The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion - Reviews

Alt title: Geunyeoga Gongjagjeolo Gaya Haessdeon Sajeong

The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion
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nathandouglasdavis's avatar
Mar 9, 2019

From the first chapter, I was hooked. At least for the first arc of the story, which I will say ends around chapter twenty-three. The first story arc, especially the first seven chapters, was much more engaging than the current one. It started as a story filled with conspiracies and people trying to manipulate each other in order to achieve their own goals. Raeliana was a driving force; she was pushing the plot forward with her own actions. Starting with chapter twenty-four, she started to become more passive than active--letting events happen to her rather than being the impetus for the events. And even though there are still some conspiracies and political shenanigans, the story started focusing more on the will-they/won't-they between Raeliana and Noah. I would score the first arc as a 10/10 and the current arc as a 4/10.

When drawn with detail, all of the characters are attractive and enjoyable to look at. And when drawn more simply, the characters are often adorable. But at times, the artist fell off the tightrope of simplistic art and drew panels which looked simple or amateurish but didn't evoke that sense of cuteness which they were intended to. Luckily, these lapses were a rare occurrence and the vast majority of the artwork was great.

[Reviewed at chapter 41]

7/10 story
8/10 art
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
anakis's avatar
May 27, 2019

The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion is a fresh breath of air when it comes to shoujo isekai manhwa, every action the heroine takes is to protect herself as the only reason her character exists in the novel is to die and provide the chance for main characters to have a meet cute, the hero doesn't fall in love with the heroine in an instant for some unfathomable reason even after being called conniving every time a side character gets lines (I'm looking at you Empress of Another World).  What further separates this manhwa from other isekais' is that even Eunha's first death is an unsolved mystery and possibly it has some connections to why Raeliana is a target for murder even after escaping her fate. 

Overall the plot is engaging, the characters are charming and the artwork is beautiful, if you're looking for a a light-hearted romance I'd definitely recommend this.

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
MyShipsBetterSail's avatar
Mar 2, 2020

This manhwa is an amazing read. The MC isn't dense to ML's feelings nor is she oblivious to her feelings - and she has a semi cliche reason of why she's avoiding him. The story may not be fully original, as it is an Isekai, but I have no regrets reading this and neither will you. ♡

9/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
VerdureGlider's avatar
Apr 29, 2020

This is good. The thrill and all. But fk it always ends up with a cliffhanger. Especially at the latest chapter as of now chapter 121 bruhhhh they should've atleast extended it a bit.

heheheh this is good try reading this.

10/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
10/10 overall
laho's avatar
Jan 8, 2020

Ok so first of all absolutly ignore the score i have given as ist only shows part of the truth.

The beginning is absolutily worth reading as its one of the better shojo webtoons, the problem comes with the continuation.

Let me explain: the beginning is driffen by intriege, political sabotage and everyone is trying their best to get what they want . so good so far ...

Unfortunatly it goes downhill from there. After the initial problems are solved it devolves into a bog of the line unintressting reverse harem story. The Protagonist loses its active role pretty much completely and falls into a passive role where things just happen to her without her doing things with  actuall impact. 

The main pair is clear from the beginning and both make things pretty clear but they just live through the same unneeded uncertenties as all other couples in all other reverse harem storys.(most of the ones i have read at least) 

The dinamic between the charackters become stale rather fast and most of the latter chapters just feel like a drag to read(the feeling of filler chapters comes to mind )

They try to make it more intressting by giving her an Antagonist, who might actually give this story the spice it needs but what we have seen of her just lacks all substance. Therefore making it a drop in the ocean.(this might get better, I dont know )

They try to bring back the political intriege in the later chapters but it just feels like a side activity as they only go for around a chapter each, throwing all strategie out the window.

All in all: I have to say the beginning is pretty good but it drops of real fast 

the actual score i give should therefore be read as two scores mixed together :

First a score for the beginning 8-9

later a score for the rest of it 5-6(if not worse)

Suggestion : read the beginning (around chapter 30) then stop 

reviewed at 108 chapters

btw sorry for any spelling or other mistakes:me not good english 

7/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall