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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – January 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!


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


Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $12.34)

Book Summary from Amazon:

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble–as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her–but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

And!!! The book is signed:


I feel like I’ve seen this book everywhere on “Most Anticipated YA Releases of 2016” type lists, so I’m thrilled it is in the box this month!


This box also came with a Truthwitch poster. (The flipside is a map of The Witchlands).


Blue Q Sup Nerd? Socks – Value $9.50

Ah! I love these socks! I think I probably love every pair of bookish socks I’ve received in subscription boxes, but these are the funniest and cutest!


Childlike Wonder Coloring Book by Emma Margaret Illustration – Value $9

This coloring book is an exclusive for Uppercase Box subscribers! Here are some of the pages in this book:





Verdict: This box has a value of about $31 counting the Amazon sale price of the book. But since the book is signed, I think the value would be higher for a lot of book lovers! I’m really happy with the book selection and the extras this month, so January is a win!

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.


  1. Loved the book choice! Unfortunately, I also got a copy with a signed bookplate in another sub box (Fantasy and Sci Fi books) which means I now have double. It is surprising that this is the first time it has happened considering all the book subs I have, but I guess this will make a good gift to someone!

  2. Love that coloring book! I hope someone puts it up on swap! 🙂

  3. If anyone has this I have to have those socks!!!!!

    • Those adorable socks are available on Amazon. Just click the link Liz posted for them in her review. 🙂

  4. Liz you will LOVE this book! Just keep in mind there’s three sequels so maybe take notes? Personally I will have no qualms rereading it. So much fun!

  5. Hmmm. This might be something I may check into. Looks like fun sub. Love all the items you received. Do they give hints as to the next book coming out or is it just a surprise.

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