In the Books featuring Blood Tithe by Glenn Soucy

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Blood Tithe by Glenn Soucy.

Blood Tithe

About the Book: In the damp, dark forest of northern Maine, a secret that was buried for decades becomes exposed. Jeremy was five years old and playing in the thick forest, when he fell into a forgotten tunnel. The old passage was left over from WWII; when the USA was trying to create the Master Race with DNA alterations. The chemicals were still there, mixing with flood waters, and only becoming stronger.

Jeremy is rescued from the tunnel, and spends the summer in the hospital recovering. But soon realizes that he can sense heartbeats from a distance, feel sap moving in trees. Best of all, he can gather energy from every living thing, which gives him unnatural and sometime uncontrollable powers.

His mother and sister are frightened by this as he struggles for their affection. Soon the CIA hears of the news and starts asking questions, as do mysterious people who are still alive from the original experiments. Jeremy doesn’t know who to trust.

My Review: 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 something. I feel I have to point out I outright LOVED his interaction with his sister. It was both heartbreaking and pleasant.

I do have to admit I was hoping for more of an interaction with the Howler. While his and Jeremy’s stories were interwoven in an interesting and thoughtful way, I really wanted to see the two together more. I would say more, but I fear that’ll give away spoilers.

The lone complaint I have is the book ended with an obvious hook, but that’s to be expected with a series, so I’ll just have to grab the rest of the books to answer my questions.

Overall, I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author.

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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2 Responses to In the Books featuring Blood Tithe by Glenn Soucy

  1. cwaugh212 says:

    Your review is appreciated.

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