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 He woke up to find himself in the body of an outdated idol male starlet.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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FEMA rated it
January 31, 2016
Status: --
I have just started reading bl novels and Tang has ruined me for others bl novels, he is so good, most likeable MC ever. The love interests are unworthy of him.

This it a OP MC character done well, there may not be magic, levels or cultivation but he is OP and actually loveable!
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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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Arexio rated it
September 6, 2018
Status: v2c26
MC is a very realistic person, considering his background and experiences. He has emotions, values, and his own unique way of thinking.

For those that don't agree, they haven't read far enough/understood his character enough.

I truly appreciate the character-building of the MC and the dynamic interactions between him and everyone else as I feel that is the strongest element in this novel.
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kiraluvst rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: v1
The MC is the typical "proven" brilliant person who has a rebirth opportunity: calm, indifferent, focusing on career and attracting a lot of males/females without doing much.

It's quite nice for a light, fun read. Not much tense and you will see an MC who is very mature and self-controlled in handling situations (no wonder considering his actual age haha).

Reading this still left me with a good feeling. I stopped reading because harem is not for me (well, at least I tried) :)
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kyn rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: Completed
I have thoroughly enjoyed this. And safe to say this book would definitely be on my to-reread shelf.

I like the maturity and sensibility shown by Tang Feng (protagonist). He is such a level headed and clever person. At times manipulative as well. His powerful lovers are no match to him. Tang Feng sure lead them by the nose. That's the funnest part.

Another element I love about the story is the interesting characters created by the author. Each have their story and unique personality. It is also fun watching the interactions... more>> between Tang Feng and his lovers and also his lovers' interactions with each other. Because they are all trying hard to get into Tang Feng's pants, lots of amusing things as well as dangerous adventures happened.

Tang Feng is a steadfast and hardworking actor trying to make it big in the dog-eat-dog entertainment industry. Needless to say he encountered lots of unpleasant incidents along the way. I enjoyed following Tang Feng's growth as an actor and a reborn person. I like how he stays true to himself and does not easily bow to pressure.

There are stories within this story. Mostly stories of films Tang Feng acted in. I think it's included to show us Tang Feng's ability as a talented and dedicated actor. Some of those stories are pretty interesting as well. I read this book in Chinese but if you are interested, there is a fan translation in English over here;. But the translation is still ongoing though.

By the way if I am to choose amongst Tang Feng's lovers, I would pick Lu Tian Chen. So who would you pick?

* Reviewed on August 20th, 2017

Note: I have read this book in Chinese, not the English translated version. <<less
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sleepingjay rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: --
The MC is very mature and intelligent (as in, he makes logical decisions to make the best out of the situation he's in, so you don't feel like screaming at him for being dumb). It's also funny sometimes because he can be too mature--he's older in soul as well so sometimes the love interests seem like brats to him. I personally love his mature temperament a lot; when he was dealing with the original body's mess, he had no choice but to relent (... more>>

agree to a s*x contract, basically

) but once it's not needed for his survival in the new world he pulled himself out of the disadvantageous position immediately. He's very clear about what he can or cannot do, and doesn't dive head first into something he can't handle.


Personal favorite scene: when one of the ML confessed, MC despite being somewhat fond of him, rejected him on the basis that ML is currently in a position of power over him and has done things to him he cannot yet forgive (selling him (or rather, the original body) to that s*x contract), and must work to gain his trust. I.e. MC is open to the possibility of getting together, as long as ML courts him seriously and they can have a balanced relationship.


Seriously, it's so rare to see a protagonist that respects themselves more than they love their ML. There are novels that have the MC starting out like this, but often they later make concessions for the ML because of love. In this novel, the MLs are the ones that need to grow out of their childish, egotistical nature to capture our MC's heart.

ngl, the MLs leave a lot to be desired. Some of them have their good moments, but most of the time they're, as the MC sees them, egotistical brats. But at the same time, they seem to show the aforementioned character growth, simply because the MC would never look at them as potential lovers without it. So there's hope that we'll end up with great characters by the end.


The story is not overly dramatic, so it's a nice read. Although, fair warning: it can drag a bit. <<less
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Emaris rated it
February 21, 2018
Status: v2c21
One of those novels that grips you and never releases you. It's one of the most interesting BL novels I've ever read. Definitely worth the 2 days I spend binge reading it.
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Rhianrey rated it
February 14, 2018
Status: --
If you dont want to read a BL novel because of explicit narratives, I recommend you to read this novel. It is a sweet and warm novel. The protagonist is having his own harem without him knowing it (blame it to his high intelligence). And be amazed on how the author loves Robert Downey Jr as the character reference :D
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November 11, 2017
Status: v2c18
This story isn't that much good, but the love complex between main characters is a lot interesting and alluring. Beside, who can't admire and envious of person like Tang Feng, who knew everything and care none but stand in the hall of fame. He is the most ideal who most people want to be. Since lovable to read, fulff and cheesy, My CHOICE <3
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Tully rated it
August 5, 2016
Status: c114
To those people who are not into Boy's Love, this novel is still a very good read. Unlike other yaoi novels this doesn't really focus on the sexual acts but rather on the character development of the protagonist and everyone around him. I like how the protagonist is strong minded and calm which reflects his actual age. Although in later chapters there are times that I find that the protagonist's personality is inconsistent.

