The Dead Will Rise First

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
The Christian rapture occurs and the now soulless bodies of Christians are left to terrorize all those left behind. TJ flees across Texas with his best friend, Ryan, hoping for happiness, struggling just to survive. As they trek toward the coast, TJ and Ryan find comfort and love with one another but labor to stay alive and stay together in a world that God has started to pay attention to. More

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About Logan Kain

Hi, I'm Logan. My first book, The Dead Will Rise First, I wrote with no thought on marketability. I just wrote the book I wanted to read. The type of book I wish I would have had in high school to read. There is actually a lot of me in the character and I really do have a dog named Cujo. I recently celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my amazing husband and am excited to spend my life with him. If you like my book please follow or subscribe or keep in touch in some way so that you can be updated to my future releases.
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Review by: Alex Cabrales on July 29, 2013 :
This book is simply amazing! The story plot is very original! I never would of had thought of "zombie" christians demolishing the world. This book had me on the edge of my seat and I could not put it down and stop reading! Having a gay protagonists was also something different and I fell in love/hated some characters. The ending left me with my mouth open and brought tears to my eyes.
I highly recommend this book to every reader!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Ray Myers on July 4, 2013 :
Fantastic Read. Highly recommend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Wendy Hoffman on June 18, 2013 :
*I recieved this book for review but that has in no way effected my opinion.*

While this book has a lot of religion within its pages I absolutely loved it. I normally avoid books dealing with religion like they were a plague, simply because it doesn't do it for me. I often feel like I am being preached to but that was far from the case here.

The story is about TJ who is a young gay man that struggles with his religion. Why would God make him gay if it is supposed to be wrong? This question is one that I am sure has wracked the brains of many members of the LGBT community that have come from religious homes.

TJ is in love with his best friend Ryan and has been for a long time. When the world as they know it comes to an end TJ and Ryan finally admit they have feelings for each other. Ryan tells TJ he never looked for love with all of the girls he had been with because it was always TJ for him.

At this point I had very high hopes that maybe, in the face of the apocalypse these wonderful guys would be able to find love and happiness with each other.

The "Big Bad" in this book is difficult to label. In the book they are called "Neighbors" to me they are pretty close to zombies. They are so much more than what we think of as zombies though. As it says in the blurb.."The Christian rapture occurs and the now soulless bodies of Christians are left to terrorize all those left behind." Basically people are fine one minute and the next they are attacking those around them. They DO NOT infect people they bite like typical zombies do. They speak, they rape, they maime, they kill. They are soulless bodies with no morals. All that is left is a body and whatever "evil" was in them.

I really don't want to spoil the book for anyone so I am going to avoid any more plot points. I do feel the need to say that you simply must read this book!
There is NO sex in it, so if you are skittish about reading a M/M romance because of that then this is definitely one to try. Oh but please keep in mind that this is like a zombie book and we all know in zombie books not everyone survives!

Logan Kain has done an excellent job with this book. I could not stop reading it and had it read from start to finish in just a few hours. I laughed and cried at times but was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this book. I certainly hope Logan has many more stories to share us!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Review by: Serith Moren on June 17, 2013 :
This was just what I was looking for; a queer character in an apocalypse has to be one of the best combinations. The author even took it a step further and had something to say about finding peace within yourself, no matter how chaotic and harmful society can be.

Religion is a big topic in this novel and questions how it affects the lives of the believers and the outcastes. A lot of deep and very daring questions were brought up - why should we believe in a god who does not believe in us? While the opinions of the main characters could be critical at times, he had his reasoning and the author represented both sides of the debate. The story treats Christianity as though it were real, so it never came off Atheistic. Just inquisitive. It gives the readers something to chew on while being entertained with action, gore, and a bumpy -yet honest- romance.

The pacing was flawless; the main character would stop suddenly and skip to important scenes because he had limited time to write. Not only did this keep things edgy, but it also illustrated the urgency he was experiencing. Loved that detail. Hell, even the story the he was writing was good! It only featured when he was in need of escapism.

I may not recommend this book to someone who is sensitive when it comes to religious beliefs, but I’d encourage those to still consider it if you are open to empathize to the shunned. It accurately represents how Christianity hurts the glbt community. This book is mostly intended for those who need to know they are not alone in a harsh and judgmental world, but just about anyone could benefit from reading this.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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