Historical Romance Novels I put on ice ='(

Historical Romance Novels I put on ice ='(
Novels put on the back-burner or simply dropped. 
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Created: Nov 7th, 2020, Updated: Sep 9th, 2021
Created Nov 7th, 2020
Updated Sep 9th, 2021
CN (4.8)
223 Chapters Every 15.8 Day(s) 19066 Readers 474 Reviews 07-21-2021
One of the best bl book I've read (here). The MC and ML are both charismatic, funny and have a edge which, hello, we don't often get. Loved it up to the moment we got to the flashbacks...yes, plural.... more>>
CN (4.1)
237 Chapters Every 32.1 Day(s) 7506 Readers 89 Reviews 01-14-2021
I'm a bit perplexed at this one. It has high rating but feels a bit like a rehash of many revenge stories I've already combed through. Am I wrong?  The text itself was dry, the characters were generic, there's little to no atmosphere to it and the romance felt bland. The story wasn't bad per say, I just felt entirely removed from it.... more>>
CN (4.3)
672 Chapters Every 7 Day(s) 4786 Readers 98 Reviews 10-17-2021
Put on hold early on: is it really possible to be such a well-mannered little girl after being lost in the wild for most of... more>>
CN (4.5)
41 Chapters Every 12.9 Day(s) 10755 Readers 292 Reviews 08-02-2021
In the process of reading it anew...Initial opinion below.... more>>
CN (4)
548 Chapters Every 2.1 Day(s) 7065 Readers 66 Reviews 10-23-2021
Synopsis: drama, drama, drama and again some more drama... Loved the first few hundred chapters with our intrepid &innovative MC followed by her yanderesque ML... more>>
CN (4.5)
62 Chapters Every 20.3 Day(s) 4562 Readers 48 Reviews 08-18-2021
Early idea is nice with the emperor waking up as a dog and witnessing & experiencing first-hand his own harem's hidden muddy waters but it still suffers from 2 cardinal sins.... more>>
CN (4.4)
27 Chapters Every 22.9 Day(s) 3261 Readers 63 Reviews 12-20-2018
Sigh...I feel I might just not be the audience for this. First, kudos to the translator. They did a great job. However, personnally, I feel there are some stories that should be told and others not. This falls in the second category in spite of its great story-telling and a fierce & lovely MC because at the end, all I felt was that this story was utterly pointless and a waste of my time. I can't go into details without spoiling things since it's a short story but the morale and ending, which should have been the climax was just...urgh, unfulfilling. ... more>>
CN (4.3)
2818 Chapters Every 4.5 Day(s) 11516 Readers 119 Reviews 08-26-2021
Quite enteraining as it is one of the few genuinely ambitious & action-packed xuanhuan stories which features a female MC who fully embodies her role. I was totally rooting for her till I realized, a few hundred chapters into it, that the plot sadly got repetitive.... more>>
CN (4.5)
140 Chapters Every 22.5 Day(s) 2628 Readers 17 Reviews 10-19-2021
Pros: We have an irreverent & unscrupulous female MC (the best kind) + the narrative has a dark comedic undertone... more>>
CN (4.2)
145 Chapters Every 2.3 Day(s) 4498 Readers 35 Reviews 10-23-2021
It's not a bad story per say. The author put thought into the setting, some of the plot development and the characters' when they drafted them. Here's the thing though...it's just ended up being unremarkable and boring. There is no sense of impending danger, no stakes, no real villain, the MC does not do much, there's little personal growth and the relationship between MC & ML...it simply moved at a snail pace. Depicting or how to develop romance is not this author's strong suit. And that coming from someone who actually ENJOYS slow romance. ... more>>
CN (4.3)
38 Chapters Every 11.5 Day(s) 534 Readers 3 Reviews 08-11-2021
Rebirth novel about an official's daughter sold as a maid to a Duke's estate after her family's fall. Only went up to chapter 35 and realised this novel was plain boring despite a great first 10 chapters. Why?... more>>
CN (3.7)
266 Chapters Every 15.5 Day(s) 5530 Readers 66 Reviews 06-13-2021
I tend to follow either a good plot or charismatic protagonists. The MC here was a bit of a doormat if memory serves me well... more>>
CN (4.3)
102 Chapters Every 37.7 Day(s) 6512 Readers 121 Reviews 06-16-2020
BL: Somewhat entertaining at first but I realized both MC & ML suffer from a lack of characterization and the plot had yet to gear... more>>
CN (4.3)
210 Chapters Every 24.3 Day(s) 8761 Readers 86 Reviews 04-03-2018
Interesting and funny start but the characters & fantasy elements were a bit too  juvenile for my taste.
CN (4)
65 Chapters Every 14.1 Day(s) 1841 Readers 13 Reviews 07-15-2021
You had me at "The story between a super tsundere and ruthless emperor vs a soft and tender scheming beauty."Ok, so I just read the available chapters and it's neither bad nor great. Just something to kill time with if you have nothing else to read.... more>>
CN (3.9)
263 Chapters Every 1.7 Day(s) 2431 Readers 6 Reviews 10-22-2021
Only a few chapters in and this clearly has a "shoujo" feel to it as in meant for a younger audience...So, I'll just put it... more>>
CN (4.2)
112 Chapters Every 95.8 Day(s) 7838 Readers 86 Reviews 05-27-2020
Title & reviews keep drawing me in! But darnt it, the translation needs serious editing.
CN (3.8)
257 Chapters Every 1.9 Day(s) 3334 Readers 37 Reviews 07-14-2020
The begining was fairly interesting with fast-paced events & a feisty heroine but then it devolved into the screenplay of "Day of our lives". Not... more>>
CN (4.2)
100 Chapters Every 0.2 Day(s) 6307 Readers 59 Reviews 07-21-2015
Hard to get into. Just can't put my finger on why though.
CN (4)
44 Chapters Every 33 Day(s) 1265 Readers 14 Reviews 03-29-2021
Translation is so-so and the story as well. Coming from one of my favorite authors here, it's surprising. I'm not sure but I think something... more>>
CN (4.2)
256 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 4372 Readers 39 Reviews 10-21-2021
Oblivious & Mary Suesque MC + MLs who fall all over their feet for her. Enough said.
CN (4.3)
132 Chapters Every 3.9 Day(s) 2926 Readers 25 Reviews 10-10-2021
Pros: Finally an MC who pursues her man             Cons: both the writting & translation are lackluster
CN (4.4)
19 Chapters Every 105.9 Day(s) 2052 Readers 14 Reviews 09-29-2018
Engaging premise, poor execution.
CN (3.9)
321 Chapters Every 1.3 Day(s) 3396 Readers 51 Reviews 11-20-2020
Urgh, hateful ML and shallow MC...what a great mix. Haven't dropped it...yet.
KR (4.5)
213 Chapters Every 4.5 Day(s) 10865 Readers 78 Reviews 10-14-2021
....Awful. On all accounts. Even more baffling is that 4.6 rating.
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  1. ABigPlotSeeker
    ABigPlotSeeker· May 25, 2021 07:59 PM

