familiar, which would be a good starting point for a cute love story if the author did not have this track record with every other ml

0/10, would not read again. I actively lost brain cells reading this and then I lost a couple more reading the positive reviews. I hope none of you people ever get boyfriends or i'll seriously worry about your futures. <<less
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Matpatpat rated it
November 3, 2017
Status: v2c18
this series is a bit overrated. It has a decent amount of smut but the interesting parts of the stories occur mainly into the beginning. After that the story takes a cringey turn and introduces very awkward and weird story lines and situations (yes, even more than the opening when the MC is literally forced to prostitute for one of the harem members).

Only the MC's boss has any real chemistry or appreciation for him as a person. He tried to better understand the MC and knows how important acting is... more>> for the MC. The other MLs are shallow and only appreciate his body or that he's "different" from other peoole. There's this underlying skeeziness about the characters when the authors adds the underworld into it and it dealienates from the showbiz quite a lot.

Two of the MLs come across as highly misogynistic and obnoxious. They're very annoying and pretty much ruin the story. It feels like they were shoehorned in for no reason or they've passed their expiration date.

I also find it strange that no one seems to care that the MOST FAMOUS AND SUCCESSFUL Chinese actor, even if he was Chinese-American, died. It's a passing mention but doesn't have much influence on the story line besides the fact that he is now the MC. I find that strange since everyone keeps saying Hollywood and Western media is the IT place to be for a Chinese Actor. <<less
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Seeker rated it
January 10, 2016
Status: --
I love this story! It’s definitely a must read. If you read Feng Yu Jiu Tian and love it then I definitely recommend this one. In fact, I believe it’s much better than that novel. Of course, the love interests all seem to have dubious characters and are kind of shady but you will start to fall in love with them as the story goes on. At first, I hate all the love interests because of those reasons but for some reason you just get endeared to them as they... more>> further interact with the MC. I especially love the MC. He’s independent, intelligent, and has a strong personality. I like the fact that the author didn’t make him feminine despite his beautiful appearance. His rival, Ge Chen, is pretty much this. Again, I highly recommend this novel. <<less
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n.o.nyx rated it
October 26, 2019
Status: --
Rating 2/5

All I have to say has already been said but not many have seen so here, I’ll copy and paste it for you cuz Everyone keeps saying how great it is but I really don’t see it, I feel like everyone’s views are way off cuz this story is plain sleazy...

“Simply overrated... The story gets too draggy.... If you have nothing to read, then read it... Like some reviewers have said the author made the MC and showbiz WTF....1. The story gives you a notion that if you want... more>> to become a successful actor/actress its okay to use your body and then enjoy it as well while you're on it, which is exactly the MC is doing.

2. He's weak. He got swayed by the people who used him for s*x and end up falling in love with them (harem). He end up bottoming for each and everyone of them.

3. It doesn't live to its title. The scenes of him escapading and interacting with his harem is more recognizable than him becoming a true star.

4. Instead of a showbiz story (true star) since the author gives a title thats gives you an idea that its a journey and struggles to become a star but sadly the story is not like that.

5. Its like a path of how to make good use of your body to become a star while gaining men's favor on the run. It was emphasized all through out the story. If you want a good yaoi showbiz talent story this is not for you.” <<less
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chocolatechipcookie rated it
December 17, 2018
Status: --
logic? Logic my ass, The story doesn't go with the title, really.

Not my cup of tea. MC is levelheaded and has an admirable personalit, I like him except for the fact that he disregards his body and is extremely nonchalant about his body being violated, I hate the fact that he sells his body to climb up to stardom.

I like MC at the same time I don't, this is realistic at the same time it's not. Harem memebers are just hateful and shallow af
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Narutolvr rated it
July 14, 2018
Status: v2c23
Rebirth of Chen An, the showbiz version. It's difficult to bring yourself to care about the male leads and, even if you manage that, it's harder to convince yourself to like them because just about all of them have come off rather psychotic. I feel that the MC is rather... careless with his feelings I guess? Now I'm all for cold/calculating characters, but Fiennes feels more emotionally stunted than anything else; even after being sold, raped, or his life/safety in jeopardy, he doesn't doesn't seem to be able to feel... more>> anything beyond mild annoyance. Unfortunately, even the showbiz parts of the novel are... lackluster? Somehow, they bore me to death even more than the "emotional" chapters.

