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The Devil's Triangle

(The Devil's Triangle #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  35 reviews
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 wan
Mass Market Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 15th 2013 by Crescent Moon Press (first published February 10th 2013)
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Carol Behrman
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Out of this world! Really great--the story, the writing, everything!
(review by Carol Behrman)
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on City of Books -

The Devil's Triangle was a little different from what I expected, but I loved it! From the characters to the intense plot to the constant humour embedded throughout the novel. I finished this book in a day, because I just couldn't put it down! The premise was amazing and Cooper's now one of my favourite book boys.

The Devil's Triangle starts off with Cooper in heaven, about to be judged by Saint Pete and Lucy, Lucifer's (
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought I knew what to expect going into this book. I was wrong. Just judging by the cover and the synopsis I assumed that Cooper would be some bad boy seeking redemption while maintaining his snark and that the "triangle" in question would be one of the love variety (luckily that wasn't the case). I was nicely surprised on both points.


Male POV: With YA books I get a little burnt out reading from a teenage girl's perspective all the time. I always like it when authors switch it up and
Tara Fuller
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out by saying, that I adore a book that steps away from the pack and shows us something different. Especially in the paranormal genre. This book did exactly that. THE DEVILS TRIANGLE is told from the POV of a seventeen year old boy named Cooper. Not only did Cooper die, but he gets another shot at life to redeem his bad boy ways, and earn his way into Heaven. And when he's tossed into this alternate life he gets a few surprises. One of those surprises being Grace. This book was pack ...more
Pamela J
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, dystopian
If you skim my reading list, you'll see a young adult novel here and there (The Hunger Games, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, etc.). I am also compelled to read an author whom I know to be a friendly and kind sort.
I picked up De Palma's latest novel and couldn't put it down until I finished it. The story will appeal to readers of all ages with a memory of tumultuous high school days. And to those who, given a chance, might change a choice or decision that altered the course of things.
I apprecia
Christine Attardo
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, a
3.5 out of 5.

This was an enjoyable read, definitely a little different from what is usually found out there in young adult. My only complaint is that sometimes the euphemisms, metaphors, and/or slang used by the main character were sometimes but not always a little confusing and took me out of the story a little. Not to the point that I didn't enjoy the story overall. I was a little surprised that the book included an excerpt for the next book (since this didn't end on a cliffhanger), and I look
Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, i-own

Going into this book i was cautious because I really didn't know what to expect or what this "triangle" would entail. I was also curious to see who this Cooper fellow was because come on WHO BURNS DOWN THERE SCHOOL & get's a second shot at life?! O.O

This book starts with Cooper in heaven getting judged about where he is going to go. What caught my attention from the start was how Toni made Cooper and all the characters in the book SO, not approachable,
Book Binge
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
We start off the story in Heaven. Cooper is in front of a panel of judges, more or less, which includes St. Peter, a guy who likes to nod off constantly and Cooper can’t figure out who he is, and Lucy – the devil’s sister who has switched sides.

Cooper was in foster homes and was pretty much a juvenile delinquent. He ends up killing himself when he’s setting a school on fire and now he’s in heaven. Before judgment is made Lucy talks St. Peter into sending Cooper back to see if he can redeem hims
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
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My main problem was that I couldn't stand the main character, Cooper. He was rude and judgmental, and he had a snide remark about everyone. Like, 'When Ayslan opened her mouth, she was like a geyser. Big words exploded out of her. The only thing cuddling up with her at night was the dictionary.' Just because you're too much of an imbecile to understand those words doesn't mean she's a loser. You're just jealous that only half of your brain functions because the other half is too
Cheree Smith
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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 conne ...more
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I've got to admit this one surprised me a little. I hate to start a review out this way, but I'll admit it up front that while it might not be considered one of my favorite books, I still found it to be a fun and catchy read. I was curious from the start what the author had in mind once I got a sneak peek at the plot from the book's teaser of a description and my attention didn't waver until I finished.

Having no experience with this author previously I went into this one with a completely open m
Heather Helene
Toni De Palma nailed it with The Devil’s Triangle. Most YA books these days are written from the female POV, but not this one, completely from the male perspective and she nailed it. I love De Palma’s writing on a whole and found myself laughing throughout the story at the way Cooper relates things. The mystery behind why Lucy gives him a second chance and what happened with Grace in the past kept me turning the pages wanting to know more. While Cooper is trying to figure out his role in this al ...more
Sheesh. Talk about your arch-rival being overpowered! I loved the book. It was well-written. You could totally relate to the main character, even when he was just being an ass. The plot was definitely original. I've never read anything like it.

(I received a free copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway.)
Tracy's Place
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally read February 11, 2013 - 4.5 out of 5

Second reading April 7, 2014 - 4.5 out of 5
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sounds amazing!
Jill Flynn
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed reading The Devils Triangle! Toni 's writing kept me from wanting to put my book down. I am looking forward to the the sequel to this book.
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
**I received this book for my honest and actual opinion of the book. **

At First Glance/The Cover:
Before this book was actually offered to me, I was actually eyeing it. Because the plot sounded good. The characters sounded interesting. It might be something that I like. That was for me.

