REVIEW: Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #1) by Kelly Oram

Title: Being Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Series: Jamie Baker #1
Publisher: Bluefields
Date of Release: June 14th 2010
Pages: 353

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?

Just look at that cover. LOOK AT IT! Its so pretty! With the vibrant pink and the effect of lightening... its so stunning :0) Here is the cover for the next book in the series, again... stunning!
Kelly Oram is an author whose writing style and comedy has never disappointed me! This book is hilarious but with a serious side of a girl trying to hide her true powers away from prying eyes... and then we have a hot jock, I mean, what could go wrong?

After a tragedy that left ice queen Jamie Baker lost, confused and with some extra out-of-this-world abilities. To keep her true identity and powers locked away, she must become the person everyone ignores, hates and most importantly, avoids. And boy, does she do a good job at it! But when she kisses the famous Ryan Miller for a bet, all hiding soon goes out the window as she is faced with a new challenge. Can she allow herself to trust again? Though soon, the school catches up on her past, can she keep her control around the stalker press, or will all her hard work be ruined by a clumsy mistake?

Jamie is a wicked character (there is no other word to describe her) she is hated by everyone, but keeps her composure amazingly well and NEVER shows any sign of weakness... until Mr Miller comes along. She is also a delicate character who seems to hide behind her status as the ice queen, she keeps her feelings and secrets locked tight away until it appears as if she is physically about to explode. And then you have her hair and eye colour... Learning about her past life is also really interesting, the way in which her personality has been completely transformed as if another person has taken over her.

I also like Ryan. You could easily see that he loved to annoy Jamie, however, he was kind and caring towards her when she needed help and the way he dealt with her powers and training... hah! Hilarious! He was also a character who was not all that he seems, he is delicate and fragile with problems of his own but the way they worked together was adorable to watch and that they would do anything to keep secrets under lock and key for their safety.

You also had a lot of action, especially where Jamie's powers were concerned. She was totally bad-ass and has easily become one of my favourite Superheros. The danger and suspense was also ever present, just the thought of scientists coming to drag her away immediately strikes fear into you. But, sarcastic-ness was very present in the way Jamie would speak and in some of her actions. This added to her character making her more interesting to watch as her character developed. I also loved the plot, so gripping with twists and turns that made you jump, and then BAM! Something unexpected hits you in the face.

This book is a roller coaster ride that will take you from heartbroken to adrenaline rushed when the action scenes occurred to happiness!

Look out for my review of the next book in the series in the next coming weeks: More Than Jamie Baker.

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