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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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A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
Just a much, much better book than the first in this series, in terms of pacing, story and character. One of my biggest complaints was how Clare seemed unable to blend the main storyline in the first with the romantic storyline, and they both fought for dominance while it seemed like two whole books...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 4 days ago
I must preface this review with a confession: I am an undisputed, unabashed, unadulterated (and a few other "un" words) Fangirl of anything and everything Cassandra Clare! In my eyes she can do no wrong, that was until reading Lady Midnight. I admit that I had gone into LM expecting nothing short of...
Living for the Books
Living for the Books rated it 6 days ago
These books make me feel old (not that I'm really that old), but I first started reading Cassandra Clare books 7 years ago. Honestly, if an author has kept me reading their books for that long there has to be something good about their books. I don't know if it's because I'm super sentimental or wha...
danae
danae rated it 2 months ago
I wasn't a fan of this one. I was bored most of the time. It isn't really my thing. [spoiler] And I definitely didn't like being told that Clary and Jace were siblings after they had made out. And apparently (SERIES SPOILERS) they decide that they're okay with that in the next book?? Ew. Ew ew ew. B...
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Line Bookaholic rated it 2 months ago
I finally decided to read this book. I quite enjoyed reading The Mortal Instruments and I really liked The Infernal Devices. This is the first book in The Dark Artifices series, which I think, I will enjoy as well. The first installement was a great introduction to Emma and Julian's world. As we a...
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