November 26, 2012

Girl Crush Mondays: Nora Grey

A seventeen year-old smokey-eyed brunette with volumes of curly hair that has a mind of its own. Nora drives a beat-up VW and lives in a quaint farmhouse in Maine. She lives with her Mother, Blythe Grey.

Nora is generally a practical, responsible, easy going girl… until she met Patch Cipriano, her boyfriend and a Fallen Angel. 

Her BFF Vee Sky, who she calls her un-twin, is quirky, funny, boy crazy and flirty.

Has deadly legs that goes on for days, something Patch can't resist. 

Her Father is Hank Millar aka Black Hand, the leader of the Nephils. He passed the torch to Nora when he died.

Why we love Nora?
She's brave, resilient and though a little stubborn, she's very principled and driven. Unlike the other tweens we've encountered, Nora is far from annoying and though she's loyal to her beliefs, it's not to a fault. She's got a good head on her shoulders and a very good example of a "young adult" heroine.

Favorite Patch & Nora Quotes

"Do you want to possess my body?"
"I want to do a lot of things to you body, but that's not one of them." 
[Hush, Hush]

"Let's be honest, Nora. You got it bad for me" His eyes held a lot of depth."And I've got it bad for you."
[Hush, Hush]

"I love you, Nora. Whatever happens, promise me you'll remember that. I don't care why you came into my life, only that you did. I don't remember all the things I did wrong. I remember what I did right, I remember you. You made my life meaningful. You made my life special.” 

“I learned that I was either crazy in love with you, or putting on the best performance of my life." [Silence]

“This isn't over," I said. "After everything we've been through, you don't get the right to brush me off. I'm not letting you off that easily." 

“You dress to impress," I said approvingly.
"No, Angel." He leaned in, his teeth softly grazing my ear. "I undress to impress.”

“Did you know, the first time I saw you, I thought: I’ve never seen anything more captivating and beautiful?”
“Why are you telling me this?” I said miserably.
“I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you. That wanting nearly drove me mad.” Patch paused, inhaling softly, as though breathing me in. “And now that I have you, the only thing that terrifies me is having to go back to that place. Having to want you all over again, with no hope of my desire ever being fulfilled. You’re mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I won’t let anything change that.” 

Hush, Hush

NOTE: Samantha Ruggiero as Nora Grey. Same model used to for the Crescendo Cover and series fan favorite

"In December 2000, I married my Philadelphia-native husband, Justin. In April 2001, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Community Health and went to work as a secretary-slash-teacher-slash-accountant at an alternative high school in Provo, Utah. I loved the students at the school, but having the principal call me in on Saturdays to operate the copy machine was a different matter. In February 2003, my husband surprised me by enrolling me in a writing class for my twenty-fourth birthday. On that day, I went from the girl who wrote stories daily in the privacy of her journal, to the girl who wrote stories and shared them with people outside of the worlds in her head. It was also in that class that I started writing HUSH, HUSH.

"Five years, one baby, and one move to Colorado later, I had a book, and it was just about as sexy and dangerous as the spy-life I'd always dreamed about."

Stalk Becca


  1. Nora is totally one of my favorite girl crushes!! I love that she's so strong-minded and her chemistry with Patch is so solid. Those quotes you picked are some of my favorites as well! Great post, ladies! =D

    1. Glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by Shannon!

  2. She's one of my favorites! <3 great pick!
    "'Guess where I am?'
    'I don't have to guess. You're wearing a tracking device.'"
    (Nora and Patch)
    What a cute couple!!!

    1. Yes they are, I wish Becca went New Adult on the epilogue, I now that Patch is no longer "numb", I'd like to know what he's been "feeling" lately

  3. Good choice, lovelies! I still haven't read finale yet *hangs head in shame* but I can't wait to see what happens between these two!
    Nora rocks, I've loved seeing her mature and come into her own throughout this series! =D

  4. Nora is my girlcrush. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing those lovelie, memorable quotes.

  5. I LOVE NORA and I'm so glad so many other people love her. She's really is one of the few YA heroines that I am no tempted to smack. LOL. Love her and totally jealous that she has her man Patch.


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