Villainess Wants To Turn Over A New Leaf


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Lin Feilu, or better known by her nickname—Green Tea Princess, was the best of all the scheming b*tches that the world had ever seen. She was the Oscar-winning actress among the masses with real life as her stage. Acting coy, slandering, feigning innocence, or playing the saint, she aced it all. Simply put, she was the proverbial villainess.

Ah, but retribution came way too early for this malicious personage and she died on her 27th birthday.

In death, Lin Feilu reflected on her career of 20 years as the Green Tea Princess. She was full of regret and remorse over the life she once led. She vowed, if there was an afterlife, she would atone for her misdeeds and be a good person.

She transmigrated into a five-year-old princess of the Dalin Dynasty. In the name of family, she had a sickly mother disfavoured by the emperor, a mentally challenged and daft older brother.

Her life was constantly in danger, with having little to eat and trying to stay warm.

The living environment was very harsh.

Lin Feilu, who wanted to be a good person: … You forced me! Sorry, I can only activate my unique skill.

Harem fight? Striving for favor? Climbing the ranks?

Apologies, but let me show you what it means to be slaughtered by a maxed out player.

Note: “Green Tea” is a woman who presents herself as innocent, sweet, and kind but is very scheming and calculative in reality.

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lizbotnick rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: Completed
Sweet and relaxing, just the right length. There's some face slapping and death, but it doesn't go overboard and the MC actively tries to minimize needless deaths, even the ones that would've been caused by a possessive ML. One thing I really relieved by is how her older brother's disability is treated. It's not something to cure or despise, he is who he is and that's someone to be loved and appreciated.
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silent hobby
September 17, 2020
Status: Completed
It was comedy and fluffy light novel. Don't get me wrong, I mean in a very good way, although it was light novel but the author write this novel beautifully.

The story was starting when our female MC went back to ancient era as a 5 yo unloved princess. At the beginning, she just wanted to calculating some powerful characters in the palace for surviving. Later she felt the familial warmth and sincerely loved them all.

Selling "meng" was her most powerful skill, not many could resist her cuteness.

More than half of... more>> the novel was about her childhood, but I don't feel boring at all and enjoy it very much.

The ML supposed to be a gentle prince from neighbouring country, for some reason he sent to Dalin. Because of his superior appearance and gentle manner, MC want to treat him better, be friend with him, admiring his handsome face and give some convenience to make his life better.

It could be said that they were childhood sweetheart.


Later when ML escaped to his own kingdom and slaughter his way up to become an emperor, FL couldn't believe what she heard that the gentle teenager back then become a bloody tyrant, which is make the MC dumbfounded


If you yearn for cute and smart MC with loving brothers and sister, powerful ML, light reading with a lot of fluffs, don't miss this novel, you gonna love it like I do. <<less
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spicykimchi rated it
May 3, 2021
Status: c111
so far, very cute and interesting. Even though it's weird to think that an adult woman plays as a five-year-old, it's very satisfying to see her protect her family and strategically advance. Might come back once I finished the novel.

Just one think, dear translator-san, please please please use the chapter numbering from the raws! I thought the novel was almost done translated but in fact it's only at Chapter 30/114. Don't play with my expectations like that wuwu (~_~;)
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YellowNoodle rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: Completed
This brought a large smile to my face.

The author did a great job bringing the characters to life. The plot is enjoyable and I just loved how the author wrote about mental health and familial love.

As everyone knows, the imperial palace is a tiger's den. Full of visciois concubines aiming for power, favor, or both. Thus, the children of the dragon emperor must suffer the grievances of the past generation.

... more>> However, with Lin Feilu, this green tea princess here, there is nothing to fear!

I loved how she basically raised all her siblings herself, showing them basic familial emotions that are sure to dissappear while living in the harem. It is especially impressive when she never had that love in her first life.

I laughed when she treated this whole scenario as a game: Npc's, instances, the big boss. It really showed her optimistic characterization which is a large upgrade from the straight ball sentences of "Her whole looks, face, ect is so clean and pure so she must be exactly what she looks like!". Characterization isnt just cosmetics.

Of course, Feilu does get close to the high ranked noble children to live a better life and get revenge, but its only to those who harmed her mother. Plus, all the princesses and princes are children. Hate isn't born, it is taught. Thus, I loved it when the eldest princess Lin Nianzhaung (I'm pretty sure I spelled it wrong) understood the wrong doings of her mother.

Of course, the court drama had ugly moments, but the happenings and mentions of it is light. Specifically, as Feilu grows older, it is summarized as she is not directly involved in it like she was when she was a child. But hoh boy was it spicy when she face slapped the mean concubines.

Overall, this novel is a great read. The bantering with siblings, the face slapping, and Feilu's cute way of slipping into the ML's heart just made me so happy. Additionally, the plot and world building is wonderful. You can really see the how the author developed the story through the all character's actions.

