What Minty Is Reading: More K-Novels!~

What Minty Is Reading: More K-Novels!~

Hello, hello my BAYOG lovelies~ I’ve noticed that my reading lists have been getting kind of popular lately. So I figured I’d update y’all on my reading list. It was about time anyway haha… I’ll be covering most of my current novel reading list today. I also plan on doing another villainess manhwa/webtoon reading list for y’all later when I’m not so lazy. Because it seems like alot of people really liked my [villainess manhwa series reading list]. But today, we’re just going to do my novels~ Most of them anyway.

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If I’m not eating, sleeping, or working… I’m reading something on my phone~

Y’all know the drill. I read alot. Like I keep adding to my list when I can barely read everything I have on my current list…lol I’m still reading the series from my previous [webnovel reading list]. However, I was forced to drop a couple. The main reason being that the translations were dropped or on hold. I’m super sad. Being left on an indefinite cliff hanger sucks y’all. So I basically had to MTL or just read spoilers. I will dead ass sit through 60 pages of a forum to read summaries… Although, I just recently found out that some of the dropped ones have in fact been picked up again. So yay for that.


Anyway, I won’t go into detail with these (cuz y’all can find all that from the previous post), but I will do a simple list of some of the titles from my previous list that I am still currently reading:

  • YOU’VE GOT THE WRONG HOUSE, VILLIAN
    집 잘못 찾아오셨어요, 악역님
    **This will be getting a manhwa/webtoon adaptation**
  • I MET THE MALE LEAD IN PRISON
    감방에서 남자주인공을 만났습니다
    **This one got a manhwa/webtoon adaptation**
    Not yet available in English.
  • FATHER I DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED!
    아빠, 나 이 결혼 안할래요!
    **This one got a manhwa/webtoon adaptation**
    Official English version of webtoon: Father I Don’t Want This Marriage [Tappytoon]
    Official English version of novel: Daddy, I Don’t Want to Marry!
    [WordExcerpt (Webnovel version)] [WordExcerpt (Physical/E-Book Version)]
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  • THE PRECIOUS SISTER OF THE VILLAINOUS GRAND DUKE
    악당 대공님의 귀하디귀한 여동생
    **This one got a manhwa/webtoon adaptation**
    Official English version of webtoon: Villain Duke’s Precious One [Tapas]
    My Tapas Code: THIT6420 (Cuz you’ll get ink, I’ll get ink, and we all win~)
  • REMARRIED EMPRESS
    재혼 황후
    Official English version of webtoon:
    The Remarried Empress [LINE Webtoon]
  • THE VILLAINESS REVERSES THE HOURGLASS
    악녀는 모래시계를 되돌린다
    Official English version of webtoon:
    The Villainess Turns the Hourglass [Tappytoon]
  • UNDER THE OAK TREE
    상수리나무 아래
    **This one got a manhwa/webtoon adaptation**
    Official English version of webtoon: Under the Oak Tree [Manta]

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Anyway…as you can tell from the title of this post, I did pick up a whole bunch of new novels. I keep picking more up too… Even though I shouldn’t because I literally have at least 400+ new/current manhwa and manga series (on top of my series I had already been reading), as well as at least 40 novels at this point… With work and sleep, there’s not enough time to read everything haha. Anyway, today’s novels are only some of the novels I’ve been reading~ But y’all know the drill with these things. Many of these novels tend to have sensitive scenes and themes. So there may be triggering content. So as usual, I’ll try to list content/trigger warnings, genres, synopsis, and what I like~ Also, I’mma throw it out there…but I will basically read anything for the sake of reading it? Except for if it’s like hella toxic shit that makes me HELLAAAAAAA uncomfortable and all, “WHY? WHY IS THIS A THING??” It’s just a matter of if it’s interesting enough to make me continue reading it. So some series are super fun and I really love them. While others might just be aiight, and I honestly only read them to kill time in between series that I really like lol Most of these are not yet officially available in English. However, there are a few titles that are officially being translated in English!

!!!Warning: Some Spoilers Ahead!!!
(Also, the list isn’t in any particular order~)
*💜 = My current faves, or series I get most excited about.


When the Count’s Illegitimate Daughter Gets Married
백작가의 사생아가 결혼하면

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma, Toxic family relationships]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: ? — I see nothing spicy yet? I think it’s gonna be more wholesome/fluffy than spicy though.
Rage/Frustration Level: Yeeting the Female Lead’s family into a volcano — As usual, I hate the dumb, trashy, and abusive family members. We yeeting them into the BAYOG volcano.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Not yet. I believe there are plans for one to release this year or something though.

“Dirty wench! You stole my necklace!”
“Unless I knew where your necklace was, I wouldn’t have been able to take it.”
As an illegitimate child, Laritte’s biggest sin was being born.

In the year she became an adult, she was sent to marry the ghost duke who was rumored to be dead. Her miserable life seemed to get worse and worse, however…
Her life changed when the duke came back alive.

“Madam, how do you like it?”
Kind servants,
“You have enough luxury to buy some residences in the capital.”
“…no one will be able to look down on you anymore.”
And the empire’s devoted and murderous duke.

It was already too late for those who tormented Laritte to regret it.

Description from [NovelUpdates]

This is one of the series I actually really enjoyed reading. Honestly, I saw this series pop up alot. I didn’t think to read it until recently because the cover art is so pretty. Pretty sure it’s the same artist who did the cover for I Met the Male Lead in Prison too. Surprisingly, I really, really liked this one. I found it to be really wholesome and cute, but not diabetically sweet. Y’all know I’m a sucker for wholesome ships and moments. Especially when historical romance-fantasy series can have some really toxic bullshit. Apparently this is going to have a manhwa/webtoon adaptation that may or may not yet be released this year or next year.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty~
  • Ditching toxic AF family members, and not standing for this bullshit? YES. I am for it.
  • Male lead is not only a bishie, but a sweet heart. But like, have you seen Ian on that cover?? A rare tan bishie~ WOO!
  • Wholesome and nearly perfect male lead?? (He’s Minty’s type anyway („ಡωಡ„))
    We’re talking about a dude who is loyal as hell and actually thinks first. Dude doesn’t fall for bullshit. Ian always supports and sides with the female lead. He’s unwavering and sweet. Laritte gets looked down on and mistreated by everyone because she’s an illegitimate child and seen as “filthy” blooded for being a maid’s daughter. He doesn’t care about her origins. He looks at her based on who she is and how she’s treated him. He’s also respectful? Sweet (in his own way), loyal, respectful, caring, hot, talented (of course he’s a freakin’ swordsmaster), as well as rich and powerful (freakin’ duke)? Plus dude immediately ready to get revenge for the female lead when he finds out the truth of how she’s been mistreated and disrespected? AYYY I stan~ Look, he may still lack some sense and all, but I like actually having a non-toxic and non-problematic male lead.
  • I actually liked the female lead?? Everyone thinks she’s boring and doesn’t do shit. But I like that she gave up on giving a shit about her toxic and shitty family. I also like that she straight up calls them out on her bullshit. Usually, the lead would still have someone in the family that showed kindness or love. Not this one. Homegirl was literally unloved, abandoned, and abused by everyone in her family and household since birth. All she wants to do is survive and live freely. So I honestly can’t blame her. I like that she’s more down to earth than your typical “proper ladylike” female leads. Plus, she’s smart and tough in her own way.
  • Honestly, I just really appreciate that this is a wholesome ship so far. I read alot of romance-fantasy series. Again, they can be toxic AF at times. So I find this series to be a bit refreshing.
  • It’s got it’s sweet and cute moments, but it’s not overly saccharine. Again, cute, sweet, and wholesome moments. But it doesn’t make me cringe and feel like I’ll get diabetes. So it’s a good balance for me.

