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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – February 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.


Starflight by Melissa Sanders – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.99)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but
it’s not like the law has ever been on her side.
Still, off-world travel doesn’t come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the outer realm. She just wishes it could have been to anyone besides Doran Spaulding, the rich, pretty-boy quarterback who made her life miserable in school.
The tables suddenly turn when Doran is framed for conspiracy on Earth, and Solara cons him into playing the role of her servant on board the Banshee, a ship manned by an eccentric crew with their own secrets. Given the price on both Doran and Solara’s heads, it may just be the safest place in the universe.
It’s been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee’s dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home-and the eccentric crew that feels like family.
I’m excited to read Starflight! Lisa describes it as a “slow burn” romance, and I’ll take slow burn over insta-love any day!


And!!! The book is signed:


This box also came with a Starflight mini poster:


And the Starflight goodies continue!


Starflight Nail Wraps – Value $5?

I didn’t even realize these were Starflight branded until I looked closely:



Anne of Green Gables Infinity Scarf – Value $20?

This item is an exclusive for Uppercase Box subscribers! What a unique and perfectly bookish item! Here it is in all its circle scarf glory:


I love the colors too – perfect for spring!


Verdict: This box has a value of about $36 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 think this is one of my favorite Uppercase boxes yet – it is a perfect mix of exclusives and book extras!

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. Liz,
    I think you might have gone a little low on that scarf. I have searched high and low on the Internet and it seems to be an Etsy piece… I haven’t seen it for less than $40!!!! Which is bummer because I really want one!! Anne of Green Gables is my favorite!!!! Lucy Maud Montgomery is my favorite author of all time and I have read EVERYTHING by her! I even remember when the Disney channel had the Avonlea series on!! AND The Anne of Green Gables series which I own on DVDs!!

  2. If I sign up right now, will I receive this box? Thank you 🙂

  3. This is my favorite uppercase box yet! I was in love as soon as I opened mine! I even identifed the scarf as AoGG before I read what it was supposed to be because I recognized the passage! The book was one I’ve been eyeing and the nail wraps are awesome! I think I’m going to wear them to the Engineer’s Week Black Tie Banquet (where my husband is one of the top honoree’s this year) later this month! Heels, Formal, Awesome nails, Check! I hope Uppercase keeps it up! I’ve dropped my other book subscription because I really don’t think that anyone else compares!

  4. Love, love this Uppercase box!!! So awesome! One day I’ll be able to subscribe to Uppercase ?

  5. This was my first uppercase box and I’m super happy with it. I hadn’t heard of the book, but I love that it’s signed and I’m looking forward to reading it. (I read across multiple genres). But…it’s that scarf…the Anne of Green Gables scarf that is AWESOME. I live in ugly hot Phoenix AZ, so I’m not sure how much wear I will get out of it until later this year (we’re already hitting 80s here), but maybe I can plan some day trips to cooler areas about 2 hours out so I can rock my scarf.

  6. I’ve never been a fan of the bookish goodies (hence why I love BOTM) but… I NEED this box. Omg it is absolutely amazing in every way. A book I’ve been eyeballing at work (I work at a bookstore), an amazing scarf, and the coolest nail wraps. I’m just amazed and want this box! Never have I been more jealous of you Liz than right now.

  7. Oh my gosh I neeeed that scarf!

  8. “Anne of Green Gables” is my favorite book, and I totally squeed when I saw the scarf, but all the typos make me crazy!

    • What typos?

      • If you read what’s printed on the scarf, there’s a ton of misspellings and typos. 🙁 (Then again, I’ve worked as an editor, so I tend to hone right in on things like that, and they probably make me crazier than the average person….)

        Despite that, however, it’s lovely and I will enjoy wearing it.

        • Hi Laurie – Please email us if you have any problems with your box! Thanks!

          • Oh no, I love it! I shouldn’t have said anything; I just love AoGG so much that I tend to pick up on things. Don’t mind me; I annoy even myself with this stuff.

            Seriously, I love the scarf – it’s so soft, and the fact that it’s my favorite book in the whole wide world makes it even better. 🙂

  9. Awesome scarf! I used to love Anne of Green Gables when I was younger – I read a couple of the books and then my grandma and I watched the movies together 🙂

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