New eReads every month! Check out some of our February BorrowBox highlights.
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, available in eBook & eAudio
Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, charismatic, a genius – pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House ever since his mother first became President of the United States. There’s only one problem. When the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an altercation between Alex and Prince Henry, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family and state devise a plan for damage control: stage a truce. But what begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon they are hurtling into a secret romance that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations.
These Days by Lucy Caldwell, available in eBook & eAudio
April, 1941. Belfast has escaped the worst of the war – so far. Following the lives of sisters Emma and Audrey – one engaged to be married, the other in a secret relationship with another woman – as they try to survive the horrors of the Belfast Blitz, These Days is an unforgettable novel about lives lived under duress, about family, and about how we try to stay true to ourselves
Steven Hall by Maxwell’s Demon, available in eBook & eAudio
Thomas Quinn is having the strangest autumn . . .
Nine years ago, his mentor Andrew Black wrote a million-copy-selling mystery novel – and then disappeared. Now could it be that Thomas is being stalked by the hero of Black’s book? And that new answerphone message sounds a lot like his own father. His father who has been dead for years.
Thomas’s wife Imogen usually has the answers but she’s on the other side of the world. If he can just find Black, perhaps Thomas might start finding some answers . . .
The Cat who caught a killer by L T Shearer, available in eBook
Ever met a talking cat?
Neither has Lulu Lewis, until he walks into her life one summer’s day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying life on her new canal boat and visiting her mother-in-law in a nearby care home.
But when her mother-in-law dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances, Lulu senses foul play and resolves to find out what really happened. And a remarkable cat named Conrad will be with her every step of the way . . .
The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton, available in eAudio
Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds for Marvellers from around the world. Ella discovers that being the first isn’t easy but she finds friendship in fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures and support from her Elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur.
Then the notorious Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror’s aid, and Ella finds herself as the prime suspect. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family’s name and track down her mentor before it’s too late.
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary, available in eAudio
8.52 a.m. Siobhan’s looking forward to her date with Joseph. Breakfast on Valentine’s Day surely means something … so where is he?
2.43 p.m. Miranda’s hoping that a Valentine’s Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. But why hasn’t he shown up?
6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane’s fake boyfriend at a dreaded engagement party tonight. But he’s not here…
Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.