I also would like to commend how the author slightly deviated from the usual transmigration by having... more>> Fiennes acknowledge the important role of the original owner of the body, Feng Tan by wholeheartedly assuming his identity. I find it dislikeable when the original owners in transmigration/ reincarnation stories are just thrown away into the trash bin and incinerated when the MC takes a full attitude change. This is displayed by how the protagonist refers to himself as Feng Tan and not Fiennes. On the other hand the romance, in the side of the MC is still a mystery to me. <<less
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June 6, 2016
Status: c6
I'm not a fan of BL, but I do like it generally. Synopsis and comments made me start this. It looked great but...

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chapter 6 and the MC's already been drugged and r*ped. He woke up next to his aggressor and he does nothing you would expect a sane person to do. He does not get the hell out of there, he does not try to call the police or antything. Hell, he is at most slightly awkward and embarrassed.

Apparently, the previous owner of the body has some sort of shitty contract (written? verbal ? no idea. Nothing legal anyway) with the r*per. The contract just states that he has to live with him.

So he goes all: "Oh a contract? I see. It doesn't look too good. Can we cancel it?" "No don't wanna, but I'm okay to change it to something slightly less shitty but where I got to keep raping you." "Okay, sure". Seriously? SERIOUSLY???

Exactly how low must his IQ and self-esteem be to be okay with something like that?? Or are really that desperate?? Are sure, absolutely sure there isn't a better alternative ?
RAAaah I'm so upset!

No, staying with your rapist is NOT a good idea. No, agreeing to let him keep raping you is NOT okay. Even if he's super powerfull and you feel like you can't call the police, at the very least, GET the HELL out of there!

That guy is just totally okay with letting other abuse him. At least, be upset about it! I'm just reading the story and I'm more upset about it than him!!

It's just such a incredibly unfair, immoral, illegal, depraving situation and... it's like he finds it perfectly normal. He doesn't even resent his r*per...


I'm not sure if my poor nerves will allow me to keep reading it till the end. It's just the exact sort of situation that ticks me off and makes me want to pick up a hammer and go bashing a few character's heads. <<less
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Reishiki rated it
December 15, 2015
Status: --
This has to be one of the more well written novels I have ever read. The plot flows very well. Characters are interesting especially the main Feinnes-Tang. His calm and collected characteristics are what I think makes this unique and the better read compare to other novels. ... more>>

There are multiple semes in this novel and each of them are quite interesting in personality and their back-story. The only thing that disappoint me (just a bit) is that Tang relationship with the semes are very open. Since I’m more of a OTP kinda person it did give me slight disappointment but the over all plot and characters make up for it all. XD


This novel is a very good read! Give it a try and don’t miss out on it! <<less
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Ciel25 rated it
November 8, 2019
Status: Completed
I don't know why the other people gave this novel 1 to 3 stars but for me I'll give it the complete stars it deserved. The MC is very likable one of the best MCs out there in a BL novel! He is very clear minded, clever and sticks to reality. The author really did a great job making the readers understand the actions of MC and MLs.

Btw, to those who dont want to read it because of harem and r*pe tag pls read this. There is an explanation for... more>> everything and later on the story, the Mls are really sweet and very caring to the MC. They are all so precious💗💗💗 <<less
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TeChNaLotus rated it
July 7, 2019
Status: v2c36
plot is interesting and characters are great too. It is not your typical showbiz novel.

I like smart characters like Tang Feng, not being swayed by anything and still on the track for his pursuit of acting career.

But having too many rivals and having Mary Sue effect is still a little off.
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Yugao702 rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: --
I absolutely love this story. Its amazing how quickly the MC adapts to whatever situation he is placed on and how clever he is in making almost everything go his way. Most of the characters are likable and the flow of the story is well done. I'm excited to read more on how he would rise back to the top in a different body and how the various guys chasing after him would do.

There aren't many stories with yaoi and harem tags put together (and I wish there were more... more>> though) but I'm truly happy to have found this and read it. <<less
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Jahanam rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: v2c30
Tang Feng is really one of my top favorite characters of all time. I usually get really annoyed when the author tries to make their MC the best of the best.. but I adore him lol. I really wish there were a man suitable for him... the closest one is LTC and even that thing is not what I deem suitable for my family’s son djdjdj!!

