What Minty Is Currently Reading: Villainess Manhwa Series Edition

What Minty Is Currently Reading: Villainess Manhwa Series Edition

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Hello BAYOG Fam!~ HAPPY FRIDAAAAY~ It’s Minty again!~ As y’all know, I took a mini-break (kinda…sorta…) to recharge a bit from burnout. I slowly came back with my Music Monday posts. Although, I suppose I’m still feeling a bit of burn out. Rather than burn out, it’s more so laziness and lack of motivation… as well as hella sleep deprivation… I got plenty of ideas. I’m just not in the mood to write. So I’m just letting you know that despite my efforts to be on a regular-ish posting schedule, I may be posting a bit irregularly again… Anyway, today’s post is on some of the titles I’ve been reading!~

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As you know, I started [reading alot more manhwa/manga/manhua/webtoons] and [webnovels] since the beginning of quarantine during this crazy pandemic. I just know I lost count after 800 something… Anyway, excessive free time during quarantine got me into alot of new genres and series I honestly was never really interested in before. Since quarantine, I’ve been reading hella villainess redemption, villainess-as-the-protagonist/heroine, otome, and isekai series. Definitely plenty of villainess related titles though. Before quarantine, I never really read these kinds of genres before. I found villainess series to be pretty refreshing and interesting. It’s interesting to see the story from the lens of the “bad guy”, or that the “bad guy” is actually the good guy. Plus, y’all know I love seeing characters get served hella karma. Although, I admit that after reading alot of different series, alot of them do start to feel kind of the same… Still, there are some really interesting ones. So I thought I’d share some of the villainess manhwa titles I’ve really been reading and enjoying. Shout out to [Nabe-chan] at [GeekNabe]!~ I got the idea from her [recommendation list of villainess otome/isekai manga] series~ I think almost all of the manhwa series I’ve listed are adaptations of some popular fantasy/romance novels too. I’m actually reading some of the webnovels as well~ I’ll actually try to keep it a bit shorter and not get too detailed about these here, as I do plan on doing individual posts. Eventually, anyway…

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Before I get into it, you should know that alot of these stories sometimes have some sensitive topics and themes. As always, I’ll do my best to put trigger/content warning tags for you to help you decide whether the series is for you or not.

악녀가 사랑할 때

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse?]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationComedy, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Villainess, Harem
Spicy Level: Mild? — Not really spicy… more like hella fan spazz worthy though.
Rage/Frustration Level: None yet? — I think we’re ‘sposed to feel rage/frustration with the selfish and dumb OG female and male lead of the novel. I haven’t gotten there yet. Plus, I’m too distracted by comedy and bishiesss.
Based on novel?: Yes
Official English Version: Not yet. [Tapas — When the Villainess Is In Love]
Alternative Title: When The Evil Girl Loves

I’ve transmigrated into the body of the terminally ill, villainous princess of a novel. It’s okay, though, I can cure this illness and live a life where I can do whatever I want!

First, I want to meet all of my favorite characters from the novel in person! But, because I am a villainess, people around me tend to be wary…

“You will die soon, and yet… how can you laugh like that?”

Well, it’s ‘cus I’m super hot.

Synopsis from [MangaUpdate]

What I liked:

  • Freakin’ gorgeous AF art.
  • Refreshing story and characters.
  • Bishiesssssssss. Hell yassss. We got some hella fine bishies with fine personalities. They got me feelin’ all soft and squishy. SIIIRSSS. Y’all are not good for my heart.
  • Hella likeable/interesting protagonist. She’s a fangirl. I love how she fangirls hella hard for Libertia, even after she’s become Libertia. Her fangirl reactions to the male characters too. As a fangirl, I relate. ONE OF US. ONE OF USSSS. But seriously, she’s really funny. I also love that she’s actually practical and not dumb. Finally a character with common sense.
  • Good use of the “misunderstandings unwittingly leading to characters to pity and favor the protagonist” trope. It’s not overly excessive, and it’s not like hella dumb misunderstandings that make me go “Bruh…BRUHHHH…WTF???” These misunderstandings are actually pretty funny and endearing.

