Welcome to the March edition of OwlCrate vs. Uppercase! Which subscription box was better? As always, opinions stated here are my own, but I do want to hear what you have to say. Shall we start?
OwlCrate always has a theme and March’s theme was “Writer’s Block”. I was curious how they were going to do an entire box around this but they delivered, sort of. I want to say I was surprised for a finished copy of The Serpent King but I’m not. Who doesn’t own a copy of this, or at least have it high on their TBR? This book is the bees knees right now and is beyond amazeballs (my review on it should tell you how much this destroyed my feels…) What I did really enjoy was the banned books socks and the mock feather pen. I felt as if I was writing a historical document when I tried it out. The book on “642 Tiny Things To Write About” was super cute but I highly doubt I will ever do anything with this other than give it away. Bookworm Boutique made a unique set of buttons just for this month’s box. I’m not a huge button collector so again, I may give these away too.
Here’s the skinny: OwlCrate’s monthly boxes are $29.99, before taxes. They do have monthly themes (April’s theme is Dystopians!) so you really never know what they may send you. Interested in signing up? You can do so here. It ships out on or before the 20th of every month.
Uppercase has no theme so you truly never know what book/goodies you will get, other than knowing it will be a current YA release. Personally, I was disappointed to receive Rebel of the Sands because if you read my arc review on it, I was not the biggest fan of this story. The other items in the March package were two stickers (only one shown, sorry) that were for the book, a signed bookplate, a pair of super adorable earrings, and a magnet. I’m not sure I need to express how underwhelmed I was with this month’s package. It felt like it was phoned it, it was just lacking something. This monthly subscription costs me $23/month (before taxes) and I kind of expected a little more than this.
Here’s the skinny: As I mentioned, the Expert Plan subscription is $23/month (before taxes). There is also a Book Exclusive Plan for $17/month (before taxes), but you lose out on the “1-2 high quality bookish items”. You can sign up here. This subscription mails out on the 15th of every month.
What are your thoughts? Do you think this is work the monthly subscription fees? How would you feel receiving these packages? Let me know, I really want to hear what you have to say.