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

16162774Blurb from Goodreads

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.

ebook, 342 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Bluefields
edition language: English
series: Jamie Baker
genre: Sci-fi, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
More Than Jamie Baker is indeed more than its prequel, Being Jamie Baker. This book has more stories and actions. Our superhero, Jamie Baker isn’t in the little pond anymore. She has to face dangerous ocean with more evil villains, much more dangerous complete with sophisticated gadgets to bring her down.

Although it’s been a while since I read her story, it wasn’t hard for me to connect with her again. It was like my mind instantly remembered her and I didn’t have to skim book 1 just to refresh my memory and understand her story in the first place, the thing I sometimes need to do with a series. She’s still witty, sarcastic, independent, temperamental and funny. She’s still the Jamie Baker I knew from book 1. And so does Ryan and other characters. I loved that they are still who they are. A year didn’t turn them to characters I didn’t know.

And I never got bored reading Jamie and Ryan relationship, though I got less of it than its prequel. They don’t do everything together. There are pages that describe they do what they have to do separately. I like knowing that they have life outside their relationship and have someone else in their life. Hence Becky and Jamie relationship feel more real to me. I can understand why Jamie so protective of Becky, despite the fact that they only be friend for a year. And reading Jamie and Ryan relationship is still as good as when I first read them. I just love their dialogues. They are so funny and perfect together.

However, I also kinda wish that Jamie is more careful with her superpower and aware of the consequences of her action now. What she does in first half of book was quite unbelievable and frustrating me. I do understand her feeling but I just think she’s not careful enough to keep her superpower secret. She doesn’t lay low enough, though she keeps herself in disguise.

And talk about what most of reviewers talk, the ending. As much as it has an interesting and surprising epilogue, I think I can say that it didn’t surprise me much. I was practically waiting for it to come. And knowing that Jamie fall to the trap easily makes me sort of blame it to herself. But don’t worry Jamie, I’ll still read the sequel because the epilogue makes me even more want to know your story.

Result: 3 out of 5 stars

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