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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – September 2016

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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.

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 and all my reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!


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.


The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $11.99)


Book Summary from Amazon:

What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories — of parents, children, love, life, and self — are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.


And every Uppercase box book is signed by the author!


I’m a few chapters in and I’m excited about this book. The premise is so interesting, and it gets fabulous reviews on Amazon!



The Forgetting Mini Notebook – Value $3?


This tiny lined notebook is a nice promo item for the book (I’m guessing on the value).


Certified Book Addict Sticker – Value $2?

This sticker was designed by the same artist behind the Nerdy Post subscription box! (If you are into fandoms, I recommend checking out our Nerdy Post reviews!)


This is How We Roll Pouch – Value $12

This is an exclusive design for Uppercase subscribers from Out of Print Clothing!


I love a good bookish pun and these library book carts are adorable on the purple background.


Verdict: This box has a value of about $29. That’s lower than usual but still on par with the cost of the box. (Plus you have a signed book and exclusive items that I didn’t assign a monetary value to.) 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 finished the book yet?

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.


  1. Hey, Liz,
    I was perusing CrateJoy and came across a box called Nocturnal Readers. It sounds interesting, I wondered if you all would consider reviewing it to see what it’s all about?

  2. My daughter and I FINALLY started this book last night. The book is beautiful. I love the little leaves on the pages within the book. I dropped down to book only last month, but my daughter liked the out of print pouch, so I added it on to our October shipment (which arrived yesterday). It is already packed and ready for school.

    • What was in the October shipment? Besides the book

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