Title: Psychic Parasite
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Tags: Reincarnation, Romance, Evolution, Adventure, Action, Cultivation, Modern, Parasite, War and Military (excluded non tag)
Main Lead: Male
VB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 2 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 2 || Overall: 11
Number of Chapters: 248
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: April 20, 2020
Date of Last Update: December 8, 2020
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 1M
Number of Reviews: 94
At the peak of his life, a man is transported to the future. A world that had faced an apocalypse, barely clinging to their humanity is what greeted him. The post-apocalyptic world, the Earth of the future was shrouded in mystery. In order to return to his timeline, an era where he had left his footsteps behind, he had to unravel the secrets of the world. The only problem being, this was an era dominated by the Parasites.
Hammy_Hamilton: I feel the book is very nice and interesting, warning to those reading it, the first 50 chs are more about what is happening to the side characters rather than the mc. later on when the book starts though, it becomes much more clear and would invoke the “ahhh so thats what happened” response as you link the dots. overall great book just wished the prolog ended sooner lol.
LizardLord: Let me give my little review a little over 50 chapters in. So far it feels like a very slow burn, not super action packed yet but it’s got a nice easy going pace. the level of detail is quite vivid at times all in the right places. overall the writing is pretty solid and a good bit of foreshadowing. it doesn’t feel like your generic story either in how complex they make the characters feel rather than the usual flat objects.
if you want a OP main character that’s strong and face slapping out of the get go this isn’t for you, but it you want a slower paced book that the author takes their time with, then this could be it.
stan_Alexandru: The story is worth a try but don t hold your expectations too high. I have to be honest here, in the first 34 chapters the story barely talks about the mc and is outright boring, he even used half a chapter to explaim a video game the kids were playing( what i wanna say is that the story has too many details). The writing style is good but the amount of filler is really excessive, i skipped like 10 chapters, from 24 to 34 and i feel like i didn t miss anything. The mc, rather than a parasite, is an invading soul, nonetheless the story is still quite unique. it is also very dark and i dont recommend it to those that despise sociopathic MCs.
Overall, it is an ok novel, not a light read at all and definetly not my cup of tea, i like dark stories, but this world is ****ed up really bad
Destr0y3r: Totally overrate story(for its rating), love slowburns but the ones that make sense and reward it enough, the novel has some good qualities like world building but author need to improve a lot in the twist, characters, development of the story and selection of event(too much wasted things like scrrens time for x or y characters and story progression with the chapters) , 0 gratification reading it to
at least the author tried to write something new and original and use his head so not too bad overall better than most novels here, just have some pretty strong points and some pretty weak ones and personally the weak ones struck me more but it is personal preference.
overall good enough for giving it a try and get your own opinion
ar45121912: It’s a good read, author is not afraid to kill off the characters that he had developed in span of tens of chapters. This novel has one of the slowest pace I have ever seen like it takes mc some 45 chapters to take over the body of his host. Mc’s parents whose powers, personality, backstory, ambitions and everything known to readers are killed. If you’re the type of person that is bothered by this kind of stuff you probably shouldn’t read it and if you are the person that does not like cliche story and does not mind author killing off well developed characters along with your expectations of happy endings you should give it a shot and sorry to spoil this for you. And sorry I just remembered the writing quality is so good that it’s borderline between light novel and those pieces of fine literatures.
Gruuno: (TL:DR at the end)
It’s a good novel. But i just really, i mean REALLY don’t like the way the author has written the story.
The actual mc gets maybe a paragraph or two every few chapters and that’s it.
It is painful for me to read a story that doesn’t focus on the mc at all. I know some people don’t mind that, but for me it is painfully boring.
I did hear that the story starts focusing more on the actual mc in volume 2. But sadly that means i have to drag myself through over 50 chapters to get to that point.
Other than that. The writing quality itself is amazing. Characters and world building is extremely precise. Maybe too precise for some people.
I’ll keep reading this from time to time and try to get far enough to give a better review. (if i remember)
That’ll take a while though since at most i can take is 6 chapters until i feel like dying. Not the novels fault. Just my picky tastes.
I suggest giving it a try. The story is very well written, but be prepared for the story to not focus on the mc until vol2.
Nevermindthename: High rating for the unique concept which is well written.
The writing quality is pretty good, no obvious mistakes in that.
Decent world building, volume 1 sets the stage for the story. It takes the time to explore things but doesn’t reveal everything and keeps a sense of mystery. Though this takes focus away from mc for long and combined with the unanswered questions, it might be annoying for some.
