Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – August 2015
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Inside the USPS mailer, all the items are inside an Uppercase bag.
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).
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Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a hand-written note from Lisa.
Book Summary from Amazon:
It’s 1888, and seventeen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family–but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister–but it seems like the children’s young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause–but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.
Compass Rose Design Bookmark – Value $10?
I love how this bookmark matches the cover!
Winter pin – bonus item
Litographs Temporary Tattoo – Value $2.50
From browsing Instagram, it looks like there is some variation in which type of tattoo you may receive.
Signed Bookplate Sticker
Almost every month Uppercase box includes a signed bookplate to go with the book – I love this extra!
Rose Gold Ampersand Necklace – Value $15?
Not sure yet if this has anything to do with the book, but it looks like a good bookish goodie to me!
Verdict: I’m a big fan of this subscription – I love getting a new hand-picked hardcover YA book each month, and so far I’ve enjoyed every book Lisa has picked. Plus I think the bookish goodies are always thoughtfully chosen. If you value those things, I would recommend this subscription.
What do you think of the August Uppercase Box?