Zélie's world as an underdog, as a maji, as a child tethered to the whims of a ruthless kingdom does what anyone would do in her situation: fight. Orïsha is filled with the blood and bones of her ancestors and present. She faces betrayal, violence, love, and intense sadness in her quest to save her family and magic. Tears will be shed and hope will bloom while reading. I offer it to all readers to take on, even if it's a chapter at a time when it's intense, it's worth the journey.