Book Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Title: Being Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Superpowers, Fantasy, Romance, Chick Lit,
Release Date: June 14th, 2010 (Kindle Edition)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
"Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bite, but mine actually starts with a kiss..."
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?
WARNING: Extreme babbling.

Now, where do I begin? This book was recommended to me by a guy friend. Yes, a guy, straight guy, I can't really begin to fathom how he read this book and enjoyed it as much as I did. Why? It's not your normal Paranormal book (that's sounds, what I mean to say is that from the beginning of this book it oozes of Chick Lit. Of girly girl things. I don't really expect to love this book. I was kind of wanting to read other books before I finish The Golden Lily (yes, review will come for that) because as much as I don't want to admit, Golden Lily didn't keep my attention (I'll explain that when the review comes).

Anyway. On to the review. Have I said that I love this book, yet? I did? Well, let me tell you again, I super love it! You could see I gave it 5 stars that's how I love the book. If I could I'd give it an A+! This book had me from the first line. 

The plot is something I haven't read for awhile. Definitely Chick Lit like but with a touch of supernatural powers. Jamie Baker character is a refreshing one, for me that is. I haven't read main female characters with superpowers, when I say superpowers, not like Vampires, Werewolves, Half-Demon, Angels, Nephilim, Witch or the likes. Jamie Baker is like Superman. The difference--besides the obvious she's a girl--was that she's really not like man of steel. I mean, she still could get hurt, achy body and all. And unlike Superman, she couldn't fly but she has this ability that made Ryan Miller go crazy about. Besides the fact that she's so hot. She's also an outcast, well, she chose to be one and she has a reputation of Ice Queen in their school.

Ryan Miller is funny, a quarterback, outgoing, hot, witty and conceited type of guy. Too much. BUT that's what I love about him. He reminds me of Adrian of Vampire Academy with his witty comebacks. I love everything about Ryan. He's not that pushy (not the pushy kind of jerk), he's really nice to other people, especially girls. Gentleman if you ask me.

"Denial is very unhealthy for a person, Jamie."
"In my dreams you're usually dressed like Wonder Woman." 
“I kissed Ryan, and it charged him up like a freaking Duracell.” 

It's nice to read stories where the parents are supportive to their child. Annoying but you just have to love them back. So I totally love this book. And there are some scenes I laughed with them, smirk along with Ryan Miller, grins, I also cried a bit too. 

I must admit, I didn't expect the twist. I mean, I didn't think that he'll be obsess with Jamie. I thought he's a super nice guy but that just a front. If you wanna know who I'm talking about, go grab a copy! It's a definitely must read book! :) You'll never regret reading this. BTW, Imagine Megan Fox as Jamie Baker. ;)

Also, check out Kissing Jamie Baker. Ryan Miller's POV of the kiss. :) 

Watch the Book Trailer for Being Jamie Baker. ;)


Christina said...

I totally added this to my GR when I saw your gush-tastic review. Although Megan Fox is a huge turnoff. Haha. :-p

lexiechan said...

LOL! I thought she's hot. You don't think so? :P anyway, thank you for reading the review! :) Never mind Megan Fox and just imagine anyone you want. Haha.

Yanee said...

Ate! Dun sa Kissing Jamie Baker, tama bang Jess Shultz yung head cheerleader na may gusto kay Ryan? hindi ba Paige? :D baka mali na naman ang nabasa kong ebook. just checking ;)

lexiechan said...

um. Pareho silang may gusto kay Ryan. :D Pero ang head cheerleader is Paige.

Yanee said...

ooh, okay, thaaaaanks! ;)

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