Though I Am an Inept Villainess: Tale of the Butterfly-Rat Body Swap in the Maiden Court

In the Kingdom of Ei, five clans put forth their maidens as imperial consorts–but only one will be crowned empress. Just when frail and beautiful “court butterfly” Kou Reirin seems poised to marry the crown prince, jealous “court rat” Shu Keigetsu steals her body! Reirin wakes up in the dungeons as the conspirator, and things look dire…or do they? Now that she’s got a robust new body, not even the looming threat of execution can stop her!

Associated Names
Futsutsuka na Akujo de wa Gozaimasu ga ~Suuguu Chouso Torikae Den~

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo

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Comments 7

  • Out of all the otome-villainess novels I’ve read, this one has the touch of realism when it comes to characters. The male heroines in this novel are not creepily obsessive or chivalrous like the other novels. That made them more human. And some females are still petty, but more reasonable than in other novels. Overall, I enjoyed this.

  • We need more novel like this (no more harem masses)

  • At first it’s a bit hard to take the MC seriously, which helps with the comedy aspect, but the base/structure is good so makes for a pleasant read.

    Then, before I noticed, I had finished the first volume, was invested in the characters & couldn’t wait to read the next part.

    Give it a shot, it’s good!

    Light spoilers below.

    Ok I read the second one and I got emotional with the relationship between the empress and the noble consort.

    The way the author wrote these women is really good. I like them and their motives are easy to understand. Messed up as any storyline like this one can be, but it makes sense!

    Also did not see that one coming somehow. Like, this is really well made and it was right there but I brushed it off. Praise the author! XD

  • The first volume has the wrong third chapter, seemingly from a completely different story, is that an error in the original source too?

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