All in all, it's a very 'meh' novel for me. I wouldn't call it bad at all, it's just that I don't particularly care for the MC, dislike 3 (of what looks like 4) of the male leads, and the underlying plot is very draggy and repetitive, despite not saying much of anything. Plus, the author's obsession with Robert Downy Jr is a little bit... off-putting? Embarrassing? It just makes some chapters/sentences a little difficult to read without wanting to face palm. <<less
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shizaya rated it
April 19, 2018
Status: --
If ur looking of good arem BL story... then I recommend this one.... however if you prefer fluff, then don't even think of reading this!

I truly lobe the plot, too complicated, but laid out in a pure sensical way. Especially the MC, I really love him. The way he handle situations in a nonchalant way but never letting anyone get the upper hand. This a yaoi harem... so the MC have a really complicated relationship. The MC is logical and very practical. Definitely not an idiot and a pushover like... more>> how transmigrated MC's are. The only downside here is the lack of decent ML. Yes. Not a single one is decent. Charles is a sly fox, Lu Tian Chen have downgraded his impression on me (too cunning, heck he even traded Tang feng!!!), Albert is definitely not the ML (he's freeing scary and f*ck up) while Gino is too silly.... <<less
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Otwentyfirst rated it
March 26, 2018
Status: v1c1
I'd describe it as a conflicting romance story one with the world of acting as a minor background.

Looking for a story where monogamous s*x is important and reserved for the "one?" Do you think it's tawdry to have multiple partners?Are you strongly conservative about s*x and people interactions?

Then this story is NOT for you.

This story portrays s*x as sex. It can be a fun romp, or an act of comfort and expression. Sometimes it can be a bargaining tool as well. If this offends your delicate sensibilities, then you should... more>> not read this.

For everyone else, overall it's a decent story. I kept putting it off because it seemed rather lame, but now that I've started, I intend to read to the end. I'm not normally one for harem stories because they're normally really shallow and MC is almost always too OP for my liking, but this was really enjoyable. I was never into this shipping business before, but I totally get it now. I really want all of them to just be one big family. Honestly it was the multiple POVs that made it work so well. It managed to make the story so much more poignant and made me enjoy something I had expected to dislike. Because of this I gradually came to like all of them, even the ones I disliked in the beginning.

MC is relatable in that he looks at the world in practical terms and is pretty forward and actively pursues what he wants. Some people may think agreeing to be pimped out is a sign of passiveness, but I would disagree. Once he got a grip on the situation he immediately bargained to change some of the terms so as to be more to his own advantage. I would say that that's confident and aggressive. He went with the flow when needed and overall was emotionally balanced.

It's easy to read and rarely sloggy. Read it for the romance, the relationships, and character development but not so much for the acting or the plot. The plot is... eh. Sub par. The acting is minimal, which is good if you, like me, find investing in the story within the story to be too much.

I would recommend this if you are looking for multidimensional characters and relationship building. Read this if you like Kill the Lights, Friends with Benefits, Ti Shen, or Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai. <<less
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SayMrrp rated it
September 15, 2017
Status: v2c16
The romance is good. It's complex and if this wasn't a harem (I still don't know how it's going to end like that), I would be sooo confused trying to pick out the ML/best ship. I think I have one that I prefer though, even though one of the dudes grew on me.

MC is OP in acting (as much as you can be OP in acting realistically), but not perfect even though he acts that way most of the time. I like him as a MC. He's interesting.

Side characters are... more>> decent. The MLs are entertaining, although they might be similar in some ways.

There might not be many hype scenes (there are some), but the novel is filled with small details that me really happy/hyped up. <<less
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alexfilia rated it
August 11, 2017
Status: v2c12
The MC died and woke up in the body of an untalented actor with the same name... Then upon walking up he realizes that

he got sold to charles by his boss for a month.... although he was initially put off by this he desides to enjoy himshelf while trying to build his acting career back while gaining harem members left and right :D


Its an enjoyable read if you dont mind harem :P
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itsmerese rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: v2c11
It's one of the best BL books I have read so far and I have read a LOT. Character development is perfect, you really can see the development of all the important characters in the story. It's like seeing a person grow from this to the other, worthy of being praised off. The plot also is very well written. I never expected that I'll get addicted to a story that is in the slow burn spectrum. Being the impatient person that I am, I thought I'll be like "nah" by... more>> the chapter 50 and there's still no love from the MC to the his future partner, but heck! It's like seeing for the first time how unimportant it is for the MC to have a love interest when the most important thing is that the MC is an independent man that DOES NOT NEED ANY MAN TO SURVIVE.

