Zarah by Lisa Pinkham
While visiting Havia, a jungle world full of carnivorous beasts and unforgiving terrain, Addy meets Zarah - a fierce young woman who takes her position as leader of her people very seriously. In fact, she takes everything seriously!
In a sacred room that contains the memories and history of Zarah’s clan, Zarah and Addy find something that doesn’t belong there... a mysterious map and the clear understanding they must follow where it leads.
Addy finds herself uncomfortable as she must learn to use a spear for self-defense so that she and Zarah can complete the unexpected quest. Pushed to conquer physical challenges she never believed she could, Addy discovers she’s tougher than she thought. And she figures out something else, too.
Someone is definitely trying to tell her something...