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Blood Tithe

(Blood Tithe #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  151 ratings  ·  49 reviews
At age five, Jeremy is playing with his friend in the woods, outside of a military base in Maine. He falls through an old World War II tunnel, which is half flooded with both water and chemicals from long forgotten scientific experiments. Jeremy is rescued, but his body is forever altered. Soon he discovers that he can gather energy from living things. But his new abilitie ...more
Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published November 13th 2011 by Glenn J. Soucy (first published November 11th 2011)
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John Dolan
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Move over Wolverine and Spiderman, there's a new superhero on the block!

When 5 year-old Jeremy Davis falls into a tunnel in an abandoned experimental facility his life is changed forever. Recovering from the chemical damage to his body he discovers he has acquired superhuman abilities. But his new powers come with a price and soon he and his family find themselves pursued by dangerous adversaries ...

Glenn Soucy has created a new superhero very much in the Marvel Comics tradition - that of the to
Christoph Fischer
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Blood Tithe" by Glenn J. Soucy was a compelling and powerful read for me. After an intriguing prologue the narrator Jeremy tells the readers about an accident in the woods near an Air Force Base in Maine that brings him into contact with chemicals and leaves him in intensive care with severe burns. The military take a strong interest in his case while Jeremy develops strange supernatural episodes and talents.
Jeremy is a great main character, an unlikely hero due to his young age (5 years old at
Babus Ahmed
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is written from the perspective of Jeremy Davis from a child and then a teenager. It reads very much like a graphic novel and is quite riveting. We don't actually know much about the experiments or what has happened to Jeremy's DNA as he doesn't know. The fear his mother feels towards him is gut wrenching and I enjoyed reading about his relationship with his father. The book is action packed and moves at quite a pace. Things slow a little around the 60-70% mark of this ebook.

We aren't
Neil Orr
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Blood Tithe by Glenn J Soucy
Glenn Soucy is the first author that has taken me through two journeys at one time, without giving me whiplash. While the journeys are separate, they remain tied together. Let me see if I can make that easier to understand without giving anything away. Glenn could have written two different books, here.

First, there's the story of HOW his character ended up like he is. An intriguing and fun story about a young boy that finds adventure in the woods behind his home. Aft
Philip Tolhurst
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Before I say anything else this book only scored 4/5 because I really disliked the ending.

As far as I am concerned any book, whether it is in a series or not should be able to stand alone and have a defined point where the book ends. I accept there maybe some questions left unanswered but if you never returned to the series this would be minor not major.

In this case I think that the book ended about 2 chapters too early.

That aside.

What you have is the tale of boy who's life is changed, not neces
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, hodge-podge
Took a chance and loved it! I don't often read y/a novels or rate any book 5*, but here was an exception. The characters were..tangible. The writing came alive with a noirish(?) feel. The author captured the POV of a child brilliantly! I laughed & cried along with young Jeremy. All the characters thoughts & actions felt real, nothing/nobody worthy of an eye roll. I'm looking forward to reading books 2&3 and really really hope there will be more to come!
Danny S
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. It takes a lot for me to sit and read an entire book let alone in 3 days. Detailing was amazing felt like you were right there the whole time.
Tina Taylor
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book begins with Jeremy, present day, seemingly adult, shortly after he's killed people. He's not a bad person, he's torn up about it and his soul is in turmoil fearing the wrath of God but they were bad people so maybe they deserved it right?
As he's pondering this, high up in a construction site, a security guard spots him, thinks he's a jumper, and Jeremy decides to use his "abilities" to have a little fun and play a prank, he'd never hurt the guard but things go wrong, and barely escapes
Bridgette South
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was followed on Twitter by Glenn Soucy and he showed me his links to his books on Amazon. Being that the book was only $.99, I went ahead and risked the pennies for the chance to read since there were so many great reviews…

Let me first say that this is QUITE a book! Much different than what I usually read anyhow… and I am so glad I shelled out the $.99 for this book!

From the very first page you are drawn into Jeremy’s life and story and you actually feel like you’re Jeremy… (Well, maybe righ
C.p. Bialois
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read as I really didn’t know what to expect, nor make out about whom or what the main character, Jeremy, had become. While the piqued my interest enough to keep reading, I was pleasantly surprised by how young Jeremy was written.

The author did a fantastic job of catching the mindset and adventurous/never-say-die personality of most young boys (I was no different. Lol). I found myself smiling at some of his mannerisms and phrases toward his sister or being told not to do s
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
WOW! What an adventure this book/series is proving to be. I loved this story, while not completely sure what I was getting into as I tend to narrow down my reading to only a few series. This one is on my list as I barrel through the next book(s).
Blood Tithe by Glenn J. Soucy
Blood Tithe is what I would call a supernatural, paranormal, young adult, adventure story. It's about a boy, Jeremy Davis who has blood on his hands but started out as a precocious typical 5 yr old kid that falls into a tunnel in an abandoned military b
Mary Blowers
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can’t stop thinking about the Howler in Glenn Soucy’s “Blood Tithe,” which is the mark of a great book in my eyes and a great way to gain a repeat customer. This villain is so ruthless, so heartless, and so powerful, I held my breath when Soucy dropped hints that the Howler was near.

