Author review 3.0 b/c my old one was outdated yet again!
Things that will be in this story...
1) Late romance. Romance plays a big deal later on in the story, but for the first 100, it'll be somewhat minimum.
2) No OP MC! Yujia is very flawed. She makes mistakes and she learns from them, like everyone else in life. Wrong things that she does at one point doesn't mean that she'll keep doing that b/c she's not dumb. She's just learning.
3) Drama/face slapping will all be kept to the minimum. You won't find a lot of it here, but there might be a few occasional moments where it does happen.
4) Friendship amongst female characters. This is kind of rare in Webnovel, so I wanted to make sure that I included it. Not every female character other than the FL is an antagonistic character.
5) Lots of art scenes. This is the story of an artist, at it's very root, so you can definitely expect lots of painting.
7) Lots & lots of character development, for everyone, not just the FL or ML(s). Side characters all have their own backstories.
8) Slice-of-life, but not filler chapters. I don't think that filler chapters should exist & is a sign of bad writing. You might think that one or two chapters aren't necessary to the story, but I promise that it's all evidence of the FL's progression of character.
9) Slightly slow paced story. It's not slow to the point where it drags, but the first 50 chapters or so aren't super fast paced b/c I'm still working on developing the world. The chapters later on should be much, much faster paced & exciting!
10) Decent writing. I'm not saying that it's 100% perfect, & I'm still working on editing, but in Webnovel standards, I think I have fairly good grammar & vocabulary choice!
Generally, chapters should be between 700-2.5k words, which is a huge range, but sometimes, some chapters just need to be shorter, and others need to be longer.
I don't know how exactly long this novel should be, but it should be 300+ chapters. That's my current prediction!
Beware of the plot twists. :)
That's about all I can think of for now! Hope you all enjoy reading this novel, & please do leave a review/comment if you did <3
Writing Quality: 5 stars. This novel has some good grammar (not perfect) but far above webnovel standards. Author draws the line before the writing becomes over descriptive (though I have no problem with that). In a nutshell, the writing isn't verbose and anyone can enjoy this writing with immense satisfaction. Oh, Grammar Nazis can jump in without any fears.
Story Development: A solid five stars. This is a slow paced story. When I say slow, it's extremely slow. And I like it. There is enough room for slow burn romance, mystery and sad flashbacks of past too.
1. Since the author is an artist, and the story is about a troubled artist, you'll find lots of art and principles of art. You can see the author's love for art in here. Though I can barely draw a stick man, I enjoyed reading everything...from art principles to struggles of artists.
2. This story does not fall in 'the boy and girl meet and they fall in love' category. It's more like the boy and girl meet...and meet...then talk, fight, talk, maybe flirt a little...and this goes on till the day one of them has a sudden enlightenment. There is beauty in slow romance. Watching two flawed characters beginning to trust and love is more believable and memorable.
We're 200 chapters in and there are barely a few hints of the upcoming romance. So, don't expect a kissing scene any time soon. You're bound to be disappointed. However, if you happen to enjoy slow burn romances, then this is the one for you.
Character Design: 5 stars. There's a great character development going on...and you're not going to find any cardboard cut characters here. They make mistakes, they learn...and you'll feel as if you're invading their minds. Author does a beautiful job with her characters and you'll see each leaving their unique mark on the story.
World Background: 5 stars. The setting is a fictional dynasty forged with elements of ancient China. Author did her research and her enthusiasm is reflected when she writes about antiques and relics.
Stability of Updates: 4 stars. Given the solid work, I think author is doing a good job with her update schedule.
The story has an intriguing beginning, starting with showing every aspect of the protagonist quickly bringing us into context.
The narration and description is good, especially to understand what is happening and what the protagonist sees. The statistics are well explained giving a good playing environment. It also has a certain mystery that prompts you to continue reading to discover what happens and who is responsible for the events.
Overall good work author i love this work of yours keep up your challenges
bye yaoyueyi see you whenever you are around 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
This novel is I think one of the absolute best
Amidst all the cliches and terrible original stories, the author of this story is extremely talented and has crafted a masterpiece
I log onto webnovel everyday just to check if this has updated
Plus, you don't even need to pay your fastpasses and spirit stones
Why is this novel not in the Top 10 really amused me. Super grateful to the Author...for such a great story! Detailed but fast-paced enough; believable even if it is about transmigration; realistic in the character building and especially the romantic relationship. Oh and really good English...not perfect but definitely above most other novels. ❤❤❤ Much Love!
This is seriously my favourite book and the only reason why i have not yet deleted this app because i love this book so much that you can not even begin to fathom. everything is extremely realistically written yet its so eloquent and the pacing is fine with near perfext blends if comedy, romance, mystery and adventure.
P.S. TEAM ZIXU ALL THE WAY
I really like “Power up, Artist yang!” Because of how unique and interesting it is. In a lot of these thoe of reincarnation stories, the FL never seems to have any flaws and are good at everything, they are either super smart, or warriors or docters, it sometimes get boring. However, i’ve never read a story where the FL is an artist and actually has flaws, or emotions. the other stories seem like they are not actually real, but this one makes you feel like she is a friend, who you can on adventures with. Though at first she may seem very bad and have many flaws, she learns and changes from her experiences. It’s really funny and has quiTe aBiT oF ROmaNce. hehehe, which is why i like it so much. i’m telling you, ReaD It!!!! ( me shamelessly promoting this, lmao. but seriously READ IT!!!!!!!)
