I’ve compiled a list of historical Chinese novels that I’ve enjoyed reading. I’ve put together a couple of Chinese novels that are full of vengeance, schemes, and, of course, romance. These books feature powerful and badass female protagonists who go to great lengths to defend their loved ones while also dishing out justice to the villains.
Rebirth as the General’s wife
Description: The chrysanthemum fragrant blooms at dawn. At the age of 22, she died by the hands of her so-called husband and at the feet of her ‘sworn’ sister. Dying regretfully for wasting her life on a man who had thrown her away so easily like an used tissue, she opens her eyes to the familiar sight of her bedroom at the age of 16; it was exactly one year before she married him. Now she makes a choice: follow with the original story or take another route.
It’s a original story in wattpad by the author @amui314. The story contains good amount of romance and revenge. The female lead is given a second chance in life to save her family and herself who is killed mercilessly by her husband. She embarks in the journey of revenge. Will she be able to fall in love again?
The Villainess Fell in Love
A second chance to pursue the man who truly loved and cherished her. This time, it won’t be too late.
The hatred is mutual. Li Wei loathes Khan Bojing and he despises her. There’s no way on earth or heaven would they willingly come together. Until pain ensues a passionate night between them and their fates are forever sealed. Still, describing their marriage as loveless is not far-fetched. Then time turns back. And everything changes. A new beginning starts now, here in this moment. Anything from this point on is possible. Including a love story between the villainess and the second male lead.
It’s a story written by @alixlia available in wattpad. Every rebirth story is about the female lead who is supposed to get her own happy ending but ends up betrayed and die pitifully in the hands of her loved ones. For a change this story is about the rebirth of villainess who is in one-sided love with the male lead and in the process of attaining him she ends up hurting many innocent lives and destroys her own life.
Princess Wei Yang
Life is unpredictable. Her husband loved her stepsister, deposed her as Empress and even forced her son to death. In that Cold Palace, she was forced to drink poisonous wine. So in the next lifetime, she made a promise to never do good deeds and help others, to never step into the palace and to never become the Empress!.
At the Prime Minister’s estate, the mistress’ daughter is reborn into a she-devil. An evil stepmother? I will make sure you go to Hell!A two-faced, hypocritical older stepsister? I will rip apart that beautiful facade!A scheming younger stepsister? I will throw you into the grave!
You guys didn’t let me live peacefully so you should also expect the same!
Initially she wanted to stay away from disaster as far as possible; however, a man’s heart is like a needle in the sea—impossible to search for, impossible to understand.The man who once swore to abandon her became someone who can’t live without her. The enemy from the past lifetime suddenly confesses his feelings for her. Even worse, she is bothered by a handsome man with a thick-skin who doesn’t know how to give up!
Status: English translation On going.
Chu Wang Fei
She, the prime minister’s daughter, was timid and cowardly. Because her engagement fell through, and her reputation was ruined, she was pressured to spill her own blood in the palace hall! Once again opening her eyes, the cowardice had vanished, replaced by coldness, causing others to be intimidated at first glance. Yet no one realized, she was not her.
He, the current dynasty’s Chu Wang, served the country and brought peace and stability. Peerless and magnificent, all the girls under the Heavens eagerly pursued him! He helped her break off her engagement in the palace hall, but she avoided him at a great distance. He set his mind to pursue her, but she didn’t intend to love him.
At home, the turbulent currents of government affairs surged violently, disputes from every country continued to spring up everywhere. The stunning her who had been reborn, and how she didn’t bat an eyelid to resolve that terrifying carnage; her name had shaken the whole world!
When the dust had settled, and the song and dance had ceased, who could hold hands with her and look upon this thousand-year golden age, this flourishing ten thousand miles? Nowadays in this land under the Heavens, everyone spoke of how Chu Wang was cunning and two-faced, he desired the whole world, and was someone they seriously could not provoke. Yet the one they could not provoke even more was his Wang Fei – Yun Qian Meng! Anyone who provoked Chu Wang Fei, must surely be prepared to lose their necks!
A breathtaking rebirth, a thrilling marriage, in the blink of an eye the once weak woman had become the honorable Chu Wang Fei!
Status: Ongoing (english translation)
The Birth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage
Shen Miao, the Di daughter of a military family, was pure, quiet, gentle, and gracious. Because of her foolish love for Prince Ding, she forced her way into becoming his wife. After six years of assisting her husband, she finally became the mother of the world: The Empress. She had stayed with him during the fight for dominion over the empire and during the efforts to expand its territory. She even went so far as to put herself in danger and be taken hostage by a neighboring empire. In spite of this, when she returned to the Imperial Palace five years later, she no longer had a place in the Imperial Harem. That beautiful woman he kept in his embrace gave her a bright, stunning smile and told her, “Older Sister, the country has settled down. It is time for you to step back as well.” Her daughter died tragically and her son the Crown Prince was deposed. No one in her Shen family, who had been completely loyal to the Emperor, were spared. With arrival of a new reign, everything was overturned! Shen Miao never thought that all of the perils they encountered as husband and wife, all of the assistance they gave each other mutually, were nothing but a joke in his eyes! He told her, “Because you have been with this Emperor for more than two decades, this Emperor will allow you to keep an intact corpse. You should be grateful for this kindness.”
Beneath a meter of white silk, Shen Miao established a malicious oath: Once the day of reckoning arrives, every single one of you will die! Once reborn, she returns to the year when she was only fourteen years old, a time when tragedy has not yet befallen, when her family still lived, and when she was still the pure, quiet, gentle, and gracious Di daughter of a military family. Close relatives conceal evil intentions, her cousins are vicious and merciless, the new concubine is like tiger watching its prey and that scum wants the previous life’s events to be repeated? Her family must be protected, the great enmity must be avenged, and the prize must include the empire’s imperial throne. In this lifetime, let us see who comes out on top!
But that Xie Family’s young marquis, that tyrannical and arrogant spear-wielding young man on horseback, stays stubbornly on her side and proudly declares, “It is merely toppling the Imperial Family. Do not forget, the world belongs to you, and you—you belong to me!
Before her rebirth, Wei Luo was an innocent little girl. After rebirth, she appeared lovable on the outside but was a different person on the inside. Those who learned of her true nature yielded to her. Only the prince regent regarded her as a treasure; no matter how much he pampered her, it was not enough for him. Anything she wanted, he gave her, including the princess position that she didn’t want, which he stubbornly pushed onto her.
Pampered Poisonous Royal Wife
The Capital’s girls look on with hatred, “You’re just a country girl without any knowledge. Do you have Niyun Shop’s clothes? Do you have Brilliant Treasure Pavillion’s jewellery? Do you even know how eminent and domineering the famous Yue Wang is?”
Mu Yunyao looked at them lazily, “Niyun Shop? I opened it. Brilliant Treasure Pavillion? I opened it. As for Yue Wang…when are you returning my silver?”
Yue Wang’s face was cold: “I will pay with my body.”
(Wang means Prince. In this case, “Yue Wang” was a title given by the Emperor to his son.)
After being reincarnated, Mu Yunyao believes in three things: One, do not have good intentions towards others. Two, do not let the enemy have the chance to rise again. Three, do not believe in feelings. Thus, she is merciless. She is fearless. She would rather have everything destroyed than to compromise for everything.
However, after one fateful meeting, a cold-blooded prince keeps following her, silently plotting on making her his wife and bringing her back to pamper her…