Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – May 2015
Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. Each month Uppercase sends you a new YA book, a related accessory, and exclusive content from the author of the chosen book. I love a good YA book, so I wanted to try this subscription out!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Uppercase
The Cost: $29 (If you want them to pick a book based on your tastes the cost is $35 each month)
The Products: “When you sign up for Uppercase, every month you’ll receive:
- 1 exciting new YA book
- 1 book accessory (funky items like bookmarks, posters, jewelry, totes, etc)
- A personal explanation of the choice + other similar titles
- Discount codes for popular book buying websites
- Exclusive content from the author of that month’s book”
Ships to: US and Canada (extra shipping costs for Canadian subscribers).
Check out all my reviews of Uppercase!
Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a hand-written note from Lisa.
I always include the Amazon prices for book subscription box reviews, but this is another instance where it’s not an entirely fair number to use, since this is a signed book:
Another new update to the subscription is the addition of post-it notes throughout the book. As you’re reading through, you can enter the codes on the post-its on the Uppercase site for additional content to go along with the book.
The book summary from Amazon:
For fans of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.
But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.
Wicked is Good Scorch Trials Sticker
The sticker isn’t listed on the letter, so I’m assuming it’s a bonus item.
Uppercase included an Art Print last month too and I think it is a great addition to the box.
Bookworm Pocket Journal – Value $9
I don’t usually get too excited about notebooks in subscription boxes. But this one is just too cute. Look at the pages:
Verdict: I really love this subscription! The signed book and other exclusives add a value to this box so it’s not merely comparing it with Amazon prices, and the extras are fun too. Plus I really appreciate Lisa’s curation – I’ve enjoyed every book she’s selected so far, and I had The Girl at Midnight on my wishlist based on her review!
What do you think of Uppercase Box?