I implore you all to read it. You won't regret it!

Heart soft/5

Enjoi and Adieu! <<less
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Ecirteab rated it
September 17, 2020
Status: Completed
I mtled this a while back,

more lighthearted than it sounds. MTL is decent but understandable. I didnt expect to enjoy it this much but I really like how the MC doesn't hesitate to use her " green tea" powers for survival.

My favourite part is definitely her siblings and her. It's lighthearted at first as MC sells Meng and wins over everyone but as the years pass and the inevitable fight for the throne reaches its head, the tension between siblings begins to ramp up. Seeing brothers who love her and pampered her being turned against each other because of their roles is really sad. Everyone gets a happy ending though esp my baby Lin Ting.

ML doesn't have that much presence but when they do get together he's a really good husband and father. Although he's possessive and has Yandere tendencies, he fully respects MC and loves her. (Although he technically held her country hostage to marry her)

The epilogues were cute and I'm thrilled theres no gross "jealous of his son stealing away the mom" that epilogues like to pull. He wants his son to grow up to become a good ruler and raises him well.

Overall a relatively relaxing but enjoyable read

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Gabi94 rated it
December 2, 2020
Status: c86
Yeah, was ok, untill the ML turned in a psycho. I gave 3 stars because I couldn't finish due to this. She did a lot for the Ml, and he pays her by being obssessive and creepy. If you like the yandere scary type this is for you, if you don't, don't expect much from the romance. Aah, and also, he (the ML) turn 360° in a blink, like, ok, he had some circumstances, but the author didn't pulled it off, just seemed a little to far-fetched.

Wasn't a fluff... more>> novel like everyone said, because she was just manipulating everyone so I couldn't think it was cute and didn't gave that heartwarming feeling. Mostly because some of the charactes doing the "cute act" weren't good people or even likable, and only treated her nicely because she was playing them. So for me the cute and lovely part of the 'pampering' was lost. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, the novel is about how she manipulates everyone to get a better life for her mother and brother, so you can enjoy this for other reasons besides the fluff. But I was expecting a lot of fluff and cute scenes due to reviews here, so I thought I should warn new readers.

I didn't despised the MC for all the manipulation, and she is a good character. This was my first novel where the MC is a white lotus who is also a good person, so I like it, but for some reason I wasn't excited while reading, the sad parts weren't sad, the happy parts didn't get me happy, to put it in a nutshell, the writting overall couldn't influence me as a reader, and turned out to be a little flat.

There was some good points tho, the disability of her brother was treated in a decent way, not like in other novels that i've read where disable people were treated like a burden or worst. And the author introduced others important topics like depression, that could've been written better and more carefully, but frankly I'm already happy to see that wasn't written in a derogatory way.

So, like I said, if you don't care, or even like scary ML, this is a good novel to pass the time if you don't have anything better, and for sure is better written than those 5000+ chapters ones, but don't expect too much. <<less
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XiaoFanTuan rated it
December 13, 2020
Status: Completed
I honestly never expected much while reading this coz I have read mostly so-so novels as of late. But surprise, surprise~~

This one made its way up to 2nd place in my list. That's how good it is. What stood out for me was the relationship between siblings knowing that they're children of the emperor and how complicated it could be. How her "meng manipulations" somehow built the foundation of their relationship that the fight for the throne later on made me cry unlike the other novels where I would usually... more>> say "just kill each other lol". This one is different coz you have watched all of them grow from their innocent younger years to an adult yet still conrolled by their consort mothers.

I also felt bad for the second lead. I never do usually coz I find them annoying but this one doesn't. Wish it showed how he also found someone new though.

This novel made me laugh, cry and everything in between. If you're one of those who can't stand not completely translated novels then I'm here to tell you that the MTL isn't bad. You can comprehend about 85% and not lose your sanity after reading.

Few of my favorite lines:


LinFeiLu: what is an Imperial school?

Lin JingYuan: it's where the children of royals and nobles study

Got it, it's a large NPC assembly.



When she was finally in school and 4th prince was convincing her that the back row was the best spot

Lin JingYuan: It's so good, you can't see TaiFu when you eat or sleep

Lin FeiLu:.....



When 4th prince sat in front and the TaiFu was thinking that he has changed

LJY: Although I am sitting here, my heart belongs to the last row. You must not see me TaiFu




When her father emperor wanted to give her a title after saving the eldest prince

Li Di: You have always liked flowers. The green camellia in your flower field grows best, so how about giving you the title "green tea"


*character for tea and camellia in chinese is the same



When Song JingLan showed her her own palace

LFL: when was this repaired?

SJL: The year I became emperor

LFL:Did you know then that I would get married?

SJL: I wanted to marry you since then

*my heart❤️❤️❤️❤️



SJL: what are you watching?

