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House of Aries Press Release and Review
Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban book "House of Aries" by Whitney Estenson, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1537020862.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

House of Aries by Whitney Estenson is the first in The Ascendant Series. Kyndal Davenport has been struck by tragedy, losing her entire family in a car accident, and having to move to a small town in Pennsylvania with an aunt she doesn't know. Things only get worse when the mean girl of the school singles her out and spreads rumors about her, leading her classmates to taunt and whisper behind her back. Though when alluring Roman Sands pays attention to her, and she makes two new friends, she thinks maybe her life can return to normal. Then nightmares haunt her, her sheets catch fire, and she develops a powerful connection to Roman who opens up her world to its dark and dangerous secrets, including the truth of her past, and the key to the future. 

From the first page I was hooked. The end only made me need more, to know what will happen to Kyndal and her friends. Kyndal is stubborn, hard-heading, flawed, and completely perfect as the heroine of this story. She has so much tragedy in her life, but she overcomes the grief and grows stronger with each chapter. Whitney Estenson brings to life this world through rich backstory, tragic circumstances, unlikely heroes, and strength of character with a charming blend of humor, magic, and mystery. Estenson knows where to pack the emotion punch, letting Kyndal grieve and get angry, but also knows how to lighten the mood when necessary. House of Aries is a strong debut with the same wit and spirit as the lead. A must-read! It'll leave you desperate to know more!"



House of Taurus Press Release and Review


Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban book "House of Taurus" by Whitney Estenson, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1973909480.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

House of Taurus by Whitney Estenson is the second book in the Ascendant series. Kyndal Davenport refuses to believe that Roman is gone for good. She's determined to save him, even if the Council has simply written him off as dead. When the emissary arrives to interrogate them for their involvement in Ezekiel's betrayal, it sparks a chain of events that brings Kyndal face to face with the Council. If she has any chance of saving Roman, she has to stand her ground even when she's surrounded by those eager to brand her a traitor. To prove herself, she makes a bold move that, if it fails, could have deadly consequences. 

Kyndal opens up more of this zodiac inspired world, and where House of Aries was an introduction to this world, House of Taurus looks closer at the Council and how Kyndal factors into the greater scheme of things. The plot takes a political twist as everyone has their own agenda and everyone seems to refuse to listen to any voice that doesn't agree with their view. The Council especially has their own goals and strict ideals. They have a personality about them as a whole that has a political aspect to how they operate, with Kyndal set as a rule breaker looking to rebel against their every order. It's an important part of her journey to watch her strive to speak out, find her voice, and gain the upper hand against the Council. Kyndal has settled into her powers and is finally learning more about her connection to Roman through the history of the houses. She's constantly having to prove herself and, by digging into the past, she learns more about not just the present but the future. Everything she learns seems to tie into how everything ends up unfolding. 

Whitney Estenson brilliantly weaves history into the larger plot as the events lead to unexpected results. In many ways, Roman and Kyndal's love story is a tale of heartbreak more than a romance as she struggles to save him after he's been possessed. In a brilliant sequel, Estenson opens up the characters more, quickly showing loyalty and all its virtue through the various relationships in Kyndal's life and in her search for allies. A heart-pounding adventure from beginning to end, House of Taurus is a tale of love and betrayal as Kyndal fights for a destiny of her own while also fighting against the path laid out for her."


House of Libra Press Release and Review

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban book "House of Libra" by Whitney Estenson, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HVNH3GM.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

House of Libra by Whitney Estenson is the third book in The Ascendant series. Kyndal and Roman are official members of the Guard, which means they now must hide their relationship to avoid dangerous repercussions. She must play by the rules to have any chance to stop Set, which means getting along with the other two Guards, who have tried to kill her. As she goes through a series of tests and struggles to understand her visions, the Guard is sent to get help from a Nomarch whose methods are violent and unpredictable. To find an ancient and powerful scepter before Set does, she and Roman must turn to surprising allies and even enemies. 

Whitney Estenson plays with the idea of forbidden love, using it to add tension for Roman and Kyndal but never letting it pull them down or tear them apart. It's refreshing to see them not falter, even when it's tense between them. They realistically handle various problematic situations that occur. The way they handle problems in their relationship allows for their intense bond to get stronger. They respect and trust each other, and though they have things to work through, they do have a relationship that works. The story is complex and has many complications for Kyndal, both in her romantic relationship and in her role as a Guard. 

House of Libra provides plenty of adventure which takes them back to the place where the story began, along with a couple of other exciting locations. Everywhere they go, action-packed fights find them and get more intense as the story unfolds. The history and mythology of the society is further explored, supplying new danger and setting up new twists leading to a shocking ending. One of the biggest obstacles Kyndal faces, other than her relationship being secret, is having to work with people who have betrayed them so it's a constant need to stay a step ahead of everyone else. House of Libra is another action-packed journey which finds Kyndal faced with new surprises and uncovering secrets with adventure and romance."


The Ascendant Series