Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields, 342 Pages (October 15th, 2013)
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Check out my review of: Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #1)
Synopsis: 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.
Review: 4 Stars - More Than Jamie Baker By Kelly Oram is the second in the Jamie Baker series and let me tell you, it sure did live up to the “More” in its title. These books are always such a fun read yet as the characters grow and get older their issues change and in this installment there were a lot of changes going around.
Jamie and Ryan are finally out of High School and away in college. Readers of “New Adult” looking for a story that is free of sex, that tends to come with the category, should pick these up! It’s not often that you find a title in this category that doesn’t have sex through it, yet with Orams writing and how character driven her books are, there’s nothing at all missing because really, she has everything else and then some! Plus, during this age and time in their adult lives there’s more going on and I know I enjoyed a book that wasn’t focused on just the over the top intimate part of a couple’s relationship. While sex in “New Adult” titles far from bothers me, this was just a new change. I believe that this is a fantastic showing of just how well a “New Adult” title can be written, without the sex.
I loved Jamie’s story in the first book – Being Jamie Baker. I loved watching her navigate Ryan’s interest and watching her try to deal with her ever growing powers. Her parents are present in both books and want nothing but what’s best for her and that’s keeping these powers under wraps. Ryan’s the same and man, that guy will do anything to 1) keep Jamie safe and 2) get her into a wonder woman costume. The second is beyond comical, trust me there.
There are some characters from the first book that make appearances through this one which some were welcomed and some you just wanted to smack. There are some new key players that’ll have you grinding your teeth, just as I was. There are also new struggles for Jamie and Ryan and trouble around every corner.
To me Oram writes extremely absorbing characters. Her writing always flows with ease and I’m always left wanting more. I am such a fan of everything I’ve read of hers so far and I look forward to what’s next.
Speaking of what’s next…. Kelly… that ending!?! I wanted to scream! I wanted to throw my Kindle! How on earth could you leave us hanging like that?! That’s one of the worst cliffhanger endings I have EVER read! I was hoping and praying for one outcome and you gave us… well, not that at all. I still am affected by it weeks after reading! Talk about rough… *sigh*
Oram is without a doubt an auto buy/read author. I highly recommend her titles and suggest keeping an eye out for more from her in the future. I think she has some amazing things in the works… or at least I’m assuming she does because that’s how she’s been in the past. I can’t wait for more and you shouldn’t wait any longer either! Go grab one of her titles today and enjoy!