Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Summary/Cover Image from Author's Website:
An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High's resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

Have you ever had one of those moments were you just looked at a book and just knew you would love it? Well, that's the feeling I had when I first saw Being Jamie Baker, a book about a girl who ends up with some superhero powers while loosing almost everything else worthwhile in her life. And yeah, I know I talk about having those kind of moments a lot, but for Being Jamie Baker I just knew 100% I was going to do adore it. And guess what? I was 150% correct. Because Being Jamie Baker is a superb book, one that was even BETTER than I expected, left with me with a bunch of emotions, and had one of the best teen romances I've ever read about.

Jamie Baker is the not only the ice queen loner of her school but the person most talked about, a girl who everyone is afraid of but yet in awe of. And that's just how Jamie likes it, because ever since the fatal accident that changed her life forever and made her into a superhero being, she's decided that it's best to have that kind of surface for people to see. Since with her nearly uncontrollable powers, the thing she needs least now, in her opinion, is to get close to anyone, especially Ryan Miller, the most popular and nice guy around. Though that all changes after one extraordinary kiss that leaves Ryan and her breathless, and the former of the two deciding to stop at nothing to make the old Jamie Baker come out again. And to tell the truth, Jamie likes him, a lot actually, but she can't let him in, right? I really liked Jamie, even though she was one character that I wanted to shake on the shoulders sometimes because of her ways of living, or not living actually, post-accident. But really all that did was make me root for her even more, especially in cases that involved the swoon-worthy Ryan Miller. Ryan Miller was another character that made this book superb, not only because of who sweet his romance was with Jamie but how he would stop at nothing to help her recover from the accident.

One of my favorite parts of this book was learning more about Jamie's incredible super powers. Because not only were they fun to learn more about but they left for many suspenseful moments were you truly wondered if Jamie and Ryan were going to make it through all this chaos alive. Adding to this, Kelly did a fantastic job of creating the plot and characters in a way that they fully stood on their own, and her smooth writing was even better.
In all, Being Jamie Baker is a fantastic superhero type book that is sure to appease to fans of Meg Cabot, Simone Elkeles, and Sarah Cross.

Grade: A

Being Jamie Baker is now out!

Source: Author. Thanks, Kelly!

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  1. Great review! I LOVE the sound of this one!

  2. OMG! Fantastic. It sounds so cute! The cover alone makes me want to run to the bookstore and get a copy!

  3. Congratulations! I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award at: http://starbuckled.blogspot.com (do excuse me if you've already received this award :-) And thanks again for answering all the interview questions so thoughtfully!

  4. Awesome review, will have to pick this one up someday. I remember watching the trailer and it really looks like a fun read.

  5. This is great, if nothing else because of the "NEVER be alone with Ryan Miller!" etc. graphics in the video...I am going to send this to my friend Ryan Miller STAT. Laughing so hard!


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