AHHHH!! This one is probably one of my current favorites! PLUS BISHIESSSS~ Y’all know how I feel about bishies!~ Especially soft and sweet bishies!!! *cries* Anyway, I absolutely love the art for this manhwa. It’s incredibly gorgeous. The story is really entertaining too, plus there’s plenty of comedy. Like I said, sometimes of these kinds of stories can all start to feel the same. But this one has been really fun so far. The story has it’s own unique characteristics and charm. Especially with the protagonist. Praise the manhwa gods for a protagonist that isn’t a frustrating airhead!

악녀는 두 번 산다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Manipulation, Toxic Relationships, Violence]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, Reincarnation, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Villainess, Time Travel
Spicy Level: No? — Nothing spicy yet anyway.
Rage/Frustration Level: Some? — Fuck Tia’s mom. Her asshole of a brother too.
Based on novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [TappyToon — The Villainess Lives Again]

From childhood, Artezia Rosan’s happiness was dependent on ensuring the success of her brother. As a master manipulator and schemer, she became his most valuable ally in seizing the empire’s throne. That’s exactly why her brother’s betrayal cut so deeply when Artezia was imprisoned as punishment for all of her crimes. Soon after being rescued by Grand Duke Cedric Ebron, she vows to help him overthrow the cruel new emperor by sacrificing her own life with forbidden magic. Now waking up several years earlier back in time, she will forsake her own family to help Cedric at all costs. They say that blood is thicker than water, but can Artezia destroy her brother while her own romance blossoms amidst the chaos?

Synopsis from [MangaUpdate] & [TappyToons]

What I liked:

  • Tia, the female protagonist. I love that she’s actually very intelligent. She’s witty and competent. HELL YES for another female lead who isn’t a dumb and useless airhead.
  • Bishiessss. By bishies, I mean Cedric and his thicc eyebrows. LMAO
  • Male lead. Cedric is the righteous, honest, kind, sweet, and respected type of male lead. Kind and sweet is just my type~ huhuuu~
  • Tia recognizes her villainous ways. She recognizes what she did wasn’t good, and that there were consequences. I like that she owns up to her actions. She recognizes she needs to make things right, and she actually puts in every possible effort to do so.
  • Tia is still somewhat a villainess. I like that she still recognizes her wrongdoings even after going back in time. She’s set on making things right. However, she’s still using her villainous ways to do so. She’s still using her intelligence and manipulation skills, but for good this time. However, it’s still dirty work.
  • I liked that this was a story where a character didn’t have to necessarily be all good and pure. Tia is shown to have a somewhat naiive and innocent side. However, we also know that she’s capable of some crazy manipulation and villainess shit.
  • Slightly more on the serious/mature side.

I think it’s interesting that Tia is a character that is fully aware of her actions. I like that it’s not like she’s all, “TADAH I’m a good person now! It’s not like I ever did anything wrong!” I like that she still recognizes her wrongdoings and is still ready to face punishment. But only after she uses her intelligence and manipulative skills to raise up Cedric, because she knows that he’s the best choice for everyone.

I will warn you that the beginning, right before Tia goes back in time, is a bit graphic and can be disturbing. But it’s just those chapters showing the torment and punishment Tia went through before she decided to go make things right.

그 악녀를 조심하세요!

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Cheating, Toxic Relationships, Stalking]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationComedy, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Villainess, Otome, Harem
Spicy Level: No? — Not really spicy… Unless you count Melissa checking out Nine’s ass.
Rage/Frustration Level: Some? — Some cuz how trashy the male leads of the novel are. But the rage gets balanced out by comedy and how awesome Melissa is.
Based on novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [Tapas — Beware the Villainess!]

A refreshing, unique villainess who’s been dropped in the world of a novel, only to overthrow it all! The reason why? She couldn’t just stand by and watch the female lead be manipulated by all four shitty male leads. The story of a pragmatic villainess who intends to throw out all the jackasses, the friendly heroine who is equally miffed at said idiots, and a wolf that only yearns for her!

