Fake in*est

Fake in*est
This list is a compilation of webnovels where the FL and ML are technically family members, but are not biologically related. I want to make this a comprehensive list of fake in*est webnovels, so I will be ignoring the rating and just including a basic summary of what kind of "fake in*est" the plot falls under.

The summary under each entry is in the following format:

▶ Category - Explanation of category

▶ More details on the relationship (so people know what they're getting into).

Webnovels in this list will fall into one of the following categories:

▶ Switched at Birth (FL or ML was switched with another character at birth)

▶ Pretender (FL or ML is pretending to be a family member)

▶ Adopted/Stepfamily (includes stepsiblings, stepparent, etc)

▶ Transmigrated (sub-category; FL or ML is a transmigrator/had their soul switched/etc)

▶ Misunderstood (FL and ML are not related, but for some reason outsiders believe they're related)

Webnovels will not be included if: 1. it contains actual blood-related in*est; 2. the webnovel is obviously meant to be in*est and the lack of blood-relation was only added to avoid the censors.

(note: This list is catered to women/shoujo and josei readers, so it will not contain seinen or shounen.

note2: I'm just one person, so I probably won't be able to find all the webnovels that can go under this list. If you have a webnovel you want to suggest, please comment or PM me.)
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Created: Feb 8th, 2022, Updated: May 11th, 2024
Created Feb 8th, 2022
Updated May 11th, 2024
CN (4)
0 Chapters Every 70.7 Day(s) 1266 Readers 21 Reviews N/A
Transmigrated/Pretender - ML initially believes that the FL is his niece and the FL doesn't tell him the truth until later.... more>>
CN (4.5)
408 Chapters Every 29.7 Day(s) 11333 Readers 187 Reviews 05-04-2023
Pretender - ML was raised as the FL's grandfather's bastard. Although he knows his real identity, he has to pretend to be the FL's uncle.... more>>
CN (3.5)
233 Chapters Every 56.4 Day(s) 6606 Readers 104 Reviews 03-03-2022
Transmigrated/Switched at Birth - FL was switched at birth with the original FL.... more>>
CN (4.2)
14 Chapters Every 88.7 Day(s) 1590 Readers 14 Reviews 11-05-2021
Misunderstood(/Adopted?) - ML is a teenager who the FL's parents bring home to take care of him as a favor to his grandparent. In the last life, they called each other siblings because it was easier than explaining their situation. In the current life, they live together but do not treat each other as siblings.... more>>
CN (3.8)
34 Chapters Every 56.1 Day(s) 2646 Readers 27 Reviews 03-23-2024
Transmigrated/Adopted - FL was abandoned by her mother and "picked up from the tr*sh" by ML's mother.... more>>
CN (4.3)
154 Chapters Every 74.6 Day(s) 9308 Readers 184 Reviews 07-05-2021
Transmigrated/Switched at Birth- FL was switched at birth with the original FL.... more>>
KR (3.3)
0 Chapters Every 386.3 Day(s) 1258 Readers 0 Reviews N/A
Adopted- Haven't read! Category is based on the tags and summary. (FL's mother remarried and ML became her younger brother)
CN (3.7)
150 Chapters Every 54.5 Day(s) 2171 Readers 24 Reviews 03-19-2022
Transmigrated/Adopted - FL was adopted by the ML's mom so she could have a daughter to dress up.... more>>
CN (3.8)
28 Chapters Every 136.2 Day(s) 1030 Readers 2 Reviews 04-16-2022
Adopted - haven't read, category based on spoilers on a review (FL and ML seem to be stepsiblings)
CN (3.1)
58 Chapters Every 72 Day(s) 838 Readers 7 Reviews 03-08-2022
Adopted - haven't read (probably won't read because it's apparently 1000+ chapters), category is based on the summary
KR (4.2)
100 Chapters Every 15.3 Day(s) 4395 Readers 18 Reviews 05-23-2024
Adopted - haven't read, category based on summary
KR (4)
159 Chapters Every 9.3 Day(s) 7178 Readers 19 Reviews 05-14-2024
Adopted - haven't read, category is based on summary
CN (3.8)
78 Chapters Every 56.4 Day(s) 1080 Readers 7 Reviews 03-30-2022
Adopted - haven't read, category based on tags
KR (4)
239 Chapters Every 27.7 Day(s) 6971 Readers 30 Reviews 07-07-2023
Transmigrated/Pretender - FL was stolen as a baby by her "mother" who died while fleeing, and the person who checked the scene thought she was her "mother"s child. FL has to pretend to be the ML's biological full-blooded little sister in order to survive.... more>>
KR (4.2)
35 Chapters Every 93.4 Day(s) 8649 Readers 36 Reviews 09-17-2020
haven't read
CN (3.7)
61 Chapters Every 1 Day(s) 1992 Readers 16 Reviews 05-28-2024
Adopted - ML was fostered by the FL's father.... more>>
KR (3.8)
177 Chapters Every 80.8 Day(s) 8521 Readers 49 Reviews 02-04-2021
Adopted - FL was adopted by the parents when they thought the mother was infertile. ML is their actual biological son.... more>>
CN (4)
33 Chapters Every 64.1 Day(s) 770 Readers 9 Reviews 04-22-2024
Adopted - FL and ML's parents remarried when they were young, so they're non-blood-related stepsiblings.... more>>
CN (2.8)
5 Chapters Every 39.6 Day(s) 251 Readers 0 Reviews 11-12-2023
(decided to start adding smut)... more>>
CN (2.4)
7 Chapters Every 16.7 Day(s) 46 Readers 0 Reviews 02-03-2024
(only applies to arc 2 and 8)... more>>
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  1. remyrem
    remyrem· Author · Feb 19, 2022 02:30 PM




    - The author of "Transmigrated into the Villain’s Younger Sister" (雪默) has other Adopted fake in*est books.



    - Rebirth of the Wolfish Silkpants Bottom - Adopted. ML's father imp**gnated then left his mother, who had to marry MC's father so she wouldn't have to abort him; MC's father had him from an affair with his secretary(MC's mom) but didn't find out about him until he was 13. TW: underage, grooming. I try to avoid my personal opinion in this list, but I want to warn people to pay attention to the reviews on this one because it really does go downhill and s*upid. At most I suggest just reading the first half or 2/3 before dropping.

    - It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother - haven't read, seems to be in the Adopted category (mother married the ML's father).

    - The Year of Rebirth - haven't read, no idea what category, summary and tags seem interesting though.

    - Little Terrified Bun - haven't read, not sure if in*est or what



    - Lady Villainess Philia D’la Love’s Mistakes - haven't read, not sure if stepbrother is blood related or not.

    - The Duke's Imposter Sister - haven't read, FL is adopted



    - It’s Still Popular Among Wealthy Families to Hold The Wrong Child - Switched at birth, but the fake sister and brother are the ones in a "fake in*est" relationship. Reads like a parody of the switched at birth trope, actually a fun but convoluted read, so I'm including it here.

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  2. Smile_for_me
    Smile_for_me· Mar 5, 2022 11:45 AM

    "I will return my new brother" doesnt fit the genre hereee clear.pngclear.png Orion(blonde) isnt the ml qwq its actually zen(black haired boy) hes unrelated to the family

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    • remyrem
      remyrem· Author · Mar 6, 2022 01:12 AM
      Thanks for the clarification! I've removed that one ^^
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