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Cassandra Clare is an American author born in 1973 in Tehran, Iran. The author is best known for her work as a young adult novelist, chief amongst which is The Mortal Instruments.
Order of Mortal Instruments Series
|1||City of Bones||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||City of Ashes||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||City of Glass||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||City of Fallen Angels||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||City of Lost Souls||2012||Description / Buy|
|6||City of Heavenly Fire||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Mortal Instruments Collections
|1||Shadowhunters and Downworlders||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Infernal Devices Trilogy Series
|1||Clockwork Angel||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Clockwork Princess||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Clockwork Prince||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
|1||Clockwork Angel||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Infernal Devices||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of The Bane Chronicles Series with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
|1||What Really Happened in Peru||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Runaway Queen||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||The Midnight Heir||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Saving Raphael Santiago||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||The Rise of the Hotel Dumort||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||Fall of the Hotel Dumort||2013||Description / Buy|
|8||What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything||2013||Description / Buy|
|9||The Last Stand of the New York Institute||2013||Description / Buy|
|10||The Course of True Love||2014||Description / Buy|
|11||The Bane Chronicles Complete Collection||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Magisterium Series with Holly Black
|1||The Iron Trial||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The Copper Gauntlet||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Bronze Key||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||The Silver Mask||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||The Golden Tower||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Series with Sarah Rees Brennan
|1||Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||The Lost Herondale||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Whitechapel Fiend||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Nothing but Shadows||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||Bitter of Tongue||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||The Fiery Trial||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||Born to Endless Night||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of The Dark Artifices Series
|1||Lady Midnight||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Lord of Shadows||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Queen of Air and Darkness||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Ghosts of the Shadow Market Series
|1||Son of the Dawn||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Cast Long Shadows (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Every Exquisite Thing||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Learn About Loss (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||A Deeper Love (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||The Wicked Ones (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||The Land I Lost (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||Through Blood, Through Fire||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of The Eldest Curses Series with Wesley Chu
|1||The Red Scrolls of Magic||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||The Lost Book of the White||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of The Last Hours Series
|1||Chain of Gold||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Chain of Iron||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||Chain of Thorns||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Sword Catcher Series
|1||Sword Catcher||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Mortal Instruments Graphic Novels
|1||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 4||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 5||2022||Description / Buy|
|6||The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 6||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Mortal Instruments Non-Fiction Books
|1||City of Bones: The Little Book of Quotes||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Shadowhunter's Codex||2013||Description / Buy|
Cassandra Clare Anthologies
|1||So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Magic in the Mirrorstone||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire||2008||Description / Buy|
|4||Vacations from Hell||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||Teeth: Vampire Tales||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny||2013||Description / Buy|
|8||Dark Duets||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||Futuredaze 2: Reprise||2014||Description / Buy|
|10||Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales||2014||Description / Buy|
|11||Summer Days and Summer Nights||2016||Description / Buy|
|12||Ghosts of the Shadow Market||2019||Description / Buy|
Born to Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, Clare’s family is Jewish, though she is often quick to point out the fact that they are not religious by any means. The author did a lot of traveling as a child, visiting countries like Switzerland and France before eventually settling back in the United States.
She spent some time going back and forth between Los Angeles and New York. At the time, the author was working for various entertainment magazines. She also made a name for herself working for a couple of tabloids.
Her passion for fiction took flight during her stint in Los Angeles. She garnered interest from readers for her Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction stories, though she eventually deleted them from the internet and took a more serious approach to writing.
Work on her first novel, City of Bones, began in 2004. The book, which she was inspired to write by Manhattan’s Urban Landscape, was finally published in 2007 by Simon and Schuster, marking the beginning of Clare’s Mortal Instruments series.
The series has been the primary focus of Cassandra Clare’s efforts for quite a few years. Once she completed the original trilogy, she went ahead and wrote a second trilogy, also set in the world of the Mortal Instruments. She then followed this trilogy up with a prequel Trilogy.
Clare has also written short stories set in her Mortal Instruments world
Cassandra Clare is friends with Holly Black. The two authors have collaborated informally on a number of occasions, with characters from their individual series crossing over.
The authors eventually wrote a series of novels known as The Magisterium in 2014.
Cassandra Clare Awards
Cassandra Clare has won a number of awards for her efforts as an author, with the most prominent including the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, the American Library Association Teens Top ten Award, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award to mention but a few.
She has also been nominated for accolades like the Grand Canyon Reader Award and the North Carolina YA Book Award, not to mention the Nevada Young Reader’s Award.
Cassandra Clare Books into Movies
City of Bones, Cassandra Clare’s first book in the Mortal instruments series was adapted into a movie in 2013. Based on a screenplay by Jessica Postigo, a first-time writer, and featuring the likes of Lily Collins, the movie underperformed at the box office.
While the movie was initially produced with the intention of eventually adapting the rest of the books in the series, the failure of City of Bones at the Box office led to the cancellation of the series as a whole.
Luckily for Clare a television adaption of The Mortal Instruments was eventually produced; it aired in 2016 and performed well enough to earn a second season.
Best Cassandra Clare Books
Cassandra Clare has dedicated several years to her Mortal Instruments world, earning both respect and loathing from readers who either love or hate her work, with some of the best books she has produced so far including the following:
Clockwork Angel: It is 1878 and Tessa Gray is on the prowl in the supernatural underworld. She is determined to find her brother. Tessa eventually meets and joins forces with the demon-slaying shadow hunters, with the group coming up against vampires, demons, warlocks and all manner of fiends.
One of Cassandra’s strengths in this book is her ability to bring Victorian London to life. She also does a great job of fleshing Tessa out as a vibrant girl who discovers her amazing powers and encounters various magical creatures on her epic adventure.
Clockwork Princess: Mortmain is out to capture Tessa Gray. With her in tow, he can finally unleash his automatons on the shadowhunters.
When Tessa is captured, Will and Jem leap into action to save her. However, even with the help of Charlotte Branwell, Head of the London Institute, it doesn’t take Tessa long to realize that the only person she can rely upon to help her escape the clutches of an evil mastermind is herself.
But even with the power of the angels, Tessa isn’t so sure she can succeed.
While Cassandra typically tries to emphasize the fantasy and adventure aspects of her stories, this book pushes the romantic elements above all else, and fans of Jem and Will are likely to applaud the conclusion.
When Does The Next Cassandra Clare book come out?
The next book by Cassandra Clare is Sword Catcher and will be released on October, 10th 2023. It is the newest book in the Sword Catcher Series.