I Raised the Beast Well
(My Gently Raised Beast)
곱게 키웠더니, 짐승

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama Historical, Comedy
Spicy Level: Mildly (+) spicy? Heheh~/어머머머~(„ಡωಡ„) — It’s a cute series, but there definitely be some hellaaa sexual tension once Blondina and Amon grow up. Amon is a sneaky and naughty kitty LMAO
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Blondina’s half-sister, Adel-whatever, is a salty, annoying, and stupid biiiitch. I don’t hate her enough to yeet her into the volcano. But I do just wanna slap her and maybe push her down a hill…or maybe just dangle her over the BAYOG volcano for a bit…
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Yes. [Official English Version @ LINE Webtoon | My Gently Raised Beast]

Blondina was a princess with commoner blood in her veins. She lived quietly in the Star Palace among the heavens, but one day, she heals a wounded cat. The cat became a balm to her lonely life. But the lovely cat was actually…
***
Amon stepped on the neck of the prince.
His eyes stared coldly at the prince.
“Humans dare threaten what’s mine?”
“I didn’t know… I didn’t know it’s Blondina…”
“Yeah, you didn’t know. But I don’t know either- How much power must be adjusted so that you will not die.”
As Blondina, who was watching, grabbed his collar to drag Amon,
Amon turned slowly and laughed at Blondina.
“Don’t worry, Blondina. I will kill anything that bothers you.”
***
What to do with him?
It seems that I picked up a scary creature without my knowledge.

Description from [NovelUpdates]

This is another series I actually enjoy reading. Okay, I want to first say… what kind of name is Blondina?? It sounds like a made up name….but apparently it is a real name?? I probably shouldn’t say anything though, since my actual name is uncommon as well (except for in Thailand of course). You know, I had seen the novel floating around for months. Didn’t really think to pick it up at first. Cuz I judged by title and was like, “I’m not really into stories about beasts…?” Like I just never was that into stories about beastmen/anamorphic beasts? I did end up kind of starting it one time to be a series to kill time in between other releases. I figured it should be good since everyone was raving about it, and the cover art looked so pretty. I didn’t get to far though. I think I got to chapter 3-5? Don’t get me wrong though. It’s not cuz I didn’t like it or anything. The webtoon had come out at the time, and I focused more on that instead. I actually really liked the webtoon. It seemed cute and silly. So recently, and by recently I mean the past week, I figured I’d read the novel more to compare. Cuz I definitely planned on doing a post on the webtoon. I do like the novel. It’s rather cute and fun. I’ve been binge reading it like the past week. I appreciate the extra little details. It does make me feel like the webtoon was a good adaptation of the novel so far. My only complaint with the webtoon is that they cut off the fun parts of the adventure with Daisy the horse. It’s short, but I liked that haha. I will say, the novel is definitely spicier than the webtoon. Webtoon is made to be cute and for all ages. The novel has hella sexual tension. The male lead, Amon, is a shinsu (think divine beast). He’s basically an almighty leopard that can change into a complete human form. Anyway, let’s just say Amon uses his “kitty” form to get away with being a naughty kitty. Like using his tail to go up Blondina’s skirt and brush against her thighs and shit.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty.
  • Good if you like mischievous, but sweet in their own way and only to the female lead, type of male lead.
  • Also good if you like a possessive and will literally kill for the female lead type of male lead.
  • Bishiiiieee~ Amon in his human form tho’. Like have you seen that cover?? Also he’s like silly, sweet, caring, charming, with a dash of danger (and spice) in there haha.
  • A nice mix of fluffy sweetness, sexual tension, drama, and comedy. So far anyway.
  • I like that it’s not overly heavy compared to several of my other series.
  • I actually like Amon actually helps Blondina face and overcome her fears and trauma.
  • Honestly, I just really appreciate that this is a wholesome ship so far. I read alot of romance-fantasy series. Again, they can be toxic AF at times. So I find this series to be a bit refreshing.
  • There are fun and silly characters. Again, adding to the fun and comedic aspect of the novel.

Why Are You So Obsessed With Rejecting Affection?
(Why Do You Love Me When I Refuse Your Request?)
총애를 거절하는데 왜 집착하나요

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Historical, Isekai (Novel), Family
Spicy Level: No? — It’s more of a family focused series, so I’m pretty certain this isn’t a spicy series. Just wholesome and fluffy stuffs.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — I mean fuck the empress, Azuela, and the toxic/abusive people in the series. But I just wanna slap them. It doesn’t make me rage enough to yeet people into the BAYOG volcano. Not yet anyway.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo only (for now anyway?)

An extra sacrificed for the main character. That is Shuelina, the princess who was abandoned by her biological father and older brother.
……And now, I will become the main character of this story.
It was fortunate that I was left in the orphanage, because once the imperial family finds me, I’m doomed.
“Have you heard? The Grand Ducal Family of Vailot came to sponsor an orphan.”
To find a way to live, I put my heart and soul into getting into the grand duke’s villain family, but–
“You are free to do whatever you want. I, the grand duke, will protect you.”
“You’re not an orphan. You’re my little sister.”
Why do they like me so much?
I decided to live well as a lady of the Grand Ducal Family of Vailot, however…
“I’ve been looking for you for a long time, my child!”
This time, my biological father, the emperor, cares for me.
What’s wrong with him? I don’t need those who didn’t listen to Shuelina.
I refuse to accept your affection!

Description from [NovelUpdates]

Here’s another series I’ve actually enjoyed reading. You might have been able to tell from my [Warm and Fuzzy Manhwa post], but I’ve really been into these sweet, fluffy, and heartwarming family type of series. I’ve been particularly fond of gap moe type series where you have a family of villains that are super sweet and absolutely dote on the lead. I’m also a sucker of seeing unjustly mistreated characters get a second chance at happines. I got interested in this one thanks to the promo manhwa/webtoon. It seemed cute and interesting. Again, I read alot of these kind of stories. However, this one was a bit different. Usually you have a shitty, toxic, and/or abusive family that the lead originally belonged to. Usually they totally abandon the lead and never showed any love or concern. That seemed to be the case of the original novel the lead transmigrated to in a way. However, it’s different because it seems that they did in fact care and love Shuelina, having never given up on searching for her. So it’s an interesting to see the story basically be Shuelina’s loving adoptive family vs biological family. Also, on a side note… I know some people complained about the novel because female lead is an adult that transmigrated into a child’s body. They complained about her childish speech despite being an adult. But like…bruh. It’s part of the cuteness of a small child being shown love. Most importantly, she may mentally be an adult, but she’s physically a child. As in, her body is still developing since she’s a literal child. Therefore, speech is that of a child for those chapters. I’m like almost certain this was addressed in the novel by Shuelina as well. Bruh, just think of it as someone getting to re-do their childhood. Literally, that’s the point for this series. But also like, when you want to survive, of course you’re gonna use your loveliness and aegyo to your advantage.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty.
  • Promo manhwa/webtoon was also pretty and cute.
  • Gap moe. I’m a sucker for gap moe. Seemingly scary and villainous family that everyone fears and avoids. However, they’re so warm, sweet, and doting on Shuelina. Also, I love seeing big brothers be super sweet and doting of their little sisters.
  • Sweet and fluffyyyy~ I love these sweet, fluffy, and wholesome family moments.
  • Sweet, but also funny. Again, ties in with the gap moe. You got this handsome, but seemingly intimidating and cold Grand Duke. However, he tries his best for Shuelina. Problem is he doesn’t know how to treat a small and weak girl. So you get some cute mistakes and misunderstandings.
  • I’m also a sucker for stories with characters overcoming their trauma and finding people who truly care about and love them~
  • It’s got drama, sure. But it’s a rather fun, sweet, and more light series for me to read.
  • I also just find the premise of the series interesting. Literally, it seemed the original family didn’t believe Shuelina and left her to die. Instead, they believed and loved Azuela, who wasn’t even really the emperor’s daughter. So she felt completely abandoned. Yet, once the female lead transmigrated as Shuelina, we find out that the emperor and crown prince never gave up hope and kept searching for Shuelina. So I’m rather interested to see how everything unfolds.

