Manhwa Review - The Reason She Lives as a Villainess | Blushing Geek

Manhwa Review – The Reason She Lives as a Villainess

Manhwa Review - The Reason She Lives as a Villainess | Blushing Geek

The Reason She Lives as a Villainess by Yuwn, Beop.Saeng, Eunjeong
Genre: Romance
80 Chapters

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Some people would jump at the chance at a new life, but when Jeongyun wakes up after a terrible accident and finds that she has become Lecian Fucernien, a character of a cliche, romantic fantasy novel, it feels like she’s woken up inside a nightmare. Disappointed as she is, she quickly accepts her fate and decides to make the best of her new life. The good news is that Lecian’s character has a happy ending, but the bad news is that she’s supposed to die once to get it. Between foiling her abusive new father’s plans of committing treason, finding a way out of her engagement to the crown prince, and avoiding the strange duke who seems to be stalking her, Jeongyun has a very long to-do list. Will Jeongyun be able to adjust to her new life while figuring out a way to avoid dying a second time?


Unlike the previous Villainess manhwa that I’ve read, I am not a big fan of The Reason She Lives as a Villainess’ art. It was good but it just feels weird for me. Considering that I finished this manhwa, I think that didn’t hinder my overall reading experience, *wink.

Just like your typical Villainess story, this manhwa’s MC transmigrated as one of the characters to a novel she once read when she’s still alive. Before she transmigrated,she’s a martial artist/business woman and died because of truck-kun. The character that she transmigrated into is both the FL and the villainess but her life isn’t that great and she’s also destined to die a horrible death first before achieving her happy ending.

Since she knows how the story goes, the first thing she needs to do is to survive. Instead of accepting her character’s fate, she decided not to follow it and instead work hard to achieve happiness without the need of dying first. While living as Lecian (her novel character name), she shows off how badass she is. Lecian grew up abused by her so-called family thus the reason for her becoming a villainess just to get her family’s attention. Since our MC knew the story, the moment she woke up as Lecian, she showed everyone that they don’t have the right to hurt and disrespect her again.

After that, we also got to see her j*rkward fiance. It was really annoying to read about him, so it’s a good thing it didn’t drag that long. The introduction of the ML also happened early, and I love seeing his attention to MC. Now that she’s living as Lecian, MC here shows off a bit of a cold personality, and a person who doesn’t easily trust and much more likely to love someone easily. So I was really surprised how early she accepted ML’s feelings. But oh well, it’s better than having annoying drama don’t you think, hehehe.

After the confession, the couple were sometimes extremely sweet to each other that I almost want to drop this story, lol. But luckily I decided to continue because the villains’ demise was very satisfactory to read. Also, the information on what happened on the first timeline (the first life of Lecian in the novel) and some intriguing news about some characters’ true relationship was quite a surprise since even the MC didn’t know. After learning about everything, and what’s the motivation of the villains, I can’t help but feel bad for them.  But then again, this won’t justify how that trash “father” blamed the kid for her mother’s sins.

The reason She Lives as a Villainess is not one of my favorites, but it was still a pretty good read overall. Plus, the ending of the villains was very satisfying to read.

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