Lin is a Shut, destined to a life of undying love towards one person. Dosung is a Destroy, always on edge to hide the violent outbursts they’re known for. In this world, it’s not just the genetic, but also the psychological traits that distinguish them. Just as Lin is coldly rejected by Dosung, a string of horrific murders threatens their lives and the investigation creeps ever closer. Everyone has a secret in this society of differences, but can Lin turn Dosung around?
The premise of this story is that everyone, regardless of their gender or age, has a pre-determined genetic "type". Lin is a shut, a person who, upon their 18th birthday, will encounter the person they will genetically have an undying love for the rest of their life. On her 18th birthday, she meets Dosung, a destroy - a rare percent of the population known for their psychopathic traits and superhuman strength. After this, Lin is obsessive with Dosung, proclaiming her love for him at every corner, with Dosung being completely indifferent. However, as the title comes into play, after 340 days, their toxic relationship begins to show. Dosung becomes extremely possessive and abusive, especially physically. So much so, that at times, it was hard to get through. I truly didn't like this, and while the premise was interesting, the toxicity of the relationship completely threw me off. With further romanticization of physical abuse and controlling behaviors, it doesn't present a "cute" story whatsoever. The characters were flat and one dimensional, with much of their personality being predetermined by their "type". Lin especially does nothing different throughout the story. There is little to no character development, and one of the only positives to this story is the art, which is pretty decent. Overall, I wouldn't recommend reading this as it has an unhealthy romanticization of toxic relationships. It left me with a queasy, uneasy feeling, and is something I don't think I'll ever read again.
I really don't know how to feel about this... I guess I kinda loved it? The relationship between the main characters is so lovable, yet tragic and toxic. They want to love each other and live a happy life but with the state that they were born with they can't. I tried to hate the male lead, but it isn't his fault that he has his urges to hurt people. Plus, the male lead is trying his hardest to be normal so I can't dislike him, it even makes him more likable in a way. The world that the author has set for them is very unique and interesting. I would really recommend reading it.
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