Becoming the Villain’s Family
악당과 계약 가족이 되었다

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Historical, Family, Time-Travel/Regression
Spicy Level: No?  — It’s more of a family focused series, so I’m pretty certain this isn’t a spicy series. Just wholesome and fluffy stuffs.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild (+)? — I will yeet that shitty dad and the people in that house into the volcano. Like there’s some pretty effed up stuff. I’m pissed, but I’m not as worked up over it as some other series.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo Only.

Sirens: a name derived from an ancient creature, used to describe those who could charm, lure, control, and heal others by singing.
Subjected to live the life of a siren, Aria had experienced, seen, and heard many horrific things. Broken beyond repair, Aria resigned herself to death, when suddenly…
The Grand Duke, Lloyd Cardence Valentine, arrived and whispered, “Should I kill everyone here?”
“If you need me, just call me. Your song will always reach me, wherever you are.”
In the end, Aria called the devil, bringing death to all those present, along with herself.
“Let’s fall down to hell together.”

And with that, Aria breathed her last and died… only to return to her 10-year-old self.

Now that she had a second chance at her life, Aria was determined to change her fate, as well as the cruel fate of her saviour, Grand Duke Valentine.
And so… Aria proposed to him with a marriage contract.
She sold her soul to the devil and vowed to protect him.

[Marry me.] Aria extended her hand and gave him the contract. [Let’s get divorced in 10 years…]
The young duke took the contract from her hand.
“So, where should I stamp the seal?”

* * *

“You said you’d divorce me within 10 years.”
The grown-up villain leaned in, hovering his head before he kissed her tenderly over her crown.
“Now that we’re adults, we should sign another contract.”

Description from [NovelUpdates]

This is another one I’ve been enjoying. This is another one that caught my attention thanks to the promo webtoon. The cover art was pretty and cute too~ This is another one of them gap moe scary villains getting all soft for the protagonist series. It’s also another time travel/regression series. However, it is a bit different because supposedly the female lead is set to die in a few years thanks to poor health from all the abuse. With this new chance, she’s willing to do everything she can to help our male lead and change his fate before she dies. It’s kind of similar to [The Villainess Lives Twice/The Villainess Lives Again], in which she decides to dedicate her second chance to the male lead; No matter what the cost.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty. Pretty sure it’s by the same artist who did the cover illustration for I Met the Male Lead in Prison as well. I love their art~
  • Promo manhwa/webtoon was also pretty and cute.
  • Gap moe. I’m a sucker for gap moe. Scary and villainous family (that legit will kill you on the spot) that everyone fears and avoids. However, they’re super doting towards the female lead.
  • Sweet and fluffyyyy~ I love these sweet, fluffy, and wholesome family moments. It’s sweet and fluffy, but like in a dark and scary backdrop?? LOLOL
    Even the scary threats they make towards those who harm the FL sounds so endearing to me??? LOLOL
    “If anyone has ever hurt you, I will tear them apart.”
    “If there is someone who looks at you with an unpleasant expression, I will pluck out their eyes.”
    “If anyone dares to touch you, I will cut off their wrist.”

    Dead ass I was like, “AWWW!! That’s the cutest and sweetest shit!” when I read that… LOLOL
  • Drama, and slightly more serious tone. It does have it’s sweet and fluffy gap moe moments. However, it’s not as sweet and fluffy as like Why Are You So Obsessed With Rejecting Affection?
  • I’m also a sucker for stories with characters overcoming their trauma and finding people who truly care about and love them~
  • Female lead is smart and fairly capable. Even though she’s regressed back to when she was a child, she’s incredibly intelligent and uses her wit very well. Very adult/mature like thinking and planning in her actions.
  • Interesting story. It is another “second chance at a better childhood” serious, but it’s also about changing fate.
  • Female lead basically friends with all the animals. I love how the scary wolf-like (?) things of Valentine family are like sweet little puppies around her haha. Just imagining her napping on them or riding their backs makes me go “Awww~ Hehehee~” I legit smiled and chuckled to myself when I got to that part, and everyone around me was like, “WTF is wrong with you?”
  • You’ll probably like this is you like cold, prickly, always on guard, and could/would probably kill you kind of leads. Of course, he ends up warming up to her though.

Because She Had a Time Limit, She Became the Villain’s Daughter-In-Law
시한부라서 흑막의 며느리가 되었는데

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Isekai (Novel), Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: No?  — It’s more of a family focused series, so I’m pretty certain this isn’t a spicy series. Just wholesome and fluffy stuffs.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Nothing particularly frustrating yet. However, there is a trashy knight (I think he was a knight…??) that I do want to yeet into a volcano, just cuz he’s trash and said/did fucked up shit.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.

The final villain is being deceived by his young time-limited daughter in law who was possessed.
If I die at the right time, I will marry his son.
The problem is, I already know the cure! And I don’t want to die, but if I don’t get killed now, then I won’t die quietly.
“Daddy, I love you so much. You are the most handsome man in the world. Cough, cough!”
“Evan, shall we read a fairy tale book together until we fall asleep?”
She will have to act a little better to let his guard down. Then, she would be able to do a great job.
I think I’ll have to leave secretly after I get better.
I have to make a lot of money and buy land under borrowed names—
“Call all the council members on the continent. My daughter-in-law has to live.”
Father? Shouldn’t I be thrown away?
“If you die, I’ll follow you unconditionally. I can’t live in a world without you.”
Husband? You’re also acting strange. You don’t love anyone, do you?
Even—
“Who is this, Kyle Ravonis? The man who seduced my daughter-in-law deserves to die.”
“Even if you cheated on me with another man, I will never break up with you.”
You must have misunderstood my other name!
“When did this start, huh? You said you wanted to live as a sweet couple, but you tried to run away by creating a new identity behind our back?”
I want to quietly disappear, not die!
I didn’t know my husband, who has been like a friend to me ever since we were young, would come to me with such sore eyes.
“You’re still my wife on paper. Live as my wife, and die as my wife.”
“Evan?”
“You’ve shown me both heaven and hell…”
His reddened eyes locked me up.
“You’ll never get away from me no matter where you go.”

