Prepare To Meet Thy God: Matt Starr
Reviewed By Ksenia Murray
Prepare to Meet Thy God by Matt Starr is a gruesome novel about a group of friends who make their way into hell itself. It starts out with friends who travel into the mountains to a cottage for a weekend of drug-induced debauchery. What starts out as a good old time of friends catching up, lovers making love, and endless lines of coke and empty beer bottles soon erupts into a bloody cacophony of horror.
Matt Starr has a way with words that reminds me of a creepypasta or a scary story you’d read online somewhere and I absolutely loved that. It reminded me of sitting in my bedroom as a teen engrossed in whatever bloody story I could find that day.
I don’t want to get too much into the plot because then that would be spoiling the story, but I will say that the pace was a bit slow in the beginning and it made it hard for me to want to continue on. But once the story delved into darkness I was absolutely hooked.
I recommend this story for anyone who loves stories that take place in the middle of winter in the wilderness and for those who love religious horror.
Prepare To Meet Thy God
That’s what the voice on the radio promised, and as Heath and his friends drove through the snow-capped mountains of West Virginia, they could almost believe it. Their destination? Blue Brier and the neighboring ski resort.
More Like Hell
The signs were there—becoming more evident as they drove deeper into the mountains of West Virginia—that something wasn’t right. And nowhere was it more obvious than in Blue Brier itself, with its warning of “Prepare to Meet Thy God” painted on the side of a shed. Nor did the group heed the subtle warning issued by the local sheriff.
Ask, So That Your Sins May be Forgiven
The Harrowing is upon them, and it’s too late to repent. Now they’re running scared, running as though the very hounds of Hell are nipping at their heels.
Ksenia Murray hails from Oklahoma but moves around constantly. She’s currently writing another novel after having published The Cave and Compendium of Creatures. You can find Ksenia tucked away from the madness of the world with her husband, Chris, and her two pets Cricket and Citrus.
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