Team Zixu forever!!! [img=update][img=recommend]❤️🥰😍🥰😘
It's a fairly nice book, has good storyline at the beginning, but I don't like how things progress as the story further develops... I just think that the FL's character needs a little bit more of polishing...
I only discovered this story recently but I have read until the last update. It was different from most of the transmigration novels because the FL is not overpowered, not a genius doctor or agent. This made the character relatable. The romance is slow and I felt like the author likes to tease the readers but this made the story more realistic. The mystery also keeps me reading every chapter. This is a very great read for me.
A quality story to read, the heroine is somewhat realistic compared to omnipotent, heaven defying feamles leads, quite enjoyable, i just keep on looking for updates. I wish the author would update longer chapters at a faster rate...happy to have come across this novel.
Definitely the best one yet. None of the other stories in this app has kept me interested in every paragraph. I always want to know more, and the author is the best. The pace is slow, but that is mainly because every part of the story is well thought and has a purpose, since there’s a lot that the MC has to discover about her new life. Perfectly recommended to anyone who likes character development and long stories, without too much action.
I binged read it and I love how slow paced the romance is.
I love the fact that the FL and ML didn't fall in love after a few encounter or so.
Its not the usual OP fl who can perfectly do everything at first try.
She has that one thing that she's good at
which helps her to survive in that new world
I like how realistic the characters are.
There were funny moments here and there.
It was written so well that there isn't any part that is boring .
Thanks for the hard work author-san.
I had fun reading it. Its one of the best in terms of slow paced romance.
This novel is to good! First of all, the main character is smart and funny. She also has very realistic emotions. Anyone can relate to this. I also love that the author is does not lock the chapters and has a steady uploading schedule. The writing is impeccable for Webnovel standards and the backgrounds of some of the characters just made me tear up. Especially the story about Yuiga’s (sorry if I misspelled her name, I am kind of rushing this review) master and how his wife died. I hope that our female lead’s story doesn’t end like that. Alright, love you author! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Keep updating! 😫😩🤗🥺😍😊🤓🤩😖😂😁😀😃😆😄😅
Enjoy reading this novel, even though to some point it emphasis on transmigration the story itself is quiet intriguing. It shows the survival of the fittest and needs to overcome the difficulties that the female lead faces to survive. At times the details are too elaborate but also shows the author’s knowledge and efforts to make them interesting. Hope the author is able to do justice to this novel. 👍👍👍
I really like this. I did start reading it when you only started posting and saw great potential in it, but wanted more chapters before emerging myself in it. I really like the characters. They are raw and human, with their flaws. I love the description and the art you add thus a little bit more of their worlds would be nice. Sometimes I wonder if this is like actual China or an alternative dimension. But its nice to have these questions.
I also like how you sidestep the clichés despite using them sometimes. And thank you for some good characters of females that are not witches!
One thing I find erm how to say, uncomfortable maybe? How you said the crown Prince is a ML and friend. We clearly see that now he thinks of her like more than a friend and the things that we predicted and were afraid of are happening. When his wife wanted to see him he rejected her. So I see a bit of disinformation in a way. I know that it's normal for men in those times to have many women, they are a product of their time, but I guess or sentiments can't be helped. Also this is my personal opinion and not necessarily true, I mean no disrespect, but I was sceptical at the notion of friendship between them only because I can't imagine such friendship in that Era. I don't see how men were taught that women could be their friends, but maybe I am wrong. That's why I say that I would like more world building and details since I am not Chinese and don't simply know all those details no matter how much I read. All that could be easily different in your world so I want to see more. I only know that the Tang dynasty had brought more freedom to women.
In rest I adore the book and love the characters growing, because I literally see them developing and actually growing. Working and admitting their flaws and weakness.
One observation, advice take it as just a suggestion, I noticed cause I gad the same problem and someone mentioned it to me and I was very grateful so I unintentionally saw it here too. When you have a long monologue and split it in sentences in brackets, tie them together with a description of the scene.
"bla bla bla"
"bla bla bla"
Instead you could do it like this:
"I love this soup" he said turning around "I guess I will eat one more bowl." just an example, I am not a grammar nazi or anything it is just redundant to use just the brackets to split a long dialogue, you sprinkle it with a small description. But like I said, you decide if you want to use it. You may read on this in the Internet if you want.
But other than that I literally see no flaws or anything inconsistent in your writing. You are a great author with real talent with a no nonsense writing style. So thank you for writing and sharing with us!
Will eagerly look forward to your future chapters. Take care of yourself and stay safe and healthy!
Good plot, and the writing is superb. I can't wait to see where the story goes. I love how the characters aren't perfect and we can see things progress. Also can't wait to see how the romance develops and discovering more about the mc's body's past.
A transmigration novel with a true to life twist. No overpowered main characters here! The FL actually learns things the hard way and can admit when she's done wrong. The characters all have backstory whether written in or not. You can feel the depth of the characters. All in all: a very good read.