Description from [NovelUpdate]

This is another series I’m still at the beginning of. However, it’s been pretty fun so far. Ah~ It’s another isekai one with the female lead transmigrating as supporting character. This one is a bit different since this character was originally terminally and meant to die. Of course, our female lead knows the cure though. Thus she tries her best to manipulate things to improve the situation for our male lead, who was originally another supporting character. It’s another one of those “give the leads a chance at a better childhood” stories. As well as one of those “melt the hearts of the cold hearted family member, and change this into a warm and loving family” kind of stories. Pretty sure our male lead’s dad was originally the villain in the novel that our female lead was isekai-ed in. It’s got it’s cute moments. Especially because Evan is kind of a tsundere. All he wants is to be a happy family, but he too tries to act different from his wants and likes. Such as acting like he doesn’t like sweets when he loves them. I can’t wait to see how these cold men, including the villainous father-in-law, melt and end up doting on the female lead.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty.
  • Promo manhwa/webtoon was also pretty and cute.
  • It’s a gap moe kind of series. The male lead’s dad who adopted her when she became an orphan, and arranged her to be married to his son. Dude had ulterior motives, knew she was dying from a disease and planned on using her as a stepping stone for his plans. However, he ends up caring for her.
  • The male lead is also kind of a tsundere. He acts cold and uninterested at first. He acts very different from his wants and likes. But he actually does like the female lead (obviously).
  • Sweet and fluffy moments. Again, gap moe. Cold dudes with walls, slowly melting thanks to the female lead. She also helps repair their relationship and improve the male lead’s life.
  • I’m also a sucker for stories with characters overcoming their trauma and finding people who truly care about and love them~
  • Smart and capable female lead, despite appearing as a child. She’s pretty intelligent and uses her wit very well. Very adult/mature like thinking and planning in her actions to change her and our male lead’s fates.
  • Interesting story. Since our female lead is supposed to be terminally ill. However, she’s smart and remembered what the cure is, as well as copying the novel’s original male lead’s actions right before he does them. I’m interested in seeing the reaction of the original male lead.
  • Funny. It’s funny to see the female lead have to act like she’s gravely ill and dying to get everyone’s guards down, and to get things to go in the way she wants it to. Ah, the power of guilt and pity lol

I Became the Wife of a Monstrous Crown Prince
(The Little Princess and Her Monster Prince)
괴물 황태자의 아내가 되었습니다

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[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Isekai (Novel), Historical
Spicy Level: No, or not yet? — They were kids for most of the series so far. It was sweet and fluffy. I just got to the part where they’re adults now. Maybe some mild spice later cuz the novel Ancia was isekai-ed in was a R19 novel? IDK
Rage/Frustration Level: YES — We yeeting some mofos into the BAYOG volcano. Ancia’s dad, Richard, Phillip, and even supposed bestie. Y’all piss me off with the toxicity and stupidity. Also the dumb bisses like Joanna. IYYK
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Yes. [Official English Version @ Pocket Comics (App) | The Little Princess and Her Monster Prince]

She transmigrated into the body of Ancia, the current wife of the monstrous crown prince, Blake, in an R-19 romance novel.

In the original story, Ancia committed suicide on the day of their marriage, leaving Blake with massive trauma. But this time, Ancia wouldn’t do such a thing.

Blake was the second male lead in the original novel. He was portrayed as a beast that possessed an exquisite facade. Yet, right now, he was behaving just like an innocent rabbit.

The only person who can remove the crown prince’s curse is the heroine, Diana. My role is to just keep this little boy from getting hurt and then step down in time, but…..

“Ancia, don’t leave me!”

This little rabbit keeps chasing me.

Description from [NovelUpdates]

This is another one I’ve been really, really enjoying. I actually randomly picked it up because I knew the manhwa/webtoon would be coming out. Pretty sure I started it like 2 days before the webtoon dropped. I loved it so much that I was binge reading it nonstop. I dead ass read like over 100 chapters in a week and a half. If you didn’t remember, I’m usually not that fond of reading all that much. So this would be considered a miracle. I actually had to force myself to slow down so I wouldn’t catch up to the latest release and be left with nothing to read. I absolutely adore both the novel and webtoon. By the way, I think the webtoon is a wonderful adaptation. Anyway, I. LOVE. THIS. SERIES. It’s sweet and fluffy. However, despite it being sweet, fluffy, and having hella heartwarming moments… there are hellaaaaaa frustrating aspects. Yes, I wanna yeet a bunch of people into the BAYOG volcano. If you wanna talk spoilers, join me on the BAYOG Discord. I dead ass made a channel for me to scream spoilers into the void.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty.
  • Male lead grows up to not only a bishie, but he’s a total a sweet heart.
  • Wholesome and nearly perfect male lead?? (He’s Minty’s type anyway („ಡωಡ„); Note: I’m also obviously talking about grown up Blake!) Blake is literally up in my top 5 male leads now because of how romantically sweet, loyal, dedicated, respectful, and supportive he is.
    During the younger years, Blake is a shy and apprehensive of people. However, he’s actually very sweet and loves Ancia very much. It’s super sweet and fluffy. Even when he’s grown, he still only loves and cares about Ancia. So yes! We have a loyal, dedicated, respectful, and sweet male lead! He’s also slightly possessive, but it’s the cute kind, not the creepy and controlling kind. Another thing I love is that he trusts Ancia. He’s the kind of lead that is able to think for himself and see people for what they are. I love that he doesn’t fall for bullshit or scheming bisses that come on to him.
  • Emperor Tenstheon (ngl, I can’t remember how to spell his name… too lazy to check)! We got another bishie here. The talented, young looking, and handsome emperor who is Blake’s dad. Kind of a big spoiler, but he actually really loves and cares about Blake. He also ends up really caring about and loving Ancia as well. He legit sees her as his own daughter now. It’s really sweet to see a father, and one of utmost power, be very caring. Ya’know, considering how this romance fantasy series typically have shitty and toxic dads. Tenstheon is a nice change, and I love him~
  • A big message of this series is not to judge/mistreat people. Especially when it’s regarding looks. Blake was mistreated and seen as a monster that should be disposed of. All because of his curse. However, he quickly learns how to recognize genuine love and care from Ancia. He’s able to recognize people who truly care, and those who only want to use him. He’s incredibly sweet to those who are genuine to him. Even after he is no longer under the curse, he’s still humble and treats everyone with respect. Well, those that deserve it. It’s about the true form/actions of love and respect~
  • It’s suuuper sweet and fluffy. Not quite at diabetic levels (for me anyway). However, it definitely had me grinning and going, “OH MY HEART!!”
  • Slight plot twist. I figured it was going where I thought it would go. However, there was a slight surprise for me.

Sickly? Husband’s Contractual Wife
병약한? 남편의 계약 아내

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Isekai (Novel), Comedy, Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: ? — Again, still only at the beginning-ish of this series. The characters are still kind of getting to know each other. So I’m not sure if it’ll get spicy or not.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Honestly, the male lead kind annoys me because of how cold and haughty he is. But I’m sure we’ll see a redemption arc as he throws away his misconceptions and puts down his walls for the female lead. I am annoyed by the male lead’s mom though. She’s kind of a mean bitch. But…again, we only in the beginning. I can’t say I wanna yeet her into a volcano yet.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo Only.