Synopsis by [MangaUpdates]

What I liked:

  • Melissa, the female protagonist. I love her. She’s such a bad ass. I love that she doesn’t take shit from anyone. I love that she calls out the male leads on how shitty they are.
  • This story shows that you don’t need a man. *cue Miss A’s [I Don’t Need A Man]* I like that it shows that you don’t need to rely on a man. Melissa is a bad ass, and takes care of everything well on her own. She don’t need no man, nor should you. It’s a matter of one’s own strength and value.
  • Bishieeeeee male lead. Nine is precious and I love him. He’s the only decent dude in the novel. He’s a sweet, soft, and loyal boiiiiii. I love that he’s not the male lead that saves the damsel. Rather he gets saved, and I love that he supports Melissa.
  • Yuri, the female lead of the novel. I love how she loves Melissa and her reactions to Melissa’s actions. It’s also great to know that she’s actually sick of the bullshit from the novel’s male leads.
  • Comedy. This series is hella hilarious.
  • Refreshingly different. Again, it’s a matter of there’s a strong female character and she really doesn’t need to rely on a man. That paired with great art and comedy? You got gold.
  • It calls out toxic behavior of the male leads. You got cheating, gaslighting, violence, stalking, etc. I love that Melissa calls them out on that shit.

폭군에게는 악녀가 어울린다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Isekai, ReincarnationComedy, Historical, Supernatural
Spicy Level: Mild — There be some sexual tension. Especially because the Emperor fell hella hard for the protagonist and he always wants to get busy. (ಸヮಸ) However, it’s not like they go into super detail like alot of the other webnovels. (Yay for my soul). No smut in the webtoon. It just cuts away to the next scene.
Rage/Frustration Level: None yet? — I don’t have anything to rage over yet. It’s already satisfying to see the Emperor not even give a glance to anyone else. That and the comedy basically cancels out any rage/frustration I would feel.
Based On A Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [TappyToon — A Villainess for the Tyrant]

“I would rather just go out with a bang!” For Princess Cecile, being married off to the emperor of a neighboring empire was unavoidable. But wait, isn’t this the same Emperor Estian who’s notorious for being a heartless sadist? In order to maintain her final shred of dignity, the fearless Cecile demands that her future husband carry her all the way from the carriage to the wedding chapel! If this is her fate, she might as well put up a fight before dying at the hands of the handsome emperor. After all, the only way to fight fire is with… more fire?! Can Cecile become a villain even more fearsome than her tyrant husband?

Synopsis from [TappyToon]

What I liked:

  • Cecile is an interesting female lead. She’s honestly a sweet and innocent girl, but she has to act out the part of being a crazy and villainous woman. Which she apparently does so well.
  • The crazy and bloodthirsty tyrant is hella soft for the female lead. I know it’s a common trope, but it’s really cute how smitten he is with her.
  • Comedy. Again, Emperor Estian is having Cecile act out the part of a crazy villainous empress who has the crazy bloodthirsty tyrant wrapped around her finger. It’s funny how far they go to sell it. Cecile gets hella stressed and feels bad. Meanwhile, Estian is hella entertained.
  • I ship. Cecile and Estian are cuuute.

악역의 엔딩은 죽음뿐

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationComedy, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Villainess, Otome
Spicy Level: No? — Nothing yet.
Rage/Frustration Level: None yet? — Some. The family is garbage. But that pink haired brother is a flaming piece of shit.
Based on novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [Tapas — Villains Are Destined to Die]

This game’s got me obsessed! It’s like it’s taken over my life… wait—HARD MODE ACTIVATED. No-no-no-no-no! It has literally taken me and thrown me into the part of Penelope Eckhart. Love is easy as the heroine, but as the hated villainess, I’m trying very hard not to die… at the hands of my brothers… the prince… a fork… every possible ending is death! This world is stacked against me, but can my wits and insider game knowledge score the affection of these male characters? Or the reset button???

Synopsis from [Tapas]

What I liked:

  • Otome/Isekai series. I honestly never read or had any interest in otome/isekai series until I read this.
  • Gorgeous art. Seriously, the art is gorgeous.
  • Bishiesss. Okay, the bishies look hella gorgeous. Even if some of them are assholes. Assholes…but they pretty to look at…
  • The protagonist who became Penelope isn’t a dumb airhead. Praise the manhwa gods. However, she’s not OP either. Which is great. I honestly can’t stand when characters are too OP. I feel like the OP protagonist trope can be pretty overdone. Also it can be too much, and they just don’t feel very real or relatable. However, the protagonist feels a bit more like a real person because of her struggles from her past life. I like that she can really relate to the original Penelope too. I honestly could really feel when she got really emotional.

