I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes – I love getting mail (Christmas all year round!) and finding new things to try. I’ve subscribed to quite the array of boxes in past, mostly makeup and beauty type boxes like Birchbox and Julep, so when I came across Uppercase Box I was VERY excited.
Uppercase Box is a YA book subscription box that comes once a month – you can choose from the expert pick ($29) in which a book is chosen that they think everyone will love, or the personalized pick ($35) in which they choose something specifically for you. I ended up choosing the latter because I feel like my taste is a little different than others, and I really liked the thought of someone surprising me with a book they think I’ll like.
I got my first Uppercase Box in the mail earlier this week, and I was thrilled! My package came with Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, some Bertie Botts Beans, and a handwritten letter explaining why the book was chosen for me (which, by the way, was because I love Poison Study so much). I’m super excited to start Shadow and Bone, the first in the Grisha series, and I think it was a great pick based on what I’ve read and liked in the past!
I’m going to have to side with Lauren on this one though, and while the idea is absolutely great, the cost is just too much for me to justify. I wish there was a subscription box like this that was cheaper, I would be all over it! Unfortunately, there isn’t, and I will not be renewing.
Full disclosure – I spent my own money on this subscription service – no perks involved!