Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Book Review: The Coincidence Makers: A Novel by Yoav Blum

The Coincidence Makers: A NovelThe Coincidence Makers: A Novel by Yoav Blum


Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Have you ever wonder why it seems that a series of events often takes place in order to bring birth to an incident? I recently read a book about the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917 and that is exactly what happened. A series of events, which occurred in the perfect order, was needed for this deadly disaster to materialize. “The Coincidence Maker” is about these beings whose sole mission is to create coincidences for something to happen without disturbing the free will of humanity. Two people bump into each other and fall in love. Two leaders who randomly meet and bring world peace. No coincidence is too small or too big. Emily, Guy, and Eric have been recruited to join the 75th class of Coincidence Makers. They called themselves “The Three Musketeers”. Guy used to be an imaginary friend and once fell in love with a woman called Cassandra; he never forgot her. Emily is in love with Guy, but cannot reach his heart. Eric… well, Eric is… what is he exactly?

Yoav Blum did an excellent job at incorporating the science of coincidence in the plot. The characters are interesting and the story well routed. Although fantasy is not my preferred genre, I was intrigued by the story outline and I am glad I read the book. Beware that there is a romance aspect in the book which might not appeal to all readers. I was fine with it.

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