I’m Selena, a daughter born to a family well-known for their fertile women. I was sold off in a marriage to a sickly duke whose life hung in the balance, for the sake of producing an heir of his family. They provided me a medicine purported to aid in pregnancy, and the astrologist even advised me about good days to sleep together, but…there was no child.
“So, are there any signs of pregnancy?”
“Ah, I-I’m sorry.”
“You’re useless. What luck do you think won you the position of the duke’s wife?”
I couldn’t say a word.
‘No, excuse me. I only have to look at the sky to pluck a star. That’s how I attained this position.’
***
A husband who doesn’t like touching me in the least.
But he’s still pitiful so let’s at least make him healthy by feeding him nutritious food, getting him to exercise, and I’ll personally test any doubtful food first. Once he recovers from my extensive efforts, I’ll sign an annulment paper and flee, but…
“You agreed to a contract to bear me an heir. But to think you would go back on your words…”
Although he’s in good health now, my “former” husband has become a bit too healthy.
“You’re healthy now!”
“The duties of marriage are sacred. I will collect my dues.”
“Wait. Wait! But we’re divorced? We’re no longer husband and wife…”
He smirked then took a piece of paper from his breast pocket and tossed it to me.
“We aren’t divorced yet.”

Description from [NovelUpdates]

This one is somewhat on my “read to kill time in between releases” series. Of course, I do have a mild interest in it though. However, I’m still only at the beginning of the series, so there’s nothing to really pull me in to the point of wanting to binge read. I found out about this one from the promo manhwa/webtoon. The promo had nice art, so it caught my eye. There’s some drama and whatnot, so I do want to see how it pans out. However, the more interesting thing is to see a sickly husband who hates his wife, slowly end up falling for her. So looking forward to see how that goes haha. I guess I’m also interested since I feel for the female lead who’s had to bust ass to support her family. Which led her in this awkward contract with the male lead’s mom to be married to the male lead. So yeah, I’m interested to see how this develops.

What I liked:

  • Cover art was pretty. The characters are pretty.
  • Interesting story concept.
  • I actually like the female lead? I feel like I could be friends with her. I feel for her. Homegirl just be busting ass and doing all she can to support her family and survive.
  • Male lead is a bishie. Although, he’s an ass to the female lead so far. Like, I get why he’s like that. Still…he doesn’t have to be such an ass. But I’m waiting to see his character development and change in attitude once he starts to put down his walls.
  • Funny. It’s funny how the female lead is basically using guilt to force the male lead to go along with her plans.

I’m Ready for Divorce
이혼당할 준비 완료했습니다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Isekai (Novel), Villainess, Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: ? — Nothing spicy yet. I’m only at the part where they’re still kids, so yeah. If there’s anything spicy, it’ll be much later on.
Rage/Frustration Level: ? — Nothing to rage or be frustrated about…not yet anyway. Well I guess the rage for shitty people abusing and traumatizing a poor child.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.

In the original story, the male lead accused his ex-wife of abusing him when he was younger. But unlike the original story, I raised my young husband as if he was my brother.
When my husband went to war, I started preparing for a divorce. Because if the original story is true, the male lead will fall in love with the princess of the ruined country and bring her back!
That’s why, instead of following the road that leads to defeat, I intended to get a decent divorce.
While preparing for that, I took some money and earned quite a fortune. I also developed a cure because I didn’t want to die of an incurable disease like the original villainess. All that’s left is getting divorced!
***
My cute little husband came home and grew up to be such a fine man! But don’t worry, I’m all set to divorce you! Oddly enough, the reaction of my husband is a little strange.
“While I was fighting on the battlefield, you were preparing to run away.”
He smiled dangerously, whilst wrapping his big hands around my waist.
“Are you having an affair?”
Unlike the pretty smile on his mouth, his eyes were burning hot.
No….. you know, I’m ready to get divorced…..

Description from [NovelUpdates]

So far this is also more of one of the series I read to kill time. I’m also still kind of in the beginning-ish. So waiting for it to develop more. It’s an isekai series with our female lead being transmigrated as the villainess of a romance novel. It kind of reminded me of Survive as the Hero’s Wife (aka The Villainess Wants a Divorce!) It’s your basic romance series of abused/mistreated male lead falling for the female lead as she aims to change his life and give him a happier life. Of course it is slightly different in that male lead was a child who suddenly became a duke. He wasn’t born and raised in like a noble, and he was severely abused and mistreated. He actually has severe trauma; Which the female lead tries to help him with. He’s a poor kid who’s been messed up pretty badly, and suddenly became a duke. It’s got it’s sweet moments. However, it doesn’t yet have me feeling that urge to binge read yet.

What I liked:

  • Kind of reminded me of Survive as the Hero’s Wife (aka The Villainess Wants a Divorce!)
  • Sweet and fluffy moments. Again, gap moe. Cold dudes with walls, slowly melting thanks to the female lead. She also helps repair their relationship and improve the male lead’s life.
  • I’m also a sucker for stories with characters overcoming their trauma and finding people who truly care about and love them~
  • The female lead and male lead’s relationship and interactions kind of remind of me I Became the Wife of a Monstrous Crown Prince.

Rather Than the Son, I’ll Take the Father
아드님 말고 아버님이요

💜

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Comedy, Isekai (Novel), Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: Mild…??(„ಡωಡ„)   — It’s more of a comedy kind of romance. It’s not really a spicy series. However, I think there is some mild sexual tension cuz of the male lead apparently oozes sexiness or whatever. That or I’m just confusing myself cuz I read too many series simultaneously…
Rage/Frustration Level: ? — I don’t really have anything to rage or be frustrated about right now.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No. (I could’ve sworn there was a promo manhwa that I read, but I couldn’t find it… Maybe I read too much and dreamt it up…IDK)

I became a side-character who died in anguish because of her good-for-nothing husband.
If I can’t avoid getting married, why don’t I change who I marry instead?
“Excellent, marriage sounds good.”
“Wise choice. Then let’s have a wedding ceremony that isn’t too ceremonious. Following that, I’ll need you to go down to the Fief and behave like the lady of the house until I call for you. Naturally, there won’t be any time to spend in leisure whilst dousing yourself in luxuries.”
“I’m not marrying you, but your father instead.”
“……Pardon?”
“I’m not going to marry you. Do you have a problem with that?”

Pretty mildly interested in this one. It’s been funny. I also like that it’s a bit different from your typical romance novels. I mean, there’s alot (and I read alot). After a while, many series can sound the same or have the same basic premises. This one is a bit different in that the story starts long after our female lead had transmigrated as a side character who was destined to die as the wife of the villain. We’re kind of just put in the middle of after she had things figured out, built up her reputation, and became wealthy. She’s smart and savvy. I just like how she has a “I don’t give an eff” attitude. In a way, she’s kind of like a villainess. Except everyone likes her, sans the dude she turned down. Our male lead is this OP dude with this hella intimidating aura. Dude literally scares everyone from his immense aura alone. Even the dang emperor. However, he’s surprisingly very sweet and doting on his now wife. But he’s like like the puppy dog doting husband. He’s that very cool, calm, and confident dude that’s naturally suave. But he also likes to cooly tease the female lead. Dude can and will also murder at will. For this one, I’m interested because of the interesting characters and bits of comedy. Also, before you at me… the male lead may be the dad in that family, but we’re talking about a magical/fantasy world. Dude isn’t human, and he’s literally hundreds (thousands?) of years old. He looks young. So we ain’t talking about a female lead wanting to get with a hella old dude, okay? The male lead is a bishie who isn’t human and ages differently.

