The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

The Coincidence Makers

In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never looks at coincidences the same way again.What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it’s all part of a bigger plan? What if there’s no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don’t ...


Details The Coincidence Makers

TitleThe Coincidence Makers
ISBN9781250146113
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Fantasy
Rating

Reviews The Coincidence Makers

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2018-03-09
    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Behind the scenes of our lives, pulling the strings for the benefit of humanity, are the people assigned as “coincidence makers,” arranging the events that need to happen in people’s lives, both on a personal and larger scale. It may be making a particular love connection by arranging that two people meet at the right time, or taking steps to help an accountant find his true wo...
  • TL
    2017-09-15
    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own:). -----This was what I expected and yet not.. which had me laughing a bit on the latter. Bit like where a magician shows you one thing but we all know something else is going on behind the scenes, even if we don't spot it.An interesting concept, this world where there are people behind the scenes making things happen. Imagine if that winning lott...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2018-02-15
    About: The Coincidence Makers is a fantasy written by Yoav Blum. It will be published on 3/6/2018 by St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, paperback, 304 pages. The genres are fantasy and fiction. This book is the author’s debut. My Experience: I started reading The Coincidence Makers on 2/4/18 and finished it on 2/15/18. This book is an excellent read! I love this whole idea of coincidences. I love the coincidence at the st...
  • Melina Souza
    2017-09-12
    Tem vídeo resenha no canal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk1JL...
  • Karen
    2018-02-24
    A clever and inventive concept that made me think differently about coincidences and how a carefully orchestrated series of events can make a difference in situational outcomes. One simple tweak or a more elaborate plan makes no matter, these highly skilled confidence makers will ensure their tasks are done. What a cool but stressful job making each piece fit together! In one instance, a simple rearranging of a teacup at the edge of a table snowb...
  • Anatoly
    2016-06-19
    An excellent debut! The writing was simple but in a good way and was very enjoyable and fluent. The story itself was absolutely lovely and original and Blum did a fantastic work especially when at the end he connected all the dots, though some were kinda obvious (well, the book is about coincidence makers).
  • Gabriela Kozhuharova
    2017-10-25
    „Творци на съвпадения“ ще разлеят кафето ви, ще ви бутнат пред автобус и ще променят съдбата ви: http://azcheta.com/tvortsi-na-savpade...Наистина харесах идеята на „Творци на съвпадения“ – не просто е чудата и запомняща се, но е и изключително изпипана в детайлит...
  • Cristina Smith
    2018-01-24
    “For every beginning, there is a beginning that proceeded it.” Intrigued by this book’s description, I contacted the author to ask for a review copy while sitting in the very small private library of an organization. He said they weren’t available unless through his publisher. As I got up to leave, a book came flying off the top shelf of the bookcase. I caught it and laughed out loud. It was an Advance Reader copy of The Coincidence Maker...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    2017-11-14
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'I wish I could love you, but I can’t. This seat is taken.'It took a while for me to really get into the story but once I did, what a unique tale. All those coincidences in life, small and large, often pivotal are orchestrated here by the Coincident Makers. Sometimes they are given personas by humans (children, teens, and adults in need) as they call to imaginary friends and always serving them...
  • Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
    2017-08-30
    I won a copy of The Coincidence Makers in a Goodreads Giveaway.3.5The concept of The Coincidence Makers is intriguing: what if we really don’t have any control over our fate. What if there are people out there somewhere pulling the strings, causing certain events to happen - or not happen - in order to create the future you are supposed to have? What if things do not happen by coincidence but are orchestrated by people called The Coincidence Ma...
  • Amy
    2018-03-01
    Somewhat surreal, The Coincidence Makers is a fictional fantasy where what seems to be happening by chance is actually carefully planned. Protagonists Guy and Emily have gone through training together and work as coincidence makers who receive special projects that they must enact. Whether making a piano fall from a window unto a passerby or sparking the urge in an accountant to write poetry, the coincidences they create are often life altering. ...
  • Kim Pet
    2018-02-12
    "Every now has a before.." Do you think there's such a thing as a coincidence? Think again. Blum offers a different perspective, that of people who make coincidences occur in order to create a wanted outcome. This is also a story of love; loving what's real and not imaginary, and accepting yourself. Blum's writing is masterful and he weaves a unique tale. This is definitely a different kind of story, but it captured me from the beginning and didn...
  • Ummehani
    2015-12-23
    Wow!!This has been a delightful read. I don't think I've ever read a book with a plot so different and new. It was a refreshing change. When I first started this it was a little confusing and didn't know where this was going however as I went further ahead I was just amazed by the thought that has gone into this. Every little detail made sense. This is a book I would recommend to anyone. Great work by Yoav Blum!!Happy reading!!
  • Kathleen
    2017-12-05
    This was a totally unique story, unlike any I have read, that makes you re-think what you believe about fate, destiny and coincidence. The beginning was a bit muddled and I almost gave it up at about 25%, but I am glad I kept going. The story keeps you guessing and winds up being a great story about love. I read an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and St. Martin's Press and have provided my honest opinion in return.
