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Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is an American author of young adult fiction and well known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices. Her real name is Judith Rumelt and she was born July 27, 1973 in Tehran Province, Iran. 

Personal life

Clare was born Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran (Iran). Her parents are Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, who is a business school professor and author.Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. Clare is Jewish, and has described her family as "not religious".
As a child, Clare traveled frequently, spending time in Switzerland, England and France. She returned to Los Angeles for high school, and from then on split her time between California or New York, where she worked at various entertainment magazines and tabloids, including The Hollywood Reporter.
While living in Los Angeles Clare began writing fan fiction using the name Cassandra Claire. The Draco Trilogy based on Harry Potter and The Very Secret Diaries based on The Lord of Rings were popular. However, she deleted her fan fiction from the Internet shortly before her first novel, The City of Bones, was published under the name Cassandra Clare.
She is also friends with author Holly Black, and their books occasionally overlap, Clare mentioning characters from Black's novels and vice versa, such as Val and Luis from Black's Valiant.
Clare is also credited with creating the "City of Fallen Angels treatment" where a "letter" from one character to another is attached to the back of a book. The goal is to spur print book sales.
She currently resides in Amhest, Massachusetts, with her husband, Joshua Lewis, and three cats.


The Mortal Instruments Series

City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire were originally a sequel trilogy of The Mortal Instruments.

The Infernal Devices Trilogy

The Dark Artifices Trilogy

  • Lady Midnight (2015)
  • Prince of Shadows (unknown)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness (unknown)

The Bane Chronicles[39]

Magisterium Series (with Holly Black)

Short fiction

  • "The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord", Turn the Other Chick, ed. Esther Friesner, Baen Books (2004) (writing as Cassandra Claire)
  • "Charming", So Fey, ed. Steve Berman, Haworth Press (2007)
  • "Graffiti", Magic in the Mirrorstone, ed. Steve Berman, Mirrorstone Books (2008)
  • "Other Boys", The Eternal Kiss, ed. Trisha Telep, Running Press (2009)
  • "The Mirror House", Vacations from Hell, ed. Farrin Jacobs, HarperCollins (2009)
  • "I Never", Geektastic, ed. Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci, Little, Brown (2009)
  • "Cold Hands", ZVU: Zombies Versus Unicorns, ed. Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, Simon and Schuster (2010)

Fan fiction (writing as Cassandra Claire)


City of Bones

  • 2010 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers 
  • Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007
  • An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award winner, 2008
  • 2010 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers 
  • Winner of The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award
  • Winner of the 2010 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award
  • A Texas TAYSHAS title 2010
  • Shortlisted for the 2010 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
  • Shortlisted for The 2010 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
  • Shortlisted for The North Carolina School Library Media Association Young Adult Book Award
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee (Teen) 2010
  • Iowa High School Book Award Nominee 2009-2010
  • North Carolina YA Book Award Nominee 2009-2010
  • New Hampshire Flume Teen Reader’s Choice Award Nominee, 2010
  • Nevada Young Readers’ Award Nominee 2010
  • Ohio Buckeye Teen Book Award Nominee, 2009
  • Oregon Young Adult Network Book Rave Reading List Title 2008
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominee 2009-2010
  • Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

City of Ashes

  • A 2009 ALA Teens Top Ten Title


Mortal Instruments:

Infernal Devices:

The Bane Chronicles:



  1. Great post.

    I still have to read City of Bones. Maybe that will be my next book:)


  2. You definitely need to read this!!! It is one of the most amazing book series I've ever read, but I loved Infernal Devices more, so you definitely need to read them, too ;)



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