This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box – April ’18 Reveal + #Giveaway

It’s that time again! I look forward to the middle of the month because I know my Uppercase Box will arrive. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Uppercase is a YA book subscription that sends you a recent YA book release. Sometimes the book is a fantasy novel, sci-fi, or contemporary. We’ve had a few fantasy-ish novels lately so I had guessed that April would bring a novel in a contemporary setting. Was I right? You’ll see if you keep reading. Sheesh!

Uppercase (2)

The Uppercase subscription actually comes in a bag, not a box but it doesn’t really matter does it? A book any which way it comes is a great thing. Oh no! I just realized you can kind of see the title of the book through the bag. Oh well. I’ll admit, I’m too lazy to re-take the picture.

There are always other bookish gifts in the bag. This month along with the note about the book was a reading journal. Very cute, but a little too youthful for me. I will be putting this one out in my Little Free Library for one of the neighborhood kids to enjoy!

Upper reading journal

The other items were these two cute book pins. I know there are quite a few bloggers who collect bookish pins. I myself have them on my rolling bag that I take to book fairs and conventions. It’s hard to see but the pin on the left shaped like a book says Read Past My Bedtime. I do that a LOT.

Bookish pins

On to the book in the bag! This month’s book is called Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett. I have not read a book by Jenn Bennett before but I know she is very popular! There was a cute postcard for the book that also came in the bag that leads me to believe that this one is definitely a romance.

Starry Eyes


In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

Wow, this book was just released on April 03! I’ll tell you what. I’m going to read this book in the next couple of weeks and give this copy of Starry Eyes- and the post card, away to one of my fellow bloggers. Wait, what??!! I can hear all of these excited gasps of excitement from all of you. LOL.

What do you have to do? Well, it’s easy. In the comments section below, please convince me why your favorite fictional romantic couple is so fabulous. They can be from any genre I’m not picky. I will randomly pick a winner! If my winner is in a country where it may be too expensive to mail I’ll send you this book in e-format and will pick another winner who lives in the US to receive the physical copy of the book.

I can’t wait to hear about your favorite fictional couples!

Until next Sunday,


7 thoughts on “This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box – April ’18 Reveal + #Giveaway

  1. Ooh, I’ve been dying to read Starry Eyes! I loved Bennett’s Alex Approximately!

    One of my favorite fictional couples is Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows, because I love how complex their relationship is. They’re both defensive because of old wounds that never fully healed, yet it’s evident that they love each other. It’s beautiful seeing how they try to overcome their inner struggles to be with one another amidst the chaos and violence they’re caught up in. ❤️

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    1. Hi Kelly! I’ll admit that I still haven’t started this book, but if you’ll send me a message on twitter @debkehoe with your email or address, I’ll send you my copy when I’ve read it. Hopefully by the week after next. Thanks!

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  2. I love that this bookish box comes in a bag, instead of an actual box haha, and these pins are SO cute!
    I also love the book that’s featured this month – I only read The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by this author so far, but I absolutely LOVED it, I can’t wait to read that one 😀
    Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely giveaway, Deb! To answer your question, I think that one of my favorite bookish couples has to be…. hm…. damn. That’s a hard question?! 😅 I think I’m going to go with the latest book I fell in love with, Emergency Contact and the two characters, Penny and Sam. These two are just perfect for each other, their relationship starts off as strangers, texting friends, there is tons of awkwardness and first moments and tension and… I just really love that this story really builds up the relationship, the feelings, the strength of a relationship that starts off only as texts and it just shows how powerful technology can be, too. I also happen to relate to them a whole lot, to be honest haha. This relationship just gave me ALL THE FEELS and that’s all we need from a fictional couple 😀 ❤

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