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Cassandra Clare
Judith Rumelt, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, most 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... show more
Judith Rumelt, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, most 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. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. Clare is Jewish, and has described her family as "not religious".

As a child, Clare travelled 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 and 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 the 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 by her publisher with creating the "City of Fallen Angels treatment" where a tangible "letter" from one character to another is attached to the back of physical copies of a book. The goal is to spur print book sales.

She currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Joshua Lewis, and three cats.
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Birth date: 27-07-1973
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KatiEllenReads
KatiEllenReads rated it 1 week ago
  “I am a man" he told her, "and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.”   The struggle has been real when it comes to this series, I've made no qualms about sharing my feelings in regards to the first two books. I was left feeling pretty underwhelmed a...
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christina's book corner rated it 3 weeks ago
June 29-July 19 Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, a...
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rrkreads rated it 8 months ago
3.5This book starts well, in fact till about 3/4th of the book it's unputdownable. It's super-fast, interesting and well written. I couldn't care much for the characters though, I disliked Clary or Jace as the main characters. Luke was likable but the rest of the characters were unremarkable. This i...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 10 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI have loved reading this series so much. Yes, it's very similar to Harry Potter, however it is definitely its own story with its own complexities. With all of the craziness that happened in the last few books, I was wondering how this whole thing was ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 12 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis book was absolutely amazing and I absolutely loved it. I have listened to the first three audiobooks of this series and really enjoyed them, but then took a bit of a break because my library didn't have the fourth audiobook. In the meantime, I got...
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