Ooo. I scanned through the reviews and this novel doesn’t sound like my type. It’s so depressing and exhausting! The Moon Doesn’t Understand My Heart is a novel written by Xin Yi Wu, the author behind So You’re Still Here and So Young. This author has an inkling for separation and reunion stories doesn’t she? Wrote up a snippet of the story for those interested!
Booting Ceremony 1/24:
A quick review that I gleaned: The moon in the title refers to our male lead, who is/was once the most beautiful light in the heroine’s life as they sit side-by-side viewing the beautiful moon. They meet each other as kids and make some beautiful memories together, but then he’s plucked off to study in the city by his dad (this dysfunctional family). Our heroine has a tough life, abandoned by her parents, she takes over the role of caring for her two younger siblings. She’s smart, responsible, and sharp. They meet later as adults, with her always harboring him deeply in her heart, but he doesn’t share the same sentiments. When his family’s company struggles to rise, he marries her because she’s capable and he is a good husband to a certain extent. He lives for everyone but his wife because in his eyes, she’s always the stronger one, he never sees her vulnerabilities (hence the title of the novel, The Moon Doesn’t Understand My Heart). He’s weak-minded and let others dictate his life. He slumps into depression completely when his sister commits suicide after a miserable marriage to save their company. Our hero falters into the arms of another woman….. Dun dun dun. The heroine closes a blind eye until a kidnap happens and she learns that the girl is pregnant (more underbelly secrets) and her husband voluntarily takes her place as the hostage. Our heroine’s deep love turns into hatred and she pays the kidnapper to kill her husband. But both the kidnapper and hostage go missing. The kidnapper returns later to threaten the heroine to pay him a large sum of money or he will reveal her as the person who ordered her own husband’s death. And here let me introduce the second male lead: none other than the male lead’s younger brother, who loves the heroine as much as the way she loves the male lead. He kills the kidnapper for her….but when a scorned woman returns to take revenge on the heroine, second male lead ends up in a coma…. [Written by [email protected] DO NOT TAKE OUT W/O CREDITS!]
What a tragic life our heroine lives in…. I omitted a lot of details and just told the story in broad strokes because knowing everything takes the fun away from viewing the drama!