I love subscription boxes. I think they are a really fun way to discover some new and interesting products/companies. And subscription boxes focusing on all things literary? SIGN ME UP. However, sometimes the price tags just do not add up to what each company includes in their boxes. They also can vary from month to month which can lead to some unhappy campers. Well that is why I am here, to give some perspective and helpful advice on what box is for you…
This subscription service is a bit different than some of the other ones. They do not ship in an actual box but in a really cute cloth bag. Mine makes a wonderful travel makeup bag! Uppercase offers two different options for your monthly subscription, the Expert ($23) and the Book Exclusive ($17). The former includes a newly released hardback YA book, signed book or bookplate by the author, 1-2 bookish items, a reading experience with exclusive content, and a personal handwritten note from the author. The second (and cheaper) option, includes everything but the extra bookish items. However, fair warning to everyone, they only ship to the U.S. ($6 fee) and Canada ($24 fee) at this time.
In January’s box I received the book, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, a poster for the book with a quote on oneside and a map on the other, an adorable pair of nerdy socks, and the cutest little literary coloring book. I have read some great reviews for Truthwitch on Goodreads so I am pretty excited to get started on it! I hope it lives up to the hype as there going to be 4 books total in the series. The socks are extremely cute and thin enough where they won’t make your feet sweat (which happens to me quite a bit). As for the coloring book, I am obsessed! It is the perfect travel size, perfect for road trips or plane rides. It has a couple of pages devoted to each of these children’s classic – Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I am so excited to add this to my collection of coloring books, as you can obviously tell!
All in all, this month was a great box and I am definitely looking forward to the February box! I highly recommend this box to anyone who loves Young Adult books as it is an exclusive YA box. The books they include are always newly released that month so you never have to worry about already owning the book. So, what are you waiting for?!