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Wondering Sight Sophia Westlake Is An Extraordinary Seer, Gifted With The Ability To See Past, Present And Future In Dreams And Visions Her Talent Led To The Destruction Of The Caribbean Pirates Plaguing England S Shipping And Gained Her Renown And The Accolades Of Her Peers But When She Accuses A Prominent Politician, Lord Endicott, Of Embezzling From The Army, Her Dream Is Proved False And She Is Disgraced, Her Reputation Ruined And Her Career In The Army S War Office Over Humiliated, Sophia Returns To London, But Lord Endicott Follows Her, Intent On Making Her Life Increasingly Miserable Furious And Desperate, Sophia Takes The Only Course Left To Her She Sets Out To Discover Lord Endicott S Criminal Enterprises, To Expose Him As The Fraud He Is And Bring Him To JusticeSophia S Allies Are Few, But Loyal Cecy, Her Best Friend, Supports Sophia In Her Quest, While Her Cousin Lady Daphne, An Irrepressible Extraordinary Bounder, Is Always Ready For A Challenge That Will Strike At Lord Endicott S Heart And Always Watching Her Is The Mysterious Mr Rutledge, Who Claims To Be Interested In Sophia S Friendship And Possibly Than That But Who Has An Agenda Of His OwnBut As Sophia Delves Deeper Into Prophetic Dreams, Cecy And Daphne Begin To Fear For Sophia S Health And Sanity Driven To Collapse By Her Frequent Dreaming, Sophia Is Forced To Reevaluate Her Motives Does She Want Lord Endicott Brought To Justice, Or Is It Revenge She Seeks As Sophia Draws Closer To The Secret Of Lord Endicott S Criminal Enterprise, A Counterfeiting Ring, His Torment Of Sophia Increases, Until The Two Are Bound Together By Their Respective Obsessions Though Sophia Insists She Is In Control, Her Friends Fear She Is Turning Into The Man She Most HatesSophia S Dreams And Visions Are Leading Her To Just One Place The Destruction Of Lord Endicott But The Cost Of Her Vengeance May Be Too High And May Demand The Sacrifice Of Her Own Life


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    Kindle freebie alert August 31, 2017.3.5 stars Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature In Wondering Sight 2017 , the second book in Melissa McShane s THE EXTRAORDINARIES series, we return to a fantasy touched version of Regency era England where some people have magical talents throwing and extinguishing fire, shaping one s appearance, flying, teleporting, andSophia is an Extraordinary, one of the very few people who have particularly strong magical abilities As a Seer, she Kindle freebie alert August 31, 2017.3.5 stars Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature In Wondering Sight 2017 , the second book in Melissa McShane s THE EXTRAORDINARIES series, we return to a fantasy touched version of Regency era England where some people have magical talents throwing and extinguishing fire, shaping one s appearance, flying, teleporting, andSophia is an Extraordinary, one of the very few people who have particularly strong magical abilities As a Seer, she can cast herself into Dreams, which show her future events as a series of doors in her Dreams that she can open and explore, as well as Visions, where she can see past and current events by holding an object that has a significant history with a particular person.Before this book begins, Sophia, like Elinor in the first book, Burning Bright, was working for the British military in the Caribbean, where she was instrumental in helping the British fight against pirates But when she told the War Office that her Dreams also showed a powerful British lord embezzling from the Army, she was dismissed when the evidence didn t support her accusation against him Though the War Office didn t make public the reason for her severance, everyone there believed she had a false Dream or, worse yet, was lying about having a Dream showing Lord Endicott embezzling supplies Now Lord Endicott has followed her back to England, dividing his time between subtly harassing Sophia and engaging in a new and different criminal enterprise.Sophia is deeply embittered by her disgrace, even though the War Office kept the reason for her leaving them non public, especially since she knows her Dream of Lord Endicott was a true one She turns to her Dreams again and again and again to try to catch him in his crimes, expose him as a fraud and criminal, and prove her talent is true and that she was Right All Along.Sophia gathers some allies in her single minded quest for justice and revenge her best friend Cecy, with whom Sophia is staying in London her cousin Lady Daphne, who has the useful talent of Bounding, instantly teleporting from place to place as long as she s familiar with the place she is Bounding to and Mr Rutledge, whose offer of employment Sophia angrily rejects when she realizes he doesn t believe that her initial Dreams about Lord Endicott were true Despite getting off to a bad start, she and Mr Rutledge gradually develop a friendship tinged with romance, even though they re both keeping secrets But Lord Endicott has talents and some unexpected resources of his own in connection with his new criminal enterprise Sophia discovers some entirely new aspects to the Seer Talent, but she also tips over into obsession, sliding toward ruining her health