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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – April 2017

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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 and all my reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!

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

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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.

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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)

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Book Summary from Amazon:

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything–including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

And every Uppercase box book is signed by the author:

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This book gets excellent reviews, and it grabbed my attention on the first page! I have a feeling I’ll be finishing it within 24 hours!

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And this book came with a promotional magnet, too.

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Ink & Wonder Bookmark – Value $7

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This bookmark is a thin strip of wood with the colorful design printed on it. I especially love the watercolor blue background – it is light enough to let the wood grain show through.

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Paladone Hogwarts Notebook – Value $14

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I love all things Harry Potter, so this item was a lovely surprise!

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It has 100 lined pages inside:

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Unfortunately, the corners of the notebook got a bit bent in shipping so it isn’t in pristine condition, but I know that would have happened with a matter of days keeping it in my backpack so it doesn’t make that much difference to me.

 

Verdict: This box has a value of about $32. (Using the Amazon sale price of the book.) That’s just over the cost of the box, which I think is fair for any book box. Also, I know for a lot of readers there is extra value in getting a book that is signed every month!

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?

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.

2 Comments

  1. I love this book box. And I especially love the signed books.

  2. So sorry to hear your notebook arrived damaged! We’d be happy to send you a replacement- just let us know!

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