The Thorn That Pierces Me - Reviews

Alt title: Nareul Jjireuneun Gasi

The Thorn That Pierces Me
AquaLilly2943's avatar
May 1, 2021


The plot isn't bad per se, but it just felt all over the place. It kept jumping around the timeline instead keeping it mainstream throughout. I honestly don't mind the occasional backstory montague, but every other chapter was a montague and it felt like the author was just trying add fluff/filler cause they didn't have enough to write or just arranged the stories as they wrote them. As though they were being harassed by their publisher to crank out the next chapter so they just kept giving disjointed backstory.

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It would have been a better story if they had started the story at the chapter 10 backstory montague and then had the FMC wake up, get kidnapped along the way as they tried to get their shit together, and then meet the MMC. This about sums up the main timeline from chapter 1 - 11; half of it was background stuff that could have been sprinkled in WAY later. It just felt too soon.


Not bad, not great, but it's not showing off in way, shape, or form. It doesn't do anything dynamic with the story to warrant anything detailed.


Again, not bad, not great, but the story isn't really doing anything with them. All the FMC has done is literally throw herself at the poor guy - albeit, she's doing it out if self preservation cause they don't speak the same language and sex is universal no matter how you slice it - and all the MMC does is flail around, give mixer signals - granted, he gave a vow of chasity and is (mostly) as pure as the driven snow, but come on! You can't tell me ONE woman hasn't made you pubescent hormones go off-, and yell at her DISPITE KNOWING THAT SHE CAN'T UNDERSTAND A DAMN WORD HE IS SAYING! Just - oh my gosh is it frustrating to watch these two dance around each other with no real rhythm and no chemistry except for hormones is beyond irritating.


So, overall, nothing is up to snuff because the writing is subpar. It could all be better but the writer just seems to be phoning it in.

3/10 story
5/10 art
5/10 characters
4/10 overall
BangtanPurpleU's avatar
Mar 22, 2021

*Im rating this off of the first 13 chapters* So far this manwha seems to be unique and has a completely different plot compared to the average isekai manwhas. The mc gets transported into a world where she can't understand the language and faces multiple uncomfortable situations due to this. I can say that these 13 chapters have done a good job in piquing my interest, but we'll have to see where it goes from here. 

9/10 story
8/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
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JelaVera's avatar
Mar 24, 2022

The start of the manhwa was really interesting and pulls u in to read more with the quite mature but unique start and the story seemed to have alot of potential.

[the manhwa is completed btw not dropped] the ending was so rushed and there were so many questions left unanswered and even in the end itself, i dont think the ML and FL ever exchanged 'i love u's with each other and that FL just sticking with the ML cus hes the best choice and shit while ML seemed to only liked FL because she seduced him and shit so i was looking forward to the developement of their relationship, but boy i was wrong.

There wasnt much progress and even for the villains and secondary characters, many questions were left unanswered and we werent given a reason as for why the ML has the blackstone thing meant to pull other people from different worlds in like the FL. Like if he did it on purpose or smt.

Anways they totally destroyed the potential of plots and developement they could have done and just ended it like that with a unsatisfactory ending

7/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
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Camila288's avatar
Apr 14, 2022

The storie itself its good and have many details that keeps you wonder what are the answers to all the questions, but then its when the problem come, they gave you more questions that answer and the final was so forced to finish everything at once.

It was a storie that could have had a really great development in all the storie line and characters if,  instead of making it longer, they concentrate on deepening what they had 

8/10 story
9/10 art
6.5/10 characters
7/10 overall
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MangaXexperts's avatar
Jan 23, 2022

Its a isekai manhwa. It is very dark full of tragedies and a good mix of romance along with it

8/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
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