Author Talk: Cassandra Clare

It’s Thursday! You know what that means… 1 more day of the week! So since Cassandra Clare’s book Lady Midnight has been released, I thought that I would take some time and share my crazy obsession with her.

~A Little Information about Cassandra Clare:


Judith Rumelt, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. Clare was born Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran, Iran. Her parents are Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, who are a business school professor and author, respectively. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. Clare is Jewish, and has described her family as “not religious”.

~Her Books:
  • City of Bones – Published 2007
  • City of Ashes – Published 2008
  • City of Glass – Published 2009
  • Clockwork Angel – Published 2010
  • City of Fallen Angels – Published 2011
  • Clockwork Prince – Published 2011
  • City of Lost Souls – Published 2012
  • Clockwork Princess – Published 2013
  • The Shadowhunters Codex – Published 2013
  • City of Heavenly Fire – Published 2014
  • The Bane Chronicles – Published 2014
  • A History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld – Published 2016
  • Lady Midnight – Published 2016
  • Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy – Published 2016
  • Lord of Shadows – Published 2017
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness – Published ?

Along With Holly Black:

  • The Iron Trial – Published 2014
  • The Copper Gaunlet – Published 2015
  • The Cosmo Blade – Published 2016
  • The Golden Boy – Published 2017
  • The Enemy of Death – Published 2018
~My Opinions:

I love Cassie so much. She is one of my all time favorite authors of all time. Something about her writing makes me happy and I fall in love with the text. I spent the other day talking to one of my friends about Lady Midnight because I was reading a very important scene with Magnus talking about Alec.

Since she has so many books that I have read, I decided to just to tell you my favorite, less favorite and then the series/companion novels.

  • Favorite: City of Lost Souls
  • Least Favorite: Clockwork Prince
~The Mortal Instruments

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Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Rating: 4.75/5 Stars

Released: 2007-2014

The series, The Mortal Instrument began as a trilogy but ended up becoming two trilogies together. The series has been turned into both a TV Show (2016) and a movie (2013). The series has won several awards and more than 37 million people have read the book. The series has six books consisting of:

  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
  • City of Fallen Angels
  • City of Lost Souls
  • City of Heavenly Fire

About the Series: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

~The Infernal Devices


Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Rating: 4.8/5 Stars

Released: 2010-2013

The series is the prequel to The Mortal Instruments as a trilogy. It visits the characters from the Mortal Instrument’s ancestors. Many characters from this trilogy is seen in the other series in some way.

About The Series: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

~Magisterium Series


Authors: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Released: 2014 –

Rating: 4/5 Stars

About the Series: Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

~The Dark Artifices


Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publisher: 2016-


About the Series: The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel. It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions… Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

What is your favorite Cassandra Clare book? What are some authors you think I should check out next? Let me know in the comments below?

Happy Reading,

❤ Ann

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