and her friendships in her efforts to bring down Endicott and have her revenge even if it s the last thing she does Wondering Sight focuses on an entirely new set of characters than Burning Bright, though there are a few brief references to the main characters and events in that book Wondering Sight also takes a different and unexpected path for a Regency era fantasy, with less time spent on society events and romance, andtime exploring the way Sophia s visionary talent work and how she is using them to try to entrap a bitter enemy It sof a detective story There s no real mystery here it s clear from the outset who the villain is and what he s up to but there is suspense in the cat and mouse game that the two of them play, and in seeing how it all plays out.The heroine is a rather prideful, prickly person, sometimes difficult to empathize with, as she endangers her health by Dreaming too much and repeatedly lies to her concerned friends about what she s up to, because she knows they won t approve She tells herself she wants justice, but it s clear that it s revenge she s really looking for The love interest for the widowed Sophia, Mr Rutledge, is an interesting person in his own right, but I never really felt any real spark or heat between them.So as a romance it s a little underbaked, but as the tale of a chase to bring down a dangerous criminal using some unusual magical powers which, though powerful, have their limitations , and as an exploration of obsession and revenge, and examining the personal costs of following that path, Wondering Sight is an intriguing and worthwhile read One of thedelightful characters was Sophia s exuberant cousin Daphne, the Extraordinary Bounder, who will be the main character in the next book of this series I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher, Curiosity Quills, in exchange for a review Thank you


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    I adored the actiond and adventure in the first book and I m feeling let down hereIt could be due to the fact that the heroine s Talent is Sight Sight is muchtame Talent than Fire It could be, but that was not the only thing that made this book less than the first Sophia is not a likeable heroine IMHO She s to pround of her Talent and her being an Extraordinary that she becomes TSTL And I don t appreciate that She s convinced that because she s an Extraordinary she s inevitably righ I adored the actiond and adventure in the first book and I m feeling let down hereIt could be due to the fact that the heroine s Talent is Sight Sight is muchtame Talent than Fire It could be, but that was not the only thing that made this book less than the first Sophia is not a likeable heroine IMHO She s to pround of her Talent and her being an Extraordinary that she becomes TSTL And I don t appreciate that She s convinced that because she s an Extraordinary she s inevitably right and treats badly even her best friend Cecy, throws a temper tantrum, leaves the room slamming the door A bad behaved 13 years old The action is all in her head She Dreams and have Visions where she discovers bits and pieces of the mystery, but compared to the real life action is boringThe hero, Mr Rutledge and she thinks of him like that through the whole book is a meh hero He s supposedy a spy who travelled the world, but he s so bland and meak that I couldn t consider him a hero The villain is bland also Lord Endicott is a forger and, when Sophia had a Dream of him embezzling during the war in Portugal, he made the War Council doubt her visions and dreams and made her dismissed So Sophia resents him very stroongly and wants revenge That s the extent to his perfidy thwarting her at every turn wherever he meets her MahThe romancing part is non existant Only in the last few pages there s somewhat rushed romance During the rest she tries to push Mr Rutledge away for her own imagined grievances and not for any real reason Even in that department she s full of herself even when an intelligent human being would ask for helpSo, I m deeply sorry to say that this book doen t deservethan 2 1 2 stars rounded to 3


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    This second book in Melissa McShane s series takes a different tone from the first, Burning Bright, as its heroine is a complicated, prickly person.Sophia, the heroine, is a widow She had worked for the War Office until her Extraordinary Seer talent caused her to expose a powerful nobleman, Lord Endicott, who somehow managed to finesse events and escape retribution, casting doubts on Sophia s talent As a result, Sophia was let go from the War Office, and though the latter kept quiet, somehow w This second book in Melissa McShane s series takes a different tone from the first, Burning Bright, as its heroine is a complicated, prickly person.Sophia, the heroine, is a widow She had worked for the War Office until her Extraordinary Seer talent caused her to expose a powerful nobleman, Lord Endicott, who somehow managed to finesse events and escape retribution, casting doubts on Sophia s talent As a result, Sophia was let go from the War Office, and though the latter kept quiet, somehow word has gotten out about Sophia being unreliable Humiliated and bitter, she has taken up residence