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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – November 2015

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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.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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!

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Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a hand-written note from Lisa.

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Retail Value $18 (On Amazon for $9.90)

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.
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This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker.

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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.

Peachy Apricot Certified Book Addict Keychain – Value $8

This is an Uppercase exclusive design! Also – if you are a Parks and Rec fan I recommend checking the Peachy Apricot etsy shop!

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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?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

10 Comments

  1. I thought Man in the High Castle was aWfUl! Had a terrible, underdeveloped plot and it was hard to follow. And let’s not even talk about the god-awful ending! I watched part of the Amazon series and it was WAY better than the book, so if you choose one I’d go with the show (which is weird cuz that’s never the case!). This one sounds like it might be good tho!!

  2. I thought my book looked like it had fewer items than usual, so I Googled Subscription Box bloggers to read reviews about Uppercase boxes. When I read your statement that not everyone got the “A Good Book Has No Ending” notebook, I emailed customer service. They replied promptly and offered to send me the notebook. They claimed that not everyone got the notebook because they ran out. But I was pleased with the quick response and helpfulness of their support team!

  3. I didn’t get the little notebook! You’re a lucky gal

  4. I didn’t get the little notebook with mine! Lucky!

    • Same! Liz, you got an extra. 🙂 so excited to read this book…I had added it to my wish list a few days before I got this box!

        • Thanks for the update! We ran out of Wolf by Wolf pins that were sent by the publisher, so we subbed in these custom notebooks instead.

  5. I tried Uppercase last month and cancelled with the suggestion that they should announce a “theme” every month so subscribers can skip months that offer genres they aren’t into. But- UGHHH! This is on my TBR list. I missed out 🙁

    • I love the randomness. A big part of this sub for me is putting myself in Lisa’s hands. She has yet to send me a book that doesn’t sound interesting!

    • This is why I opted for the personalized option. So far there’s only been 1 book (out of 6) I didn’t particularly care for and that happened month 2! After that, somehow Lisa has managed to pick books that I’ve almost purchased weeks before.

      You are awesome Lisa! 🙂

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