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Innocents (Dusty Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Elizabeth , Sarah Elizabeth
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 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: 1672 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150044779X
  • 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: #36,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Mandy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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13 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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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfortgettable. July 14, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The writing is beautiful and poetic July 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I would describe Innocents as frustrating and raw. It certainly challenged me. The writing is beautiful and poetic. However, this was not a story that I personally loved. I struggled with it and had some issues with some parts of the story. Watching Dusty and his self destructive behavior was difficult. It became even harder as Bliss begins to develop feelings for him. Bliss is a kid. She's young, naive and inexperienced. Although Dusty (a couple years older) says he wants to protect her, she ends up being the one hurt by his behavior.

This story moves along slowly and tells the story of Dusty, Bliss and other characters which make up this angst filled adventure. I particularly liked the friendship between Bliss and her best friend. It's artfully crafted and certainly heart wrenching. The ending is like whoa! I’m not sure if I can honestly root for Dusty & Bliss as a couple.

I was hoping this story would wow me, but it didn't. This story and it's characters will certainly appeal to many. It's emotional and gritty with absolutely no fluff.
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4 of 4 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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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 4 days ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is all there is
This story is real. I'm not really sure how it's possible for me to hate and love the main charcteres as much as I do. This novel to me was to get to know all the characters. Read more
Published 15 days ago by aebeatty08
4.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable
I reviewed this already, when it was originally the fanfic Dusty and I believe I gave it 4 stars. Those primarily because I found it to be absolutely horrible, but completely... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hippieed
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable read
I just finished my reread of Innocents as a refresher for Delinquents release tomorrow. Now that I don't have pregnancy brain, I wanted to leave my review. Read more
Published 1 month ago by H. Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly emotional and a will-crawl-inside-your-skin type of story
Dusty is what it feels like to have your heart shattered into a million pieces and have it pasted back together over and over again until your mind tells you you should stop... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reach for life behind the stars
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
This book is about the friendship between two girls, Bliss and Rebecka, who meet on the first day of fifth grade and quickly become two halves of the same whole. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Heather
2.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing...
Where to start? This is one of those books that can bring out only two emotions about it: Love it or hate it! I have to say I felt both, but I will lean more on the hate side. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DP
5.0 out of 5 stars Parents of Teens need to read this book! Eye opening!
There are certain stories, novels and reading adventures that you will always remember. I remember reading “The Lottery Rose” and “A Wrinkle in Time” over and over in elementary... Read more
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Major book hangover !!!

You know those books that you finish and you can't stop thinking about the characters .... you keep wondering what's going on after the book .... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars My love, love
I highly enjoyed this book. It made you feel things. It made you feel for the people in the story. It just over all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sweet Mable Ann
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