& Fridays: March Uppercase Box

If you haven’t heard about Uppercase Box, go ahead and backtrack to a couple of my previous reviews here and here. I received a gift subscription for Christmas to this lovely service that sends you one newly released YA title, signed by the author, as well as a couple of book-themed items once per month. It’s terrific.

So there are three options for Uppercase Box. The first is book only. The second is the book and some book-themed goodies. And the third is a book selected pertaining to your interests, as well as those book goodies. I have the second option. But judging by the past three boxes or so, you would think I had the third option, with books picked specifically for me!

My best friend actually sent me a photo of this book cover a few weeks ago and said “Should we read this?” I read the description and decided that yes, we should. Luckily I didn’t buy it (unlike last month where I had already purchased the book that was sent to me – oops!) because here it is in this month’s Uppercase Box!


The cover is gorgeous and the description sound very action-y and atmospheric. Here’s the description of Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands:

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

Romance-y, baddassery…hopefully it’s as awesome as it sounds.


And what are the book-themed goodies, you might ask? Well, they’re pretty sweet as well. An author-signed bookplate, notecards having to do with the book plot that you could use as bookmarks, decoration, symbols of your undying fandom, etc. etc. etc. An awesome magnet that everyone needs everywhere for everything (although could I actually read more?)

Annnnd these amazing quotation earrings. I actually have teeny tiny silver quotation earrings, but these are the perfect size! Not too big and obnoxious, but not too small as to disappear entirely so no one knows you’re wearing them.


Ahhhhhh…..that’s my happy book place. Thank you Uppercase Box, once again!

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