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Innocents (Dusty Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Elizabeth , Sarah Elizabeth
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall.

The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She’s a hopeless romantic. He’s just hopeless.

She’s his reason, but he might not catch her when she falls.

She loves him. He loves her crazy.

This is what happens when a love made of secrets is kept with rules instead of promises.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1772 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: The Elizabeths, LLC. (July 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfortgettable. July 14, 2014
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This is a fantastic book. It hooks you, reels you in, and keeps you thinking about it when you're not reading it, and after you are done. The love between Dusty and Bliss isn't pretty or perfect; in fact, it's just the opposite. Add in the fact they are both so young, so naïve so flawed, but yet so obsessed with each other, it makes the imperfection of it all that much more exciting but heartbreaking. Regardless, I love them, their story, and this book. It's a must read, and one that is unforgettable.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Mandy
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Where does one start when writing a review for one of the most unbelievably amazing stories ever written? I will try to tell you what this book means to me, but no words typed or spoken will be able to express how deeply this book has touched my heart.

This story was first written as fanfiction. Oh my, this brilliant story as fanfiction is the most wonderful kind of messed up goodness you could experience. I have been a diehard, completely obsessed fan of Dusty and Bliss since I read the first words of the fanfic. People don't write stories like this one, they just don't.

There are not enough stars for this remarkable book. I am in complete awe. You cannot compare Dusty Innocents with other books that are out there today. This is the kind of book that changes you. It buries down deep within you and no matter how you try to move on, you simply can't. Dusty has become a part of me that will always be there.

Words are just not adequate enough to express how much this story moved me. The lyrical writing and poetic nature of Dusty Innocents is pure magic. The words sing to you. The combination of the authors' lyrical and descriptive ability is absolute genius. Dusty Innocents is seriously one of the best books ever written! It encompasses everything one could ever want in a book!

If you are like me and love angst, then this book is definitely for you. Mary Elizabeth has a way with soul-crushing angst. I'm a sucker for drama and she gives me that, in spades. Mary, is an amazing author who has a way of painting a deep, beautiful, and heart-wrenching story so that it plays like a movie in your mind's eye.

Sarah Elizabeth, who co-authors Dusty is matchlessly poetic. Her words sing to me; they speak down deep inside me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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There are a lot of coming-of-age stories like Dusty, about teenagers, homesick for a place that doesn't exist, getting high off love and drugs and sex, looking to fill their God-shaped hole. But this one. The writing, in this book. Yeah. I have a bad desire for it. The Elizabeths are dynamical together.
I'm sickly satisfied by the beauty in Dusty because it hits you with dark truths and dark reality.
It's about love, shared between an innocent and a delinquent.
It's moments of hell and bliss, good-spirits and laughter, swelling rage and heartache.
I gave Innocents 5 stars because it made my black heart warm to a faint purple, so it deserves no less from me.
I love it a million ways.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I have so many good things to say about this book but if you take anything away from my review,take this : Dusty and Bliss will stay with you after the last page. This is how well written this book is! I loved everything about this story and it really pulled me in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Innocents deserves so much more than my review will be capable of expressing.... but I'll try so... here goes.This was a very unique read for me. The fanfiction Dusty was the first story I read that when it ended I sat back and said "Wow, that was one of the most emotionally charged, heart-breakingly beautiful stories I have ever, ever read." I was literally deflated for 2 weeks and obsessed with wanting more from Mary & Sarah. And we did get more...We got Innocents.
Having read the ff, I could easily identify Mary's writing style and Sarah's writing style. Not loving one more than the other because they complimented each other so well, I was once again caught up in all the feels that Dusty sparked in me when I first read it.
Innocents is- frustrating, poetic, heartbreaking, mind-bending,please-don't-make-that-choice, I-love/hate-these-characters, why-are-you-guys-torturing us, this-makes-my-heart-hurt, good. It brings you back to your teenage brings you back to your first love, your first heartbreak, your first kiss, your first bff for forever and ever, your first summer of being in love and free...It touches a lot of those moments...but there is no serenity in it, your heart takes up residence in your throat and your voice goes hoarse from screaming your frustrations.
To all those that haven't read the ff, you should. In no particular order, but read both. Everyone should experience both Innocents & Dusty. I don't want to compare the two in my review because I'm not sure that is fair to the authors, with that said....Please-read Innocents. It might kill your heart, but it is so worth it. The writing is simply breathtaking and swirls around your heart until you are utterly captivated.
Oh and Sarah- Thank you for keeping in my favorite part-- Dusty hiding her shoes. Love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Wow! It has been a LONG time since a book has literally kept me up ALL NIGHT! The writing is perfect… poetic. The story is different. It is relatable. It is real. Innocents took me back to my own adolescence. And while my story, of course is different from Dusty and Bliss’s. We can all relate to young love. How all-consuming it is. How stupid love can make you.

Innocents spans years. Years of secret moments… tender loving moments and heart breaking, soul crushing ones as well. I felt like that young girl crazy in love with the unattainable boy. Secrets, lies, betrayals… but you just keep coming back for more… because those stolen moments are worth all of the pain. After all… the heart wants what the heart wants.

That hot-headed, troubled boy and baby princess girl have wormed their way into my heart and I cannot wait to see where life takes them in Delinquents. There is so much that I want to say but I can’t find the words and I really don’t want to give their story away. I didn’t just read Innocents. I lived it. I experienced it and those are the special books. I have a feeling the Indie world is going to be blown away, just as I was when this book goes live. I will be stalking The Elizabeths for the follow-ups release in October!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
This is one of the most important stories I've ever read. It began as fanfic, but is more gritty, more raw, and more honest than anything I've come across. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
The subject of addiction and codependency is not easy and this book got tougher and tougher the longer I read it. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Myrtlebean
5.0 out of 5 stars If you read one book your entire life, make it this one.
I'm overwhelmed by the idea of writing a review for these two books (Innocents and Delinquents) because I feel anything I have to say won't do them justice. Read more
Published 8 days ago by TLS
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reminiscing stars
Good girl with strict parents loves best friends older brother with parents that let them run wild. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dayreader Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't usually like YA but this book is defenitly for ever girl ...
I don't usually like YA but this book is defenitly for ever girl who ever fell in love with the wrong boy...I cant say anything to do it justice. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jodell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing!!!! Loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book!
Published 2 months ago by Tarra Whitehall
5.0 out of 5 stars Addiction and Obsession!
WOW! I don't even know how to review this book. I loved it and I hated it. It hit so close to home to me it was hard to read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Words have the power to change us
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book bad editing
Have no clue why such an awesome story would be riddled with typos and errors. At the end it even transposed an entire name...?yikes!!!

Awesome otherwise!!!
Published 3 months ago by The Book Curmudgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this story so much that hurts so much to ...
Time 5 more for this book... I love this story so much that hurts so much to read it but I can not put it down, I have never had a book make me cry so hard in my life and I love
Published 3 months ago by Emily
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