Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: Devil's Triangle

Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma

Synopsis (From Goodreads): 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.. 

Cooper is dead, but when he gets a chance to redeem himself by none other than Lucifer's spitfire sister, Lucy, he gets tossed into a boy's life who's got everything. A loving parents, a caring older brother, a spot on the football team. The one thing he doesn't have is the girl he needs to find, a girl named Grace, who he's instantly drawn to but who's with an abusive jerk of a boyfriend who could pummel Cooper to dust if he looked at Grace the wrong way. Cooper soon learns that he's more connected to this new life than he originally thought and there are sinister secrets hidden in his memories that ties him and Grace together, or are keeping them apart, and he has to remember them before it's too late.

The first thing that drew me to this story was the interesting premise. It sounded original and unique, and to top it off, it has a well-written male perspective, which is really hard to find in stories. Cooper was funny but still honest and determined, that made the story worth reading.

The start of the story felt a bit slow for me as I kept waiting for things to happen, but once the twists and turns started (and what some twists they were), it sure picked up pace and kept me wanting to find out what's going to happen next.

Overall, even with the slow start, this story still had a good build up with twists that will keep the reader guessing and a believable male character and I'd recommend this story for anyone that loves stories from a male perspective or a different love story. It will be interesting to see where Cooper and Grace's story goes next.


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