악녀는 모래시계를 되돌린다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, ViolenceGaslightingManipulation, Dudes creepily checking out a minor]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationRevengeVillainess, Historical, Time Travel, Supernatural
Spicy Level: Not really — There wasn’t really anything spicy. Although kind of like creepy/awkward in description of people creeping/checking out Aria when she’s technically a minor. However, the point was to show she’s hella mature and beautiful looking. Also, even she’s disgusted by such lecherous looks. So it’s to show you how shitty certain characters are. Although it’s more noticeable in the novel and not so much the webtoon.
Rage/Frustration Level: YEAH. FUCK THOSE SELFISH THE BITCHES — YO. FUCK MIELLE. That little manipulative ass white lotus BITCH. Actually fuck that whole family. Fuck the nanny and that other pretentious bitch too. Although this isn’t as rage inducing as Remarried Empress or The Kind Older Sister Is No More. Would still yeet them into a volcano.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [TappyToon — The Villainess Turns the Hourglass]

With the marriage of her prostitute mother to the Count, Aria’s status in society skyrocketed immediately. After leading a life of luxury, Aria unfairly meets death because of her sister Mielle’s schemes. And right before she dies, she sees an hourglass fall as if it were a fantasy. And just like that, she was miraculously brought back to the past.

“I want to become a very elegant person, just like my sister, Mielle.”

In order to face the villainess, she must become an even more wicked villainess. This was the new path Aria chose to take revenge on Mielle who murdered both her and her mother.

Synopsis from [NovelUpdates]

What I liked:

  • Aria is a witty and smart character. Not smart as in education, because it’s shown that she wasn’t exactly book smart. She’s actually a pretty normal girl, but she has great wit and knows how to make use of her knowledge from the original timeline. She’s street smart and just pretty savvy.
  • Aria recognizes what she did in the original timeline was wrong. Basically before she was executed, she genuinely felt remorse for her actions and wanted to apologize to Mielle. But then Mielle dropped that she was a bitch and had manipulated and set up Aria from the beginning.
  • Aria is still somewhat of a villainess. She does villainess type of shit to get revenge on Mielle and everyone who seriously wronged her and even led to her mother’s death. I liked that this was a story where a character didn’t have to necessarily be all good and pure. I liked that it was a, “You want me to be the bitch? Fine, I can be a bitch.”
  • Karma. Y’all I hated Mielle and all of them. You guys know I love some good serving of karma.
  • Supportive male lead~ UGH. I love when a male lead is understanding and supportive. Especially in a time and setting where Aria was often looked down, disregarded, and had credit taken from her because of her gender and her background (Being the daughter of a prostitute who married a noble). He’s honestly not bothered by that at all, and is attracted to her intelligence and charm. I stan.

역하렘 게임 속으로 떨어진 모양입니다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, ViolenceManipulation, Sexual Assault]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, IsekaiVillainess, Historical, Harem, Otome
Spicy Level: Some — Just a bit of spice, but it’s not smut or anything. Just insinuative, what leads up to it, and then cuts off to the next scene.
Rage/Frustration Level: YEAH. I’mma yeet Yuriel into a goddamn volcano! I freakin’ hate her greedy ass. A couple other people can join that THOT in the goddamn volcano.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: ??? I could have sworn it was or was going to be published on Tapas. Can’t find it though. So can’t tell if I’m trippin’ right now or not lol
Edit: I was not trippin’… Finally found it! [TappyToon — I Fell into a Reverse Harem Game!]!

and game set.

When I opened my eyes, I was in a different world.
I had become the game’s villainous princess who was feared by all.
Not to mention… Completely naked men I didn’t even know were approaching me left and right!

“Are you cold? Shall I warm you up with a hug?”
“Oh? Have you not had enough yet?”

Seriously, what’s up with this situation?
And just how the hell am I going to get out of this freaking game?!

