Sunday, September 19, 2010

In The Spotlight by Ann Mauren

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Ellery Mayne is a high school girl who makes a disturbing discovery. After a foiled abduction attempt, she realizes that an entire team of security personnel are secretly shadowing her every move. As she works to make sense of this startling development, she secretly carries out observations of her own, testing the limits of a secret service detail who think they are conducting transparent surveillance on a clueless teenager.

When the mystery behind the secret security unravels, Ellery is faced with decisions that involve her future and the hopes of two unlikely love interests: a handsome but conflicted security agent who doesn’t realize she knows about him, and her first love—a boy that broke her heart—who has returned to explain his actions and his feelings for her.

Told from Ellery’s perspective, she puzzles over what could interest not one but two handsome suitors and a whole security force. Suddenly this quiet loner realizes that her life is In the Spotlight and she is the Mayne Attraction.

Let me just start out by saying, do not shy away from self published authors. They are just as good as an author from a big publishing house. I loved the world Ann Mauren created in IN THE SPOTLIGHT. It was such a new idea - one that I had never heard of - and it felt good to read something new.

Ellery was such a strong and awesome character. She didn't run around in circles not knowing what to do. She could take care of herself and that brings me to Ash and Gray. Two sweet talking boys. What more do I have to say about this?

I found IN THE SPOTLIGHT not heavy on the romantic aspect, but very coming of age. Mauren knows how to deal with characters and even though the book was long, it was an enjoyable read.

The cover tells you exactly what the title says, IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Now, it's not the best cover ever, but it's pretty attracting and has its own story inside it, making you want to read the synopsis in the back.

Overall, I enjoyed IN THE SPOTLIGHT and so want to read the sequals to find out what happens next. If you're looking for a fresh new read from a debut auhtor with many talents, this one's for you.



1 comment:

  1. I love this book because it makes you feel like you are there watching all of it happening. It is an addicting book and I can't wait to read the next one. Another thing I like about is her word choices and the way she sets up the setting and characters. -VC