August Uppercase Unboxing

August 23, 2015 Unbox Me 4

What?! A book that I haven’t read or heard anything about?! I’m scared, but intrigued.

Uppercase Box is a monthly subscription box for readers featuring one newly released Young Adult book and a few book-related goodies. It costs $23 plus $6 shipping (US).

Check out my unboxing video:

Check out last month’s Uppercase box selection and my thoughts on it.

Here is the full box with all the bookish goodies:

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And here are the products individually:

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Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson – $ 17.99(Retail)/$ 11.48(Amazon)
“A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children’s young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret. ”

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Litographs temporary tattoo – $5/set of 2
“From Pride & Prejudice – I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading.”

Compass Rose Design steampunk bookmark (exclusive)

Rose gold ampersand necklace – $19
“This charming necklace is made with a tiny rose gold plated ampersand charm, with a shiny finish, and a diamond cut, rose gold plated chain. The chain’s unique diamond cut pattern makes the necklace shimmer and sparkle in the light. Simple enough for everyday wear and looks great as a double chain. Makes perfect gifts for bridal parties, birthdays, graduation or any special event!

Necklace measures 15 inches and comes with a 1.5 inch extender making it 16.5 inches as well. This necklace looks best shorter, hanging higher on the chest. Model is wearing it at 15 inches.”

Signed book plate

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) pin/button

Is it worth it?

I’m a little apprehensive because this is a book I haven’t heard of at all. Also, I’ve never read a steampunk book and I don’t know if I’ll like it. But, I trust Lisa’s judgment and I’m hoping I’ll be able to get something out of reading it. Who knows? I may even love this genre. I really love the ampersand necklace. It’s simple, yet cute. Also, the bookmark is cute and I love that it matches the book. That cover is so pretty, by the way. Oh, and it took me way too long to figure out what that tattoo said. Evidently, my ability to read backward is slipping.

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