    I've came across most of this novels and i agree with you abt all of them but The Husky And His White Cat Shizun. At first i actually had your opinion about the story and despite really liking the writing style (it's so poetic and beautiful) i dropped it. I'm very picky with stories and whether they worth my time and attention so i drop novels with weak elements so easly. But i saw a lot of ppl talking about it and how amazing the plot is so i gave it a second chance and yes how wrong i was. The plot is really REALLY good. The author has a very unique storytelling. In the first chapters She (he?) Literally gives you a dot of the whole f*king story and in later chapters riveals the truth behind everything. In this novel everything EVRYTHING has meanings behind them. every character you come across is not only a passer that you'll never see again. characters are rich and villains are good .In one word in their work,don't trust what you see at first bc everything is way deeper and when you realize it,the past ,present and future all are pure tragedies. The novel is extremely plot-heavy and at the same time beautifull with the biggest plot twist ever. The characters will go under big development and growth(both of them) and for most of the novel are not like how they are in the first 80-90 chapters. However everyone have their own tast you not liking it is your own personal opinion but as your circumstrances were purely like mine i gave my experience ;)

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    • xXLicorneXx
      xXLicorneXx· Author · Jul 28, 2021 11:07 PM

      Heya! Thanks for commenting on this. I actually read the first 50 chapters but like you said, I'm a bit of a picky reader clear.png I enjoy angst and hardships but not melodrama for the sake of melodrama (if that makes any sense?) a.k.a the Romeo & Juliet type of stories.

      With this particular combo of leads it felt like watching a rewind of a train wreck which can be mordidly interesting but was not really my cup of tea. However the bit you mentionned about both of them  having some personal growth & the fact this is actually a plot driven novel gives me a bit of hope going forward!clear.png So thanks for that!

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  2. Kikky
    Kikky· Nov 28, 2020 03:58 AM
    A lot of your comments are so relatable. Its exactly why some of this are on my suspended list.
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    • xXLicorneXx
      xXLicorneXx· Author · Nov 28, 2020 04:45 AM

      Thanks, I initially felt a bit guilty writing this list so it's relief to hear I'm not the only one feeling that wayclear.png

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