This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a series with a kickass female lead. It’s Descent of Phoenix Chapters 1-50 by Yi Shi Feng Liu!
Plot Synopsis: The strongest female assassin from a special assassination force met her death one day on a mission. To her surprise, she woke up in the body of a 13 year old girl, Mu Rong Liu Yue. Through Liu Yue’s past memories, she found out that she was bullied due to the huge birthmark on her face, even though she came from a renowned family. Liu Yue was beaten to death by her own cousin, and that’s how she managed to enter Liu Yue’s battered body. The assassin then decided to live her life as Liu Yue and swore to avenge her death.
Plot: The plot is brutal and excellent, I love strong female leads and Liu Yue is probably one of the strongest I’ve seen in ages. She doesn’t take crap from anyone and is swift and decisive when she needs to be. These first fifty chapters are the introduction to her and Yuan Che, the male lead who is no less bad ass than her. While the plot is quick and fast it doesn’t mean it’s bad, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Characters: Liu Yue and Yuan Che are amazing leads and the rest of the cast is varied and interesting. I particularly love how Liu Yue treats the Left Minister’s household. It was very funny.
Overall: If you want a strong female lead, look no further.
For those who like: Kickass Female Leads, Excellent Plot, Amazing Cast of Characters, Action, Drama.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.