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Being Jamie Baker

(Jamie Baker #1)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  6,645 ratings  ·  670 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 2nd Cover Art, 353 pages
Published June 14th 2010 by Bluefields
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Vinaya
There was one very, very disturbing thing about this book. The hero pouted. A LOT!

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I actually feel bad giving this book 2.5 stars. The writing's pretty decent (not amazing, but decent) and it has short flashes of humor and sweetness that actually made me smile. I'm a little in love with the love interest too, despite his very many, many, MANY pouts. Unfortunately, this book suffered from a severe case of CoFA syndrome.


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So here's the story of Jamie Baker. She gets turned into a superhero during a
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Jenny Levine
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THAT WAS AWESOMESAUCE!

Uhm okay... So, where do I begin?



Yes, it all started with a KISS...not just any other kiss...an ELECTRIFYING KISS!

BUT FIRST, Let's get to know our lead characters Shall we?

Jamie Baker , who after a freak accident involving a tanker truck full of toxic waste, an electric tower and a convertible, developed comic book-like super powers. She became electrically charged and enhanced her natural senses. The same accident also involved her boyfriends death, which made her
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Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
DNF @30%
Oh please. What is ailing the YA genre?
Lex
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lex by: JPR™
EDIT: Oh sheesh!!! I love the new cover!!!

Originally posted here: http://lexiereads.blogspot.com/2012/0...

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 confusing.lol), what I mean to say is that from the beginning of this book it oozes of Chick Lit. Of girly girl things. I
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Joshua
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Okay, yes, I'm a guy and this book is very pink, so let me give you a quick frame of reference: I like romance/relationship stories, and I can get just as excited about a good chick flick as I can about the next James Bond film. I enjoy all forms of "Pride & Prejudice", Sandra Bullock rom/coms, and I really enjoyed reading "Twilight" until the end, when it tried to become an action flick (I didn't even read the last fifty pages). As for YA books, "The Hunger Games" is my favorite (I don't ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
Aug 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who like "Ice Queen" fan fics
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: Browsing through the Kindle
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TO: Any Legitimate Superhero Organization in the world and other worlds in their respected universes
FROM: A Concerned Citizen
SUBJECT: Jamie Baker (alias Ice Queen, The Most Beautiful Girl in the School)

To Whom It May Concern:

It has come to my attention that there is this girl named Jamie Baker who thinks she is a superhero. She's not.

Despite the fact that she'll tell you she's a superhero forty thousand times and has super powers.

Yes, I know most of you have
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Elspeth
This review is going to contain spoilers.


This book annoyed the shit out of me. I just couldn't find myself liking any of the characters. I stuck it out and finished the book hoping that ending would at least make this an okay read. No, it didn't.

The whole rape thing in this book really pissed me off. There was no consequences for the rapist in here other than Jamie slightly roughing him up and telling don't do it again.

Jamie you are a fucking idiot if you think that will make him stop. Yeah,
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Katy
Jun 22, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - Okay, this is going to be one of those books that I'm rating not for its quality but for how much fun I had reading it (sorry Mitch). The story is not great, but the dialogue can be pretty funny at times.

Honestly, I thought the concept of how Jamie got her supernatural powers was kind of silly. I was a bit frustrated that I was about halfway through before I even got an idea of what happened. And my reaction was to scoff incredulously about its absurdity. It wasn't until the true
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Cara Leopard
Apr 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
So, I'm a young working mother with NO time to get sucked-in to new books. I though I'd read the first page and then see what happens. Of course for the next 24 hours I was sitting under a lamp in a snuggie, giggling to myself, with my kid in the other room glued to FINDING NEMO and my husband practically starving to death. This book was a refreshing change of pace from most young adult books that can seem rather sensored and vanilla. It's wit and sass makes it exciting without the four letter ...more
♥ Sarah
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
5 ELECTRIFYING, SUPER STARS!
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**Song on repeat: Perfect Kiss, by Marie Hines**

I really enjoyed, Serial Hottie so I knew I would be getting a bundle package of fun, excitement, and cuteness from this book. The premise seemed interesting, but when I delved into the story, I couldn’t peel my eyes away...

