Seventeen-year-old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, and awakens in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper must return to Earth and 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 isn’t careful. 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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About the Author
Toni De Palma was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a child she spent many summers in Ischia, the Italian island where her father was brought up. Her first middle grade novel, Under the Banyan Tree, was published in 2007 and selected as a Kirkus New Voices Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her second middle grade novel, Jeremy Owl, was published in 2010. Toni holds her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and she is a recipient of a New Jersey Arts Fellowship. She currently resides in New Jersey.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Cooper is dead. He's currently being weighed and measured in front of the panel of saints/angels/beings so that he can go to heaven or...down there. Luckily Lucy, Lucifer's sister, is on his side and wants Cooper to live up to his potential. He gets gets a second chance on earth to make it right by saving a lost girl named Grace. He is transported into a life far from the life on the streets and foster homes he once knew. The only thing is, this new life of suburbia, football, and family feels right. Cooper is fitting in smoothly, and wondering why. Why does his "best friend" watch him so closely? Why is the girl he loved dating someone else and afraid to talk to him? Can he figure everything out before his month is up and he has to return to the afterlife? The Devil's Triangle is a fantastic blend of supernatural and realism. I actually really loved the plot. There was an originality and unique quality that I rarely see anymore in Paranormal/Young Adult fiction. Toni De Palma has crafted a cool and different story, maybe because the main character was male, but definitely with fun and awesome ideas. While the plot lost a little of its steam for me after the "big reveal" when you finally figure out what's going on, it was still a really original story that I enjoyed reading. Toni has an excellent writing style. She does a good job capturing Cooper's voice, his masculinity, his brain, and his love for Grace. It was a really outstanding part of the book. This a great read for anyone who's into Paranormal/YA. It's a truly unique story that has great characters and a fascinating story line.
Toni De Palma takes us on a page-turning journey in her new paranormal romance The Devil's Triangle. When Cooper is given a second chance at life to go back down to earth and save a girl named Grace, he has no idea how crazy his experience will be. The whole concept of Cooper getting a second chance despite the things he'd done, was so refreshing and enjoyable to read. De Palma brings to life a world that kept me on my toes. Main character Cooper is a bad boy that is easy to fall in love with, and I really enjoyed the love story that unfolded between him and Grace. Normally I have trouble reading stories with a male P.O.V. because I find them boring, but that wasn't the case here. I enjoyed spending time with Cooper and getting into his head. If you want to read a great quality book with wonderful comical writing, you should definitely check this one out. I look forward to reading the next installation of The Devil's Triangle series, The Devil's Temptation.