Aside from that, I want to give kudos to the flawless main character. If you are familiar with the Captive Prince series by C. S. Pacat, you'll see how almost similar the Laurent is to Tang in terms of character - both cool, intelligent, charming, independent, and level headed but at the same time they are both weak on things that matter like Love (lol). Feng is like the modern version of Laurent so it got me so hooked.

Another, a page turner. I could count in only one hand the number of BL books that made me binge read it in just one night. And majority of it were western novels. This is the only book aside from Chai Jidan's Advance Bravely, Counterattack, and Addicted novels that made me lost sleep just because I cannot stop myself from wanting to read the next page. Every chapter is filled with interesting content and there might be cliffhangers but it is something that instead of making you angry because of the sudden cut, it'll make you anticipate what will happen next.

Lastlty, it's just good like really good. It's one of those books that mistakes are rarely seen. There might be some holes here and there but the beauty of the story makes up for everything. You would feel emotions that you thought you'll never feel before so you need to thank the author for one heck of a roller coaster ride this book will give you.

KUDOS!!! <<less
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MofuMofu rated it
June 26, 2017
Status: --
Ahhh~~ I fall in love. Not with the ML (s), but with MC. He is seriously so sexy and hot. In another novel, we will be forced (?) to love the ML but NOT IN HERE. TANG FENG! I love you soo much that I didnt care whoever you choose at that yaoi-harem (but I hope he will choose me <?> XP) he is so damn smart. Smart and logical. Anyway, Whenever you are Fujoshi, Fudanshi or not, you must read this. This is a golden who fall from heaven.... more>> Seriously. Seriously. (I said two time because I really serious) <<less
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DeviLaugh rated it
November 29, 2016
Status: --
I've been following this translation for quite some time now, and honestly, the only bad part of this story is the long wait between few chapters. Seriously, we're at chapter 125 out of over 342 and we get maybe 1-3 chapters on the 1st and 15th of every month (maybe). I reread all the translated chapters sometimes just to get my fill of it.

Slow updates aside, the story is great. It starts off with an older and world renowned actor passing away and waking up in the body of a... more>> young fading starlet in the hospital. Grateful to even be alive, he continues to live as Tang Feng, and using his supreme acting abilities, turns the life of the previous Tang Feng around. His is level headed to the extreme and very logical. He never gets too emotional and has a dearth of experience so he can faces challenges with ease. The only thing stopping him from being an instant success is basically the reputation of the body's previous owner.

There's Charles, his billionaire one month contract lover, Lu Tian Chen, his cold employer, and Albert, a dangerous crime boss with an eye for beauty. These 3 men make up Tang Feng's harem, though there are countless others who love, respect, or idolize Tang Feng as well. <<less
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Keima-kun rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: c125
i absolutely love this novel. Even disregarding the fact that it is the best yaoi i've ever read, the novel itself is super good. I love the Mc's calm and mature personality and the other characters are also awesome. The plots are not so forced like any other novels like IRAS, but yet went smoothly. Definitely a good read. For those who are not into yaoi or boys' love, this novel still can be enjoyed.
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lumiere rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c112
I really like the MC! The way he's nonchalant about all the drama around him is so attractive and even sexy! Beside, it's refreshing how he just wants to live his professional life to it's fullest. I absolutely recommend it, it's a wonderful novel ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for translating this story :)
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Spite rated it
June 16, 2016
Status: c108
Tonnes of reviews expressing why this novel is absolutely one of the best written and most enjoyable out there. I can add just a few comments.

I can tell you that the MC makes you feel like you should be a calmer, warmer, more intelligent and witty person. His manner of overcoming obstacles pleases at every turn. Also who doesnt like (phony) insight into the world of the rich amd famous.
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