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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – September 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 2, 2017 | 3 comments

Uppercase Box
3 overall rating
9 Ratings | 3 Reviews

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.

Warcross by Marie Lu – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $12.89)

Book Summary from Amazon:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Every Uppercase book is signed by the author, too.

I’m really enjoying this book! It caught my attention from the first chapter, and I like Emika a lot, too. This book deals with virtual reality, a teen protagonist, and a worldwide VR competition, so it immediately made me think of Ready Player One, but it really stands on its own!

And this book came with a promotional pin, too! Now, for the rest of the bookish goodies:

Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Coasters – Value $10

If you are a book box, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong including a Harry Potter item!

These coasters have embossed metal fronts with gold accents.

And a cork backing.

Book Queen Keychain – Value $7?

(This is an Uppercase box exclusive!) I love the pastel colors, and it isn’t too bulky. This is getting added to the keychain!

And lastly, we have a banned book sticker.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $30. (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 – especially if you value a signed book!

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

Uppercase is a young adult book subscription box. Every month, you will receive a young adult book and a bookish goody every month. Additionally, the subscription comes with online access to extras like a live book discussion & recommendations for similar books.
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!

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!
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3 comments

Marion

Haha, one of the reasons I stopped subscribing to book boxes was because everything seemed to have Harry Potter stuff no matter what.

Jenai

The title seems like a nod to ‘Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy.’ It sounds like a fun book to read! The plot reminds me of the Phantom Bullet arc of Sword Art Online, where the main character Kirito is asked to go ‘undercover’ in a virtual tournament to unmask a serial killer.

Juliya

This month’s looks really great, definitely can’t go wrong with HP goodies and the book sounds interesting 🙂

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