Sunday Suspense (8) - Innocents (Dusty #1) by Mary and Sarah Elizabeth

As usual, I was scrolling through one of the several lists featuring the most anticipated books of 2014, when I found this. Barely any kind of information, no cover, scant synopsis and yet it caught my eyes and tons of other people's eyes around the world. It's currently got 4.7 stars out of 151 ratings on Goodreads, which is a quite fair result, even if we take account of the fact that books generally get a better rating before publication than after. It's a curious phenomenon anyways. There are suspenseful blurbs, snippets, teasers, and beautiful covers everywhere and the reader gets really hyped, then when the book comes out a high percentage gets disappointed and gives a bad rating, and ta-da we already have rather good books running under 4. Well, different strokes for different folks, I guess. It was just an errant though, nothing important, so now let's get down to the business.

Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: unknown
Expected day of publication: July 14th, 2014
Pages: unknown


Bliss knows all about bad choices but has yet to make them herself. With an innocent heart, she searches for freedom and finds it in the delinquent down the hall.

Dusty is a foul-mouthed troublemaker, tear-maker and heart-breaker. The boy with summer sky-blue eyes knows to stay away, but he can't resist the girl who made his house a home.

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.

My thoughts:

The cover:

The cover reveal hasn't happened yet, but I will update the post as soon as it does so.

The story:

The synopsis doesn't reveal too much, yet it's catchy. There is a girl, who is fully innocent, has never done anything wrong, but it's imprisoning her and so she would like to be free. Therefore she starts looking for trouble that she finds and he's called Dusty. This name comes along a bit strangely to me. Dusty sounds like a big-headed but total lame, faux leather maniac lad, who had her ex-girlfriend give him a pet name. I hope it's not his real name just a nickname (however not a really good one, I have to say) like Patch, which sounds so much more awesome, by the way. So this guy is the typical every teachers' and gals' worst nightmare type, no homework, I mean if he shows up in class at all, always talking back, if you are in the latter category, as in gals, then you can be sure you'll be all tears in a few months, and yet he falls for Bliss. Who fall for him. And that's all we are provided with. The last sentence interesting, though "This is what happens when a love made of secrets is kept with rules instead of promises." I imagine, it has a minor role in making people want to read it. After all who can resist an enigmatic end? It's basically shouting to you to find out what kind of secrets it's talking about, and what rules instead of promises. Wait. What promises?

I usually don't read books that are built on only and solely romance, I need something else, action, like supernatural creatures or something like that, nevertheless I believe there is more to it, and it can be pretty intriguing.

No links yet. Sorry. It hasn't even been put up onto Amazon. The only website that features it at the moment is Goodreads.

About the author(s):

Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. Known as The Realist, she is one half of The Elizabeths—a duo brave enough to never hide the truth. Her anticipated debut novel Innocents (Dusty #1), co-written with The Poet, Sarah Elizabeth, will be released July 14, 2014. Inspired by the broken lyrics of a single song and the idea that monsters have softer sides, “Dusty” was originally posted for free and had been read over a million and a half times. Working day and night, the authors hope that the published edition will be just as loved.

Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.”—Jeremiah 17:9

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i'm a lone wolf born a unicorn with a red panda soul and a heart i drew myself.

friend, sister, elizabeth, and truelove.

synesthete, heart-junkie, compatriot, and messenger.

truth seeker and shiner.

i like people who make me feel like dancing, and i'm in love with limerence.

i make art with words and love with my art.

i listen.

i write.

and i'm bringing Rococo back.

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." - Ernest Hemingway

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