What I liked:

  • Kind of different from typical romance fantasy series.
    The story begins with our female lead already having built up her reputation and wealth.
  • Gap moe series!~ The male lead has a reputation for being intense and scaring everyone. His aura alone literally crushes people. Yet, he unexpectedly is very doting towards the female lead. Which totally threw the female lead off since he’s got a pretty infamous reputation.
  • Male lead is cool~ Yes, he’s a doting male lead. However, he’s not like your puppy-like male lead that dotes on the female lead. He’s the cool and suave kind of male lead. Sexual tension be there. But also, he’s sweet. He loves to brush and do the female lead’s hair for her. I also love that he respects her as well as sees and treats her as an equal!~
  • The female lead is smart, cool, and unapologetic. I love how she isn’t for nonsense. In a way, she’s kind of like a villainess…but in a good way. The way she put Gilbert (who is a total ass) in his place *chef’s kiss*. And after making her marriage official, I love how she’s throwing around “mom” and “son” to get on his nerves haha.
  • It’s a funny series. The female lead’s personality and antics, and the male lead’s personality and how he’s unexpectedly a perfect husband? I love it haha.
  • Sweet moments, but not saccharine. The male lead learned how to do hair in just a few hours because he wanted to surprise the female lead. He also quickly learned how to make her favorite kind of drink. Dude notices the little details, and is very cool about it. I’m all for it. („ಡωಡ„) 

Childcare Diaries
흑막과의 육아일기

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Isekai (Novel), Family, Historical
Spicy Level: No…? No?  — It’s more of a family focused series, so I’m pretty certain this isn’t a spicy series. Just more wholesome and fluffy stuffs.
Rage/Frustration Level: None? — Nothing particularly rage or frustration inducing.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.

When I opened my eyes, I became the nanny from a book I once read.
The nanny that kills the child she’s tasked to care.
With her experience from her previous life, she saves the child and saves her own life in the process as well… but strangely the child’s uncle keeps appearing before her.
“Uncle, uncle.”
Brielle has started to speak to his uncle. “S…sure.”
Although the uncle’s response is awkward, his face glowed with a smile.
However, his face hardened when his nephew said this: “Step away. Step away.”
That is what Brielle said when he saw the uncle and Marie (the nanny) together, who were deciding which storybook to read that day.

Description from [NovelUpdates]

Another series I read to kill time, but this is admittedly somewhat cute. It’s another family type of series. You have a young nanny being hired by a handsome, and rich bachelor to take care of his orphaned nephew. Both genuinely care for the kid too. It’s one of those cute stories where you just see them naturally kind of become a family unit. Sweetness and fluff~ WOOO~ Also, I love how the male lead also includes the female lead’s siblings~

What I liked:

  • Characters on the cover looked so prettyyyy~ I SPY A BISHIE.
  • Natural, slice of life kind of vibes. With the whole raising a kid and becoming a family thing going on.
  • It’s sweet and fluffy, but in a subtle and natural way. Again, seeing them somehow natural become a family unit is cute.
  • It’s funny. The male lead loves his nephew and wants to try hard to do everything for him. But the man is awkward and has no experience with kids.
  • Natural and sweet chemistry between the male lead and female lead.
  • Male lead is sweet. He’s kind of awkward, but he’s a sweet, dependable, and caring guy. („ಡωಡ„)  Yeah, he’s the reliable and “would like to start a family with” type of male lead I guess.
  • IDK, this series makes me think of my cousins that I helped take care of and babysat haha.

Love Doesn’t Matter
상관없어, 사랑 따위

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: ? — I see no spice so far. Just alot of angst, drama, and misunderstandings.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — The angst, drama, and misunderstandings can get a girl worked up a bit. There be some mental gymnastics here. Male lead got me frustrated and all “???” at times. Female lead also got me frustrated at times. Cuz if a man (and his family) mistreats you and disrespects you, that’s a no-no. It’s kind of weird how she’s still hung up on a dude who was barely acknowledged her existence. But my frustration is not enough for a volcano yeeting…yet…
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.

Hadius Meyer was the center of the world.
He was a beautiful person, who shined brightly among others.
But he didn’t brag or act arrogant.
He was fair to everyone.
Except for his fiancée, Emilia Bern.
“I really want to be free now. I really hate you. From the bottom of my heart.”
“How many times do I have to tell you so you understand? I don’t care about that.”
“What on earth do you want?”
“The Duchess of Meyer. My wife. As you know.”
An engagement only in name, he changed when she decided to end that weary relationship.

Description from [NovelUpdates]

Not one of my favorites on the list. So far it’s more of a series I read to just kill time in between releases of the other series. But I guess I’m mildly interested enough to keep reading to see how this misunderstanding gets resolved. I admit I do get kind of frustrated cuz of misunderstandings and lack of communication. Male lead lowkey has me like “???” cuz he just does things and expects things without considering how the female lead thinks and feels. Yeah…not really my favorite kind of male lead. Despite the mental gymnastics, I’m still mildly interested. TBH, somewhat sticking around more cuz I think I have second lead syndrome again LMAO.

What I liked:

  • Slightly different from typical romance fantasy world set up/situation? Nobles and favorability of the royal family are on the decline. There are factories and unions. So slightly different kind of setting from most romance fantasy series that are in more medieval/renaissance times? I mean, doesn’t have me going “OOO~” But after reading alot of stuff that’s pretty similar, it’s refreshing to get something a bit different?
  • I have second lead syndrome, probably. I think he’s the second lead? Basically dude who takes the same ettiquette classes (??) as the female lead. He’s cold and seems snooty to everyone. Even comes off a bit rude. However, I like that he actually sees the female lead for who she is. He actually somewhat respects her compared to the other nobles who are snooty and complete assholes. He actually helps her for her best interest. Like telling her that she should be compensated for book keeping shit for the butler. I just like that he’s a fair dude.

I Adopted a Villainous Dad
악당 아빠를 입양했다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauama]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Family, Historical
Spicy Level: None?— Pretty sure it’s a family focused series that’s more fluffy and wholesome.
Rage/Frustration Level: ? — Not going to lie, I’m not that far into the series yet. So I honestly can’t gauge my rage/frustration level yet. For now, I feel none.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo Only.
Official English Translation: [WordExcerpt] | **VIP Novel; Only accessible from Hero and Legend tier subscriptions

This is one of my WordExcerpt reads. I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite yet, but it’s not really one of the series I’m reading to just kill time. My interest for this one is slightly more than mild I guess…but not yet at a point where I’m dying to binge read it. I just remembered seeing this one pop up alot. I also do remember reading the promo webtoon. So it started off from mild interest from that. I saw WordExcerpt was doing the official translation, so I picked it up as one of my WordExcerpt series to get my money’s worth haha. It’s got it’s cute moments. It doesn’t have me clutching my chest and squealing, “MY HEART!” like my other fluffy, cute series. Not yet anyway. I’m still only in the beginning. However, I do love a series with another seemingly cold, and villainous man become a sweet and doting father~ So I’m looking forward to it~

What I liked:

  • Sweet and fluffy~
  • Gap moe~ Again, seemingly cold and villainous man unexpectedly becomes a sweet and doting father. YEH!
  • The dad is pretty cool and sweet? (I need to read more chapters…)

It’s Time to Stop Looking for a New Family
이제 그만 새가족을 찾으려합니다

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence,Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Historical, Time Travel/Regression.
Spicy Level: ?  — I’m in the beginning. I don’t see spice yet.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Again, at the beginning. However, that opening scene of her execution had me heated. That was alot of fucked up shit.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo only.