Synopsis from [MangaUpdate]

What I liked:

  • Art is pretty~
  • Bishiesssss~ Especially Nadricka and Eclot. It is a harem series, so bishies are to be expected. Do I get hella annoyed and pissed at some of the bishies? Yes. But they still pretty to look at.
  • Bishies with absss. Again, the bishies can be annoying and frustrating. But they still pretty to look at… Huhuuu~(˵ ಸ u ಸ˵)
  • Nadricka! My sweet and soft boiiii~ He’s a puppy. I swear he’s like the only normal one. He a loyal boiiii~ I love him~
  • The female protagonist is smart. Again, thank you for not giving me another dumb and useless airhead as a protagonist. It’s not like she was a player dropped into the game. She was a total normie who woke up as the villainess in what appears to be a game. I like that she really thinks things through. She has to use her wit to survive as well as avoid the shit from Yuriel, the trashy thot main female character/player in this game.
  • Karma. Fuck Yuriel. She’s on my list of characters I would yeet into a volcano. She’s stupid, selfish, and incredibly greedy. You guys know I love some good serving of karma. I can’t wait for her downfall.
  • Somewhat more serious/mature side.

악역이 베푸는 미덕

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, ShoujoVillainess, Historical
Spicy Level: Not really — It ain’t so spicy. But you get moments of Ginger being a fangirl and her thirsty AF thoughts be leakin’ out LOL
Rage/Frustration Level: Meh? I ain’t too frustrated or feeling too much rage yet. At least compared to the other series.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [TappyToon — Ginger and the Cursed Prince]

For hopeless romantic Ginger Torte, getting engaged to the man of her dreams is a fairy tale come true. It isn’t long before she realizes the gut-wrenching truth — her fiancé has been seduced by her rival! The heartbroken Ginger finds solace in a new book that recounts the tale of a young woman and a cursed prince… But to her horror, the protagonist turns out to be none other than her beautiful nemesis, Lerazie! As reality unfolds according to the book, both ladies fall in love with the handsome prince at first sight. Ginger vows to steal both the spotlight and the prince’s heart! But, does this story harbor a sinister secret?

Synopsis from [TappyToon]

What I liked:

  • Art is pretty~
  • Bishiesssss~ Prince Izana is pretty to look at~
  • Ginger is kind of cute. I love her reactions. Even though she was supposed to be the villainess, she honestly seems like a sweet girl at times.
  • Comedy. So Izana can read minds if he makes eye contact with people. Ginger has some pretty funny and thirsty AF thoughts though. So it’s pretty LOL Izana finds it a bit awkward, but amusing as well.

그림자 황비

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, ViolenceGaslightingManipulation]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Josei, Time Travel, DramaRevengeVillainess, Historical
Spicy Level: ? — None so far? But to be honest, I’m not that far in the webtoon. Your girl is behind on reading…
Rage/Frustration Level: YEAH. We’re sitting back to watch these assholes get karma.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: None yet.

“Could you become my daughter?”

Thanks to the Grand Duke Friedrich’s proposition, Elena became his fake daughter. Yet after marrying the Crown Prince, having his child, and acquiring land to oversee herself, the ‘late’ Duke’s daughter, Lady Veronica, appeared before her.

All along, she had been nothing but a mere puppet for the real thing. Elena’s son is thus taken from her, and she is murdered.

In a twist of events however, she ends up returning to the past.

“I will crush each and every one of you.”

I will never live the life of a puppet again.

And so begins Elena’s second life, swearing vengeance on her enemies.

Synopsis from [MangaUpdate]

What I liked:

  • Art is pretty~
  • Interesting story.
  • Sweet and innocent character has to become a smart and cunning type of villainess
  • This is one of my more serious series. I’m just waiting for the karma to be served.
  • Slightly more on the serious/mature side

To be honest, I’m still at the beginning of this one. This is one of the series I’m behind on reading because I’d been so busy lately… Still, I thought it was pretty interesting.

녹음의 관

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Isekai, ReincarnationVillainess, Historical
Spicy Level: ? — This series is still in the beginning. I see nothing spicy yet. It doesn’t seem like it’d be a spicy series.
Rage/Frustration Level: ? Again, still in the beginning. Nothing to feel rage or frustration over…yet.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: None yet. [Tapas — Crown of the Deep Green]
Alternate Title: The Recording Hall

What I liked:

  • Art is pretty~ It’s so freakin’ pretty.
  • Bishiesssss~ Bishies are a requirement y’all.
  • Interesting story so far.
  • It’s one of those authors becoming getting iskekai-ed and becoming a character in their own novels kind of story.

It’s still in the beginning, so I can’t really say much. However, I still think it seems promising.

