cover love: homefree |

Hey there, reader. Does this look like paranormal cover art to you?

wright_homefree-1159719While it’s not the norm for me to discuss book synopses here, I’ll tell you this much: Nina Wright’s Homefree is about a teenage girl who astral-projects. Yes, you read that right.

Now take a look again at Homefree’s cover art. When I first saw it on Flux’s website, I thought it looked like a cover for a contemporary YA novel. Perhaps there was some sort of road trip involved. I thought the type placement on the Little Tree air freshener was a nice touch. And while this cover art might seem a little too simple, it somehow struck a chord with me and made me pause long enough to want to learn more.

I’ve had my eyes on Flux’s website ever since I discovered Lisa Novak’s design work. But Homefree’s nod to a contempo-supernatural story surprised me when I saw its cover. Would I have ever guessed in a million years that it was a paranormal read? No. And even though this novel debuted in 2006, years before the current onslaught of Sad Girls on Paranormal Covers, I think I would’ve stopped to look at it on a bookshelf back then, too.