The Tearmoon Empire has fallen. As the flames of revolution scour the land, the empire’s ever-selfish princess, Mia, is publicly executed by way of the guillotine...only to wake up in the past as her twelve-year-old self! The empire’s back, the revolution is a distant memory, and sweets are once again on the table!
Source: J-Novel Club
It follows the plot of "death- go back in time- change actions" BUT I like it, mc being consistent in her character is already a good start. Her remaining as the selfish and ignorant princess that she is the right way of writing. Now how does she change her future if she is still lacking in a lot of fields? Her knowing what the future holds helps her with this and not in an OP way, she doesnt solve these problems herself because even if she reincarnated, since she was ignorant to what is happening to her country in the past, she doesnt have the answer to solve the problems. So what does she do? she tries to make a connection to people that will be solving them in the future. With her way of doing things she accidentally gain companions that trust her and believes in her wisdom, a whole Sasuga Ainz sama moment (in a comedic way). While events are shifting directions, our mc remain the character that she is with her top priority aimed at avoiding the guilotine. What other great things are there? The narration. The characters as well are engaging, most of the time you'll feel like the whole attention is on the mc, in here there are a couple of people that you would like to see more often.
Thoroughly enjoyable. There's always the possibility, of course, that it could grow more dull over time, but for now all I can say is that it was a pleasant read and that I am almost desperately looking forward to further installments. The shifting bloody diary is an excellent narrative device that can propel the plot forward and maintain a clear structure to all of the improvements they implement and connections they build. Though it's actually not referred to all that often, especially after Mia starts attending the academy. I am slightly disappointed in the shift of focus after that point. Before then, Mia was implementing changes and reforming the system so that the lives of the general populace were improved and so that there was less corruption and unfairness that might lead to the average people feeling slighted--it was a bottom-up approach. But after fe started attending the academy, fe started a top-down approach where fe built connections and alliances with other countries in the hopes that they would come to feir aid in the event of a revolution and tried to prevent the leaders of the revolution (Tiona, Sion, Rafina) from wanting to lead a revolution. I don't appreciate the slight implication that the populace might not revolt if they didn't have certain people leading them to revolt or the idea that improving things with the elites inherently ends up trickling down and improving the lives of the average people, but the cuteness and humor make it so that it's still a very enjoyable read. The humor is based on misunderstandings, which is always a good source for humor. Basically everyone who comes into contact with Mia develops some level of "Miaitis" where they assume that everything fe is doing is wise and unpretentious and kind, when in actuality Mia is often doing things for pragmatic or self-serving reasons. Fe is still a largely selfish person (though there are a few people that fe genuinely cares about), but fe has become more down-to-earth and appreciative after having spent years in prison and faced deadly situations in the previous timeline. [Reviewed at chapter 13]
At first I thought this would be a typical story where you can guess what's going to happen because it follows all the cliché plot lines, but I find this hilarious because Mia's thought process is affected by her previous life which makes her do kinda cliché things but with a super funny reason behind it. I really enjoyed reading this and I can't wait to see the development of this story in the future! Story - 9 As I've stated, it's kinda cliche. But its comedic and can capture your attention in many interesting ways. Art - 10 Well, the art is good so no complaints, I don't really have much to elaborate on. Characters - 10 The character's interests and ideas were from their previous experiences and all the characters felt unique in a way so that they didn't seem too one-dimensional and they became more real.
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