소설 속 악녀 황제가 되었다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, ViolenceGaslightingManipulation, Drug Use ]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationVillainess, Historical, Harem
Spicy Level: ? — This series is still in the beginning. I see nothing spicy yet. It doesn’t seem like it’d be a spicy series.
Rage/Frustration Level: ? I don’t have any rage or frustratrion yet.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: Official English Version: [TappyToon — The Rebirth of A Tyrannical Empress]

What I liked:

  • Art style was interesting~ It’s not my favorite, but I still thought it was interesting.
  • Bishiesssss~
  • Interesting story so far.
  • Female protagonist is smart and witty. Again, thank you for not giving me a dumb and useless airhead for a protagonist.
  • Bad ass protagonist. She’ll crush you with her sword.

Again, I’m still somewhat in the beginning. However, it’s been pretty intersting so far.

기간한정 공주님

[Content/Trigger Warning: ? ]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Josei, Isekai, ReincarnationRevengeVillainess, Historical
Spicy Level: ? — This series is still in the beginning. I see nothing spicy yet. It doesn’t seem like it’d be a spicy series.
Rage/Frustration Level: ? Again, still in the beginning. Nothing to feel rage or frustration over…yet.
Based On a Novel?: Yes
Official English Version: [Lezhin — Princess Villainess]

An ordinary employee Yun Jae-eun became Princess Diamantine from inside a novel!


“Why of all things, even if I transmigrate, did I have to end up as someone who’ll soon get a death penalty, Sheillia, the villainess out of villainesses…!”

Jae-eun, who has a hunch about her own unfortunate fate, decides to try to change Sheillia’s set fate.

The dying princess, despite opening her eyes, Delphinium Palace where no one rejoiced was gradually changing that way but…

Synopsis from [Lezhin]

What I liked:

  • Art style was interesting~
  • Bishiesssss~
  • Interesting story so far.

This is another series that’s still somewhat in the beginning, so I don’t have much to really say yet. However, the art and story does make it seem interesting.

하루만 네가 되고 싶어

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, ViolenceGaslightingManipulation]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, ReincarnationRevengeMystery, Villainess, Historical
Spicy Level: ? — I don’t think this is a spicy series. It’s more focused on revenge.
Rage/Frustration Level: YUUUP — Psyche is one of the female leads but she annoys the shit out of me. Also, fuck the prince. And fuck Medea’s dad too.
Based On a Novel?: No
Official English Version: [LINE Webtoon — Your Throne]

Tensions are brewing under the seemingly calm surface of the Vasilios Empire, a kingdom ruled by the Imperial Family and the Temple. Lady Medea Solon has lost her place next to Crown Prince Eros, but resolves to do whatever it will take to win back what’s rightfully hers. Will she reclaim her throne?

Synopsis from [LINE Webtoon]

What I liked:

  • A highly competent, fully capable, and intelligent female lead. Madea is a bad ass. Sure, she screams villainess… but I honestly can’t blame her.
  • Interesting and complex story with complex characters. I think it’s interesting that it explores both the “heroine” and the “villainess”. It’s interesting in that they are swapped and have to see and experience the other person’s life and POV.
  • Bishieeeee~ I love Helio and how loyal he is. Helio > the trash Prince.
  • Karma. Y’all know I’m waiting for some good serving of karma.
  • Slightly more on the serious side

This is an interesting one because you go with typical expectations on “good” and “bad”. That the heroine does no wrong, and that the villainess is awful. Certainly Madea seems to truly be a villainess that you should dislike at first. However, we learn more about the circumstances and our opinions start to change.

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WOO. I finally finished. I’m sorry if this was messy. I’m hellaaaa sleep deprived y’all. Plus, I’m rushing because I’ve been having internet issues… Honestly, I would’ve loved to go into more details. However, I didn’t want to spoil too much, and I figured that would make this post way too long. However, you can expect more detailed individual posts on some of these series in the future. Anyway, have you read any of these series? What did you think? Which ones did you like? Which ones did you hate? Or what did you like or hate about each series? Are you fans of villainess series? Got any recommendations for me?~ Let me know through the comments, my socials, or on Discord! Until next time!~ Take care, stay safe, and have a wonderful day fam!~

