Sooo this one has been on my recommendation list for a long time. I was bored reading cultivation novel, and this one has a female lead with a touch of romance so it piqued my curiosity. Let me review it so far (chapter 102):
Translation quality is...well, I guess acceptable, with mistakes here and there. Actually I'm not a native english myself, so I don't usually naggy about grammatical mistake as long as it isn't too horrendous and I get the overall meaning. But the mistakes I found make me dizzy. At some point the translation said "she" and sudeenly turned to "he" when referring to same person. What the hell? So did she get found out cross dressing or not? And worse, it got repeated over and over again. I gave up trying to understand.
As for updating stability, I'm not really sure cuz I just joined the ride and binge read this at once. Hope it's following the promised released rate, as to give a reason why the quality is at times barely acceptabe,or else I might feel really disappointed.
Story development is not really good. The pace is jumping from quick to sloow as hell and then take a sudden thrust, then it slowed again just to accelerate. Some events got a really detailed explanation, some just mentioned on passing, few sweeped out, and even there's some event I couldn't fugure out what the **** exactly happened. Really, the element of surprise is so strong in this one.
Character design is not so bad, but not good either. The male lead makes me curious and hidden in mystery (as far as I read). Actually that was the main reason I insist to continue reading. The female lead transformation is too steep, and her skill as assassin is too damn high. The worst thing about her is I dont have a clue about her previous life's world. Was she an esper? What the heck with that over 9000 teleport ability? So fucking no clue!
As for other characters, they seemed bland. And idiot. And too gullible. And inconsistent. 🙄
Her father is...weird. He acted not caring at beginning, and suddenly turned into pampering caring daddy for some reason I cannot accept. Too. Damn. Fast. Female lead is awesome at transforming people around her.
The antagonists are too wicked, brainless, cocky, and other usual troves you found in antagonistics character of soap operas. They shows their ugly sides plainly, no smart scheming, no fun or interesting twist, just plainly wicked. Hope this one getting better in later chapters.
As I said before, world background is mystery. Not much explanation about her current world (besides kingdom and clan stuffs, others only mentioned in short passing), or the previous one. Really, when you said a modern human world, my imagination assumed that it was our current world on Earth. Maybe a little bit in future, but not a world with espers, or exorcist, or other superpower beings. Just couldn't imagine this right. Maybe mine is too bland, or too realistic to say.
A bit over 100 chapters and the world explained are only the basics one, her family, her kingdom, a bit of clans, a very slight information about male lead.
But you know what grind my gears the most? Its the FUCKING FOOT NOTES THAT PLAINLY SPILL THE SPOILERS OH MY GAWDD!!
Dear translator, please don't do things outside your job of translating the story.
To sum it up, I probably will stop for now. I'm too stupified with the development that turned so sharp and made it more unacceptable. Hoping some news that this story got better by other diligent readers. I'll just put this on the side to collect some dust and new chapters. See you then.