When the Villainess Died, the Male Lead Went Crazy


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Anais knew she was fated to die once the coup d’état ended. So, rather than dying in vain just as the original story mandated, she instead willingly stood in between Kylian, who she loved, and a gunshot, which would have killed him. And so, Anais died in place of him.

But after her demise, Kylian went crazy.
He did everything he could to revive Anais, however, the Anais who Kylian saved was a fake.

Meanwhile, despite dying once, Anais woke up in a different body. From there, she went to find Kylian so that everything could be restored, but…

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astralmech rated it
July 19, 2022
Status: Completed
I read this novel to completion and about halfway through, I really wanted to stop, but I'd already spent too much time on it so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and just push through and..... Hm. I'll speak in vague terms so that everyone can get the general gist of it all.

The first issue this novel has is the pacing. It takes sooo long for even the most simplest of issues to be resolved, mostly because of the ML's own incompetence. The whole novel is... more>> 159 chapters long when everything could have been neatly tied up in about a fraction of that. For the first ~50 or so chapters, it feels like the author is writing just for the sake of having more chapters, as very little of the plot or the characters are developed in that time. The writing is rather flowery so it's fun if you're a bit of a linguist, but it can be such a drag when you just want the plot to move in any direction at all. I enjoy slow burns, but this wasn't well constructed.

The second issue is the ML (minor spoilers).


The ML is supposedly super super in love with the FL. After her death, he went mad trying to find out a way to revive her only to get a fake version of her while the real FL wakes up in a different body. I sincerely think the only reason why this novel has a good rating on Ridi is because we all got bamboozled by the premise. I feel like a lot people assumed this would be a story of the ML recognizing the FL's soul, realizing his mistake, and trying to help restore her to her real body but that's not what we got at all.

Where the problem lies is that the ML is.... how you say, not very smart. The author does a good job setting up the premise, showing us how much he loves her and how desperate he is to have her back, but for all the love he supposedly has for her, he can't even recognize that she's not acting right???

Then it becomes the FL's problem to try and convince him that she's real and the woman by his side is a fake, but he never listens to her. He's so convinced that the fake he has by his side is the real one and in doing so, he treats the actual FL like garbage. The whole time I was just like ???? You're supposed to love this woman with your whole heart to the point of resurrecting her and yet you can't even recognize her soul? His love is written to be pure and noble and yet.....

It's written like it's supposed to be tragic but it's more aggravating to read because it shouldn't be this difficult. The fake is clearly not acting right and the FL knows things only she would know and yet the ML just REFUSES to believe her for so long. By chapter 100, he still doesn't believe she is who she says she is. I think its around 105ish when he finally gets smacked upside the head with a sudden realization, but even when we got there, it didn't feel worth it. More than 2/3 of the story gets wasted on watching this man deny what he claimed to be the love of his life.


A good chunk of the novel rinses and repeats the same song and dance for the sake of the tragedy and the drama, but none of it feels organic because again, this shouldn't be this hard. I feel like this novel could be a good read for you if you like this kind of 'tragedy' and don't think about it too much, but I found to be extremely exhausting to read.

Overall the novel is a 1 star experience, but the writing itself was nice so 2 stars. <<less
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CocoPop rated it
February 21, 2023
Status: c31
3.5 stars. The story is interesting but, the drawn out misunderstanding becomes overbearing fast. I probably would have loved it if I was 16 given the good writing but, I find such novels predictable and unrealistic (in how people -specifically adults- would react to said situations).

The FL is a likeable character but her thought process about fate and everything is really dumb and annoying, which doesn’t make sense since she’s smart in every other aspect. I personally find the ML annoying but I also understand his dilemma. He is the... more>> stereotypical obsessive male lead who cares about nothing other than his wife.

I like the 2nd ML (a priest) more since his devotion is not ruined in obsession or dependence. His interactions with the FL are entertaining and heartwarming. I read a spoiler about the end ship and


The FL (Anais) ends up with her husband, the ML. They have twins at the end. I honestly wish novels like this just had the divorce and gave readers a proper happy ending. The current misunderstanding is supposed to last 100 chapters so...


Although the novel’s concept is interesting, the execution isn’t to my liking. When a novel has strong characters, it deserves a worthy antagonist or at least consistent characterisation. If the FL is going to portrayed as smart, she should understand that the characters in the original novel are real people now and that they can grow and change instead of forcefully maintaining her beliefs by saying it’s fate.
In the end I’m dropping this novel. <<less
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_lillyan_ rated it
February 13, 2023
Status: c41
I just couldn’t anymore. The plot intro and situation were interesting - but how glaringly s*upid the FL was, was too must frustration. I understand that the ml’s actions were to express how desperate he was to bring his wife back, but after the set-up it ALL went down hill from there and my level of tolerance was shot because instead of continuing the story it just felt like the characters and storyline were being both repeated and dragged out for nothing other than the author didn’t know what else... more>> to add and they wanted the story to be longer. I’m sad at my level of frustration because the set-up had such promise and was SO interesting. <<less
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January 15, 2023
Status: c32
The plot is unusual and intriguing, i’m curious about what would happen next that I keep on reading through the chapters all night long.

The minus trait I can think of this novel is that, yeah the MC could be slow and dense sometimes, repeating the same argument over and over again. There’s a lot of emotional rollercoaster here because of the heartaches and misunderstandings between them, but still I found myself getting immersed in this story and I think it was still a good read overall :)
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