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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Bag

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).

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Items

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).

Check out all my reviews of Uppercase!

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Letter

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

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Book

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $13.40)

Yay – this book has been on my wishlist!

Here is the book summary from Amazon:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Signed

This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker and a coffee sleeve.

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Socks

Out of Print Library Card Socks – Value $10

I have a few Out of Print items thanks to subscription boxes, and I think these socks are my all-time favorite!

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Bookmarks

This box also came with a few extras like these Paper Towns bookmarks, and The Book Club Ice-Breaker fold out sheet from Read it Forward:

Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Ice Breaker

Verdict: I really enjoy my Uppercase box subscription. I think Lisa does an amazing job at curating the box and picking out great books each month, and the bookish extras are great. (Plus getting signed bookplates is a nice bonus!) If you’re looking for a great YA subscription box and appreciate the extras that add to the value – I recommend it!

What do you think of 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.


  1. I’ve been looking for a new subscription box since leaving Julep and really wanted to try a book themed one, I subscribed to Uppercase today, can’t wait to get my first box!

  2. The price for this box has changed. It is now 23 dollars.

    • I added in the $6 shipping to the cost, so that’s where I got the $29 total cost.

  3. What’s the last thing on your list? The ice breaker thing?

    • It’s a little fold out card with ice breaker questions for a book club, like “what book do you re-read again and again?”

  4. This was my first month subscribing and I loved it! I had been eyeing the book and I loved the socks. I can’t wait for next months!

  5. This was my daughter’s (15) first month and she was thrilled! The book was a quick easy read and the socks we’re awesome! Thumbs up!

  6. Just subscribed my daughter (15) and this was her first month. She was thrilled! Read the book in one day. Said it was a quick easy read. The socks are perfect and we have never seen them before. Thumbs up!

  7. Liz, Have you received your Powell’s box for this month? Mine arrived sometime last week (too far back to remember the actual day – ugh). Love it as usual.

    • I think mine should arrive in a few days. There was a delay because I had to update my credit card info. Can’t wait for it to get here! 🙂

  8. I enjoy reading your reviews of this box! The books look interesting and the add-ones are so cute and seem to fit the theme perfectly. I would jump at buying this box, but I am hesitant because it is geared towards young adults (teenagers?). Are these YA books really any good? Do you think Uppercase would ever do boxes geared towards adults?

    • I’m a 30-year-old who loves YA books, so I may be a little biased 🙂 , but I’ve discovered quite a few favorite books in the YA category. Two series I loved and recommend for trying out YA: the Throne of Glass series, and the Lunar Chronicles (starts with the book Cinder).

      • Liz, I’m 28 and I love YA lit, too. Eagerly awaiting November 15 for the release of Winter!!! I love the Lunar Chronicles

        • Yay! I just preordered it the other day – 800 pages!! 🙂

          • Thanks! I will try those suggestions. I did read the Twilight series before the movies came out and enjoyed them. I also enjoy the Hunger Games and Divergent movies (never read the books though)… So maybe I’ll enjoy YA novels after all. I suppose that was a silly question “are YA books really any good?” Of course, they are…otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading them 🙂

  9. I had a custom subscription for about a year, where I described my interests and Lisa picked out books. Didn’t work for me. Her tastes in fantasy run darker than mine. I cancelled recently to try another box.

    Uppercase did do a fine job of shipping on time, with appropriate materials.


    • I appreciate your feedback. I’m always ready and willing to alter the books I send to personalized subscribers based on their preferences. I’m sorry you were disappointed.

      • Lisa, This will be my daughter’s first box. She is 14 with an anxiety disorder. I can’t express how thrilled I am for her to dive into a book she can relate to.

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