Sunday, July 28, 2013

Book Review : The Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma (The Devil's Triangle #1)



The Devil's Triangle
(The Devil's Triangle #1)
Author: Toni De Palma
Date Published:  February 15th, 2013
Device: Ebook
Source: Author



Goodreads Summary:

When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.


While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out.


While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.



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My Review:

Meet Grace 



For Grace, her life is all about decisions. The good ones and the bad ones she's made. She used to be happy, but one day a wrong decision shattered her world. Now, she can only dream of being with the people she loves.




Meet Cooper 






Juvenile delinquent one day, High school football star the next, Cooper wants to know where he belongs. Is it in the life where he struggles or the one where he has a loving family and friends? Wich one is his reality?







What happen's when the Devil's sister pulls some strings? Well, for Cooper it means getting a chance to redeem himself and fight for a place in heaven. Cooper never felt like he belonged in his other life. When he gets this second chance at life, it leaves him confused, but he accepts it. His mission? Find a girl called Grace. He is given one month to find her and save her, but from what?

When he starts his mission he is surprised to find the kind of life that is offered to him: a loving family, having many friends and being the star in the football team. On his first day back on earth he meets Grace. She is an unexpected surprise with her pink hair, piercings and smart mouth.

The more he steps into his new life, the more Cooper is confused. Who are all these people? Why can't he remember them? He finds himself feeling a strong connection to Grace, but for some unknown reason she keeps on pushing him away. As the days go by he finds himself stuck in a life size puzzle. Putting all the pieces together and playing against the rules could put him and the people he loves in danger and close the doors of heaven.

In this journey, it's all about pulling the right strings so that GOOD wins over EVIL.



My Rating:


I give The Devil's triangle, 3 1/2 funny and intriguing stars! I'm a huge fan of YA and Paranormal novels. This book has a nice mix of both. Cooper caught my attention from the start with his sense of humor. His story was a page turner for sure! This story is told from a male POV. I usually enjoy a book from a male POV, but in this one something was missing: my connection with Grace. Once I got to read more of the story I understood why I was feeling that way. For me, Grace is still an enigma and I know that in the next installment I will find out more about her. It took me a bit of time to connect with her, but after a couple of chapters and understanding her decision, she won me over.

I did enjoy the diversity of the characters in this story. Ryan, Cooper's brother, was one of my favorites. Blake, Grace's boyfriend, was the one that almost got a virtual slap from me. He just played with my nerves!!!


The plot was very well written and it was filled with many twists and turns that I did not expext. It had me asking myself plenty of questions. The story did answer some of them, but I was left with some unanswered ones. I can't wait to read what's next for Cooper and Grace. We get a sneak peek of Devil's Temptation (The Devil's Triangle #2) at the end of this book and I devoured that first chapter. This story is far from being over!











About the Author:


Who am I? Well, let's start with who I am NOT. I am Not tall. I am Not a genius. And though a lot of people have assumed I was, I was never, ever a cheerleader in high school. Actually, I was a klutz, a nerd and kind of quiet when I was in high school. I am still a klutz, a much better listener than I am a talker (though my husband would probably disagree with that) and still a nerd (and very proud of that thank you!)

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and when I was a kid I loved to wander the streets with my best friend John. We'd disappear for the whole day, returning conveniently when it was time for dinner. During the summer, I'd dance in the spray of the johnny pump (the fire hydrant). Some summers I'd spend in Ischia, the Italian island where my dad was from.


I have always loved to travel and wander. My most valued possession is my passport. I love to write stories that take me and my readers places and of course I love traveling places to do the research for my books (can you say write offs!). I write Middle Grade and YA both contemporary and paranormal romance but I like to read everything and discover new and unusual books.





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8 comments:

  1. Oh this ones sounds pretty good! I love twists in books that take me by surprise!

    Great review!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Tonya ;)

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  2. I haven't heard of The Devil's Triangle before, but the story sounds cool. That premise is unique and I love your casting picks. Great review, Mikki!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I agree, it's a pretty unique story ;)

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  3. Great review Mikki!!! I have had this on my to read list for quite a while because I think is sounds unique. I love your casting! Such a shame you couldn't connect with Grace, hopefully you can in book 2!!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth!

      I'm sure I will, book#2 sounds really good.

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    1. It was a great read!

      I'll be waiting anxiously for Devil's Temptation ;)

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