Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Jamie Baker #2
Print Length: 249 pages
Publisher: Bluefields (October 13, 2013)
Genre: Science Fiction/Superhero
Source: Author for review
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
About the Book:
The second book in the Jamie Baker series!
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
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.
About Kelly Oram:
Kelly Oram wrote her first
novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The
Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She’s
obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by
the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and
The Bake-ster does it again! This is the second installment of the Jamie
Baker series and it is just as good as the first. Jamie starts college
in this book, along with Becky, Ryan, and a mysterious new friend that
has a whopping crush on Jamie. In fact, it seems like every member of
the male species (besides Carter) that she runs into has a thing for
her. As she starts exploring her superhero abilities, she discovers more
about herself, and also makes herself more vulnerable.
This book is slightly more action packed and a little less humorous than
the first. There are still lots of sweet/corny Ryan and Jamie moments
that made me utterly happy. I love their banter. I was also surprised
with the way Mike played into this story and how his character
developed. After the first book, I felt like his character and the
issues surrounding him had been left completely unresolved, but this
book took care of my concerns about him.
I didn’t find the ending to be as shocking as everyone else seemed to. I
could see most of it coming right from the first page. It only made
sense. And knowing beforehand that there was a cliffhanger ending made it less frustrating. The epilogue did make me extremely anxious for book three,
though. I almost wish I
would have waited to read this series until the last book was out so I
could save myself the torture of waiting.
Content: A bit of suggestive talk and some superhero action, but clean overall.
The Cover: Electric! Sorry, bad joke. I love this cover. It is bright and fun and really gives the feel of the book.