Starts strong but should be renamed 'Minute by Minute Observation Log of a Toddler'.
The initial reincarnated as a baby, with a tragic past life is really done well, but. As it goes on the story just becomes more and more tedious. What's more the story has a nasty habit of navel gazing by endlessly rehashing events. So you get forward movement in the plot that's then subverted with chapters of backward looking material and some diversion into handicrafts.
Putting aside the pacing and structure of the story so far there's the constant immersion breaking that comes from the unrealistic super baby. It projects the feeling that the author has never been near an infant, and might think them weird species of giant worm if they saw one.
Bottom line if you like the reincarnation that has to save their family:save themselves, genre, I'd recommend 'lady baby', 'survive as the hero's wife' or 'living as the tyrant's sister'. It's a popular genre and there some really examples of it. Lady Baby, is particularly good, as it perfectly handles fleshing out a story without pissing off the reader with digression and garbage cliffhangers.
I adore this book. This went way beyond my expectations. I mean yeah it might be slow since she's only three so far but so what. This story has more depth to it than most others. I like how she didn't just get some generic memories downloaded and instead more like fused with them and not only felt them but also the burden from them. Plus she has the trauma from her own life and death she is suffering from. The world, the MC, and all the characters are complex and complicated. This isn't where the MC uses the originals life and death memories (whether empathetic or despising the original character) as a stepping stone to easily navigate through all hardship before they reach the apex. To me this is closer to... well a journal that a real person with a double whammy of PTSD would experience in the situation of a complex real world, with feelings of inadequacy and doubt as they struggle to survive instead of throwing in the towel to the despair that repeatedly creeps up. I could probably drone on several pages of all the things I love about this but I won't. It's my cup o' tea, see if it's yours.
Lovely story Author. It's my favorite. Thank you for sharing.
The story started off really strong. I think the author did very well in writing about MC's inner struggle to cope with being in a foreign body knowing that she will die after a life of neglect and how she slowly learns to open up to people.
But that's where it stops. The story then turns into 100+ chapters of The Rugrats. She's been 2 years old forever. Seasons seem to change somewhat but she's still 2 years old. On a side note, I get MC being a matured smart baby because she's basically an adult reincarnated in a child's body. But it bothers me so much that her 5-year-old toddler friends, despite not being a reincarnated soul like MC, feel like they are only a few years younger than MC's original soul age.
Anyway. The story overall is cute, light and a warm fuzzy slice of life. But every now and then, it throws you off in a weird way with the random bouts of traumatic flashbacks. Because over the many chapters of handicraft, cooking and wandering about in the forest, you tend to forget that the characters are supposed to have some tragic backstory and that the story was supposed to have an actual plot.
To sum up, I feel like I've been scammed into reading the daily (literally daily) life of a 2-yr-old instead of what could have been a very solid transmigration/rebirth story.
I love the story itself, the characters feel very alive. Enough is built upon the world through the eyes of Rosa (and a few other PoVs we get here and there) to know the world is alive and exists.
Given that it is hard to speak about character progression without spoilers:
Rosa early actions in life make the whole expected story change from very early in her life all the little things previous Rosa couldn't do and didn't do, she does. She makes sure certain problems that would be likely to return later don't and that good things that may never have happened in the life of previous Rosa to happen.
While at first, she gets heavily affected by the previous Rosa's views, she does get better after a few events. Understanding that her life and the previous Rosa's aren't really the same one's anymore. That things might go differently for her.
A few important events outside her control didn't happen yet, so there may be a number of plotwists to come! Or confirmation that goodness does exist! (Which is a plottwist for people who expected the opposite as well.)
Didn't check the spoiler... hmmm, well, Rosa gets better. Things get better. The story is worth the read.
It is great. I love it. The good 'ol "I reincarnated as the villainess in a otome game" setting, with some twists. The MC isn't OP, in fact she doesn't even have any magic or special abilities. The world isn't actually an Otome game, and in place of a fanatical obsession with said game, the MC lives through the life of the villainess once without her original memories. The MC isn't the only reincarnated one, her grandpa is from Earth too, but he wasn't affected by the "second try."
But, originality can only get you so far by itself. The characters in this story are superb. The Archetypical roles one would expect to have in this setting are all here, and they are well written. The first try villainess is given clear, reasonable, and relatable motives for what she does, she felt betrayed by the sister whom she loves with all her heart, who has taken all the attention, all the love, and all the good things from her, yet the moment the villainess is about to fulfill the role she has made her raison d'etat, being married off to a horrible man so her sister doesn't have too, her sister goes ahead and marries that very man.
I love everything about this world. The magic system is intellectual, the plot is believable, and everything feels fleshed out or intentionally left vague/unclear
Ngl the only good thing is the fluff stuff but eating sweet everyday and you had enuff.
Drama? Plot? Its good IF only every characters involved isn't toddler, like what? 2 yo and 5 yo? Really dude?
Come on man, can you make it to 12 - 15 yo atleast?
Don't argue if u gonna pull 'Fantasy tag' card.
Can someone direct me to more stories like this? Cause this is amazing, actually good characters and story. I actually cried at one point, that’s how invested you get into the story. So someone please let me know if there are more stories like this
It was going good it was cute funny and interesting until the unwanted unwarranted suprise BL that was uncomfortably forced into it
One of my favorite stories. Glad to see you branching out to gain more readers.
Honestly I need this in my life. Please update this, I love your work.