(Sorry for the delayed posts – I’ll keep up in the future!)
Another month, another delightful box of bookish goodies! Here is the July Uppercase Box!
This month’s book is This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I am excited because 1.) I quite liked Schwab’s adult sci-fi/fantasy books, Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic, and 2.) the book just sounds pretty cool:
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
Oooh, tension, intrigue, romance, and monsters. Count me in.
Along with This Savage Song, we have a button asking “Human or Monster?” as well as two delightful desk items: a package of Vintage “Stickies” – sticky notes, page markers, etc. – and bookworm-themed pencils. I am particularly fond of the page markers that look like book spines, and the pencils are great too, with phrases like “Read More, Sleep Less,” “Professional Bookworm,” and “#Booknerd.” Both of them will have a place of pride on my desk, next to my vintage typewriter 🙂
My Owl Crate gift subscription is up as of last month, but that’s probably a good thing, as both subscription boxes sent the same book again! So if you’re in the market for a fun monthly book subscription, I’d recommend going with either Uppercase Box OR Owl Crate, and not both. The probability that both companies send you the same book is just getting too high. Both are excellent, and I have greatly enjoyed both of them. I will say that while Uppercase Box seems to send fewer book-themed goodies in every box, they seem to be of higher quality and functionality, at least to me. I know I’ll keep these fun sticky notes and pencils on my desk, and that I’ll use them. But I will also put a note in Owl Crate’s favor: they introduced me to a lot of cool Etsy artists and small businesses that deal with fun, nerdy accessories and gift ideas that I otherwise would not have found.