The Attack of the Wastrel
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The Attack of the Wastrel

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Author:
弄琴
Translator:
Coca5156
Her rebirth gave her a second chance at life. She was back with a vengeance and wanted to make those that had harmed her pay. But to those that helped her, she wanted to repay them. Her evil stepmother? She would slowly pull out her claws, one by one. Her evil stepsister? She would crush her pride. She thought that by getting her revenge for her past life, she would be happy in this life. However, she never would have thought that danger would chance upon her time and time again. The hatred from her clan and whether their bloodline would continue to exist, lay solely on her shoulders. Luckily, on this thorny path, someone had always been protecting her. "Third Prince, have you ever regretted being with me?" That person laughed lightly and peered at her with a loving yet weary look, "As long as I am together with you, I have no regrets."
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Germ
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4 years ago
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Edited
Not recommended
Third giant edit: this is an ongoing story so things can obviously change, this is written at chapter 251. I even changed to negative again, be aware that some of the people who gave a like here actually agreed with the more or less positive review.

Short version first: i think the plot is enjoyable, but there are tons of plot holes, fight descriptions are bad, characters are ok, the translation is ok-ish but subpar compared to anything else i've read on wuxiaworld. Honestly if there was a neutral option for the vote i would have used that, because i'm still reading it, but i wouldn't really suggest it to someone else.

Long version (no real spoiler, but i'll talk about some parts of the story): it started as an extremely fast paced story without many details, so plot holes were forgivable. But now it is a bit more ambitious, the author tried to put in more details, to expand a bit. And i think he failed. Not only did he not correct previous plot holes (the MC's mother's death makes less and less sense the more you read) but there are more. Not everything in the story must make perfect sense, but damn. The MC dons a mask to have an alternate identity. And perfectly visible on her waist is a gift from the MC. Rare enough she can't buy a duplicate on the fly apparently.

There is a really easy evil plan with great gains that for some reason nobody executed until an angry teenager asked her father.

There is a slave mark technique that apparently automatically marks the descendants of the slave. And somehow this doesn't have any repercussions on society? Why is almost nobody using it? Does it have hard requirements? Who knows.

Fight descriptions got longer, but not really better. I read a chapter long fight and only after the end of the duel was it said that they were using swords. From the whole chapter you could not understand that. There were only "blows" and "fist against fist". Not a single slash. So yeah, my imagination of the fight obviously had them exchanging fists... I think this is a clear example of the problem with fighting scenes. They're extremely generic, unless explicitly stated you won't even understand which wepon they are using.

The romance is ok maybe, but i personally hate the way it begins. Female lead stories often have male leads that go from forceful to rapists. Here the male lead is a bit too forceful for me, and to make things worse the only difference between the male lead and other pretenders is that the others are stubborn and court the MC even after rejection. The male lead in face of rejection forcefully kisses her.

Most places honestly lack a description and you have to imagine everything. There are these ruins that i really don't understand how big they are. There are always crowds of people everywhere, but somehow assassins can still work there, though sometimes they get seen. And then there is a two days long chase/fight with no one noticing anything.

Abilities and techniques aren't really clearly explained.

I think the translation has some minor but recurring problems. For example it feels that every time the phrase "above/below x cultivation level" appears, it should instead be "at x cultivation level and above/below".

I just noticed, but the author name is missing from this page.

Eden
4 years ago
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Edited
Not recommended
The story has a pretty decent start, the MC is cold and intelligent, getting rid of her enemies in a clever manner. Unfortunately, the series starts to go downhill when MC enters the academy and the prince falls for her. He is not a pleasant character to read about and appears VERY frequently. A literal stalker who forces himself onto the main character because he's a prince and is more powerful than her so she can't stop him. This continues until she apparently gets used to his molestation and starts to like him...great.

I also take issue with the fact she's part of the super holy omega talented extinct tribe who have all 5 spirit roots and were noble and kind rulers of the entire world. This can be overlooked, but it's a little irritating for me. The romance is so bad, the story would be leaps and bounds better if it did not exist. If you're THAT bored, maybe this story will satisfy you for a little bit. I however am taking this story off my notifications list.

Kirinkun
VIP
4 years ago
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Edited
Not recommended
I think the positive reviews here were done too early.

Ever since the 3rd Prince became a love interest, it all went downhill from a cultivation novel to a dull romcom where the MC is a pushover that can't seem to be able to resist the advances of that "handsome and strong man".

He helps her at every turn and becomes a kind of "Deus Ex Machina" who resolves for her the problems she's not strong enough to resolve.

If you want to read a novel with a strong female protagonist, this isn't the one. Gu Lingzhi has as much charisma as the mushroom she's named after.

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