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Cassandra Clare

  • 5 stars across 46 books
    Cassandra Clare Biography
    Cassandra Clare is one of the most popular young adult fantasy authors. Her first book City of Bones (Book 1 in the Mortal Instruments series) was published in 2007 and became an immediate bestseller, hooking readers in to the Shadowhunters’ universe. She has since gone on to write another seven series set in their world, including the steampunk prequel trilogy The Infernal Devices, as well as the Magisterium series for slightly younger readers which she co-writes with author friend Holly Black.

    Cassandra Clare (real name Judith Lewis) has been described by the Wall St Journal as “the new queen of fantasy” and her books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. An American author, she grew up all over the world, born in Iran and living in several different European countries, including the UK. Her books are loved for their elaborate world-building, the vivid characters and the gripping plots full of love, intrigue and magic. The City of Bones was made into a Hollywood film in 2013 and the Mortal Instruments has also been adapted into a popular Netflix series with a second season due to come out this year.

    The Shadowhunters' Chronicles
    All Clare’s YA books are set in the Shadowhunters’ world and feature inter-twined plots and characters in different locations and eras, from Victorian England to modern day LA. The four urban fantasy series that make up the Shadowhunters’ Chronicles are firm fan favourites with readers 11 and upwards, and as many adults as teens love the books.
     
    For anyone unsure where to start or what order to read the Shadowhunters’ Chronicles in, the author herself suggests the following order:
     
    1. The Mortal Instruments Part One:
    City of Bones
    City of Ashes
    City of Glass

    2. The Red Scrolls of Magic

    3. The Infernal Devices Series 
    Clockwork Angel
    Clockwork Prince
    Clockwork Princess

    4. The Mortal Instruments Part 2
    City of Fallen Angels
    City of Lost Souls
    City of Heavenly Fire

    5. The Bane Chronicles

    6. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

    7. The Lost Book of the White

    8. The Dark Artifices Series
    Lady Midnight
    Lord of Shadows
    Queen of Air and Darkness

    9. Ghosts of the Shadow Market

    10. The Last Hours Series
    Chain of Gold
    Chain of Iron

    11. The Shadowhunters' Codex

    Our Favourite Cassandra Clare Book Quotes
    “There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” (City of Glass)

    “There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.” (Lady Midnight

    “I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” (Clockwork Prince)

    Our Favourite Cassandra Clare Book Characters
    Clary Fray in the Mortal Instruments Series

    Will and Jem in The Infernal Devices Series
     
     

     
    11th September 2014

    Magisterium: The Iron Trial

    From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magi... More

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    2nd July 2007

    The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones

    First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Love.... More

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    6th December 2011

    The Infernal Devices 2: Clockwork Prince

    True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the #1 New York Times bestselling second book of the Infernal Devices trilo... More

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    3rd March 2020

    The Last Hours: Chain of Gold

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand new trilogy where evi... More

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    8th March 2016

    Lady Midnight

    The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in Lady Midnight, the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, THE ... More

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    11th November 2014

    The Bane Chronicles

    Ever wanted to know why Magnus Bane is banned from Peru? Or what he got up to during the French Revolution? Or what he b... More

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    3rd March 2011

    The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel

    First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy about the Shadowhunters. Love... More

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    2nd July 2015

    The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass

    Third in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Dis... More

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    2nd July 2015

    The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes

    Second in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Di... More

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    2nd July 2015

    The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels

    Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Di... More

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