Review: Indebted to the Vampires by Lilly Wilder

Elsa is a slayer on the hunt for the Master, there is just one thing getting in her way: School.


Elsa has been a slayer for a couple of years now. She knows that there must be a way to trap the Master in the city. There is just one problem, her Watcher wants her to go to the Angel Academy. 

On Elsa’s first day, she pisses off the school bully. Then pisses off the bully’s brother. She does manage to make friends with three really nice guys though. None of these things makes her life as a Slayer any easier when everyone from the Academy starts to connect to her Slayer life.

Everyone is hiding secrets. The question is: which one is going to get her killed?

What an exciting adventure Lilly Wilder sets up for us in Indebted to the Vampires. At first everything seemed very similar to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to me – I am a HUGE fan. There is the Watcher with the accent. The lore of the Slayer is eerily similar. Elsa’s training and her life being monitored from afar by the council. Very Joss Whedon if you are a fan of his.

Wilder then takes everything for a hard left. No character does what you think they are going to do. There is action (laugh and I do not mean sexual), there is humor, and communication about hard topics such as cancer and familial death. 

Now this is a Wilder book so she does throw in some love between our three gentlemen and Elsa and even this is handled with a slow-burn and communication.

I cannot wait to see where Wilder takes Elsa and the gang next. Indebted does not end on a cliffhanger, but it does leave the path open for another book and I hope we get one.  

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Further Details:
Publisher: Bookarama Publishing, B082ZQY45J, 21 December 2019
Pages: 279
Setting: Angel Academy
Sex: Rated R


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