Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Unwilling (The Children of Lilith, Volume 1)” as Want to Read:
The Unwilling (The Children of Lilith, Volume 1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Unwilling (The Children of Lilith #1)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In all the 6,000 years that the Children of Lilith have walked among us, there has never been an UNWILLING vampire... until now.

Carl Morgan has lost everything. His wife and children were killed in a senseless accident. Then he witnessed the murder of his sister at the hands of a beautiful and mysterious woman named Rebecca. When the police cannot locate the killer, Carl t
ebook, 284 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Parables
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Unwilling, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Unwilling

'Salem's Lot by Stephen KingDracula by Bram StokerInterview with the Vampire by Anne RiceDark Lover by J.R. WardThe Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Best Adult Vampire Books
373rd out of 1,352 books — 7,203 voters
Fablehaven by Brandon MullRise of the Evening Star by Brandon MullGrip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon MullSecrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon MullTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Mormon Fantasy
92nd out of 171 books — 322 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-57)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jan 28, 2016 Kayla rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mormons who like vampires
First of all, let me say that I actually have the Kindle edition, not the paperback, and I would give this book 3.5 stars if the rating system allowed.

The book begins with a depressed Carl Morgan getting a phone call from his delinquent sister Juliet claiming that someone is going to kill her. Carl goes to pick her up from a bar and witnesses her murder at the hands of a mysterious, compelling woman named Rebecca. Carl of course can't let his sister's killer go unpunished and infiltrates her cul
May 25, 2012 Deborah rated it really liked it
I am reviewing a copy I received from the publisher. Good story, I liked the ending and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel. I would have liked to give it 3 1/2 stars because I'm a little ambivalent about it. I liked it, but I'm not crazy about it.

The police are unable to bring the murderer of Carl's sister to justice so Carl infiltrates the vampire cult himself seeking justice. He doesn't believe in vampires and believes it is all part of a Goth fantasy, until he finds himself changed. Bu
Nov 26, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I love this book. The twisted world of the vampire cult Carl (the main character) infiltrates to find his sister’s killer is openly dark and honestly horrifying. The story follows strong themes of agency, power, temptation, love, and redemption. It made for deep thinking about evils that plague our real world and how one goes about restoring hope, security, and goodness where it is seemingly bereft in the lives of truly tortured and potentially dangerous individuals.

Carl’s LDS background and con
Mr. Hanky
Apr 27, 2014 Mr. Hanky rated it it was amazing
This is a MUST READ kind of book. Though at first glance this appears to be yet another entry in the "sparkling vampires are the good guys" kind of book, this is NOTHING of the sort.

In this story vampires are shown as wholly depraved creatures that can show themselves to others as beings of light to deceive and corrupt. This conception of vampires was brilliantly wrought with fidelity with Mormon theology. Don't get me wrong, however, you don't have to be Mormon to appreciate this story.

What I
Treg Julander
Feb 08, 2015 Treg Julander rated it it was amazing
This is not an ordinary vampire story, and these are not your ordinary vampires based on the same tired tropes. Sure they drink blood, can’t take the sunlight, and have superhuman abilities, but that’s where the similarities end. The main characters are “moral” vampires who resist their curse and quench their thirst for blood by siphoning from criminals as midnight vigilantes (mistaken for angels). I was a little dubious at first about the Mormon vampire angle. But the tension from the main ...more
Oct 28, 2012 Olya rated it it was amazing
First of all, a refreshing view on vampires!
They're evil, like in the good ol' times(not as creepy in a classic way, like Dracula, but still evil). And they chose to be that way. Most of them, anyway. Not to give too much away, - choices and agency are critical elements in any situation and it doesn't matter where you are in life, whether you're a bad guy or a good guy. What you choose to do about it is what you will be in the end, and this book shows that perfectly.
Everybody knows that being tr
Aug 19, 2013 Jake rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It has the traditional vampire with a little different spin on it that makes sense and it goes into more detail about what a vampire is and how they really become a vampire. It has great detail.
It's a great story of self-mastery, agency and living with the choices that are made, and true, unconditional love. What an incredible battle of good vs. evil!
Jan 04, 2016 Candice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
By the end of the book, I decided it was a decent read, but boy, it was a rough start. I almost put the book down for good on page 10, and again every 10-15 page until around page 90. Why? First of all, the writing itself was . . . not good. I can't put my finger on precisely why, but it had a rough, amateur feel that kept me from getting into the story instead of skimming the surface. Fortunately, the writing got better farther down the road. While I hesitate to call it good, it at least was no ...more
Ryan Larsen
Ryan Larsen rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2013
Susan Hampson
Susan Hampson rated it it was amazing
Jan 04, 2015
Gerardo Bastian
Gerardo Bastian rated it it was amazing
Oct 29, 2015
Jennifer Dement
Jennifer Dement rated it it was amazing
Jul 20, 2014
Ona Wheeler
Ona Wheeler rated it it was amazing
Jun 05, 2015
C. Belt
Aug 16, 2013 C. Belt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Connor Petersen
Connor Petersen rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2015
Sep 02, 2013 Amber added it
Shelves: ebook, review
Review to come
Alison Jack
Alison Jack rated it liked it
Dec 10, 2013
Paul Reid
Paul Reid rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2014
Caroline Liedtke
Caroline Liedtke rated it liked it
May 08, 2013
April rated it really liked it
Apr 08, 2014
Jacquie Hayes
Jacquie Hayes rated it did not like it
Oct 16, 2014
Ilos rated it liked it
Jul 05, 2014
Kenneth Yano Gil
Kenneth Yano Gil rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2013
Brad Marcus
Brad Marcus rated it it was ok
Apr 21, 2013
C. Belt
Oct 22, 2013 C. Belt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Jim Freeberg
Jim Freeberg rated it it was ok
Dec 24, 2011
Jonathan Gilyard
Jonathan Gilyard rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2013
C. Belt
Apr 17, 2013 C. Belt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Laura marked it as to-read
Nov 13, 2011
Brad marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2012
Mammatess marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2012
Jane marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2012
Kristerrn! marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2012
Natasha Morgan
Natasha Morgan marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2012
Biju marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2012
Jummy marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2012
Heather marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2012
Alace6 added it
Jan 12, 2013
Heather marked it as to-read
May 07, 2016
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2013
MeriLynne Michaelis
MeriLynne Michaelis marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2013
davina marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2013
Gianna marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2013
A.A marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2013
Tara added it
Mar 23, 2013
Maisha marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2013
Monique marked it as to-read
May 11, 2013
Daena added it
May 19, 2013
Nancy marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
Jodee Clark
Jodee Clark marked it as to-read
May 28, 2013
Alicia marked it as to-read
May 29, 2013
Carol Savoy-fox
Carol Savoy-fox marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2013
Lynell marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2013
Harry marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2013
Amanda Kieckbusch-Brown
Amanda Kieckbusch-Brown marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2013
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2013
C. David Belt was born in Evanston, WY. As a child, he lived and traveled extensively around the Far East. He served as an LDS missionary in South Korea and southern California (Korean-speaking). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Aerospace Studies. He served as a B-52 pilot in the US Air Force and as an Air Weapons Controller ...more
More about C. David Belt...

Other Books in the Series

The Children of Lilith (3 books)
  • The Penitent (The Children of Lilith, Volume 2)
  • The Prophecy (The Children of Lilith, Volume 3)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »