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Wicked Saints
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare. - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen This book destroyed me and I adored it.- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncans devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.
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Oberkrombie
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
Mehso-so

Very invested in the beginning, set up for an interesting storyline and character abilities but then became confusing towards the end. Powers and story actions were left unexplained and began to feel rushed, even character interactions. Might pick up the remainder of the series one day just to finish it out but not all that interested in continuing for now.

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Ddzmini
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Ok I noticed that I haven‘t posted my June book so here it is … loved it 📖🤗

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Ddzmini
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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This was a reread and I still loved the book. I wasn‘t aware of the second one in the series so I‘m going to have to get it 🤗📖 thank you @DinoMom for this read #spookysummerswap

DinoMom Oh crap, I didn‘t know you already read that one. Sorry about that 🤦🏻‍♀️. At least it was one you Iiked to begin with. 3mo
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Gryffleclaw95
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Wicked Saints” is dark, bloody, and full of magic. It gave me minor “Throne of Glass” vibes and the plot moved relatively quickly with some interesting twists. I initially enjoyed the romance but it felt a tad rushed towards the end, however I am intrigued in how the relationship continues given the latest development. I look forward to the future character development!

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LokiDokey
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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1. Wicked Saints
2. Fairies 🧚‍♀️

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Love 🧚‍♀️ Thanks for playing! 1y
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LazyOwl
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I saw this on bookstagram and thought it looked fun.

I would be in Tranavia from Wicked Saints, which would be pretty scary with blood magic and vultures. If I'm a Kalyazi then I'm in enemy territory. If I'm a Tranavian, then I'm amidst a cut-throat dangerous society after blood mages.

Where would you be?

julesG The last book I finished was a Julia Quinn Regency romance. Apart from the dresses, I'd probably enjoy a year then and there. It could be worse, I guess. 2y
Twainy Infinite 2 by Jeremy Robinson ... in the Great Escape ... VirtualReality ... in a library with millions of books where I can live inside any book for a day or a lifetime. 😁👍🏼 2y
MeganAnn I‘m in the Grishaverse.... more specifically Ravka and hopefully I‘m a Grisha with magical powers so I can help Alina fight the Darkling. I think I‘d be a Fabrikator. Although it might be much safer to be a peasant or noble without magic 😬 Finished Book 2 Siege and Storm recently and am currently reading Book 3 2y
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Amandajoy Um, I may turn down the money. This was my last read 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Narnia! Talking woodland creatures, possible peril if evil rises, but I'll take my chances. Besides, a year there is like minutes here. 2y
LazyOwl @julesG Ooh, I love that era for fashion. It would be fun wearing those dresses, but after a while it probably get tiresome 2y
LazyOwl @Twainy that sounds like my kind of book to get stuck in. 2y
LazyOwl @MeganAnn It would definitely be a bit dangerous to be in the Grishaverse, but I think definitely interesting. 2y
LazyOwl @Amandajoy I would definitely turn down the money as well, that book was very unpleasant for the characters. 2y
LazyOwl @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Narnia would definitely be fun I think 2y
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LazyOwl
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I really enjoyed this dark fantasy which has a darker different take on Gods and saints and it's citizens being beholden to the Gods as opposed to having the freedom to choose their own path which has literally caused a war.

This dark fantasy felt original and it was a quick enjoyable read. There is a sprinkling of romance added in, but very minimal. I'm looking forward to reading Ruthless Gods.

BethM So good! I need to move book 2 up my pile! 2y
LazyOwl @BethM I've started book 2 straight away 😁 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! The author is from my hometown & actually graduated the same year as my sister, so even though I only knew her in passing, it still makes me happy whenever someone likes her books haha 2y
LazyOwl @TheAromaofBooks such a small world. I always feel proud when I discover a great author from my hometown. 2y
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FantasyChick
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#bookspin pick down!