LFL: I'm watching the gift that God gave me.

She didn't know until now that this is not her retribution.

It was God who compensated her for her new life.

Everything she had missed was compensated here.

SJL: You are also a gift from God


One of the best things I've read in 2020. <<less
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Yuunayoon rated it
October 24, 2020
Status: Completed
I finished MTL-ed it in a day, and it's worth the pain!

The FL is strong-willed, smart, and totally an expert on scheming! My favorite thing about her is

... more>>

She's strong, yes, but she's not a God. She's not heartless either. I love it when she said something like, "She's a lawful good citizen" and that's the reason why no matter how evil her scheme is, she won't force someone to her/his death. It's always ML who does the killing thing. Among the whole super cruel, OP FLs, she's definitely a breath of fresh air.


The ML is sweet and soft, but totally black inside.

It's such a pity that his love for FL is not being demonstrated correctly, the only thing that highlighted his love is about how obsessed he is with her, like, it's totally hardcore. He castrated himself so FL won't get pregnant again because protection wasn't a thing back then lol.


And the schemes are great af! So clever but logical at the same time. I love how the author also included the conflict between the crown prince and the other prince whose mom want to crown him as the king. It's sad, yes, but it's a power struggle situation so it makes sense.

There are some questionable parts,

like how FL's family just poofed away after she married ML and they only appeared for a handful times. That's a pity because I love them.

. But it's still a decent read. <<less
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December 16, 2020
Status: --
Seriously any vote under 4* is underrated

No way it was just so good

When she died at the beginning she said she will be good in the next life... you would think she's really bad

... more>> Unexpected not that much... she's not after people life... she feels bad when people dies especially because of her... to the point of reading buddhism notes....

I guess she's witty... maybe it can be said it was a change from the previous however we don't really know how bad she was then...

So the villain benchmark remains undefined..

Regarding the storyline it was good

It's one of those novel you wish it was longer but... is scared than of it was any longer it will mess up the storyline... however I still think it would be nice to add more chapters...

The romance of the novel is really not much until after the ML left even then it was barely there... until he asked her in marriage it was a full blown dog food

Read it peacefully happily <<less
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oopsaloo rated it
December 11, 2020
Status: c97
Really good novel - highly recommend! One of the best historical transmigration novels out there.

The MC is a brilliant actress with somewhat believable skills and face slapping scenes (as opposed to the usual c-novel cruel revenge, OP FL face slapping scenes). I loved seeing how she grew from seeing all the royals as NPCs to a concerned, loving family member. The romance is heartwarming and cute, and while the ML can be considered ruthless in some sense, he treats the MC really gently (again, unlike the OP ML tropes where... more>> the ML is a pure jerk who abuses the FL). I love all of the MC’s interactions with her brothers, and there is a lot of fluff and sweetness built in.

The translator deserves good credit for a job well done so far. Though they split the chapters into ~3 parts. I did MTL the rest but even then the novel was fairly understandable. <<less
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FleetingCloud rated it
December 5, 2020
Status: Completed
This is an amazing novel with fluff and cuteness. The interaction of MC with her half siblings are so adorable. This brought a large smile to my face.

This novel is basically about a green tea actress trying her hardest to sell meng to let her have a smooth life. MC treats other characters with sincerity, instead of just making them as pawns to gain profit like the usual meng-selling novel.

Overall, worth reading.
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October 31, 2020
Status: --
Cute. Cute. Cute.

I love the FL. She's sweet and cunning. She's nice to people who are nice to her, and she's ruthless to those with evil intentions. The ML is great too. He's calm and he pampers MC a lot when they get together. Overall a great story. Imperial harem battles are not too bloody, and antagonists are not too annoying. MC deals with them fast. Her father deserves more sh** though, everyone just let it slide. He abandoned them, and then now that he finds out that her family... more>> is better than what he though, he just becomes a family with them??? How about some more repentance??? Typical emperor. I guess their thinking is "Let bygones be bygones". <<less
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pastelbunnyyy rated it
September 25, 2020
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed it. While the MC clearly has the plot armor, I like characters that are self aware. I usually get bored when the storytelling is slow paced but for something that wasn’t too eventful, I didn’t even realize that I was near completion until I got to the extra chapters.
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Kassandra rated it
March 16, 2022
Status: Completed
I can only say, very nice. I even want to tear up after reading the end. T■T

When you hear the word, green tea, instinctively, you'll know it's bad. But here, I didn't feel the bad feeling when I see Feilu (the protagonist), scheming or being a green tea.

Plot Development – 8/5. I really love how it developed. It was even executed perfectly! The arrangement of events is simply, superb!!