The Characters/The Opinions:
Before I actually move on to the characters, I might as well tell ya'll the good and bad. I'm brimming with details. :D

I should have expected it to have angels, heaven, hell, and a dev
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
In a word: laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, character-driven and exciting.

I had such fun reading The Devil’s Triangle, an entertaining story about second chances and the lengths one might go to for love. I was a bit worried when I started reading, since the story begins after our main character, Cooper Wanderman, has died and is facing St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. I really wasn’t looking forward to reading a book crowded with morality lessons, and I hoped it wasn’t going to get too heavy-handed

For more of my reviews, check out my blog @ Moosubi Reviews!

THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE was the type of book that I started with the intention of reading just a few chapters, then realizing I had finished the whole book in one sitting. For me, it was a near-perfect weekend read, with smart characters, fun, mystery, and excitement!

Many times, authors make the mistake of making male POVs sound unrealistic, whether it be making their voices to “feminine” and dramatic, or picturing the guys a littl
Mikki _At_A Bookish Escape
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars!

My Review:

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.

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 pull
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
First and foremost I have to comment on how refreshing it was to read in the male perspective. You don't see that often in young adult and being inside the mind of Cooper was a wonderful experience. The story begins with a Cooper in the afterlife. He as a misfit has been offered a chance into Heaven, but he must succeed in finding a girl named Grace--just what he is supposed to do once he finds her is unclear. He goes from being in the afterlife to suddenly sitting inside a classroom with no clu ...more
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it
*2.5 stars*

An original story about what's in store for you when you deal with the devil, or his sister for that matter.

I have read stories about angels and demons, but I'm not sure if I've ever read one that dealt with the devil. I liked that this story was a bit different than what seems to be mainstream YA right now. It was unique and the idea of getting a second chance was hopeful, and yet Toni De Palma didn't make Cooper's journey a ride in that park. He had to go through many obstacles and
Katie O'Sullivan
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
This was a fun, well-written book that kept me wondering where it was all going. As the story slowly reveals its secrets, I enjoyed watching the snarky Cooper unravel the twists that had his attitude toward life tied in knots. The story is told in first person by the sarcastic Cooper, including all the fun-to-read inappropriate thoughts that run through a teen boy’s mind.

Cooper starts as an angry and unrepentant young man, with enough attitude to rattle Heaven’s gates. He’s in Purgatory awaiting
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Cooper is seventeen, made of trouble, and very recently deceased when he finds himself before a panel of divine judges. St. Peter is there, along with Lucy, the devil’s reformed sister, and a guy who sleeps through Cooper’s appointment. The lady on the panel is in a playful mood and offers Cooper a second chance at life. He has one month to “save Grace,” and just like that, he’s zapped into a small town in New Jersey, and the life of a boy who had everything Cooper ever wanted.

The Devil’s Triang
Cheyenne Teska
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Cooper finds himself making a deal with the devil's sister, Lucy. Her offer doesn't seem so bad. Live again, get the girl, go to heaven. When Cooper wakes up in the body of a jock with an actual family, he's surprised at how quickly he seems to fit into this life. What he doesn't know is that he and Grace, the girl he's been sent for, have always had a connection. Will the task be easy because of it, or will it prove to be the most challenging thing he's experienced so far?

I really enjoyed the i
Feb 28, 2014 rated it liked it
After being cleaned up and prepared for the afterlife in Heaven (well, maybe he's going there), Cooper is sent before three angels/judges. They don't like his previous track record but can see the potential for him to be something more. So they (or Lucy) offer him a second chance at Heaven. But what he finds is some people are worth more than your second chance at Heaven.

Cooper lands himself at school in the middle of English class. He's got a crazy teacher and there's a loner girl that's caught
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Cooper is sitting around in heaven during his judgment when Lucy the Devil's sister (who has switched sides) talks everyone in to giving Cooper another shot on Earth. Only he wont be going back as himself and he needs to save a girl named Grace.

Cooper was super hot girl obsessed at the beginning and that kinda annoyed me. After he meets Grace and puts his efforts into figuring out what is going on with her and the attraction he has for her he becomes more tolerable. Grace really isn't the kind
Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
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The story starts out with Cooper negotiating another chance at life. Only, he doesn't think it will change anything. Lucy, who just happens to be the Devil's sister, thinks otherwise-and she earns Cooper a second chance in Heaven if he can find a girl named Grace.

Cooper's new life is exactly what he has always wanted-dream parents, a member of the varsity foot
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Do you believe in second chances? The Devil's Triangle is all about second chances, finding family, friends and love.
When Conner died, he didn't mean to. He is offered a second chance at life by Lucy, Lucifer's sister with a catch. He has one month to find a girl named Grace. What's so special about her? No idea...but I guarantee you'll love the twisted plot and all of the surprises!
Toni has amazing writing skills and it shows in this book. Her creativity with the characters and situations plus
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