Remember Jamie Baker is the explosive and long-awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy.
Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost.
When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
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What’s it about?
First off some main info:
Author: Kelly Oram
Title: Remember Jamie Baker
Published: June 10th 2016
Series: Jamie Baker Series #3
Version: Amazon Kindle Version (315 pages)
Would I recommend it: Yes, if you like supernatural stuff and YA!
Rating: 5 Stars
Watch out, this review contains spoilers because it’s the third part in the series!!
Jamie Baker already had to face a lot of struggles in her past and they won’t stop coming now… Quite the opposite actually! When Jamie was a teenager she got into a car accident with her boyfriend and whilst she, through some complicated reactions, received electricity-related Superpowers her boyfriend died. This presented a lot of trouble in her home town and she was forced to start anew in a new town and a school where she would be known as “The Ice Queen”. The first and second parts of the series talk about her High School and College years and how she got out of her self-induced exile. At the end of the second part Jamie got captured by a cruel company called Visticorp so this is where our story starts.
In a massive explosion, caused by her own powers, Jamie has now lost all her memories and to make matters worse, is more or less held captive by her former friend Teodoro. Teddy doesn’t tell Jamie the truth about herself and her past life, he rather chooses to keep her in the dark. Not only that, but he also makes up lies like him being her fiance, fake names of course, and holds back that he was a part in Visticorp’s plans. After a doctor’s visit and a resulting fight with Teddy, Jamie flees to a motel in Las Vegas where she is soon found by Visticorp and luckily, after an attack by super soldiers, by a secret military organisation that Ryan had joined after her disappearance. Now an extremely difficult journey back to herself starts that leads her closer to Ryan and their connection but also to Visticorp’s cruel intentions…She meets new friends that have superpowers as well but is also exposed to the troubles of meeting her family and not knowing how to feel towards them. Opposing all the stones in her path, Jamie finally gets her happy end along with her memories…
Ahhh, this series!! I waited so long for this final part of a series that I love and when it came out I definitely wasn’t disappointed!! When I found out the release date my initial reaction was kinda like:
“Is this for real? Is it a drill?”
Which soon turned into a giant explosion of happiness and excitement!!
I absolutely love this book and the entire series I have to say. A big part of that is obviously the main topic – Superpowers! As I’ve said before I really like supernatural books and along with those go superpowers. I have also read other books by this author which have all provided an awesome reading experience, both, through the characters and stories as well as the writing style. I can’t really put my finger on why but I really enjoy Oram’s writing style. For one, it flows nicely and keeps the story going in an interesting fashion where you not once feel like something is boring and could’ve been left out. I like how the story progresses and feel like it’s well thought through. The ending was also a pro because I, personally, didn’t expect it to happen that way. Big plus right there! Each action in the story has its own perks and is important for the book. Another huge part of the writing style is obviously also Jamie’s dry character that bleeds into the wording and structure of the book.
Moving on to the characters… I FREAKING LOVE JAMIE BAKER! She actually id one of my favorite characters in books. Even though she had this rough past and had exiled herself she is still so loving towards the people who are close to her and would always put her own needs behind of theirs. This becomes obvious again when she would rather die than hurt Ryan near the end. I know, some people might have a different opinion on those thing especially but this is mine and I love this character trait of Jamie. Another thing that just makes me laugh and makes up a lot of this book’s appeal is Jamie’s sarcasm and dry character. This made me laugh so many times and, it’s just so great… The other main character in this story is Ryan Miller. He always kinda reminds me of a puppy honestly – he’s just such an amazing person and I fell in love with him immediately in the first book. He’s friendly, cute and excitable but also in-depth his character is loyal, loving, fierce and trustworthy, to just name a few of his qualities. I talked about this before in my Book Shuffle post but I’m gonna repeat it here anyways. His character strength becomes obvious throughout this part of the series when Ryan at first never gives up looking for Jamie. For all he knows she could’ve just decided to leave him or even died, but he never once let this possibility get him down or interfere with his search. Later, when he has found her he also shows his personality by never giving up hope on getting her back or at least helping her whenever he can! These two and their relationship gave me so many happy moments during the whole series and I can’t thank Kelly Oram enough for that.
Now I HAVE TO rant a little bit about my least favorite character that I absolutely hate. I hat him with a passion – Teodoro. This little rat of a human being not worth wandering the earth!! I immediately knew something was up with this guy when he was first introduced in the second book in the series. But what’s really important are his actions in this, the third, book:
- He freaking kept her whole past from her and led her to believe that she was his fiancee. That made me hate him so much!
- Following the first point, he didn’t contact Ryan!!! I mean come on! Have a heart!
- VISTICORP – Point made. Enough said.
- Controlling her brain because she doesn’t love him as more than a friend! What’s wrong with you dude? Guess you didn’t learn how to lose when you were a kid…
So in conclusion I can say that I really enjoyed this book and can only recommend this for any fans of YA, supernatural powers, and a little action. The series is definitely worth a read, so check it out! I give this book 5 Stars!
Thank you guys for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review and my opinion of this book! 🙂