with gentle Cecy, a friend with frail health, and her supportive husband Sophia re enters society, without much pleasure, especially when people wish to take advantage of her talents.Sophia is determined to expose Endicott, her determination fired up theas Endicott enjoys tormenting her in public at balls and society gatherings, even going to far as to hint that he has an interest in her so that her stand offish behavior reflects badly on her to the beau monde.Sophia s determination to get justice is reallyof a thirst for revenge, and for the first half of the book, it can be painful reading she forces herself into Dream after Dream, trying to discover where she failed, lying to, and scaring, Cecy, and then straight arming the mysterious Mr Rutledge, who offers her employment and expresses admiration for her But because he still believes she was wrong about Lord Endicott, she angrily rejects him and his help.Sophia courts danger, and nearly gets burned The second half of the book is where the story really picks up as Sophia begins to put the puzzle pieces together, with the help of her exuberant cousin Daphne, an Extraordinary Bounder, Cecy, and the patient, long suffering Mr Rutledge.This book isof an inward looking one than the first, with many scenes of dreaming and visions, and concerns over Cecy s health It s very different from Elinor s tale of ship to ship action and firestorms, but satisfying in its own way as we slowly begin to learnabout this alternate world with its special abilities The romance is quite low key, the magic and mystery taking the forefront of the action, and Sophia s journey the focus of the emotional landscape.It comes to a satisfying resolution, leaving me eager to explorein this world


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    Writing this book was hard Originally it was set in Bath, and there were kidnappings and a secret government organization and Revenge, all of which lasted until I realized it wasn t working about four chapters So I ditched everything but the main character and the Revenge and started over Now there s counterfeiting and Bow Street Runners and some really great secondary characters, and I love how it turned out.Sophia, though each of these books has a different Extraordinary woman, and I alw Writing this book was hard Originally it was set in Bath, and there were kidnappings and a secret government organization and Revenge, all of which lasted until I realized it wasn t working about four chapters So I ditched everything but the main character and the Revenge and started over Now there s counterfeiting and Bow Street Runners and some really great secondary characters, and I love how it turned out.Sophia, though each of these books has a different Extraordinary woman, and I always intended to tell the story of the woman who discovered how the pirates were tracking the Royal Navy ships in Burning Bright Sophia is brilliant, with the mind of a research scientist, but she also tends to obsess about her pursuits and has trouble leaning on others Even falling in love is something she has trouble with I hope readers will like her, but I hope eventhey ll sympathize with her and understand the need that drives her to bring her enemy, Lord Endicott, to justice.Sophia s cousin Lady Daphne St Clair, on the other hand, is a lot of fun, and I hope she s popular, as she will be the heroine of the as yet untitled book 3 in the series I loved writing her dialogue in particular Writing a whole book around her will be a joy, as will exploring the nuances of the Bounder talent.This book is dedicated to my husband Jacob, who read it in small pieces as I would demand his opinion every other chapter This is not a pleasant way to read a book, getting into the swing of it just as it comes to an abrupt end, and he deserves great praise for never complaining about it


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    This is the second in a series, though almost completely separate from the first Fans of the first will find the same world, though with a storyset in place London and with completely different characters So you can read this one before the first and not miss anything and only vaguely spoil the first, really.As usual, I will bravely protect your right to ignore anything I say in this review by admitting up front that I am closely connected with the author having married her some 25 This is the second in a series, though almost completely separate from the first Fans of the first will find the same world, though with a storyset in place London and with completely different characters So you can read this one before the first and not miss anything and only vaguely spoil the first, really.As usual, I will bravely protect your right to ignore anything I say in this review by admitting up front that I am closely connected with the author having married her some 25 years ago As always I will try to be as clear as possible and that includes admitting that I am very likely biased even as I strive for honesty.Sophia is a different kind of heroine than is usual in Melissa s books Oh, she s a strong woman doing her best to discover and achieve the things important to her And she cares deeply for her friends and loved ones and the principles she holds