I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Lani Wendt Young a Polynesian author. I was attracted to it because she described her book as Samoa's version of Twilight. I thought I've got to see this. I read some excerpts, the sample given by Amazon, and I was hooked! So I bought it on Amazon and thus began the blurriest couple of days with my kids. I've got five kids, and I don't get much time to read. But when I wasn't changing diapers, doing dishes or being a taxi, I was reading Telesa. And while I was changing diapers, washing dishes or driving around I was thinking of Telesa. I finally finished the book... And I loved it! I consider myself a huge Twilight Saga fan, but this book is different. I used to live in Washington State so I could relate to all the different places in the Twilight books. I haven't been to Samoa since 1987 and I could just picture Samoa like it was yesterday through the character Leila. And I am Samoan so I relate to Telesa like I have never been able to relate to any other book I have ever read. It is my new favorite book! And before that it was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, so that is saying heaps about Lani Wendt Young. (I have a thing for strong female characters) So if anyone out there in this Blogger universe ever reads this, you have got to check out Telesa: The Covenant Keeper. Can't wait for the second book in March 2012!