I wanted to become the head of the family.
Leticia, left in the cold because she was an illegitimate child of the duke, was used as a successor.
Her dedication to that was thwarted by Sujin, a foster daughter from that world.
Her death was due to false charges. But after her final moments, she wakes up as an eleven-year-old girl again.
‘In this life, I’ll pave my own way forward.’
“I’m going to leave the family.”
Leticia rids herself of the forsaken family and heads north. There, she meets the blood-and-iron minded Countess Winter and offers a deal.
“Please sponsor me, Countess.”
“What is a duke’s daughter able to do for the Winters, if the Winters shelter you?”
“In exchange for a contract, I will undo the curse lying on the Winters’ dominion.”
In this second life, the more I try to avoid it, the more I get entangled in these dangerous but enchanting relationships…
“Acting as you please. You shouldn’t have saved me if you weren’t going to look back at me.”
“Please leave the archmage, and take me as your husband.”
A turbulent second life.
Will Leticia be able to find a new family?

Description from [NovelUpdates]

To be honest, I haven’t gotten that far on this one. I just picked it up, so I’m at the very beginning. However, I found the promo webtoon intriguing. It’s got your basic revenge on toxic family, build yourself up with your own effort and actions, and finding a new loving family kind of aspect. However, it is slightly different. What stood out to me is that the new family is a family of powerful, and badass women. Yes. I’m interested to see how that goes. Anyway, I’m here for revenge on trashy, toxic family members.

What I liked:

  • Ditching toxic AF family members? YES. I am here for it.
  • Story about a female lead building herself up.
  • Seems to be slightly different from your typical romance fantasy series and family series.
    This one has her be embraced by a family of badass women? Sweet. That sounds cool and different.

The Male Lead Knelt Before Me
남주를 내 밑에 꿇려 버렸다

💜

[Content/Trigger Warning: Some sexual harassment?]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of Life, Comedy, Historical, Contract relationships
Spicy Level: ? — I’m at the beginning. Maybe some spice later, but not so much now.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Trash men who feel they’re entitled to a women piss me off. But we’re at “kick ’em in the balls” level, and not quite “yeet into the volcano” level.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.

Ji So-eun possessed Lena, a supporting character in a novel.
After being possessed, a lot of people took my hand and knelt before me, causing a strange rumor to arouse because of that.
“You’ve caused a lot of men to kneel before your feet with your body, haven’t you?”
Yeah, I used my body to place them under my feet…
“I hear there’s no man who can’t fall down at once with your beckoning.”
That’s right, but the gesture you think of and the gesture of rumors have different meanings…
“When you smile, they can’t even make eye contact with you.”
That’s because they’re scared of me…
“You can use any means or methods. Make the Duke will fall for you.”
After believing the rumors, the Crown Prince offered me a deal to seduce the male protagonist.
The male lead will like the female lead anyway,
I decided to accept the deal…
But did something go wrong?
“Duke, desiring something is never a bad thing. Speak up if you do. However, if you don’t like someone, then back off. That’s all you have to do.”
“Is that so.”
“Yes.”
“Then I dare ask. I want to hug you.”
…are you serious?

Description from [NovelUpdates]

I actually really like this one so far? I randomly picked it up the other week to kill time, but ended up really liking it. It’s pretty funny. I like that it’s kind of an interesting story with comedy. It’s light hearted haha. I love the misunderstandings. The male lead seems sweet, and probably my type of male lead. However, I absolutely love the female lead. She transmigrated and has absolutely no fucking idea what’s going on. But I love how she’s just winging it. I also just love how she doesn’t tolerate the bullshit treatment she gets from being a woman. YAASS. Kick all those handsy perverts. You got some interesting characters too.

What I liked:

  • Interesting series. It’s been fun and a breeze to read.
  • More on the light side.
  • Hilarious. The situations and misunderstandings haha.
  • Male lead is sweet. Probably Minty’s type of male lead? We’ll see as this story progresses. But he’s somewhat awkward. He’s the type of gentlemanly male lead who doesn’t really have any interest in meeting any women, except the female lead of course.
  • Beautiful friendship~ I love the friendship between the female lead and the other girl in her acting troupe.
  • I like the female lead. I feel like she could be like one of us. I like how she’s not OP. She’s just there clueless AF, but winging it like a boss.
  • Female lead is a badass. She does kendo. She’s the type to fight alongside someone, rather than just stand there and be protected. I also really love how she puts the perverts in their place.

I’m Not the Final Boss’ Lover
(It’s a Misunderstanding That I’m the Final Boss’s Lover)
최종 보스의 애인이라니 오해입니다

💜

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Comedy, Historical, Isekai (Video Game)
Spicy Level: ? — I see no spice. Maybe mild spice later, but so far no spice in sight.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — Female lead’s parents and the people of the village are trash and totally shameless. Yeah, I’ll yeet them into the volcano.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: No.
Official English Translation: [WordExcerpt] | **VIP Novel; Only accessible to Hero and Legend tier subscriptions

I possessed a character inside a game. I thought that since I ended up in this world, I may as well devote everything to the protagonist to see the true ending, but… I was tossed aside like a worthless rag. As I was trembling in outrage from the betrayal, an unexpected person appeared before me—the final boss of this ‘game’, Dark Knight Mayer Knox! 
“Jun Karentia. I would like for you to join my expedition corps, the Dark Knights.” 
He refused my refusal, and so I was half-forced to join his knights. Here I thought, the final boss can become the protagonist too, no? And I could get some revenge on the man who abandoned me along the way. But things didn’t go as smoothly as I thought. Mayer kept being overprotective… and then there were those strange rumors! 
“Is she that woman? The vice-captain His Excellency chose?” 
“I heard she’s His Excellency’s lover…” 
Hang on a second! The final boss’ lover? You’ve got it all wrong!

Synopsis from [WordExcerpt]

This another random WordExcerpt series that I’ve been reading. I randomly picked it up to kill time, but I actually do like it quite a bit? Although, it’s still only at the very beginning. Still, I feel good about this one. Obviously, I’ve been reading alot of different series the past year. Like 95% of them are probably isekai/isegye series. The thing I’ve noticed with Korean isegye (이세계) series is that it’s usually in the world of a novel (99% of the time, a romance fantasy novel). So I was surprised that this one was a isegye where our female lead transmigrated as a character of a video game. It’s a common trope in Japanese isekai series, but I’ve only seen a few of those in isegye romance fantasy series. So it’s like not really different, but kinda different? haha. Another thing that made it different was this was basically the female lead’s second life in this video game. Basically, she died during the “first run through of the game”. However, everyone would be resurrected in the “second run through”. It would seem to start off just like the first run through, but it would be harder with some changes. So that seemed interesting. I’m just basically interested in seeing why our male lead is obsessed with the female lead. I’m also here to see the revenge aspect. Y’all know I need to see trash be dealt some heavy karma.

