It's an exciting time to be young in the Pacific. When Water Burns, the second book in the Telesa Trilogy from Samoan author Lani Wendt Young, launched in July this year and book three: The Bone Bearer, is due out towards the end of the year.
The trilogy follows Leila in her discovery of her cuture after being kept away from it, only to find she has inherent supernatural powers and must size up against other Telesa, Pacific goddesses with powers to control the Earth, Ocean, and Weather.
Mixed in with the reality of being a Samoan teenager on the cusp of tumbling into adulthood, the books have all the right ingredients for an enjoyable read.
Watch the trailer [by Jordan Kwan] for book two, When Water Burns!