Book BFF: Calla Tor

Book BFF was created by Larks Andrea, Paula, and Jen to showcase some of our favorite ladies & was originally inspired by Book Boyfriend. We'd love it if you'd join us featuring your favorite Book BFFs and leaving links so we can check out your posts. We will be alternating between Book Boyfriends and Book BFFs on Thursdays. 

Calla Tor, from The Nightshade Series by Andrea Cremer
My ideal Calla is Diana Agron.

Lilly (Ren’s nickname for her) 

* Platinum Blond Hair
* Golden Eyes
* Her hair is long in the beginning of the series, but she later chops it off before the beginning of Bloodrose
* Calla is portrayed as someone who is physically strong and beautiful
* Calla is a white wolf when she shifts forms

Facts About Calla:
* She is supposed to be Ren's mate
* She is an alpha
* Her birthday is October 31
* She collects vintage t-shirts
* She is the older sister of Ansel
* She is the best friend of Bryn
* Calla is a strong hunter and fighter
* Calla is loyal and fights for those she loves
* She has some serious wit
* Calla is a reader

*All quotes were found on Goodreads.
"Ansel, I'm not the sun, stop orbiting and get in here."  (Calla in Nightshade)

"This is where you belong, Calla.” He pulled me closer, tilting my chin up. “Be with me. Tell me it’s what you want.” 
I couldn’t tear my eyes from his. “What I want?” 
“Yes. Anything, everything you need, I’ll give you. Always. I promise. Just tell me one thing.” 
“That you want this, us.” His voice dropped so low I could barely hear him. “That someday you’ll love me.” 

My hands began to tremble where they rested around his neck. ( Ren & Calla in Nightshade)

"The relationship of a girl and her favorite novel can be complex indeed." (Calla in Nightshade)

“I’m a fighter, not a lover,” I gasped. 
“You can’t be both?” His smile made my knees buckle. (Calla & Ren in Nightshade)

Our kisses were so full of need, so long, so fierce that I could hardly gasp for breath.  (Calla & Ren in Bloodrose)

"I've always welcomed war, but when the last battle ends, what life is left for a warrior?" (Calla in Bloodrose)

Why She's My Book BFF:

Calla and I have a love/hate relationship going on like most girls. She's so strong and isn't afraid to show the boys how its done. I admire her for those qualities. I also love that she is snarky and sarcastic. She is a strong female role model. However, I often find myself frustrated with some of her decisions - particularly when Shay and Ren are concerned. 

Calla's intense loyalty to her pack and those she cares about is something else that makes her stand out for me. She would die for anyone of her pack mates and throughout the series she is often in harm's way in her attempts to protect others. I don't think I could be as self sacrificing as she is throughout the books. She has the markings of a true leader.


  1. Great choice! I like who you chose to be her too. :)

    1. Thanks! I want to be Calla when I grow up. However, I would do quite a few things differently. :)

    2. Who does that girl play as?

      I know Calla. But who's the actress' name?

    3. Her name is Dianna Agron. She's on Glee.

  2. And apparently she looks a lot like Dianna Agron. Lol!

    1. I have no idea why, but I always saw Dianna in my head as Calla.

  3. Dianna Agron IS beautiful... have to admit! I've still got to read this series. Is Bloodrose the last book?

    1. Yes - these are must reads. I love the series and Cremer's writing. Bloodrose is the final book in this portion of the series. Cremer is working on some prequel novels that will fit into the same universe, but won't have Calla and Co.

  4. Does Calla have a middle name? :o


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