This story tackles an extremely sensitive topic, and before anything else, I just want to praise the author's bravery once again. I can't help but remember Dumbledore's words -- about choosing to do what's right over what's easy. Because the author writes so well, and her characters are all so distinct, this story will really take you on a ride, like what the other reviewers said. Part of that ride is seeing the story unfold through a certain b*stard's eyes, and it could either make a reader turn away from the story or hate hate hate on him so much that you'd just want to get inside the pages and kill him yourself. I'm obviously of the latter camp, and I gotta say, I particularly loved how the author handled volume 1's ending. It's going to have repercussions on the siblings' psyche, I know, but they took the beast by the throat and did him in using their own will and power. That's going to count for something. Please give it a read (the sensitive scenes are marked, so if it's triggering, it can be skipped). I'm looking forward to how "Smile" would unfold and what changes the three main characters would undergo. I am rooting for them, most of all for the little girl that "Angel" once was and the strong woman she would become.
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Could be better. Lots of overused grammar. Some mistakes here and there, and the plot is meh.
It’s a story about how an innocent and weak girl got corrupted and made into a black-bellied white lotus. She hated herself for being useless, so she... ... .
The male leads are hardworking, but their efforts doesn’t translate to the result they want. Being victims of domestic violence, they are subconsciously under the impression that their father was an insurmountable obstacle to their happiness, so they make all sorts of plans to skirt around him instead of facing him straight. Because they wasted so much time, bad things happened.
The supporting leads are caring, but they hardly interfered with what was happening with the main leads. Can’t blame them; they’re pretty much kept in the dark until all hells broke loose.
The adults are pretty much absent, if not useless. There are some caring ones, like the teachers, but realistically, there are not a lot of teachers who would go above and beyond in order to take care of their students, and this might cause a lot of people to get frustrated—but alas.
Life goes on, our heroine is doing better than ever, but unfortunately, she’s lost a few screws along the way. Oops?
If you read this review until this point, then thanks for reading. If you decided to pick up the novel after reading this spoiler-laden review, then welcome aboard.
Thanks and have fun reading~
This story is very well written and the story development is quite good even though its underrated. I'm really impress on how it is written! Good job Author! hoping too see another story!
Though its a gem on its own genre but its still too gray for me.
Sorry, I am a apathetic, cold-hearted blackheart. A story like this won't make me cry for a ****** ***** little girl.
Though it was a good read! Thanks!
You know what dear author;??
Your story made cry so bad
Like for real it made my heart ache💔💔😓
But Im glad that her so called died
N I'm sad that her lover went to jail and moreover protected his sibling
I just hope oppa gets out from jail n they end up together n forever so I really love them together 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞
I’ve actually been silently reading this story ever since I stumbled across it, but I didn’t realize you read mine too. *bashful author* Also, I’ll have to be more vocal in future commenting I suppose. I was just too sad at points. Anyway, onto the review now that I’ve finally caught up these last dozen plus chapters.
This story reminds me of a premium novel in how well it’s written. The characters are the absolute charm and selling point so to say of the story. Author is amazing at building characters and making them memorable. As a forgetful little reader, I need well developed and frequently mentioned characters to engrain their names and who they are in my mind. This is easier said than done, but this story does it skillfully and believably.
Of course, with that said, that’s why it’s so painful to see them go through such tragedy. I feel like I’m just in a dark tunnel in the story with a few cracks of light. I so badly want them to be happy, safe, and stable in the end, but with Author’s allusions, I don’t think it’s happening any time soon (like Hyuk and Yeo Ri reunion). Don’t make them suffer too much anymore, okay Author? This poor reader’s heart can’t take much more. 💔 On another note, maybe some face slapping? That’s always mood lifting. Ah but really, don’t mind me; just continue on, you’re doing great!
In short, if you’re debating whether to read this, go for it! Honestly, the only possible turnoff is the tragedy and taboo themes along with graphic descriptions, but besides that, you will not be disappointed. This drama comes to life.
This novel is well-written and superbly done. Although the plot is tragic and extremely harrowing, the characters - specifically the siblings and their friends - and their interactions with each other were such a breath of fresh air from the stifling, unacceptable living conditions they were in. Truly their strength comes from the people who are important to them. Their genuine friendship and compassion for loved ones stood out so well especially against the darkly designed backdrop.
I salute the author. The longer I read the more I am convinced of the author's talent to the point that I've become a fan. You have such depth as a person to be able write this novel, with such heavy psychology-supported backgrounds. The theme chosen is not something easy to deal with considering the sensitivity of the topic.
I look forward to the end of this novel and to your future works as well. Thank you for this wonderful contribution.
Another underrated novel that I recommend fervently(from my walk on the lowest part of the power list).
