Victoria Aveyard and Jhumpa Lahiri Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin Comment

Glass Sword (GalleyCat)We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending February 14, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #6 in Children’s Fiction Series) Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: “Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.” (February 2016)

(Debuted at #7 in Hardcover Nonfiction) In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri: “It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for ‘a trial by fire, a sort of baptism’ into a new language and world.” (February 2016)

(Debuted at #8 in Hardcover Fiction) Morning Star by Pierce Brown: “Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender.” (February 2016)

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