dear But Sophia is alsodriven than most and that includes a tendency towards pride and obsession Since Sophy starts the novel having been greatly wronged, that means she is deeply wounded and looking to heal, yes, but also to bring down the one who manufactured her disgrace Since he has followed her to London and continues to taunt her, this desire for vengeance only grows as the story progresses That can be an uncomfortable protagonist, particularly as she has to decide how much she needs to hide her activities from those who care about her and how far she is willing to go to take out the man who brought her career at the War Office to an untimely end.That s not to say that she is grim or that she doesn t make new friends or take pleasure in her life in London Indeed, I love her new found relationship with Daphne and her very strong commitment to Cecilia and Lewis Cecy s husband And I just loved seeing her friendship with Rutledge that starts off so rocky develop intoThe friendships in this book are strong and deeply relevant and I loved how Melissa showed both the care and the burden friends share with one another and how they work together to be stronger including the subtle, but important, depiction of how even complicated problems become manageable when shared with those you love.And oh, was Lewis a revelation In the first book, you see the superficiality of some most Shapers who can manipulate their own bodies and are thus very comely and I admit to thinking that d be a kind of useless talent And then someone threatens Cecy and Lewis goes all Shaper in her defense and man was that a fun surprise Anyway, I ll leave others to evaluate plot and pacing I ve read this one enough times often in fragments that I can no longer tell how well it works I didn t have a hard time reading it again in preparation for this review and I always have a hard time putting it down once I hit the 3 4 mark Also, the ending absolutely rocks.Which leaves me with five stars for a fun read and a lovely cast of characters And I can t wait for Daphne s book which should be next, muses willing


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    Read all my reviews on Last year I read Burning Bright, the first in a new fantasy series, and to say I was excitedly awaiting the second novel, Wondering Sight, would not do it justice I was initially disappointed that the characters from the first book didn t show up here, and also the story has moved away from catching pirates in the Caribbean to life in Britain Sophia has another gift completely, as she as an Extraordinary Seer, can see Dreams and VisioRead all my reviews on Last year I read Burning Bright, the first in a new fantasy series, and to say I was excitedly awaiting the second novel, Wondering Sight, would not do it justice I was initially disappointed that the characters from the first book didn t show up here, and also the story has moved away from catching pirates in the Caribbean to life in Britain Sophia has another gift completely, as she as an Extraordinary Seer, can see Dreams and Visions that teach her about past and future When she, at the start of the novel sets out to get her revenge of the man who disgraced her, it quickly turns into obsession which will not only put herself but her friends as well in danger I didn t like it as much as the first book I just couldn t really get into it, and I felt the rules of the Sight were too easily bended for Sophia s convenience Plus, I guess I missed the ships and the pirates, since a lot of the book is filled with society gatherings and parties I guess the focus will change to another Gift in the next book, so I hope it will be somethingfor meThanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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    So 2 stars is probably generous considering I skimmed a lot of this, but it wasn t that it was badly written, it was just kind of boring And I wouldn t have picked it up based on the synopsis alone, I just loved the first book of this series, so figured I had to give this a try But I just didn t find the Dreaming ability anywhere near as interesting or exciting as the Scorcher one from the first book And the entire book is spent in Dream trying to bring this one guy running a counterfeiting s So 2 stars is probably generous considering I skimmed a lot of this, but it wasn t that it was badly written, it was just kind of boring And I wouldn t have picked it up based on the synopsis alone, I just loved the first book of this series, so figured I had to give this a try But I just didn t find the Dreaming ability anywhere near as interesting or exciting as the Scorcher one from the first book And the entire book is spent in Dream trying to bring this one guy running a counterfeiting scheme to justice And I was just bored