... more>> Character Design – 5/5. I love all the characters!! Tho, my favorite is Lin Zhanyuan. HE JUST ENTERED MY HEART! ♡■♡

World Background – 5/5. The world background was quite vast since Feilu love traveling and that was nice. They sufficiently introduced the background needed in the novel.

Writing Quality – 5/5. GREAT! I like the Author's writing. I may haven't read the original since I'm not a local but based on the mtl I've read, it's great.

Translation – 5/5. They're great. I think they're updating quite stable. My only complaint was just, can they follow pls the raws chapter number? T■T I felt dizzy looking where I stopped in the mtl.

This is very recommended. At the first half, it's all about family love. It's very sweet. One of the things I love in this novel.


I love how the siblings are close to each other even though they don't bear the same mother. Even when they all moved out of the palace and married, their closeness remained.


You might feel bit lacking of romance but don't worry, they will gain all of it in the extra chapters.

It's too much sugar. >\<

The gentleness turned into possessiveness. But they're really sweet.


He remembered her dreams and yearnings.

And realized for her one by one in this life.

I teared up here because that's just so... T■T


If you're looking for a sign to read this, THIS IS IT.

Bye, Feilun! You'll always be my favorite green tea queen.

Have fun traveling with your beloved, Song Jinglan. <<less
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Flying Jade rated it
May 22, 2021
Status: Completed
The story follows the MC from childhood to adulthood. It has fluff, sweetness, drama, harem fights, political schemes but nevertheless, the book remains lighthearted.

There is a lot of sweet and comedic moment but there is also a lot of bitter-sweetness and realism. Her father remains a true ancient ruler (don't expect his harem to disappear). The harem fights show a certain depth and dimension, these women aren't trying to just monopolize the emperor's favour, they are also seeking connections and pushing each other forward in order to strengthen their own... more>> factions. The fights aren't just because of jealousy or s*upid romanticism.

Also, just because the MC is there making everyone in her family like her doesn't mean the fight for the throne between siblings disappears. Though it isn't for focused on later, it's still an integral part of the story

In this story, fairytales gets a touch of realism. <<less
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Sista777 rated it
September 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Schemes for a good end is really profitable schemes!

Thanks God that FMC can overturned her poor loving conditions to a preferable ones.

Good moral story!!!

The novel made my eyes sparkles with tears quite sometimes! +++ Adorable FMC older brother
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Nelle rated it
July 26, 2021
Status: Completed
Really good!!! MC is a true green tea, but is also a real softie. ML is so in love. The brothers love her very much as well. Everything's great, really. You can even like the emperor (MC's father) a bit despite his shortcomings as a person. The translation is good too. You have to commend that they put in the effort to edit it repeatedly to meet the standards of the readers.
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ciel_annn rated it
July 20, 2021
Status: c145

If you like the novel where the FL conquers TARGET MALES with HER SHREWD INTELLIGENCE, I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND. But DON'T get me WRONG, because it's not the novel with otome system, but the all target, NPC terms only appeared in the FL's mind. Still, It will give you the GREAT PLEASURE. I would guarantee it! Moreover, the translation team is so cute like FL🥰. I fell in love with both translation team and novel.

The translation team notified the readers that because of some BS review about... more>> low quality translation, around chapter 80, they started to edit from the beginning. This translation team is the ONE of the HIGHEST QUALIFIED team that I've ever SEEN. 😍 As for the author, SUPERB-writing! The narration is witty, funny, and etc. (All good-meaning adj to describe this novel.) The plot is WELL DEVISED. 🔥🔥🔥 However, if you used to read really DOG-BLOODED, SCHEMY novels like PENTHOUSE (even though it's not novel.), you may feel that it is slightly DIVERGED from REAL LIFE. (I'm kinda cynical person, so

I couldn't ingest the idea well when the FL kinda destroyed mini-boss aka cannon fodder with the ghost talk and pranks

) Besides this, I don't have any complaints.😤

Again, I really appreciate this translation team for their competent hard work and the translator's sagacious taste for picking the novel. 🙆🏻‍♀️🙇🏻‍♀️ <<less
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Royal897665 rated it
January 9, 2021
Status: Completed
One of the great novels, this is all I will say about it. It has cute, fluff, some face-slam and romance.

Almost every characters is well written.

Author did a great job executing the plot.

Honestly, MC is somewhat yandare but it can be explained with the past he had.

Note: I MTLed the story but I won't recommend you to do same. This is not easy to MTL. Translator did a great job translating it.
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Harukogirl rated it
January 8, 2021
Status: c60
Really enjoying this! Usually I can't stand stories that start with a heroine being reborn as a child, but the MC is smart, knows how to use her cute age to get what she wants, and isn't bloodthirsty. Also so far there are no weird ML having age-inappropriate thoughts towards her. A lot of the her royal brothers are coming to dote on her, but in a very normal "awwww my little sister is adorable!!!" Way.
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