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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – August 2017

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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 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.

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $12.36)

Book Summary from Amazon:

When Lottie’s beloved Aunt Helen dies of cancer, it upends her careful, quiet life.

Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. She was the world-famous author of the bestselling Alvin Hatter series. She knew a thing or two about the magic of writing, and how words have the power to make you see things differently.

In her will, Aunt Helen leaves Lottie a series of letters—each containing mysterious instructions. As Lottie sets about following them, she realizes they’re meant to make her take a risk, and, for once in her life, really live. But when the letters reveal an extraordinary secret about her aunt’s past—and the inspiration for the Alvin Hatter series—Lottie finds herself faced with an impossible choice, one that will force her to confront her greatest fears once and for all.

Part mysterious adventure, part love letter to the power of books, this is a brilliantly woven novel about loving, reading, writing, grieving, and finding the strength to take a leap.

And every Uppercase box book is signed by the author. (I just realized I’m missing a picture of the signature page – I’ll add it soon!)

My rule of thumb for books is to give it 100 pages, and if I’m not hooked at that point to let it go. Sadly, that’s what I had to do with this book. I’m clearly in the minority though – this book gets rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

For me, I didn’t really connect with Lottie. She seems young to me – even for YA. And the dares/letters weren’t as exciting/daring as I expected them to be.

And this book also came with a promotional sticky-note pad!

Now for the rest of the bookish goodies!

Bibliophile Stainless Steel Bracelet – Value $25?

This is an Uppercase subscriber exclusive item!

What a classic, minimal design! I love the subtle text, too. It makes this bracelet very wearable for just about any occasion. (Plus I love the material choice – why aren’t there more stainless steel jewelry items in subscription boxes?)

Golden Compass Bookmark Set – Value $10?

Another Uppercase exclusive! (And another guess on my part of the value.)

These bookmarks are gorgeous! They are a solid cardstock and blank on the back.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $47. (Using the Amazon sale price of the book.) I’m estimating on the bookish goodies value, but in general, I think this subscription is always worth the cost!

This is probably the one month I can remember the book isn’t for me, so that’s a pretty impressive streak, too!

What do you think of this month’s Uppercase box? Did you like the book?

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 Comment

  1. I want the Bibliophile Stainless Steel Bracelet 😭😭. Anyone wanna get rid of there’s?

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