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.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 EarthRaffi'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.
After hearing how hilarious Fang Girl was, I was curious to check out No Angel. It had an entertaining male lead and an hilarious plot.
Rafael was awesome, especially since so many things he did made me laugh out loud. He originally doesn’t know he’s an angel, but I thought that was something unique to do with the plot, since he has to go through everything without previous knowledge of what being an angel is like. The side character, Krystal, has a pretty unique personality, too. Rafael and her were hilarious together.
The setting at an all-girls (except for Rafe) boarding school is awesome, although some of the rules and regulations did get to be somewhat unbelievable at time. For instance, the girls give each other grades based on how popular they are. The plot was intense, but kind of funny too, with there not being much of a serious tone on anything. No Angel had a pretty lighthearted feel to it.
I didn’t like the romance because of how unlikable the love interest was. Faith struck me as somewhat ignorant and it was really frustrating how she allowed herself to be pushed around. She defended all the girls who bullied her and I didn’t like the way she treated Rafe very much. Their relationship didn’t develop too much, though, and most of the emphasis was put on the main events of the story.
No Angel is a book I’d recommend to anyone looking for a fun, entertaining read. I’d give it 3 out of 5 flowers! :)
AUTHOR BIOHelen 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.
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