September 23, 2013

Review + Giveaway: No Angel by Helen Keeble


Welcome to my review stop on the No Angel blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!
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Title: No Angel 
Author: Helen Keeble 
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication date: October 8th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Angels, Humor
My Review Copy: Paperback ARC from Publisher

Blurb:
Rafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for senior year, he discovered that he is the ONLY male student. But what should have been a godsend isn’t exactly heaven on Earth.
Raffi’s about to learn that St. Mary’s is actually a hub for demons-and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day. Raffi knows he’s no angel-but it’s pretty hard to deny that there’s some higher plan at work when he wakes up one morning to discover a glowing circle around his head.
Helen Keeble’s debut novel, Fang Girl, has been praised for its pitch-perfect teen voice, and VOYA called it “refreshing and reminiscent of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series.” No Angel brings you angels and demons like you’ve never seen them-complete with the wry humor of Vladimir Tod, sinfully irreverent romance, and some hilariously demonic teenage dilemmas.

***My Review***
This is not your typical YA angel book, in fact, it is the complete opposite! In No Angel, author Helen Keeble pokes fun at all of the traditional angel/demon tropes that have been seen over and over again in YA books. She really turns the genre on it's head with this goofy, fun, and quick read.
Our main character Rafael is the first boy at an all girls boarding school. (I'm sure you can imagine the room for humor there.) There really isn't a whole lot of characterization, but it really wasn't necessary. The charaters' dialogue, which is super over the top but completely works, is really all that is needed to get to know them. 
This is not a book that you are supposed to take seriously! It is meant to be goofy, predictable, and over-the-top. It is a humorous mish/mash of all things angel and demon, with some boarding school thrown in for good measure. This is a very quick read that will have you laughing and rolling your eyes(which is the point) as you read. There is some mystery as we try to figure out who the demons really are and plenty of plot here to keep the story moving toward it's humorously satisfying conclusion.
If you are looking for a quick and funny read that dosen't take itself very seriously, then this is the book for you. Want to see how Keeble picks fun at those angel books that we have all read and probably even swooned over? Check out No Angel! You will get a good many laughs out of this one, plus a little paranormal mystery on the side.
 ***My Rating***
4/5 STARS

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About the Author:
Helen Keeble is not, and never has been, a vampire. She has however been a teenager. She grew up partly in America and partly in England, which has left her with an unidentifiable accent and a fondness for peanut butter crackers washed down with a nice cup of tea. She now lives in West Sussex, England, with her husband, daughter, two cats, and a variable number of fish. To the best of her knowledge, none of the fish are undead.
Her first novel, a YA vampire comedy called FANG GIRL, is out 11th Sept 2012, from HarperTeen.
She also has another YA paranormal comedy novel (provisionally titled NO ANGEL) scheduled for Sept 2013.


***Tour Giveaway***
- Signed copy of No Angel
- Copy of Fang Girl
- Stickers
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24 comments:

  1. i really like the sound of this book thankss

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  2. Ohhh I think I'll enjoy this! Thanks for the heads up. :)

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  3. Glad you enjoyed it, Jessica! This sounds like a super fun read and Fangirl was hilarious so I imagine this one is right up my alley as well! Great review!

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  4. Great review! Ohh this book sounds really good, I can't wait to read it.

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  5. sounds fun :) Thanks for the fun review!

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  6. Ooh, this one looks good. I'm glad you liked it. (: I don't read angel books very often, but I loved Angelfall so I hope this one's just as good.

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  7. Book looks awesome will have to read soon.

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  8. Goofy and over the top are perfect, in my opinion. Fang Girl is on my TBR and now No Angel has been added to that list. This sounds like a perfect pick me up book. Thank you for the review!

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  9. I love books about angels, generally speaking.
    This book sounds pretty good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    cool_cat97@msn.com

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  10. great review! looking forward to release :)

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  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  12. Love the cover & the blurb tells me I'm in for a great read.

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  13. Great review this book looks and sounds like an awesome fun read thanks for the great giveaway!

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  14. I want this,Love your review.Thanks for posting.

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  15. Great review and this looks amazing :))))

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  16. I love the idea of a spoof on the typical YA paranormal books!

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  17. Sometimes you just need a fun, silly read and this one sounds perfect like that! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  18. Sounds like so much fun! thanks for sharing :D

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  19. This book is awesome! got to add it on my TBR list! Thank you!

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  20. I'm very intrigued! Both sound great! Added to my tbr list :D

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  21. Looks fun... Thanks for your review! :)

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