Little Jeremy’s family lives in a neighborhood on the edge of the woods, with a guarded military building far back among the trees. As boys will do, he and his best friend explored in the area and when Jeremy had a
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In Blood Tithe by Glenn Soucy, the main protagonist, Jeremy Davis is an ordinary, mischievous and happy-go-lucky but accident prone, 5 year old looking for adventure and having fun, but all that changed for ever after he fell into an abandoned tunnel flooded with water and chemicals. With his DNA now altered, Jeremy has paranormal powers that he finds hard to master or control and which severely frighten and threaten his own family.
This captivating and brilliantly written novel takes you on a jo
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fresh take on the vampire story, and given the current vampire mania finding a fresh angle is quite an accomplishment. The main character is completely believable through out the book, it's hard to write a child without sounding childish, Glenn Soucy pulls it off. His young character goes from young child to young man and sounds true and authentic through out.
A fast paced story with plenty of action that keeps you guessing to the end, but it's the emotional side of the story that really makes
Clare Robinson
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Having pulled a virtual all nighter to finish this book I am now going to get stuck straight into the second, it is THAT compelling a story I have to read on. Not since The Hunger Games has a book captured me so much. It is well written and the writer does an excellent job of writing from a very young point of view with the tone changing as Jeremy, the main character grows up, capturing it perfectly. It is like nothing I have read before and the originality shines through. I would like to l ...more
Susan Elle
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Glenn's style of writing is exciting and his descriptions fire the readers imagination.
A lot of my enjoyment came from Glenn's ability to write from a child's point of view without sounding pretentious or boring. It was fun, it was traumatic, it was a brilliant read.
I would recommend this book as a real page turner.
Enjoy xxx
Shirley McLain
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This review is from: Blood Tithe (Kindle Edition)

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are strong . It almost felt as if I were reading two stories due to the alternating of time with each chapter. It was action packed from start to finish. If you like science fiction/fantasy you will like this book.
David Lancaster
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to David by: Steve Soucy
Shelves: nook, fantasy
Great book! Kept me on the edge of my seat! Recommended by the writers son, and I wasn't disappointed! This would be a good movie too! Looking forward to 'The Others', the follow-up to Blood Tithe mentioned at the end of the book! Great book Glenn!
Dreamah Lockwood
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was a great read. I sat up until 2 a.m. reading and finished it the next day. If you like a well written book, and a story that holds your interest, read this book. I have already purchased the 2nd book in the series.
Liz Knight
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a roller coaster and a wonderful story. I was so worried about Jeremy, the main character, that I lost sleep over him. Glen has a great talent for writing. Going to get started on Blood Tithe 2. This is a must read!
Jason Mueller
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book by a great guy! The story is easy to follow, the characters are believable, and the plot moves along at a pace thats enjoyable.

Sonja Myburgh
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An absolute brilliant read! Well-written, as if I am there with the character every step of the way. Have not had such a roller coaster of emotions in a very long time!
Well done to the author!!
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Found this book on Amazon and took a shot. Best $.99 I've spent. What an amazing story.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Exciting and unique story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
J.M. Marie Merillo
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The story opens with a look at our tragic hero, Jeremy, in present time, atop a building contemplating how he'd gotten to this point in his life. We know he isn't quite human, but not even he can explain what he is. Through a series of flashbacks we discover the accident that led to his strange transformation, and how he lost everything he ever cared about in his life. Between the struggle to be normal and the fight to control his new powers Jeremy tries to protect those around him, even those t ...more
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blood Tithe is a fascinating young adult novel, filled with adventure, magical powers and evil villains. The story centers around a five year old boy, Jeremy, whose curiosity drew him into a forbidden territory. It was while he was there, hiding from the authorities, that he stumbled upon, and fell into a deep hole that was filled with swirling, poisonous black water. Jeremy was saved that day, but not for free, and certainly not out of the goodness of a mysterious man’s heart. Oh no, Jeremy wou ...more
T.W. Barton
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I seem to be on the book lotto lately because never before have I read so many books in a row that were almost impossible to put down.

This book is no exception and I can easily say that in the realm of the fantasy realm I can place this in the top 3 book I've read. It could be included in the vampire category as well but that arc seems so understated and really there never was a clear statement and for me was ambiguous.

This book isn't filled with gory battles or never ending pulse raising action
A.D. Herrick
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book was insane! I was so wrapped up in the story. It's an absolutely superb tale of a young boy that faces life altering changes. As the ones he loves are ripped from him, he must hold on to the ones he has left and keep them safe.
Junior Dieu
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K.S. Marsden
May 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
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