Inheritance of Orqu?dea Divina
by Cordova, Zoraida

Seven years after their matriarch Orquidea passed away, blessing them with her special gifts, the Montoya family journeys to Ecuador to uncover the truth behind their inheritance to stop a hidden figure from killing off Orquidea's line one-by-one. 100,000 first printing.

Zoraida Córdova is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels and short stories, including the Brooklyn Brujas series, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, and The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina. In addition to writing novels, she serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books, is the coeditor of the bestselling anthology Vampires Never Get Old, and is the cohost of the writing podcast Deadline City. She writes romance novels as Zoey Castile. Zoraida was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and calls New York City home. When she’s not working, she’s roaming the world in search of magical stories. For more information, visit her at

The latest from Córdova (author of the Brooklyn Brujas series) is a spellbinding immigrant story that follows an Ecuadorian American family as they delve into their ancestry and roots. After members of the Montoya family receive a mysterious funeral invitation from their secretive matriarch, Orquídea Divina, they have few options but to head over to the mythical Four Rivers in search of answers and a potential inheritance. Their lives have always been surrounded by magic and the unexplained, but when grandma transforms into a tree, they're left even more baffled than before. Things take a dark turn as death rears its ugly head and Orquídea's surviving children and grandchildren start to die. Thus begins a quest to find answers about Orquídea and the powerful legacy she left behind between her homeland in Ecuador and her present home in the United States. Told in the past and present from multiple perspectives, this beautifully written generational novel full of magical realism will enchant fans of Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez, and Alice Hoffman. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

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