LET’S BE FRIENDS!~ (つ✧ω✧)つ

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Fangirl all the things!~

Hihi! I’m Minty! I’m Thai-American~ เป็นคนไทยค่ะ~ ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักนะคะ~
I’m BAYOG’s hella basic Asian chick, Real People Stuffs expert, and boba addict. I’ve been a part of the BAYOG Crew since 2017~ I fangirl and mostly blog about music, live action movies/dramas, manga/webtoons, and occasionally webnovels~ When I’m not blogging, I’m usually writing/singing Thai-English covers~

It’s nice to meet all of you lovely people from around the world! Thanks for stopping by our blog!~
💜• ขอบคุณค่ะ • ありがとうございます • 감사합니다 • 谢谢你 • Salamat Po •💜

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Wanna Buy Boba/Coffee For Your Bobae?☕ (´。• ω •。`) 💜: [Ko-Fi]
Feel free to buy me bubble tea/milk tea/coffee if you’d like. I’m always sleep deprived, and I’ll forever appreciate your kindness~

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Let’s talk memes, music, dramas, movies, spoilers, or fan spazz!~
I also sing and write lyrics~ You can hit me up on my socials or Discord. I’m always happy to make friends~ For questions or business inquiries, contact me through my BAYOG email~
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Contact: BAYOGMinty@gmail.com | Discord: piecesofminty#0182

Dramas I’ve Watched/Am Watching 🎞️: [DramaList]
My Music Playlists/What I’m Listening To🎧: [Spotify]

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17 Replies to “What Minty Is Currently Reading: Villainess Manhwa Series Edition”

    1. It’s such a good series!~ I love Cedric too~ it’s nice to have a male lead who doesn’t have any toxic character traits too lol Beware of the Villainess is alot of fun! It’s different, super funny, and has alot of meme kind of moments~ I definitely recommend it!~ ☺️

    1. You can tell I got my priorities haha~ I definitely recommend checking these out~ I hope you enjoy them too!~ ^^

  1. i just finished villainess breaks the hour glass and i loved it. i’ve been looking for similar manhwas so thank you for this list😊i’ll be back to tell you my favs

    1. Sorry for the late reply~ I love Hour Glass~ It’s such a good series! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my list! I hope you found some that you liked~ ^^

  2. To be you, Just for a Day | 하루만 네가 되고 싶어 is an original webtoon and is not based on any novel (it’s the author&artist’s first work too!)

    Either way, thanks for the recommendations.

    1. Whoops! That was a typo! I forgot to change that part after I copied it from the previous series on the list haha. It’s all fixed now~ Thanks for bringing it to my attention!~ I also hope you enjoy the recommendations!~ 🙂

  3. I am looking for a webcomic I started reading, but lost track of where it exists. The story is about a girl who isekais into a otome game and tries to befriend everybody in an attempt to survive in the new world. She accidentally becomes close with the “villainess” and comes to value that friendship and tries to help her avoid her grisly fate. There is the crown prince she is engaged to and a second prince who is often away at war. The part where the second prince shows up is when the “heroine” first appears. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

    1. Hey there~ It sounds like it might be The Antagonist’s Pet? If not, can you give me any other specific details? There’s a couple that have a similar-ish ploy, but I’d be happy to try and help you find it~

  4. I’ve read pretty much all of these recommendations that I wish there were more, though I stopped reading a lot since I got bored off a lot of manhwa nowadays because they tell the same dang story over and over and I just want something different. Something exciting, something with a Strong funny Female Lead, like Anyone Can Become A Villainess for example (You should read it, it has a hot ML and a funny strong FL), GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. Where are the goodies nowadays? ;,D

    1. Oh~ Yeah it’s been a while since I wrote this list and my last recommendations list. I do have some more recommendation lists I’m working on, but i just haven’t had as much time to blog these days haha. But I definitely know what you mean! Alot of them follow similar plots and tropes. I actually want more strong, smart, witty, and capable female leads. I absolutely love Anyone Can Become A Villaines btw~ I’m also interested in female leads with boss bitch energy who actually live up to the title of being villainesses too haha. We definitely need more series to switch things up. I know there are plenty of interesting novels, but alot of times the manhwa adaptation falls really short. Like All Hail, Lady Blanche. I loved the novel, but the manhwa was a let down. D:

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