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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – May 2017

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 and all my reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!

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

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.

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $11.61)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

And every Uppercase box book is signed by the author:

First, I thought it was interesting that two lottery YA romance books were released this summer! (Kasie West’s Lucky in Love comes out in July.)

And of course, there’s the curse of winning the lottery, which makes this book instantly somewhat tragic for me, but from what I can tell from the reviews it has a happy ending. (I’m about half way through at this point.) So far, I’m enjoying the writing, and will probably finish it in the next day or two. It didn’t grip me from the first page, but it’s good!

If you’ve finished it, let me know what you think!

And this book also came with a ticket for your chance to win a signed first edition of Windfall plus other YA titles.

You just have to match one of your numbers to the winning numbers in the book.


Yellow Owl Workshop Earrings – Value $20

!!! How adorable are these little book earrings? I love the mismatched look. They are 22 karat gold gilt, nickel-free and have hypoallergenic posts.

Iron On Get Lit Patch Designed by Erik Buikema – Value $10?

Iron On Cat Patch Designed by Erik Buikema – Value $10?

Both these designs are exclusives for Uppercase subscribers! I’m pretty obsessed with both, but the “Get Lit” one is amazing!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $52. (Using the Amazon sale price of the book.) That’s a great value this month, and I’m really loving the bookish goodies for May! 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?

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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!

Posted in Book Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, YA Book Subscription Boxes| Tags: uppercase box | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Does anyone have a current coupon code for this one?

  2. This is something my daughter and I could share. We both still enjoy reading real books. We are in Barnes and Noble at least once or twice a month. I like the feel of turning the pages when I read

  3. Wow, that is a gorgeous box this month!

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