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    I was eager to return to The Extraordinaries world of elegant Regency London, an ongoing war with France, and oh yes, people born with magical gifts that made them a bit of something extra Wondering Sight shifts the spotlight to a new intrepid heroine, Sophia Westlake, who possesses a different magical gift and a new adventure of her own.Wondering Sight is book two in The Extraordinaries series, but it is written in such a way that it can be read out of order or standalone though I would encour I was eager to return to The Extraordinaries world of elegant Regency London, an ongoing war with France, and oh yes, people born with magical gifts that made them a bit of something extra Wondering Sight shifts the spotlight to a new intrepid heroine, Sophia Westlake, who possesses a different magical gift and a new adventure of her own.Wondering Sight is book two in The Extraordinaries series, but it is written in such a way that it can be read out of order or standalone though I would encourage the reader not to miss the first and exciting book, Burning Bright.The story opens with Sophia Westlake dismissed from her work for the Army in disgrace Only a select few know about her disgrace a dream that did not turn out true implicating one of the army s weapon s suppliers in a crime Sophia is a Seer and an Extraordinaire at that Her gift is powerful and never wrong She can t fathom how Lord Endicott got away with his scheme and made her look bad.Now back in London and forced to meet Endicott in society, Sophia is determined to prove she was right and take down Endicott She is convinced that a slippery character like him would havethan one scheme afoot Her friends, Cecy and Daphne worry about her entering her Dream state too much and Endicott is aware of her pursuit of him and taking steps A mysterious and interesting man wants to hire her for Seer work and just happens to be around each time she needs rescuing Driven harder each time she is thwarted, Sophia is so determined to catch Endicott that her pursuit of justice just might slip into revenge Only, the hunter might turn into the prey if she isn t careful.Alright, Wondering Sight was vastly different from the earlier book, Burning Bright The two stories occupy the same world of Regency times blended with magic, but this one takes place mostly against the backdrop of the London Season and the war that was prevalent before is distant background here There is some excitement, but this one isof a mystery than adventure Sophia s gift was mentioned in the first book, but now the details about how the Seer magic works is detailed out Sophia is a powerful Seer and can slip into dreams to gain present or future scenes She can also touch an object to see visions Sophia is an impulsive and emotional type who leaps into thought, words, and actions which gets her into troubleoften than not She is written with deep flaws and much of the story she is oblivious, but slowly she is forced to see them and grow though it is only near the end when she teeters over a real abyss of trouble that she finally listens to her friends and the man she loves.This one had a cunning plot The villain and even his scheme is known, but this leads to a cat and mouse game that gets deadly And the story that was evenly paced really started picking up speed near the end for the exciting finish.Like the first book, I loved the world of magic users and the camaraderie of friends and a little romance Sophia is a Seer, but her best friend Cecy has the magical ability to connect with others through mindspeak and her new friend Daphne is a Bounder who can teleport from place to place or skip to longer distances There are also Movers who use telekinesis, fire magic wielders, shapers who can alter their appearances, andI had a good time with this second outing in the series and can t wait for the next installment hopefully involving the precocious Daphne Those who enjoy their historicals blended with some magic, some romance, and a cunning adventure should give this book series a try.My thanks to Curiosity Quills for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review


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    Another great book from this author and series She really captures the feeling of the time period and that s why the abilities that some characters have are so interesting Because in this world the extraordinary abilities are actually ordinary As with the previous book, I think that the writing and editing are nearly flawless My only objection to this story over the first is that the heroine s obsession with revenge got quite tedious at the end I did really feel outrage about her situation Another great book from this author and series She really captures the feeling of the time period and that s why the abilities that some characters have are so interesting Because in this world the extraordinary abilities are actually ordinary As with the previous book, I think that the writing and editing are nearly flawless My only objection to this story over the first is that the heroine s obsession with revenge got quite tedious at the end I did really feel outrage about her situation at the beginning, but it got to be too much Looking forward to readingfrom this author


