So, the time finally came when I would see if I made the right choice in my book subscription. I was very eager to finally get my own Uppercase bag and see if I would like what they curated.
In case you didn’t know, Uppercase Box is a monthly subscription box for readers featuring one newly released Young Adult book and a few book-related goodies.
So, below you’ll find the full video where I unbox everything and let you know my overall thoughts on it.
If you’re not up for watching the video, I’ve provided the pictures and information below.
Check out all my previous subscription box reviews.
Here is the full box with all the products:
And here are the products individually:
The Girl at Midnight – $17.99 (retail)/$12.91 (Amazon)
– “For fans of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.
But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.”
Exclusive print by Risa Rodil – $5 (est. based on her other prints)
– The print is based off of the book and was made exclusive for Uppercase. Risa’s 11x17in prints usually sell for $10, so I’m guesstimating on the price for this as this print is smaller, obviously.
Bookworm Pocket Journal – $8.89
– “Takes notes anywhere with a stylish Bookworm pocket journal from Galison. The spectacled bookworm encourages you to “Write it down,” and the spines of the stacked books on the cover remind you that “Practice makes perfect.” Illustrated by Quill and Fox.”
The Scorch Trials sticker
Is it worth it?
If you’re talking about actual monetary value, it’s pretty on point if you factor in the book at retail, so it’s good that it’s not less than that. However, I’m definitely not looking at value in that instance because I’ve let go of the idea of a “cheap” (good) book subscription. Regardless, I think this subscription is totally worth it so far. This is a book I most definitely wanted, having read and loved it (and even if I didn’t I would’ve still wanted it because I liked the sound of it). While I still say there needs to be more swag, I’m happy with what I got. I love the print and the notebook. The sticker? Not so much. It didn’t do anything for me. I took a look at the other boxes this month, as I suspect I’ll continue to look around to make sure I’m getting a good box, I found that this one suited my taste the best. Will that always be the case? I don’t know, but for now, I’m very happy with my choice and I’m excited for next month.