The Demoness is not Evil (妖女不妖) by Xi Meng (裘梦) HE

demoness not evil

Gentleman Xiao Yao (carefree) was a well-known, well-liked pugilist in the wulin (pugilist world), and he had thought himself to be a righteous man as well. But ever since he met her, he found he had the potential to be a real scoundrel. From baiting her, to figuring ways to hold her hand… ay, what could he do since she was so intriguing?

She looked like a rich man’s daughter but there was nothing of that beneath the surface. She was highly skilled and her arsenal includes an acid tongue since her cutting remarks have the capability of driving people nuts. Her actions were bold and the word ‘proprietary’ was obviously not in her dictionary.

To fall in love with her was both sweetness and sadness. Sweet were times being with her. Sadness was because of her unpredictability, like the day she left without a word. As he tried to search for her, he can’t help but wonder if this was the test to see if they could be together?

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5 Responses

  1. karma
    karma August 7, 2014 at 4:31 am |

    haha, that excerpt totally made my day. And that last line sold me, I’m definitely adding it to my reading list. I’m a sucker for books that have strong female leads who don’t pine after men haha.

    Thanks Moonblossom for the translation and review!!

  2. Moonblossom
    Moonblossom August 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm |

    If you like this book, you may want to try Xi Meng other books, before you get tired of her repetition. However, if you noticed from the summary that the male lead is a prince or minister, you may wish to skip the book because her prince/minister stories are not compelling for some reason.

    This author could be creative and I distinctly remember one of her books titled “Married into the Monastery” which talks about an ex-Shaolin master who operates an inn at the foot of Shaolin temple. He is actually a ‘she’ whom the handsome leader of the unorthodox sect subsequently fell in love with. She maintained a male appearance throughout the book and people thought the OTP were gay, which was rather funny at times.

  3. karma
    karma August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm |

    Okay I’ll keep that in mind, I might just read this one and the Monastry one then, the summary also sounds hilarious. (and because I like 女扮男裝 stories haha.)

    Do her books start off slow? I’m always afraid of that, cause I always need something to hook me in, but I can’t skip the beginning either cause it needs a setup…ahhgh.

    Thanks again!

  4. Snow Berries
    Snow Berries August 9, 2014 at 3:01 am |

    Hi Moonblossom, thanks for putting up such a short book..the writer seem to be writing a play and the start of the story is rather slow…you were absolutely right abt the final confrontation…..The built up was great but as you put it, it was over before it starts…their dialogue are witty but I find the mutual attraction a bit off….I will rate this as an average read…maybe it would be better if we are told more about the backstory. How did her master die? What exactly did his 师兄 did in the past? What abt the woman who elope with him? Was he really that evil?

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