• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Saturday, March 9, 2013

{Review} The Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma

The Devil's Triangle
by Toni De Palma
Series: The Devil's Triangle (#1)
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Source:  e-book courtesy of authors publicist
Available as of February 15, 2013
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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.

I was really looking forward to reading The Devil's Triangle, but sadly it fell flat for me. It sounded like it was going to be an enticing read, but it didn't hold my attention like I'd hoped it would.

Cooper just died, but now he's given a second chance to redeem himself. His mission: to find and save Grace. What he doesn't know is what exactly he is saving her from and how he's going to complete his task.

The big game players in The Devil's Triangle were Cooper, Grace, and Blake. Of these three, Blake was by far my favorite. I feel like he had this insecure obsession surrounding his relationship with Grace and I thought it was funny whenever he put Cooper in a headlock to deter his communication with Grace. As for Grace, I feel like she took a backseat throughout the story. We see her through Coopers eyes, but we don't have a ton of contact with her. 

I'm not really sure what to say about The Devil's Triangle. It really just didn't hold my attention and I frequently found my mind wandering to my daily life, TV shows and other books. I felt somewhat lost while reading, which could be due to my inability to focus. This caused me to frequently put the book down. While the story didn't capture my attention, I did like that it was written from Cooper and only Cooper's point of view. Had any of it been from Grace's eyes, I don't think the overall impact would have been the same.

Overall, The Devil's Triangle was an okay read, but I found difficulty in paying attention and staying immersed in the story.While this book wasn't for me, you may enjoy it. 

FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.  


Chey said...

I felt the same with this one. When I first accepted it for review, I was sure that it was going to be amazing and different from most of the books I've read lately. Unfortunately I didn't connect with any of the characters and the story wasn't at all what I hoped it would be. Thanks for sharing! :)

the_bosix said...

And I thought I had finally found a good enough Paranormal YA, I was so ready to read it the first chance I get.
But now, after your review and what Cheyenne wrote, I'm not so sure I want to read it anymore. Maybe, if I get a print copy, then I'd give it a chance.
Thank you for sharing!

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