  • Snejy
    2017-10-19
    Once I started reading this book I couldn't take my hands off it. A really nice story, written exceptionally well and so easy to read :)
  • Karen
    2018-03-16
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren THE COINCIDENCE MAKERS follows coincidence makers as they set up events and people to alter their fates. How they know what to do isn’t evident at first but through flash backs we get the whole concept. This story is really about Guy, a coincidence makers as he laments the loss of his one true love.Guy trains with two other coincidence makers named Emily and Eric. Their work brings to...
  • Jenea Whittington
    2018-01-28
    This is a really hard book to review without giving away too much too, but I am going to do my best. The concept behind The Coincidence Makers is an intriguing one for sure, the idea of having people who we don’t know. Only see someone in passing, might even say hello to, having such an impact in out lives. Setting events in motion to get a specific outcome, whether a blooming romance or set on a course for success. Or something completely diff...
  • yoav
    2017-06-17
    הקדמה לאחר שסיימתי לקרוא את הספר הקודם, מותש ומתוסכל, ישבתי בבוקר שבת והרוח העיפה את העיתון שקראתי ודיפדפה בעדינות במוסף הספרים (שאיני קורא אף פעם) אל עמוד שבו שורה של סופרים ואנשי ספרות ממליצים על "הספרים של השנה". לא, "מצרפי המקרים" לא הופיע שם, אבל א...
  • Angie Boyter
    2015-11-25
    It's hard to say what the genre of this book is. Most of the reviews say "quirky", and that fits but isn't adequate. It is original and enjoyable but definitely requires a tolerance for the fantastic. Do not be misled by the reference in the publisher's description to a "mysterious killer"; this is not a thriller. Probably the most accurate review I read was : "A cheerful adventure book, full of imagination and invention, romantic and moving, wit...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    2018-01-23
    Fantasy is not one of my go-tos, and I am still puzzled why I chose this book to read for review. But I am so glad I did. It held me from page 1 with its juxtaposition of reality vs impossible, and its premise that there are no accidents of fortune, but everything that guides lives is the work of entities behind the scenes who have constructed elaborate scenarios with an end in mind for the "client." Shapeshifters who direct the course of seeming...
  • Bmquiram
    2018-01-01
    I have a rule for every book I read. I won’t put it down for good until I have finished my rule of three. * Read the first 3 chapters * Read at least 30 pages* Make 3 attempts to get interested in the story On page 45 I was so bored I stopped reading to watch cartoons with my kids. I even caught myself watching commercials with singing boxes instead of reading. Needless to say I probably missed a lot but I cannot say I care to pick the book bac...
  • Joseph Carano
    2017-10-11
    This was a fantastic piece of science fiction that I fell in love with. The story follows 3 people who are beginners in a craft that try to arrange things to make a persons fate happen, such as meet and fall in love with your perfect mate .Great plot, characters ,pacing and dialogue. Very little to not enjoy here, even if you are not a fan of science fiction. The ending alone is worth a five star rating.
  • Maira Peixinho
    2018-01-15
    Que livro! Completamente apaixonada. 😍 Imagine um mundo onde existam profissões como criadores de coincidências, tecedores de sonhos e amigos imaginários. Como você acha que nossas vidas seriam impactadas? Muito original, bem escrito e, de uma maneira sutil, consegue gerar reflexões sobre nossas atitudes, decisões, sobre o amor e sobre quem realmente somos. Super recomendo!
  • Julie
    2018-03-05
    Yoav Blum’s The Coincidence Makers is a fabulously unique novel about the truth about chance. It is a charming story of master puppetry with the best of intentions.I jumped into this book with both feet so to speak. I was intrigued by the premise, and I truly enjoyed the characters. The details were rich and meaningful. Once I got the gist of the coincidence makers’ job, I started paying more attention to the subtle detail in the story. I fel...
  • Up All Night With Books
    2018-03-03
    ***ARC provided by author in exchange for review*** “How beautiful it was to sit opposite a tree swaying in the wind, with a cup of coffee and croissant in hand, with a past, and with a future, and with a present.” There are times when you come across something so particularly amazing and gripping that you wonder how is it not possible that this actually exists?The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum is one of these rare gems.We meet quite an arr...
  • Lucas Fogaça
    2017-08-19
    Se você gosta de livros em que tudo fica 100% explicado no final, sinto muito, você vai achar este livro absurdo. Ele começa bem realista e calculado, quase pendendo pra ficção científica, mas na metade se aproxima do realismo mágico e pro final, tudo está tão louco que não se encaixa em nenhum desses gêneros. Essa que é a definição de thriller? Bom, é um livro sobre organizações secretas e destino X acaso, então você não pode...
  • Elaine
    2017-09-14
    I won a copy of The Coincidence Makers from a Goodreads Giveaway.** Minor spoilers ahead! **The premise is so original and I was really looking forward to reading it.In an unnamed location, we are introduced to the three main characters; flat, dull as dishwasher Guy, the equally forgettable Emily and Eric, the so-called rogue, whose jobs are to create coincidences, forge love affairs, encourage creativity and what-not with their clients.Readers...
  • Jill
    2018-01-22
    I was immediately captured by the uniqueness of the plot and compelling idea it presented. What if things that happen to us, that seem like coincidences, are in fact intentionally done by Coincidence Makers to steer us toward an outcome? This is the premise of this book and seems like an extremely entertaining (future?) movie as well. This book was incredibly well done. For what would seem an otherwise straight forward plot, was intricately detai...
  • Douglas Lord
    2017-12-05
    This is a cheery, funny, fantasy-romance mashup centered on Guy, a rank-and-file Coincidence Maker. He is one of an unseen cadre operating in this world, folks like dream weavers and luck distributors, whom you can’t see but do helpful jobs. CMs initiate events through small efforts (sometimes multiple efforts, and sometimes the cascading effects of many small coincidences). For example, this story begins as Guy is trying—for the 250th time, ...