Best of Texas Book Award: When Stars Go Out by Ransom Grey
June 20, 2019
He is being hunted, and the secrets in his past may be darker than anything else that haunts the Hill.
When Stars Go Out by Ransom Grey has received the 2019 Best of Texas Book Award for YA Fantasy
B. Alan Bourgeoise, founder and director of the Texas Association of Authors, point out, “Readers of the exceptional titles selected for the Book Awards would agree that they are winning reads and top-tier selections in their categories. By any measure, the distinguished books from this year’s forty-eight winners are of stellar quality. Readers will love to fall into the pages and climb out with the greatest of satisfaction.”
This is the seventh year for TxAuthors to select winning titles written by Texas authors for the Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children’s Books. The association has members from throughout the United States and is not limited to Texas writers.
The winners from this year’s contest will receive their prestigious awards at the Celebration of Authors Gala in San Antonio on July 27, which is part of the Fourth Annual Authors Marketing Event.
When Stars Go Out
The dawning of a new order casts a shadow across a whole nation. GRO, the government’s Great Reorganization Operation, is turning American society upside down as it seizes teenagers and throws them into compounds across the country. Behind the speeches and programs, a darkness stirs. Reed can feel it.
Taken from his home and dropped into the compound of “The Hill” in central Virginia, he can’t escape the feeling that evil hangs over him night and day, watching his every move. Something is preying upon the teenagers of the Hill.
An entire city lies paralyzed under the iron fist of a shadowy government agency and its cruel police force. Spies lurk among the crowds of frightened teens, ready to pounce at the first sign of dissidence. Fear keeps a choking hold on every soul—almost.
When he makes a new friend, Reed begins asking questions and stumbles upon a different side of this dark reality—a world of secrets where the light still lingers and hope burns in the hearts of a few. It’s a strange world where every day teens are fugitives playing a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with the secret police.
But it’s fascinating, thrilling, and it all seems to revolve around a single figure—one man—who ties Reed’s parallel lives together. Though dangerous to be around, this man seems to hold the answers Reed needs to make sense of the insanity around him. But he is being hunted, and the secrets in his past may be darker than anything else that haunts the Hill.
Caught in a crossfire of warring ideals, Reed faces an agonizing choice and a single path of escape—but is it worth what it will cost him?
About Ransom Grey:
Ransom Grey began writing at 13, finishing “When Stars Go Out” at 16.
He currently attends Liberty University in Virginia.
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