Uppercase is a YA book subscription box that comes with a newly released, signed book, an interactive bookmark (sometimes with author interviews or forum like questions on topics from the books) and then extra goodies that are fairly high quality for a sub box.
I have the "Expert Plan" ($23 USD + shipping) which is the same as the "Book Plan" ($13.99 USD + shipping) except it includes the bookish items and access to the shop. I've had Uppercase for a long time (two or three years now?) and I really like it. To be frank, 90% of my YA books have come from Uppercase.
February 2019: Crown of Feathers
I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
I'm behind on reading. Which is my norm...but I'm on a no buy so these two books are the only new books I received (serious!). This is all to say that I haven't begun reading either of them but Preto's book has four stars and is a high fantasy (which I tend to enjoy).
Other than the (first edition, hardback, signed by the author) book, three other items were included. One was a magnet that features part of the blurb on a feather shape ("Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken"). This is more of a publisher swag item as it relates to the book but I'm always in need of magnets because I have a horrible habit of throwing every pictures, post card and invitation on my fridge.
The second item was an art print featuring a quote from Victor Hugo. I think from Les Miserable but my brain slow so I couldn't tell you jack beyond that. It's pretty and is printed on thick card stock.
The last item was a pouch from Out of Print. Out of Print does lovely work but I think I'm out of the loop on this design but it's well-made and large so that's nice.
March 2019: Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee
Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six.
But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson,one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder.
Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too.
As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous...and momentous.
March's book is a contemporary fiction and I'm pretty excited about this book as well. It's received four stars on goodreads already.
Also included in the mail was a necklace which said "obstinate, headstrong girl" which is from Pride and Prejudice. It's a neat little piece but I don't really like the design of it. The last item is bookish nail wraps.
Always included in every Uppercase box is the interactive bookmark. If you want to see any close ups or past boxes, Uppercase has an Instagram page and a past boxes section on their web page.