Fellow readers you should give this webnovel a try, however you will need to have a dark soul or a strong heart. This is no romance nor fantasy nor crime, Angel's smile is pure drama. It is a sad story full of messed up characters and unfortunate events. And after reading this review, you will think Why would I read such a dreadful work? Well, because it is beautiful, the author in the middle of this dark, dire picture draws a starry but moonless night, like a silver threat, almost invisible, hope, love, compassion, trust, strength emmanate from the leads and their companions. They are messed up but strong and there is no hope but they fight to keep on going. And the readers like me cannot help to feel all stuffed inside, and some tears fall and they come from sadness, but also from pride, and compassion.
What I wanted to say is that art is about stirring feelings, is a conversation between souls, and this novel does that, not only because it feels real, or the characters feel alive but beacuse it is marvelously(i dont know if this is even a word) written.
Really, give it a try.
For the author: I always say that a bad book can be saved by killing the lead and someunexpected twist. But you have a wonderful story here, we don't need a happy ending full of success and magical recovery nor a tragic ending, just give the Lees some peace of mind, stories were born to give us wisdom and hope. I am not this pedantic normally, 😅 just wanted to say congratulations for the novel and whatever I say, it is your story in the end.
Hello, your novel has been assessed and reviewed by Virtual Bookshelf.
A review excerpt is as follows:
Hyuk, Gun, Yeo Ri – Right off the bat, all three of these have distinctive characters which only grow more distinctive and polished over time. All three are familiar types of tropes: delinquent with a soft heart, reticent genius, pretty young angel. However, they are described and portrayed astoundingly well. They are balanced characters, so they can’t be completely liked, but still, there’s a strong urge to want to root for them to find happiness.
Min Chae, Jang Mi – Both girls are expressed well, but Min Chae much more in particular.
Da Na, Ha Jun, Jin Ae – Side characters, but they’re memorable enough that readers won’t forget who they are when brought up in later events.
Do Joon – …….The most hated scum of the dirt.
Yeong Gi, Bomi – Poor Gi just wants love, but at this point in the story, he gets no empathy. His flashback is a little long, but seeing how each character introduced has forwarded the plot in some way, I suspect Yeon Gi will too. Bomi is nothing special, but even she has an important part to play.
Jin Goo, In Guk, Heo Woo Seung, Se Jin – These two are the types of friends anyone would want. They have distinctive personalities and balance/play off one another very well. Woo Seung is a little bland, but the way you express his plain character even is done well. He’s plain in terms of the typical guy taken in by a pretty, nice lady, having an affair, but prioritizing his career over loved ones. However this is fine because he’s not the center of events and performs his role well. Se Jin’s character isn’t delved into much along with his backstory with Do Joon, but even despite his somewhat mysterious person, he’s interesting enough and plays his part. .........(cont.)
The full review is on: https://virtualbookshelf.home.blog/2019/02/04/review-angel-smile-ihateyounot/
Thank you, and the best of luck on your writing endeavors! :)
A great novel! It keeps getting better and better with each chapter!
There are almost no mistakes either in grammar or spelling. The story develop in an interesting way. World background is solid and the main characters are very well designed. The stability of updates is perfect.
The writing is compelling and the descriptions are detailed and colorful to the point you can almost feel that you are living the events alongside the characters.
The novel contains very realistic depictions of the way that a victim has to deal with the trauma and consecuences of abuse and rape. The attention to details in that regard is amazing. My respects to the author!
A very recommendable story to read!
Before I read the chapters I read the other reviews, at first, I doubt it because the majority says that they cried a lot and yes I also cried but it really satisfying thumbs up to you author. I Recommend this to anyone...
I really like the story.. Very good story development.. It kinda different from cringe novels that ve read before. So far, I m okay with all the character.. Plus, its contain familyhood theme.. I just want this novel to not be ended so soon. I meant I preferred if it has a little bit of twist and conflict.. But overall I love the novel.. Good job author!!
This story will make you have a emotional roller coaster. It is mostly told in a tragedy setting, but there are those few heartwarming moments that keeps this novel alive. I can say that this novel is dark and good job with the author in making this story.
So this novel has a modern time setting with drama, tragedy, and mystery. This novel is very interesting to read and with the way that the novel is written, you can really connect with the characters. This kind of novel you will get very immersed in.
As the synopsis said, the mc in this novel goes through some really rough situations.
I will warn people that there is rape in this novel, so for those people that are extremely bothered, I recommend to not read this novel. But the author has done a beautiful job at story telling and writing this novel. People may cry and get emotional from this novel and this just concludes how well the author has written the story. I recommend people to give this novel a chance, I am pretty sure that this novel will have a happy ending that the mc deserves.
Thank you author for creating this story, I hope that she will have her happy ending. Can't wait for more chapters to see the conclusion.
- cough - though my only complaint is that the mc is a bit too... nai*ve and oblivious. Though with her relatives, it can be understood. And plus honestly, this is very human. Though I am still bothered sometimes by the mc's actions and personality. I am just trying to let off steam author! Please don't take offence and I'm not saying that I would want to change anything. This story needs her and the novel itself is beautifully done.