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The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap: Volume 1: 06/30/21

The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap: Volume 1 by Kureha

The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap: Volume 1 by Kureha is the start of a light novel series involving a naturally blonde woman who grew up in Japan with a next door nemesis. The two of them are summoned to another world to be the Princess Priestess.

Whenever anything went wrong, Ruri would be blamed, even if it was Asahi's fault. The last straw is when Asahi follows her to college. Before Ruri can take action she finds herself in another world. That by itself would be ok but she's been followed by her stalker.

After a lengthy set up of how unfair Ruri's life has been the novel settles into some very interesting world building. Outside the human realm is a beast realm ruled by the Dragon King. Ruri finds herself exiled to here and finally she gets to be apart from Asahi.

Ruri's perpetual bad luck and her apparent good luck in the Dragon Kingdom are tied to a charisma based magic system. Her overpowered status is based solely on her ability to get those controlling the magic of the world to do favors for her. The how and why she spends the back half of the book in the form of a white cat is also ultimately tied to her magical charisma.

While the translation was a bit fast and loose at times, the world building and the political cliff hanger were enough to keep me reading volume 2.

Four stars

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