Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review: (ARC) More Than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #2) by Kelly Oram

Title: More Than Jamie Baker
Series: Jamie Baker #2
Author: Kelly Oram
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal/ Romance/ Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.

After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.

Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.


 (Book received from author in exchange for an honest review)

My Thoughts 

I have been waiting for this book, it seems, forever! Now, I honestly didn't know where this book would go, so I didn't really have expectations as to what will happen. Let’s just say, what did happen, I wasn't really expecting. And I sure wasn't expecting that ending!

I loved the first book, Being Jamie Baker, it was a fun, light, adorable, kick-ass super hero kind of read. I consumed it in one sitting. I can say that More Than Jamie Baker was just as fun, light and adorable as the first, however, a bit more serious than its counterpart. Nonetheless, still such a fun read and a wonderful addition to the series!
“That's right. I, Jamie Baker, the world's only superpowered girl, comes complete with supersenses, deadly lightning bolts, and - you guessed it - the ability to superkiss someone.
Evildoers of the world, beware.” 
I love Jamie Baker! She is, literally, a kick-ass chick with some amazing superhero powers. She is still that cocky girl from the first book, but I could definitely see the growth in her since then.  Jamie is still struggling with her powers, and what to do with them when something happens that makes her realize she really does have the potential to do great things. My heart definitely went out to her in this book. Jamie gets tested probably more so than in this book than the first book. But this girl is strong, and I love that about her!

Now, if you have read the first book, you know a boy by the name of Ryan Miller. Oh cocky, full of himself, Ryan Miller. I love me some Ryan Miller. Oh yes! He is a great male character and such a wonderful boyfriend to Jamie. He really is there for her throughout the book, helping her when she really goes through some emotions about how to handle her powers. 
Like the first book, Ryan is Jamie’s strength and he does a great job at being plain awesome.

I do adore those two characters to pieces, and it was nice seeing how much they have grown since the first book. They definitely both get tested in this one! But their strength really comes through vividly.

Some old faces return and some new faces appear. Each one definitely added a new dimension to the book, and some even brought some nice tension to the story. One character really changes a lot of things for Jamie.

The story was nicely built and paced. Though I was able to predict a few outcomes, there was one thing I really didn't see coming. And it blew me out of the water! Though I was able to predict a few things, I couldn't put this book down. I found it to be a great addition to the series.

Oh, and that ending! Be calm my breaking heart! That ending changes so much! I can’t believe that happened, and just, wow, my heart!! I need the next book now!
Ryan is the equivalent of rainbows and sunshine and all things fluffy wrapped up in an extremely gorgeous package. If he were a superhero, he'd be Happy Go Lucky Man and his power would be the ability to kill you with kindness.
More than Jamie Baker was a great second book in the series. I love the world that Kelly has created! It was nice being back in that world and I loved seeing Jamie and Ryan once more! I definitely recommend this series if you love a light, fun, and adorable read that deals with superheroes, secret organizations, a swoony guy, and a girl that knows how to kick some butt! 



5 comments:

  1. You love these so much I have got to make time for them. I love that you mention the love interest is a strength to her and not a cause of more drama. Great review Magen!

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  2. Glad it was a good addition even if more serious

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  3. ok... So I am pretty sure that your heart still hasn't settled!! lol Fantastic review Magen! I think I need to try this series for myself!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  4. Love bad ass heroines. Glad you liked it so much, Magen. It definitely sounds like a fun series.

    Thanks for your great review!

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  5. I still haven't gotten to read the first book, but I definitely have it on my list! This sounds like a cute, fun read and I love the superhero angle! Great review girl- I'm glad you enjoyed this one as well!

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