I forgot his name but they should bring back that bottom from like 30 chapters ago!! He’s suitable for Tang Feng.. top!tangfeng sjsjsj

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June 5, 2018
Status: v3c13
The story translated so far was very interesting so I decided to brave the raw.
But then the plot was out of my expectation.

... more>>

I don't like much of triads/mafia/underworld stories because it's very hard to make a HE from the dark side of the coin.
Other than that, the plot was layered a tad too thick. So many questions, so many people (Annie, Harvey, Evan etc). And each of them carried a plot with their appearance.

The moment Annie appeared in the story, I knew I won't be able to enjoy the story anymore.

I read this story because it's about transmigration of an actor, but I ended up getting servings of other stuff at the later arc.

Too bad that I cannot continue reading on, the beginning was awesome...

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SileNeshoba rated it
March 5, 2018
Status: c91
Love! It's also makimg me go nuts trying to figure out the male lead. You think it will be one guy, then another swoops back in to jumble the clues!
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Eyesfullofwonder rated it
November 28, 2017
Status: v2c18
I love the MC, he is level headed and passionate about acting. He treats people well while expecting nothing in return. I honestly love how he is confused when people fall in love with him.

I hope he does fall in love (preferably with Gino) because I think he deserves to fall in love with someone what loves him. The other Harem ML's I understand why they love him but right now I don't think he is falling for anyon

I also love how detailed the explanation of movies and shows are and the way the differences in cultures are highlighted in the book.
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B2j rated it
October 3, 2017
Status: v2c16
Aaaaaaaaahhhhh. I like this soooooo much.......

*ahem* So anyways, let’s get started.

True Star is a beautiful cluster of things BL. The MC is a beautiful cluster of individuality, talents, wittiness, and emotional fortitude. Although the fact that he acts and keeps himself calm all the time because of his heart disease do get too convenient sometimes but it doesn’t get overly ridiculous, imo. He wakes up after death, in another body, and get drugged and r*ped on the first day. “All is fine as long as I can enjoy the bath... more>> with TV” is his kind of reaction. Oh don’t get it wrong, he doesn’t sell himself. He develops this attitude at first because he has no support from anyone except the man he’s being forced to sleep with, Charles. He can’t get out of this situation so he calmly follows the flow and analyze his position. This may seem cheap but that was the best choices anyone could make, imo. It’s also so very satisfying to find that very man falls in love so deeply. He turns a bit annoying though but worry not, there’s another guy, his boss. The boss, Lu Tian Chen, at first, hates the original persona to the core. He detested him, u can say. He was also the one who sold the original to Charles in the first place. After he interacts with the MC for multiple instances, he takes an interest and starts falling in love too. This happens when the MC gets out of “having to sleep with Charles for a month” situation. The boss takes him in and granted, he falls. Unlike Charles who is overly passionate, he is rational and self restraint.

To this last east update, he hadn’t had s*x with the MC yet, although he does try to but to no avail as the MC firmly rejects the idea of sleeping with his boss.

He cares a great deal about the MC and doesn’t keep a grudge as he accept the new MC and decided to support him regardless of whatever happened in the past. He is a man that doesn’t let his emotions get too much of him and his business. On the other hand, Charles is devoted, passionate, and obsessive to the core. Both of them are possessive and loving and are a bundle of walking pheromones. They officially become mc’s male repellant so as to keep others from getting close to him, lol. The way they share and divide the mc’s love is hilarious but personally I prefer the boss over Charles. There’s also another possible candidate too but he’s not getting too far (because of the 2 bodyguards). Honestly, a lot of people complain that this is all just sex. It’s true, there’s a lot of sex. But there’s also a lot of infatuation and this is more of an adult love rather than fluffy or light BL actions. I wouldn’t want it to change.

The story also gives a focus to the drama behind the celebrity world and I have to admit, it was very enjoyable. I do not know if it is realistic or not, as I am not a celebrity and am in no way connected to them, but I still enjoyed the angst regardless. I felt like “Hey it’s actually interesting if the real world is actually this way”. It’s just an interesting viewpoint of celebrities and rich people. Not only that, this has been slightly turning towards a more dangerous side of things like the underground world and I would love to see more. It’s gonna be much more exciting if that happens is how I feel.

The characters may not seem likable for certain readers but they have developed personalities and individuality. They have different viewpoints and different priorities and that’s beautiful. The plot is exciting and keeps at a regular pace. The romance is not too slow but not too fast. The MC is op and a massive combo of delicious. The side characters do need a little more complexity.

Just go and read it because it was honestly better than I expected and I just love the MC, freaking queen uke getting all these favorite types of possessive semes. There’s both hot sexy actions and light subtle touches and whispers of love. It’s gonna satisfy the yaoi selves and those looking for an interesting enough plot line. <<less
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