I wanted to do a reread of this before Blessed Monsters comes out next month so I picked the audio this time. Still soooo good! Bloody, dark and angsty. Just how I remembered it. Might grab Ruthless Gods soon while this is fresh!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This author is from my hometown - she graduated the same year as my sister, although they were both home schooled haha 2y
LazyOwl This is my bookspin book this month as well. 2y
FantasyChick @TheAromaofBooks That is soo cool! 2y
FantasyChick @LazyOwl I hope you enjoy it! It's one of my favourites 🙂 2y
TheAromaofBooks She's a lot younger than me so I never knew her super well, just in passing, but she did always say she was going to become a best-selling YA author and here we are, so kudos on her haha 2y
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GinEyre22
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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February's planner bookshelves

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GinEyre22
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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January's planner bookshelves

AkashaVampie Did u make those urself or did u buy it like that? 2y
GinEyre22 @AkashaVampie its a bookshelf template that I found years ago on the internet that I have taped into my planner 2y
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GinEyre22
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Last night's #boozeandbooks

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LokiDokey
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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January Wrap-up!
I read 20 books this month. My faves were Wicked Saints and Before I Fall.
#wrapup #januarywrapup

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LokiDokey
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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"We're all monsters, some of us just hide it better than others.

Crazeedi So true 2y
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LokiDokey
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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"this is who I am. It‘s a blessing, not a curse."

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Ash.on.the.line
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Mehso-so

Finally have some energy to post my #bookspinbingo
This one was good but I felt it didn‘t have much happen even though it did. I guess it just didn‘t read as important. The ending did make me want to read the next one though.

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nitalibrarian
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Today's #bookmail. This one is a YA fantasy.

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LazyOwl
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I don't have any books with Saints that I can think of, but this sounds interesting and right up my alley.

#thankfulthoughts @Eggs

BethM This was super good! 2y
Eggs Beautiful ❣️ 2y
LazyOwl @BethM This was a definite add to my TBR. Sounds so interesting 2y
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GatheringBooks
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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#ThankfulThoughts Day 1: This #Saints book is part of Fats‘ book haul from her book subscription boxes. Check it out here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kg1

Eggs Great image and cover👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Asthecroweflies
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Really enjoyed the audiobook. I think it has similar elements to the Grisha verse series. The book really shows the struggles we have between loving someone who has vastly different beliefs than we do. I really loved this book.

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gossamerchild
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Anyone else doing the mini #owlcrateathon this weekend? Here's my #ocsummertbr. WICKED SAINTS was from early 2019, so I'm a bit behind on my books 😣. We'll see how much I actually finish in the next 48 hours...

#amreading

Bkwrm7 I am! Starting with Heart of Iron from February 2018 (I am also quite behind!), but the way my weekend is going so far, I don't expect to get more than that read. Hope you make good progress on yours! 2y
gossamerchild @Bkwrm7 yay! I figure sitting down to read even a little bit is something 😁. I hope you make progress, as well! 2y
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FantasyChick
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Ok, so I know this series isn't complete yet but I already know it's on my list!

#20Series20Days #Top20Series
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds great. 2y
Nute I want to know what “Let Them Fear Her” means. Stacking! 2y
BookBelle84 I absolutely love these! 2y
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Merchgal
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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SamLBooks
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Wicked Saints was a great road trip book with @annamae 💕 Action from the start, dark with a smidge of romance thrown in 😘 reading the second in the series now “Ruthless Gods”

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EmilieGR
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This was a very slow, halting start for me, but once it picked up about half way through, I devoured the rest of it in one sitting. Not to ruin anything- but I was very happy about the ending- I felt like a certain someone was losing his “edge.” The world Duncan has created is unusual and I‘d like to learn more about it- I‘m excited to read the next installment.

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BayouGirl85
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I have always been a sucker for mythology. Duncan's story weave a fresh take on mythology and the ideas of Gods with their hands twisting and manipulating the people below them. I really enjoyed the world within this book. So happy this is part of a series and I will get to see this story unfolds some more.

June Book 1/20 #litsylove #bookbonanza

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emmaturi
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This was the last book I read in April. The first in a series and luckily the second book is already out. I enjoyed this one. A girl called Nadya, a prince called Serefin and a monster called Malachiasz. Get all tangled up in centuries old war. #bookcovers

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Bette
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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"Nadya had only been wearing her mask for a day and already she was fantasizing about ripping it off.
It was hot and uncomfortable and she didn't want it on anymore."
... when your Real Life meets your Fictional Life... ??. Dexter, one of the #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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emmaturi
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My current read and last in April.

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ErraticElle
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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A good read, but not as good as I expected. Plot movement is pretty steady & there is fairly continuous action. Primary characters are well written, but secondary characters are somewhat flat. The writing itself is above average & read smoothly. The tension built really well, but that darned ending! Despite the action & twists, I felt meh. I am still interested in the remainder of the trilogy as I want to see where the unfinished pieces will go.

