The Villain Just Wants to be a Salted Fish – Book Review #23 (2022)

Title: The Villain Just Wants to be a Salted Fish

Author: 夕朝南歌

Series: Standalone

Format: Web Novel

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Goodreads synopsis:

Ye Zexi transmigrated as the big villain in a danmei novel, who shares the same name as him. Then, he found out that everyone regards him as an imaginary enemy.

In this regard, he adheres to only one principle: Don’t want to fight, take everything you want.

In the boy group’s audition show:
The team member wanted to take the C [Center] position from Ye Zexi.
Ye Zexi took the initiative to withdraw for the sake of being lazy.
The team member was complacent and thought that Ye Zexi had stage fright and the team member was determined to win.
After the performance, Ye Zexi took first place.
Team member: ?

The instructor asked everyone about their purpose to join the competition.
Other contestants: Dreams, because we love the stage!
Ye Zexi: In order to go home and inherit the family property.
Other contestants: ???

Unexpectedly, not only did Ye Zexi fail to be lazy, he also became more popular.

My rating: 4.25🌟

This is the story of Ye Zexi when he transmigrated to a big villain in a danmei novel.

So Ye Zexi in his previous life died just after he became a famous star. So his plans to just chill was disrupted. Ye Zexi wishes that he could just be a salted fish and enjoy the life of a second generation rich kid.

This seems like a chinese web novel at first but some jargons or slang are quite unfamiliar to me. And anime shows are being mentioned, I was even spoiled on a few.😒

The story centers on the entertainment industry. Ye Zexi is a bit of an OP in terms of singing, dancing and acting. I feel like there’s no suspense at all because he will definitely give a ‘perfect’ result.

I love the comments of fans and it is also funny that Ye Zexi keeps on trying to retire but some hindrances appear and he was unable to.😁

Plot is decent I guess, just a bit slow on a few parts. The romance part is okay and cute and is a bit funny with the ‘conflict’.😅

Overall an okay read. Light, cute and funny.👍


More reviews to come, please bear with me. Thanks. 🙂

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