Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – May 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
Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a note from Lisa. 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:
From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about one girl’s tragic past and a boy who helps her try to change her luck. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han.
Maguire knows she’s bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash–and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. But then on her way out of her therapist’s office, she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star, who wants to help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away, but staying away may be harder than she thought.
I always read Lisa’s reviews of the books she sends. (She doesn’t really spoil books, but just lets you know what she liked about the story, and what types of readers will enjoy the book, etc.) Her review of Girl Against the Universe definitely got me excited to read it! I’m a few chapters in and will continue reading tonight!
And the book is signed! And a branded bookmark, too:
And we have a Lydia Bennet bookmark for the NovelTeas Pride & Peppermint tea – coming soon!
NovelTeas Don QuixoTea – 2 oz Value $9
This tea is described as “an adventurous brew of traditional chai spices – red cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and the root of ginger.” I love chai, so this is perfect for me. Also, NovelTeas is pretty much the perfect gift for any book and tea lover you may know. Their tea “tins” are made to look like books:
Eric Nyffeler Post Card Set – Value $10?
(This set was designed exclusively for Uppercase Box, so I’m estimating on value.) I think the design is beautiful, and even the flipside “Post Card” text is cute:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $30. I’m estimating on the postcards, and the book is signed, so that may make the value higher to many people. I’m almost always happy with this subscription. I think the curation is great, and it seems like my taste in YA books is similar to Lisa’s so that works out very well!
What do you think of this month’s Uppercase box? Have you read the book yet?