The story is quite simple: Jamie Baker, aka “Ice Queen” and loner, is not your average teen. After a tragic car accident that costs her bf Derek’s life, she’s also forever changed; she turns
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Natalie
Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Natalie by: Kelly Oram (author)
In a Sentence:Being Jamie Baker is an impressively fun debut novel with a loveable heroine.

My Thoughts
I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Being Jamie Baker for review, so a huge thanks goes out to the author, Kelly Oram, and to her publishing group at Bluefields!

Being Jamie Baker was the perfect summer read for me. It was light and fun, but it still had serious undertones. The first line was pretty catchy, so I had no trouble getting into the book, and the plot moved at just the right
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Unholy Unicorn
Everything you've likely heard about BEING JAMIE BAKER is true, provided you've heard it's sweet, funny, and wildly entertaining.

It's a tremendously fresh experience. I mean, c'mon! It's practically a chick-lit. A chick-lit with superpowers, how cool is that?

This is Unholy Unicorn, and this is my review. Well, not really. More like an interview/I'm delusional/crap/don't mind me/I'm sorry please don't be scared with me/I just have nothing better to do/nonsense. Not really.

Uhhhmm... something
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voluptuous_sheen
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to voluptuous_sheen by: Lex

Wow! Just reading the 1st two paragraphs of this book will give you way to be hooked.and all the way it gives me a lot of smile, laugh,giggles..at first im really interested on how they will work things out, im always looking forward on how or what ryan will do to get Jamie as his girlfriend.. i do love the story/Jamie-ryan love story.hahaha:D

how I wish I have my own ryan miller..a young guy known for his wholesome good looks and a super positive person.

I desire to have superkissing powers as
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Ornella (Nyx)
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: abandoned-series
I LOVE RYAN! xD
He has that perfect balance of, playfulness, being cocky, funny, serious, but sweet. *SIGH*

Ok, on to the book. I had a bit of a problem with Jamie at first. The whole pity party and self punishment/exclusion and how she wasn't good enough for Ryan, was getting a bit on my nerves, but she totally made up for it when she started kicking ass with her powers at the end.

The plot wasn't anything mind-blowing, it was all pretty straight forward, but what made the book what it was, was
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Parajunkee
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The book trailer worked for this one! Sold me hook line and sinker, which is total first. I hadn’t read a review, I hadn’t seen a promo - I just saw that trailer. So good job Being Jaime Baker designers, film minions and creative personnel! After reading the book, though, how could they not have made a trailer that rocked it? The book was a great mix of candy coated emotions, touching, funny, a bit edgy, and all together entertaining. I really expected a future ABC Family made for TV movie and ...more
Taylor
It took me long enough to post this, but here it is. Full review.

Being Jamie Baker... There really isn't much else I can say.
I met Kelly Oram through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). A group of us in the same area decided to get together and do a write-in at a local cafe. Kelly joined us, and while we didn't get much writing done, we did do a lot of talking. And in the process, Kelly was telling us how she was publishing her first ever novel.

Now, as we were doing National NOVEL Writing
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Anna
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I think this is my first attempt in actually reading in a book the "superhero" concept that I am a big fan of. I focus mostly on visual entertainment for that matter, since there's at least one movie or show each year containing that ordinary man that gains supernatural strength, speed and so on and so forth.

SO for a first attempt, I think that I did good. Being Jaime Baker is a fun and entertaining read that felt like those first movies about heroes where we focus on their ascend to glory and
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Zoe and the Edge
I still couldn't kiss him. After all, I couldn't turn my only friend into a pile of ashes.

This book is fun! I really liked it.

When Ryan, king of the school, kisses Jamie as part of a bet, everything changes. Ryan decides he wants to know Jamie. Jamie doggedly avoids any advances (she's quite hostile!), but Ryan is pretty damn charming when he wants to be. He helps her control her powers. It took me half the book to get used to Ryan's exuberance and chattiness. He is so not dark and brooding.
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Dilsh Wijesinghe
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Rating


Be aware: This book contains a huge pack of surprises! Geez... That Jamie Baker's life is packed with full of dreadful secrets. Story was really enjoyable & exciting with its captivating turning points. It was completely riveting tale of true love [ Sort of ], passion, dismay, sorrow, deceptive & danger. Every Time when Jamie exposed one of her hidden secrets I started to believe it.... I continued my reading.... & suddenly, that revealed secret was turning to
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Julia
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I started reading this book in summer of 2014..as you can see...that was a long time ago...it started fun...and then just went downhill..if you read my reviews..you'll notice that I'm pretty nice with ratings..but this book screamed 2 for me.