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    I got the ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review it was my second book ever from this author that I had the pleasure of reading and the pleasure was definitely all mine I adore her writing style and I m definitely looking forward to checking out her other work but maybe for today, let us concentrate on the topic of this particular review, which is the sequel in her new series but don t worry, even if you haven t read the first book, this one works I got the ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review it was my second book ever from this author that I had the pleasure of reading and the pleasure was definitely all mine I adore her writing style and I m definitely looking forward to checking out her other work but maybe for today, let us concentrate on the topic of this particular review, which is the sequel in her new series but don t worry, even if you haven t read the first book, this one works perfectly well as a standalone you get all the informations and explanations necessary to understand the world and to follow the story, so if this one interests you , you can start here although I highly recommend you to start at the beginning, because that first story was amazing as well ok, now that we have this little explanation out of the way, let me tell you a bitabout the world and our main character This is an alternate version of our world it s set in the past, around the time of war with Napoleon but it s not your average historical story oh no it has some very cool paranormal elements how cool oh I ll tell ya some people have Talents and even fewer people have Extraordinary Talents, which means they are even better andunique each book in this series, and there are going to be eight in total, will revolve around a different woman with an Extraordinary Talent I don t want to say too much, but I will give you a few glimpses examples you can be a Scorcher, like Elinor, the heroine from the first story, which means you can start, and extinguish if you re an Extraordinary Scorcher like her, fire you can be a Seer, like Sophia, which gives you an ability to Dream about the past and the future, or have Visions connected to certain objects or you can be a Bounder, which long story short, means you are a teleporter these are just a few examples, and trust me, I am simplifying the hell out of every Talent, because I am not qualified to explain it as lovely and thoroughly as the wonderful Melissa does in her books so trust me, you ll understand everything while you read the books now that you know a bitabout the world, how about I will tell you something about Sophia, our heroine and a few other important people in this story Sophia it s really hard to describe her in just a few sentences, and we don t have a whole day for an in depth analysis she s an Extraordinary Seer and, well she can be very stubborn she has an analytical mind and the whole book revolves around her wanting justice and revenge for someone who wronged her I know it s a bit vague, and I know that there s a bitabout this whole situation in the synopsis, but I feel like that s all you need to know about that situation she s a very complex character, and even though I didn t agree with some things she did or said, ultimately I couldn t help but like her she s flawed and human in the best possible way I don t know how and when exactly, but I grew to really adore her over the course of the book so again, I don t want to say too much about her, because I think it s better if you guys just go with an open mind into the story and make up your own mind about her Before I go into my overall thoughts and feelings about this book, I want to mention to you guys a few people that I adored and I will leave my fave person for last we have Cecy and her husband Lewis, Cecy is Sophia a best friend and I adored how much they care for each other they forgive the mistakes and support each other in hardships and it was just so nice to see a friendship like that there is also a certain gentleman, I won t share his name, but trust me you ll know him when you see him that warmed my heart although the romance part of this story was waaaayyy in the background, I adored every little scene between him and Sophia and of course Daphne, my favourite person in this story she s an Extraordinary Bounder and such a fun character you have no idea how happy I am that she will be the heroine of the next story I cannot wait to learnabout her and see what awaits her in the future I was thinking hard after finishing this book how exactly to rate it, but ultimately I decided on full 5 stars even though I enjoyed the first book a bit , I realized this one also deserves 5 stars I mean the world building is absolutely amazing, I loved getting to knowdetails about different Talents meeting new people, and absolutely falling in love with them not to mention that Melissa s writing style is just sighs so beautiful people, descriptions and all dialogues sighs again because once is not enough her writing style pulls you in and let s you immerse into the book and before you know it, you re reading the very last chapter and don t even get me started on the story don t even try to predict what will happen next, because there were quite a few surprising turns and twists that made me gasp so hard I almost hyperventilated NoJoke I highly recommend you guys this book, and this whole series in general, because it s a fantastically written world with a unique and interesting premise and complex characters, that will pull you in immediately XOXOA


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