Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – November 2015
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).
Ships via: USPS
Check out all my reviews of Uppercase!
Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a hand-written note from Lisa.
Book Summary from Amazon:
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball in Tokyo.
Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele’s twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission?From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.
This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker.
Icey Designs Notebook – Value $6?
(I couldn’t find this exact notebook on their site, so I’m estimating the value)
UPDATE – Not all subscribers received this item, so I’m going to remove it from the value estimate/verdict.
This is an Uppercase exclusive design! Also – if you are a Parks and Rec fan I recommend checking the Peachy Apricot etsy shop!
Oscar Wilde Print by Risa Rodil – Value $10?
This is another exclusive design for Uppercase subscribers! (There have been a few Risa Rodil designed items in past boxes, so subscribers will probably have a little Risa Rodil collection by now!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $28 (that’s using the discounted Amazon price of the book). I’m happy with that value for a book box. Plus I’m excited to read Wolf by Wolf. It gets excellent reviews, and this alternative history theme seems to be popular right now. (I’ve heard good things about The Man in the High Castle too).
What do you think of the November Uppercase box?