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Cassandra Clare

Full Name: Cassandra Clare
Gender: Female
Hometown: Teheran
Born: 1973-07-27
Number of Works: 37
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called "The Beautiful Cassandra" based on a Jane Austen short story of the same name (and which later inspired her current pen name).

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina's world travels and Britney Spears' wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again.

Cassie's first professional writing sale was a short story called "The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord" in a Baen anthology of humor fantasy. Cassie hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. She likes to work in the company of her friends, who see that she sticks to her deadlines.

City of Bones was her first novel.

from the author's website www.cassandraclare.com

ISBN: 1416914293, 9781416914297
Keywords: instruments, mortal, ashes, city
Pages: 464
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world o
ISBN: 1416975861, 9781416975861
Keywords: devices, infernal, angel, clockwork
Pages: 476
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where
ISBN: 1442403543, 9781442403543
Keywords: instruments, mortal, angels, fallen, city
Pages: 424
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%

Who will fall in love, and who will find their relationship torn apart? Who will betray everything they ever believed in? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. In the heart-pounding fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series, the stakes are higher tha
ISBN: 1416997857, 9781416997856
Keywords: city, instruments, mortal, glass, ashes, bones, boxed
Pages: 1520
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 100%

Get all three books in the Mortal Instruments trilogy together in one boxed set.
ISBN: 1416975888, 9781416975885
Keywords: devices, infernal, prince, clockwork
Pages: 497
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 100%

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her...