Now the characters, the mc isn’t op but has unique advantages that he still doesn’t fully understand. He’s personality is being shaped because of his unique circumstances and doesn’t seem forced.
The other characters seem to have a role to play and it’s hard to predict how things will go with the way they are set or developed.
That being said there’s also room for improvement for example the 1st volume could have been far more captivating. Since the mc is formerly from a similar world as ours, more contrast could have been shown to highlight the difference with not just the architecture but the way of life and attitude of people though this could be depicted later as well. These are just a few things at the top of my head right now.
Danyz: The story is very good, it may seem slow to others but there is a lot of world building, foreshadowing, character development. I like all the details, especially those about the power system and the world background. I woudn’t mind to know even more about the world. The characters are also quite likeable in my opinion. I really like the style of writing, it flows naturally and it seems “clean”. Also, I didn’t notice grammatical errors, just a name switch between Heima and Henrietta in a chapter I think, but that is understandable. What may be a put off to others is that the MC takes a lot of time to take control of the host. I am myself quite eager to see it happening already but the other details, developments and character interactions kept me focused and hooked until now. Also, at first I wanted to give this a 4 for the stability of the updates because I’ve seen that the update rate is around 4 chapters per week (which in my opinion can be better). But then I thought I can’t comment on that too much as I only started reading this yesterday and the chapters are pretty long. Also, I want to encourage the author to write more and continue the story, maybe at a faster pace in the future (faster pace as in chapters released per week/day, not the pace of the story). So, keep up the good work author and don’t ever drop this story, please! Good luck!
CacackleLasson: Hmm, early on, its aim is world building but doesnt even bother to explain anything about the world, thus, people are left to puzzle the piece. No need to explain everything just some recap or something, I would have expected that from someone who lived for many year on someone elses body. This is no different than an isekai.
As for the characters it has been too focused on the family that the MC’s are almost forgotten. The kid is probably an infant as he doesnt do much just, except for brushing teeth, eating meal and stuff. The writing is so detailed that it gives much action ending up providing a little. Because of that it becomes boring at some point, the MC rarely shows himself.
Woulda been fine if jyorta had better personality like his sister, but he feels like a side character, thus I couldnt read further.
Oh yeah I forgot to mention that the people in this book speak too oddly, I think it was an attempt to show the world building through their words. But nobody speaks that way, people talk as simple and as concise as they could in real life. Their conversations felt like it came from a book, as I could not distinguish what they are saying from the author’s writing style. I even thought they weren’t a dialogue if not for the ” “.
mrmrcia: I love that you are not stingy with your descriptions. It is the writing style that I adore the most since every progression was narrated extensively, pulling me into the setting. Much the same with your detailed character visuals.
I noticed that you input time signatures in some events, and that makes the scenery a lot more easy to imagine.
I must say that Kaushik adapted really easily at the environment he was thrown in, being the tiny blue soul that he is. Although we did not see a lengthy progress in Jyorta’s childhood along with Kaushik, you still showed the blue soul’s gradual adjustment and eternal curiosity as he observed the people around him.
Every events in the classes in the academy were stated like we’re learning along with the students. It’s a tad of information dump, but that’s what classes are for.
The world building is really meticulous, barely enabling plotholes to surface. Although, I just have some qualms about Kuashik’s decision making. I was expecting him to be more rational once he took over Jyorta’s body, but I was proven wrong when he went berserk.
I was honestly vouching for Jyorta to overcome Kuashik, but Kuashik is the MC, so can’t wish for that. I thought that Kuashik would be more mature once he’s taken over, but he’s become quite unreasonable.
Heima and Jyorta’s parents have died, and I was looking forward to them attempting to overcome the parasites in their body because of grief.
I don’t know what to say about Light, just damn, I don’t like this person. I pitty George, he should know that his friends are no longer with him. (I mean, damn parasites, you kuashik!)
I feel like the backstory was too lengthy? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. I don’t really mind reading backstories, but it was stretched too much that I lost my interest with Kuashik’s endeavour. (probably cause I love Jyorta more)
I’m kind of nervous with the MC still trying to tell lies when Heima has nearly caught onto him.
It would be good if the MC will be given the skill to manipulate parasites of different attributes, yet I have this preference for him to just be able to master one. His mind is quite unstable, it would be bad if he can’t control any of the parasites by reason of there being more than one.
I have qualms with the separated dialogues? Maybe, I just wanted a transition in between cause the speech of the same character was separated into paragraphs. Other than that, your writing style is phenomenal.
Please don’t hate me for whatever I said. This novel was quite intriguing and your story telling is top notch! I’ll be cheering you on.
Story Post Last Updated: December 13, 2020