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Lunarstar27
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I want to be honest I did like the book but I though it could‘ve be shorter. The characters were well written, I though it was kind of gothic. A battle between the divine and blood mages. War between two counties. However I don‘t like the back and forth between two characters but over it was a good book

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cleoh
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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• Wicked Saints and Recursion
• ebooks over audiobooks, but I love them both
• Imagine Me 😍

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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cleoh
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I really cannot express how excited I am it‘s Friday and that it‘s almost time for bed! Hoping to get through this one this weekend and start the sequel! #currentlyreading

Suet624 I have lost track of what day it is anymore. 2y
cleoh @Suet624 that‘s so fair! The only reason I‘m aware of the days is because I‘m working remotely and my work placement is done soon 2y
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BethM
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I. Loved. This. A fresh take on gods and magic. I‘ve already ordered the second book. Sometimes I get discouraged with how stale the genre can be, but this is what great YA Fantasy looks like. #yaapril

KarouBlue Agreed! 🤘 2y
megnews 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Avanders Ooh awesome! Will have to move that up! ☺️ 2y
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cleoh
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“The calming echo of a holy chant filtered down from the sanctuary and into the cellars. It was late afternoon, just before Vespers, a time where psalms to the gods were given up in an effortless chorus.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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LeticiaToraci
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This was character driven and quite a slow burn for YA, but I liked the writing style and will be following this series. #bookspin #march2020 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
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BethM
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The dogs are passed out from trying to murder each other all day and the hubs is in bed. Settling in for some reading and hoping the promised thunderstorm rolls through. My soul could use it.

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BethM
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I‘m really enjoying this book so I decided to download the audio so I could keep reading while I cleaned and baked! Dark chocolate chip banana bread for dessert :)

tracey38 This is a great book! Also, I love any banana bread!!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds delicious! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence This looks delicious! 3y
TK421 The bread looks delicious! 2y
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LeticiaToraci
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Oh, this got my attention! 🤩

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Skyrimir
Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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#bookswithmycalico After finishing Perfect Stranger (boo) starting Wicked Saints since Ruthless Gods is coming out soon!

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BethM
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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These two hooligans are asleep on me, settling in for some reading and hoping I don‘t fall asleep again 😆

Hooked_on_books I‘m glad to see your dogs hemming you in from both sides. Now I know it‘s not just me! 😂 3y
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BethM
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I‘m struggling to focus on reading- anxiety, fatigue, lack of social interaction. I‘m vacillating between a comfort read and a new immersive read. Going to give this one a shot. I love books that are also pretty under the dust jacket!

Leftcoastzen 🐶✌️👋 3y
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Mleanne
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Listening to Wicked Saints; illustration by Niru

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Jess_Franzino
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Yay! Nothing better than #bookmail ! My #BOTM box came today. Soooo excited to read all of these, but I have to finish at least one of the books I‘m currently reading before I can dive in.

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Maike
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It grew on me over time, though I still would have enjoyed a bit more world building. All of the main characters had interesting transformations coming for them, and I‘ll definitely pick up the second book to see how their paths will continue.

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Maike
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I‘m still wrapped up in a blanket, but I really enjoy my first Sunday of garden reading.

Tamra Lucky you - enjoy! 3y
Brittybuhh One of my favorite books!!! Book 2 is even better (I don‘t even know how because I was in love with the first and then the second like killed me 😅😂) and comes out next month! 3y
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Brittybuhh
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Owlcrate 2/2020 box part 4!

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Brittybuhh
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Owlcrate 2/2020 box part 3!

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jackilynn
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Mehso-so
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bohemian_yogini
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Mehso-so

I loved the magic & the thought behind book. I enjoyed both Serefin & Malachiasz and am intrigued enough to read the second book once it‘s released. I didn‘t like the (lack-of) world-building, nor the rather predictable plot & ending. I loved it for a quick and easy and entertaining on-the-plane read; I‘m disappointed in the fact that I felt it was rather shallow overall. 3/5 #bookswithbohemianyogini

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ladym30
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Only a few chapters in and I am loving it!😍

Caffeinated_Reader I need to reread this one 🤨 3y
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