Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2017
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
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.
Book Summary from Amazon:
Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can’t.
Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.
And Uppercase also included a promotional postcard:
I’m really enjoying this book. First, it’s like nothing I’ve ever read. Second, I assumed this would be a sad book, but Adam’s sense of humor keeps it bright without diminishing the seriousness of the subject matter.
Socksmith Cheshire Cat Socks – Value $10
Uppercase sends bookish socks every few months, and I’m always happy to see them in this subscription! I love the navy and purple colors, and the different card suits on the foot portion.
I Love Books Sticker – Value $2?
This is an Uppercase subscriber exclusive! And now it has a permanent home on my laptop!
Embossed Quote Art Print – Value $10?
This Stephen King quote print is another Uppercase subscriber exclusive. (I think this is one of the most used book quotes I’ve seen in boxes, but it’s a classic for a reason.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $35. (Using the Amazon sale price of the book.) That’s a good value this month. And all the bookish goodies are super cute!
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?