REVIEW:Warning, there will be spoilers!!!!!!---and lots of cussing

Ok, I'm going to start with the good, quickly, so I can get to the bad parts!lol.
>Good: she has powers!
>She is cold and distant-at first..not the annoying kind...the cool kind.
>Cool
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mich
Solid 4 stars! This was SO FUN. A lot of stuff in here was pretty stupid and cheesy and over the top, but still - FUN. Lots of superhero, high school silly goodness with a cute romance.

I binge read this trilogy though, and I gotta say - it's one of those series where you kinda wish you just didn't bother by the end of it. But still, props to this first book which hooked me in right from Chapter 1.
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Being Jamie Baker from Kelly Oram in preparation for reading More Than Jamie Baker in exchange for an honest review shortly after its release, this will in no way effect my opinion on the book!

Even though I had hoped to get both of these read before MTJB released I hit a reading slump thanks to moving and what not this hasn't happened but I did finish
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Edit~A
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!!! After reading lots of desperate and boring and repetitive books this was gift from the Gods!!! I mean it!

First of all the characters! I loved both of them, I loved that he was cocky and he loved the attention and he did not hide it, and he lived in it, but I loved that he was a human being. She, was something else, yeah she thought highly about Ryan...

This guy was on a whole different playing field than like 99.99 percent of all humans cursed with Y chromosomes.

...and after going
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it

Jamie Baker's life is split into two sections. Her BA which is before the accident, she was Miss Popular, a cheerleader and the ultimate pretty and peppy girl and had a great group of friends and an awesome boyfriend Derek. The second half of her life called AA - which is After Accident was like a personality switch had been turned on. Jamie Baker was not the same girl she had been before the accident. In fact, she should have been dead like her boyfriend. However, Jamie turned superheroine like
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Torzilla
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, arc, arc-tour
I was eagerly anticipating BEING JAMIE BAKER when I saw it pop up on Around the World ARC Tours. In fact, saying that the back cover blurb intrigued me would probably be a huge understatement. For some reason, I was craving for a high school read with a cute boy interested in a potentially kick ass heroine.

I loved how Ryan acted with Jamie. I loved their interactions in general. The two were beyond adorable. I actually found myself sighing in jealousy quite a few times. Imagine having the
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Jenny
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bite, but mine actually starts with a kiss. Whether it was a kiss of life or a kiss of death I still haven’t decided, but it was, surprisingly, a really good kiss. Not that I’d ever tell him that.”

This book is amazingly good!!! I enjoyed every minute of reading this, and maybe that explains how I finished it in short span of time. But no kidding though I was really fascinated on how the story flowed.

I was used to reading a
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Trisha Wolfe
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Did you read that first line up there? That’s the first line of the book, wow. I love that line! What better way to start off a novel than with a kiss? I was at a writer’s conference a few weeks ago, and someone brought up a question in one of my sessions about voice. She didn’t understand what all the writers and agents meant by a novel having a voice. Well, if you are a writer and this is a mystery to you, I suggest reading Being Jamie Baker. This novel is a prime example. The author has a ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an enjoyable read. I thought the story was told really well, and I really liked the characters. I especially loved Jamie. She was my favourite in the book. I also really liked Ryan. He was lovable yet also vulnerable. I cannot wait to see how their relationship develops throughout the series. I really liked the mystery aspect of the story. I thought the ending was great, and the romance was good. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. Overall, a great read.
Rachmi
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Right from the start this book surprised me. Jamie Baker, our heroine, has superpower that forced her to become an ice queen, but she doesn't care being called that way, she even doesn't take it personally when one of the hottest girls at school calls her a slut. I often read in YA books, being an outcast will make her pity to herself and care of what people say about her. But not Jamie Baker, although she has difficult life, she always believes of what she capable of and doesn't give a damn of ...more
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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 four children.

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“Besides, if one little kiss makes her a slut, I'd hate to know what that makes you.” 83 likes
“I kissed Ryan, and it charged him up like a freaking Duracell.” 67 likes
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