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Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Eldest Curses series, as well as the internationally bestselling Dark Artifices trilogy, Mortal Instruments series, and Infernal Devices trilogy. Other books in the Shadowhunters series include The Bane Chronicles, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and The Shadowhunter’s Codex

Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and made into a feature film and a TV show.

Fun facts

  • Cassie was born in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world.  
  • Her real name is Judith Lewis. (Cassandra Clare is her pen name) 
  • She spent a month living in her father’s backpack as a toddler when they trekked through the Himalayas
  • She used to write for tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions.  
  • Cassie hates working at home alone.  
  • City of Bones was her first published novel and was inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city.
  • She always listens to music when she is writing. 
  • Her house is stacked with piles of books 
  • She has been known to write Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fan fiction.

Books

Reserve Mortal Instruments through the library catalogue and collect from your local library. If you are already a member use your existing membership card. If not, join online.

  1. Search for Cassandra Clare titles in the library catalogue.
  2. Click on item (book, CD, DVD, magazine, audiobook etc).
  3. Place reservation with your library member number and password.
  4. Select pick up library location.
  5. Click continue.
  6. Item is now reserved – hooray! 
  7. Libraries will alert you when item is ready for collection.

eBooks

Read the Bane Chronicles on your device.

How to search for titles in eBooks:

  1. Go to the eLibrary – Books & Comics.
  2. Scroll down the page to the Search eBooks section.
  3. Enter the title of the book and tap the search icon.
  4. When you have found the title you want to borrow “View Availability” to see if the book is available and to identify which app the eBook is located in.
  5. Go to the eBook app on your device (e.g. ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital or Libby by Overdrive), search for the item, borrow and download.

eAudiobooks

Listen to Cassandra Clare titles on your device.

How to search for titles in eAudiobooks:

  1. Go to the eLibrary – Audiobooks page. 
  2. Scroll down the page to the Search eAudiobooks section.
  3. Enter the title of the book and tap the search icon. 
  4. When you have found the title you want to borrow “View Availability” to see if the book is available and to identify which app the eAudiobook is located in.
  5. Go to the eAudiobook app on your device (e.g. BorrowBox, Libby, and RBDigital) or download it from your App Store, search for the item and borrow and download.

On the web

  • Visit the official Cassandra Clare website.
  • Shadow Hunters – For all things The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices.
  • Watch this Q&A with Cassandra Clare for more insights into her writing.
  • Book Trailers and more.
  • Cassandra Clare loves listening to music while writing. She made playlists of the songs she listened to while writing each of her books.  Learn more about the playlists by checking out the answer to question seven.

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