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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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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).

Check out all my reviews of Uppercase!


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


First & Then by Emma Mills – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $9.89)

Book summary from Amazon:

Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive jock, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them–first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

With wit, heart, and humor to spare, First & Then is a contemporary novel about falling in love–with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.


This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker.


Metallic Temporary Tattoos inspired by The Lunar Chronicles – Value $5?

I don’t need any more metallic tattoos, but I am SO excited about the last book from The Lunar Chronicles to be released! (November 10th!)


Paladone Wonderland Coin Purse – Value $11

Alice’s Enchantmints – Value $3

These are both so cute. Here is the flip side of the coin purse:


Verdict: This box has a value of about $29 (that’s using the discounted Amazon price of the book). I’m happy with that value for a book box. Plus I’m excited to read this book – “Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights” sounds good to me!

What do you think of the October 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. First and Then was SUCH a great read- I couldn’t put it down. I must have cried at least 10 times. Lisa Parkin’s curation of this sub box is so right on for YA readers!

  2. That coin purse is awesome!

  3. Uppercase always sends the best book picks! Love this sub so much!

  4. I am in love with that coin purse!!!!

    • I know – isn’t it adorable? 🙂

  5. This was my first box and I SO wish that they had a “theme” like OwlCrate. I don’t read YA contemporaries and a theme would make it easier to skip months that I’m not interested in. I will probably keep it for one more month as I did love the extras.

  6. I love uppercase so much.. Wish I could afford the personalized box, cause I buy a lot of books and have to wait until after the 15th to stock up(lol) but with this one I read books I usually wouldn’t look at, and they always are great anyway! Fave sub

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