October Uppercase Review
For the past few months, I have been getting the Book-Exclusive subscription with Uppercase Box. It costs $20.49 a month including shipping. The Book-Exclusive plan comes with one newly released hardcover YA book. This book comes signed, which is a great perk! You can also opt for their regular box, which includes an additional one-two exclusive bookish items. This plan is $29.50 per month. I personally don't need extra bookish items, but I love collecting signed books, so I opted for the Book-Exclusive box. Let me show you what was included in the October box!
The Book-Exclusive plan is shipped in a padded envelope. Inside the padded envelope is a cloth drawstring bag, which holds the book of the month plus any other book-exclusive goodies that might be included. I'm pretty basic and I love these bags. I use them to store other trinkets, like the buttons and pins I've collected from my boxes and cons.
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.
Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There's only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.
Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.
As you can see, the book included in the October Uppercase Box was An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. I've been eyeing this book for a very long time, not only because of its breathtakingly beautiful color (it shimmers!), but also because of its plot. Faeries! The magic of art! It sounds like it will be an enchanting read. The book also came with an exclusive pin.
Every Uppercase Box also comes with a note detailing the book included. This is handwritten by Lisa, the founder, and personalized with my name. It's a great touch! We also get an interactive guide to the book. By going to uppercasebox.com/book, I can enter codes as I read the book. At certain points, there will be videos or behind-the-scenes info corresponding to the code I enter. I haven't found myself using this feature often because I prefer to binge-read my books, but it's a neat feature for this who like exclusive content.
What do you think about the Uppercase Box?