I’m really excited to be doing my first Uppercase Box Unboxing here on Bookishjessp. I want to start off by saying this is not a sponsored post. I’m doing this, because I’ve been subscribing to Uppercase Box for about a year now and always liked what I was receiving, but the last couple of months the books I’ve received and also the extra swag has been beyond amazing! I mean my top two favorite YA contemporaries of 2016 were both books I received from Uppercase Box. So enough about the past, let me get to the present and talk about what makes the June Box so great to me!
I’m going to start with the book. The June book is My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. My Lady Jane is a historical comical YA novel about Lady Jane Grey. I mean historical and comical YA…Umm YES PLEASE! I mean that is something quite different than a lot of YA out there currently. Now earlier this month Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows were all here in Houston for a book signing event and I really wanted to go. I had planned on going,but my depression got the best of me that day and well most of this month and I couldn’t bring myself to go. I was actually quite upset that I did that to myself, because I really wanted to have a signed copy of My Lady Jane. So when I opened up my Uppercase Box package and saw that My Lady Jane was is in there, well it is safe to say I freaked the f*** out. So thank you Uppercase Box, because you not only sent me a book that I’m sure is going to be amazing, but you also sent me a book I wanted so badly and felt awful about not going to the signing.
Now for the swag! I’ll start with the two bookmarks. The first one of course if you know Uppercase Box is the Uppercase Box code bookmark. For those who don’t know, each month Uppercase Box sends a bookmark with codes that the reader can enter on the Uppercase Box website which allows the reader to enhance the reading experience with questions, polls, and videos. I’ll be honest, some of this stuff is pretty cool. The second bookmark is just a simple bookmark of the My Lady Jane cover. I personally love collecting bookmarks with the cover of books on them, so this is a score in my book!
The other two pieces of swag this month are a wooden Deathly Hallows Magnet from Juniper & Ivy Designs and a custom tote bag that say “I read therefore I fangirl” which is an Uppercase Box exclusive designed by Risa Rodil.
I absolutely love the Deathly Hallows magnet. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but have never owned anything with a Deathly Hallows symbol on it, because I could never decide what I wanted and I know if I did buy one thing and saw something better I would buy that as well and the cycle would end up repeating.So, by getting sent this magnet I didn’t have to make up my mind on what Deathly Hallows item I wanted, and it is amazing looking!
Now who doesn’t love a good tote bag? I mean they are perfect to bring to your local bookstore or library to carry all your books in while your browse around before paying or checking out. And I mean come on, us readers are total fangirls/fanboys, so this tote was perfect. Granted I do wish that Uppercase Box had an option in which when you sign up you can mention your gender, so that items like this could be more personalized. I mean not a huge deal, I will still use this tote for stuff. I’m not ashamed.
So that is all for my June Uppercase Box Unboxing! I really hope you enjoyed reading this, and I’m going to try to get better at doing this post every month to share what I receive. Also below are the links to Uppercase Box in case you’re interested in signing up and also the link for Juniper & Ivy Designs, so you can checkout their products!