Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – January 2016
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. This month there is also a read along bookmark with codes for when you hit certain pages – and you’ll get questions, polls, videos, etc. that go along with the book.
Book Summary from Amazon:
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble–as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her–but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
And!!! The book is signed:
I feel like I’ve seen this book everywhere on “Most Anticipated YA Releases of 2016” type lists, so I’m thrilled it is in the box this month!
This box also came with a Truthwitch poster. (The flipside is a map of The Witchlands).
Blue Q Sup Nerd? Socks – Value $9.50
Ah! I love these socks! I think I probably love every pair of bookish socks I’ve received in subscription boxes, but these are the funniest and cutest!
Childlike Wonder Coloring Book by Emma Margaret Illustration – Value $9
This coloring book is an exclusive for Uppercase Box subscribers! Here are some of the pages in this book:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $31 counting the Amazon sale price of the book. But since the book is signed, I think the value would be higher for a lot of book lovers! I’m really happy with the book selection and the extras this month, so January is a win!
What do you think of this month’s Uppercase box?