Unbox Me: April Uppercase Box

April 26, 2016 Unbox Me 1

Uppercase Box is a monthly subscription box for readers featuring one newly released Young Adult book and a few book-related goodies.

Cost: $23 plus $6 shipping (US)

This is what is included in every box (from their website):

– Incredible Brand New, Hardcover Young Adult Book
– Signed Book or Bookplate Signed by the Author
– 1-2 High-Quality, Exclusive and Custom Bookish Items
– Uppercase Reading Experience with Exclusive Content
– Special Hand-Written and Personalized Note to You

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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Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw – $17.99 (Retail)/$11.99 (Amazon)
“Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her pot-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.

When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series—they’re the real-life kids from her high school. Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them…until a dramatic series of events exposes a very different reality than Scarlett’s stories, forever transforming her approach to relationships—both online and off.”

Harry Potter Quote Poster by Risa Rodil (exclusive item) – $15 (est)
– Even though this is an exclusive item, her print art usually sells for $15 on her Society6 website/store.

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Magic Notebook from Literary Emporium – $5.80
“Record all your magical thoughts in these enchanting A5 magic notebooks. Perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards!

These charming notebooks are designed with a vintage book cover effect and make ideal gifts for fans of the fantasy and magic world.

Printed in the UK on recycled card these A5 notebooks have 48 lined pages to fill with your magical ideas.”

Hagrid & Buckbeak magnetic bookmarks from BeedooTO (exclusive item) – $6 (est)
– Her Harry Potter bookmarks sell for about $3.50 each on her Etsy shop, so I’m guessing a pair might be for at least $6, if she bundles them, if not, the full price, which would be a total of $7.

This Is Teen’s “I Read YA” pin

Scarlett Epstein stickers

Is it worth it?

Overall, I’m not impressed with the selection for this month. I’m confident I’ll at least be able to get through the book, as Lisa tends to choose good titles, so there’s no problem there. Even though I’ve never heard of the book and I’m not a big YA contemporary fan, if it’s the right book, then it doesn’t matter. I’m just not a fan of the swag/bookish items this month. As much as I love magnetic bookmarks, I’m not a fan of BeedooTO. It’s okay, but their artwork just doesn’t appeal to me. I do like Risa Rodil and her artwork, but I don’t know if I yet another print art from her. There also isn’t anything special about the “magic notebook”. The cover is poorly made and the inside is just plain lined paper. Lisa, I love you dearly, but this box was more of a miss than a hit for me. I could’ve sworn that this month’s box was their anniversary box, but I’m guessing I’m wrong?! In any case, I’m hoping I’ll at least like the book. Here’s to next month!

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