Cassandra Clare Books

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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

1City of Bones 2007Description / Buy
2City of Ashes 2008Description / Buy
3City of Glass 2009Description / Buy
4City of Fallen Angels 2011Description / Buy
5City of Lost Souls 2012Description / Buy
6City of Heavenly Fire 2014Description / Buy

Order of Mortal Instruments Collections

1Shadowhunters and Downworlders 2013Description / Buy

Order of Infernal Devices Trilogy Series

1Clockwork Angel 2010Description / Buy
2Clockwork Prince 2011Description / Buy
3Clockwork Princess 2013Description / Buy

Order of The Bane Chronicles Series with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

1What Really Happened in Peru 2013Description / Buy
2The Runaway Queen 2013Description / Buy
3The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale 2013Description / Buy
4The Midnight Heir 2013Description / Buy
5Saving Raphael Santiago 2013Description / Buy
6The Rise of the Hotel Dumort 2013Description / Buy
7Fall of the Hotel Dumort 2013Description / Buy
8What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything 2013Description / Buy
9The Last Stand of the New York Institute 2013Description / Buy
10The Course of True Love 2014Description / Buy
11The Bane Chronicles Complete Collection 2014Description / Buy

Order of Magisterium Series with Holly Black

1The Iron Trial 2014Description / Buy
2The Copper Gauntlet 2015Description / Buy
3The Bronze Key 2016Description / Buy
4The Silver Mask 2017Description / Buy
5The Golden Tower 2018Description / Buy

Order of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Series with Sarah Rees Brennan

1Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy 2015Description / Buy
2The Lost Herondale 2015Description / Buy
3The Whitechapel Fiend 2015Description / Buy
4Nothing but Shadows 2015Description / Buy
5Bitter of Tongue 2015Description / Buy
6The Fiery Trial 2015Description / Buy
7Born to Endless Night 2015Description / Buy
8Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy 2016Description / Buy

Order of The Dark Artifices Series

1Lady Midnight 2016Description / Buy
2Lord of Shadows 2017Description / Buy
3Queen of Air and Darkness 2018Description / Buy

Order of Ghosts of the Shadow Market Series

1Son of the Dawn ( With: Sarah Rees Brennan) 2018Description / Buy
2Cast Long Shadows (Short Story) ( With: Sarah Rees Brennan) 2018Description / Buy
3Every Exquisite Thing ( With: Maureen Johnson) 2018Description / Buy
4Learn About Loss (Short Story) ( With: Kelly Link) 2018Description / Buy
5A Deeper Love (Short Story) ( With: Maureen Johnson) 2018Description / Buy
6The Wicked Ones (Short Story) ( With: Robin Wasserman) 2018Description / Buy
7The Land I Lost (Short Story) ( With: Sarah Rees Brennan) 2018Description / Buy
8Through Blood, Through Fire ( With: Robin Wasserman) 2018Description / Buy

Order of The Eldest Curses Series with Wesley Chu

1The Red Scrolls of Magic ( By: Wesley Chu) 2019Description / Buy
2The Lost Book of the White ( With: Wesley Chu) 2020Description / Buy

Order of The Last Hours Series

1Chain of Gold 2019Description / Buy
2Chain of Iron 2021Description / Buy

Order of Mortal Instruments Graphic Novels

1The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 2017Description / Buy
2The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 2018Description / Buy
3The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3 2019Description / Buy
4The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 4 2020Description / Buy

Order of Mortal Instruments Non-Fiction Books

1The Shadowhunter's Codex 2013Description / Buy

Cassandra Clare Anthologies

1 So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction2007Description / Buy
2 Magic in the Mirrorstone2008Description / Buy
3 Vacations from Hell2009Description / Buy
4 Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd2009Description / Buy
5 Dark Duets2014Description / Buy
6 Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales2014Description / Buy
7 Summer Days and Summer Nights2016Description / Buy
8 Ghosts of the Shadow Market2019Description / Buy
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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?

Cassandra Clare doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Chain of Iron and was released on March, 2nd 2021. It is the newest book in the The Last Hours Series.

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