What I liked:

  • Interesting series. It’s been fun and a breeze to read.
  • More on the light side.
  • The misunderstandings haha. Series that rely on misunderstandings can be really frustrating and annoying, but I think it’ll be fine with this one. I think it’d be interesting. I’m looking forward to see how far the misunderstandings go, and how it’ll drive the plot forward.
  • Slightly different premise than most time regression/isekai series. This is the female lead’s second life in the game, her third life in total.
  • We got another bishie male lead who’s probably stoic and seems to not care about meeting women. He’s focused on his job. But of course, he seems to give special attention to the female lead.
  • I actually like the female lead? In the sense that I can empathize with her. Like it sucks to die during your first life. Then you devote your life to someone you really care about in your second life. Even put up with mistreatment and people talking shit about you. Still having faith in that person you’re devoted to. Only to be betrayed and abandoned. Not only that your family and entire village are trash and basically mistreated and abandoned you too? I’m looking forward to her revenge.
  • I’m here for bursting the bubble of all the trash that mistreated and abandoned the female lead. I am here for petty revenge! Let’s take the trash out y’all!

Fairytale for Wizards
마법사를 위한 동화

[Content/Trigger Warning: Abuse, Violence, Trauma]
Genre/Theme: Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo, Drama, Historical
Spicy Level: ? — I see no spice. Don’t think there’s spice, but I literally just started this one.
Rage/Frustration Level: Mild? — I feel bad for the female lead. All those people, especially her parents, are trash. A child should be protected and cared for. Not abused and mistreated. Especially for such a stupid reason like being the eldest twin. My heart breaks for her.
Webtoon/Manhwa Adaptation?: Promo only.
Official English Translation: [WordExcerpt] | **VIP Novel; Only accessible to Hero and Legend tier subscriptions

Azriel, a branded slave, lived as a whipping child of a noble family. This was her life and what she thought would await her in the future ‘till a mysterious man walked into her arduous life.
“Why are you living like this?”
“Do you know me?”
The Wizard of the Horizon, Rhema Reshith, gave her a name in the memory of her memories she’d lost over the past three years. She found solace in his presence and desired for him to be happy just as she was.
“The closer you get to me, the more sorrowful your grief will be.”
“That won’t happen, Rhema. So, please teach me magic.”
Though their future is unknown, Azriel needed to find out Rhema’s true heart and willingly decided to be with him to live a happy fairytale ending.

Synopsis from [WordExcerpt]

I’m more so reading this one to kill time. It’s another series I picked up to get use out of my WordExcerpt subscription. I am mildly interested though. It first caught my attention months ago because of the promo webtoon. The story seemed interesting. I can’t really list likes yet though, since I literally just started this series. As in I’m only like 5 chapters in… But it probably won’t be the last time you hear me talk about this one.

What I liked:

  • Promo art was pretty.
  • Story seems interesting.

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Me realizing I listed 16 series, when I thought it was like 10 max… No wonder this post took me so freaking long…

Okay… I knew my reading list grew… But it didn’t really occur to me that I was reading THAT many novels on top of my previous list too… I’ve been struggling to finish this post for over a week…LOL I went from “I’m aiming to post this on Wednesday”, to “Posting this on Friday”, to “Maybe Sunday?” I didn’t realize I was reading so much… Lawd Cheezus, save me… I started off with this post thinking it was like 10 titles, and now I realize I listed like 16… Again, this is only part of my reading list. LOL But yeah…this is the post that took me the longest to write y’all….like, ever… haha… Anyway, I hope y’all enjoyed my some of my current reading list. Have y’all read or heard of any of these? Maybe you’ve seen the webtoon/manhwa? What do you all think? Any series that you like or that seem interesting to you? Also, let me know if you have any recommendations! I probably shouldn’t be adding to my massive list, but I’ve been doing that anyway haha. Anyway, let me know in the comments or my socials! I’ll get to it eventually! Alright, I’m off to try to make a dent in my massive reading list. I hope y’all have a fabulous day! Take care and stay safe my luvlies~

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I’m BAYOG’s hella basic Asian chick, Real People Stuffs expert, K-Novel and Manhwa trash queen, and boba addict. I’ve been a part of the BAYOG Crew since 2017~ I fangirl and mostly rant blog about music, live-action movies/dramas, manga/manhwa/webtoons, and novels~ When I’m not blogging, I’m usually writing/singing Thai-English covers~

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AS A GROUP OF BIPOC, BAYOG strongly stands with Black Lives Matter. We are all too familiar with the racism that we, our friends, and family have faced on a daily basis. Every life is precious. However, as BIPOC, we also recognize that black people are a group of people that face extreme racism and at a higher risk for their safety. We’ve individually done several donations. Of course, donations to support the cause and support change isn’t the only thing needed. Support for the cause and change also requires conversation and understanding. Make sure to have those conversations. Please remember to be an active supporter, be it through donations, sharing information, and/or conversations and speaking up.

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STOP ASIAN HATE

As an Asian-American, racism, xenophobia, and hate crimes against AAPI isn’t new. It’s always been around. Unfortunately, misinformation and the pandemic has caused an insane surge in racism and xenophobia. There has also been an insane rise in hate crimes. More recently, we’re seeing a surge of hate crimes against the Asian elderly. Particularly in the California and New York areas. Some cases even leading to injuries and even death. The sad thing is that many cases do not get alot of attention, or are just looked passed. It breaks my heart and is cause for concern since it affects our community. Since some of the BAYOG Crew (including myself) are Asian-Americans ourselves, I wanted to use our small platform to help in anyway. Hate, racism, and xenophobia is an ugly thing. We’re friends, in the same community, and against the same social injustices. So be kind and let’s fight these things together.

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Please report hate crimes at Stop AAPI Hate:

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Some examples:

Volunteer at any other organizations that provide assistance to Asian-Americans; Particularly the elderly.
Some examples:

  • Heart of Dinner @ NYC, New York| https://www.heartofdinner.org/
    An organization that supports local businesses and provides meals and care packages to the Asian elderly in NYC.
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4 Replies to “What Minty Is Reading: More K-Novels!~”

  1. Awesome list! One question I got for you is: how do you keep track of the characters in all these stories? I really enjoy a lot of the regressor/villainess survival storylines and after awhile, it’s hard to recall which one is which. DX

    1. Honestly, I have a hard time keeping track of character names in novels, manhwa, and manga these days too! lolol I end up always just saying like “Oh the ML/FL from that series with blah blah blah”, or something like “Remember that trashy dad from that blah blah”. XD I love these regressor/villainess series, but it is hard to recall which is which sometimes haha. Whenever I talk about it with one of my friends, we have to do random, but oddly specific details during discussions. Because if you’re not specific enough, alot of stories sound similar XD

    2. I was reading some other series today when I realized another problem… When the main characters from different novels have the same names lol 😅

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