Duroa Valrose is reincarnated as a villainess in a book she was reading right before her death. In order to avoid her fate of being burned at the stake, she approaches the future Male Lead, Nocton Edgar. Nocton, however, seems determined to harass her, making her do everything he wants her to do. "Come again, Valrose." The mysterious Nocton unexpectedly sought her out every day. Then one day, her friend of 10 years says something incredible to her. "Actually, I had a premotion. The Duke of Edgar is a terrible villain!" He is not the hero,'but the villain? As soon as she realized that she had misinterpreted his role, she decides to get away from Nocton. "Let's not meet anymore." But the villain’s reaction was strange. "Don't go. You've always been special to me." he is suspicious of his sudden change of attitude. Will she able to get rid of Nocton safely?
The setup for this story started off good. What went wrong?!?! It set the seeds of the mood, dynamics between the characters and what were to be expected. I wanted to see more of Durora's handling of Nocton who was experimenting to see how much longer she was sticking to him because of his powers. I wanted to see more of this push and pull. However they started to run into walls and really got to nowhere. The characters motives are still unclear and the story conflicts at hand are lost. If Nocton is the villain, why do they keep hanging around him? The mysterious secret to unravelling whether or not his feelings to Durora are sincere is not enough to drive this story through. It keeps plateauing a lot that even though there' a lot happening, the story feels so slow and unexciting. Nocton is too 2D of a character, and I feel the author should explore more how to make him more dynamic as a villain/male lead (despite he's the 2nd male lead of story universe). This story/manhwa is a mistake.
All over the place. Very messy. The plot is very confusing and no one knows the direction where it's going. Very dragging and too many unnecessary scene fillers. I'd say it's a complete trash if not for the art style. Dropped.
OG summary and title are a mess. The ML is a person who grew up with a classic villain backstory- parents hated him, he gained black magic, and he can read minds! (No Twilight comparisons, guys.) One day, he met the FL/MC and, somehow, he can't read her mind. (Okay, maybe a few Twilight comparisons.) Unbeknownst to him, she's a reincarnator who read about this world before! (That's new...) though she didn't know everything about the novel and in fact never finished reading it... The FL knows that her 'character' was originally the villainess and knows who she thinks the heroine and hero were. Both the ML and FL go about a childhood friendship in entirely the wrong way which leads to awkward shenaniganry and pigtail pulling. But she doesn't seem to know about a lot of things the author blatantly tells the reader by switching PoVs. This is definitely a villainess-otome-isekai but it's not a casual, comedic, happy read like most of them are. Things are rushed along and drama is shoved down your throat while being whipped back and forth through flashbacks so fast I felt like I had whiplash after 4 chapters. I wouldn't personally recommend it to anyone, honestly, but I don't hate it with a passion or anything... It is definitely a manhwa that exists. That's all. If you want a villain/isekai-girl manhwa, then have at it. The art is pretty.