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A Survival Guide to ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

We at TMI Source have put together a Survival Guide to City of Heavenly Fire that we think will help you. Or at the very least give you a good laugh. Trust us, you’re going to need it before and after this book.


by TMI Source

Tumblr = NO. It is notorious for spoiling books!

You might as well unplug the internet altogether: No Twitter. No Tumblr. No Facebook. NOTHING.

Paper towels: Let’s be honest tissues aren’t gonna cut it

Warn those around you i.e. family, roommates, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, that you will be irrationally angry and sad and emotionally unhinged for a month or longer

Keep a charger nearby: Imagine one of the character’s lives hangs in the balance and right as you find out their fate the power dies and your soul along with it

Scotch tape: For those accidental ripping out of pages you just don’t want to believe are true

Eye drops: Trust us, you’re going to need them

No need for make-up. It’s a waste of good reading time and it will only make the end result worse. If you do happen to be in public remember three words: Water Proof Mascara.

Water: Your tears need to replenish somehow

A copy of City of Bones: So you can start over immediately deny that its over at all costs

Aspirin or ibuprofen: Stick with the 10-ct just to be safe

Alcohol (for those legal): But even that won’t be enough to drown out the hurt

Chocolate: Nuf said

Sunglasses: But let’s face it there’s no hiding those big puffy eyes

A pillow or stuffed animal: To hold. Or rip apart. Whichever comes first

Don’t listen to the audiobook in public: We know this from personal experiences with Clockwork Princess

White Clothing: For obvious reasons

Your Happy Place: Because you’re going to want to live there after all of this

A reservation at your local asylum: Maybe you’ll meet fellow Shadowhunters? Actually, that’s quite likely.

Just don’t go outside: Social interaction is not a good idea. You don’t want this: “Did you find everything in the store you were looking for?” “WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE OVER? WHY? WHY?!” or “Ma’am do you know why I pulled you over?” “Probably because if Malec can’t be together then I don’t deserve to live?”

Your Will and Testament: Because you might not make it through this book without dying of massive internal feels

Support group: No seriously you need a close friend you can cry to

Tumblr = After. This is where you will find the most support, but be courteous to others and tag all of your posts as City of Heavenly Fire spoilers, as well as “read more” for those that did not take our previous warning about avoiding Tumblr.

So how do you survive City of Heavenly FireYou don’t.

With this survival guide we aim to help better your reading experience. Though we are not responsible for any tears, heartbreak and pain that will come from reading City of Heavenly Fire. That’s all Cassandra Clare.

Just remember that all of us at TMI Source will be suffering along with you.

Ave Atque Vale and we’ll see you on the other side.

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46 Comments on A Survival Guide to ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

  1. Claceshipper // May 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM // Reply

    I’m going to need all of this. I just don’t know what we’re going to do! My heart will be torn out and I think that this is going to be worse than Allegiant was and that was BAD. We have a week off school in the UK so hopefully I will finish it before we go back and so nobody sees me crying all day long… and so that no mundanes ruin everything like they often do.

  2. I’m sorry what was that about malec? Say it isn’t so! SAY IT ISNT SO!!

  3. I am SO going to need/use this! My graduation & Prom are on the same day CoHF comes out, and I have a feeling I will be emotionally unstable throughout it all..

  4. Reblogged this on Avid Reader and commented:
    I’ll keep this in mind and I so won’t be going on Tumblr…..believe me they are spoilerly

  5. wow is it that bad?!

  6. White clothing…i’m not okay. I don’t think I will ever be okay again after tuesday. I can’t believe it’s so close, it feels like just yesterday I read City of Bones and here I am three years later crying about the last book.

  7. Please…noooo…
    dont do this to me
    (horrible screeching ensues)

  8. I don’t think I’m heartless, but I never cried while reading a book/ watching a movie. It doesn’t touch me deep enough.

  9. Two years ago. Two. Freaking. Years. It can’t end. CASSIE, PLEASE SAY THERE’S A SECRET SEVENTH BOOK.

  10. Now I’m scared …

  11. i’m never going to be okay again after cassandra clare.

  12. TMI INSANITY // May 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM // Reply

    i will probably be emotionally scared after reading City of Heavenly Fire

  13. bookfreak13 // May 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM // Reply

    Reblogged this on bookfreak13.

  14. WarlockBane // May 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM // Reply

    *starts to dig a hole in the ground for my feels and set up a plaque that says
    “Here Lies One Shadowhunter’s Feels
    May 27,2014 – ”
    Please be kind and finish the date once I am done with the book.

  15. Reblogged this on [insert title here] and commented:
    i’m scared

  16. Best survival guide I’ve ever read xDDDD
    But seriously – it’s going to be painful, no matter what!

  17. There should also be one for the fault in our stars out in theaters

    • claceforever // May 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM // Reply

      Lol, me and my friends are going to bring boxes of tissues when tfios comes out. Well we’ll need them. X

  18. Don’t forget a cute puppy

  19. claceforever // May 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM // Reply

    I am scared. I will be on the phone with my friend every five minutes whilst reading. I’ll definitely need the support.

  20. Jessie's twin // May 25, 2014 at 5:47 PM // Reply

    im happy they put this up cause i’m gonnna use them all (accept alcohol for obvious reasons)
    and lucky for me I have the support friend I need!
    Good luck for anyone else who plans on not living after this book

  21. teamedwardjace // May 25, 2014 at 7:14 PM // Reply

    Great surviv guide! I’m going to have remember not to check COHF related stuff as I won’t be able to buy it right on the release date like I normally do. It will probably be a few days after

  22. Yup, gonna need it all! I can’t believe the wait is nearly over. I wanna read COHF and I don’t. I’m not ready for it all to end, but then I don’t think I’ll ever be………I’m glad to know all you Shadowhunters are gonna be there for moral support, we’re gonna need it!

  23. Claire Herondale // May 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM // Reply

    By the Angel,so accurate. I’ve never been so scared for a book in my life. Sadly it comes out just as I’m getting swamped with college assesments. Holy hell, it’s tomorrow!!!!!

  24. As someone who grew up with HP coming out, and being a massive fan, I remember the emotion of the last book coming out. I still have tear-stains on that book, and cry every time I read it, even though I’ve read it 8 or so times. This guide is a little extreme…but has truth to it as well. I’ll probably be avoiding the internet until I finish the book. I think I finished DH in 8 hours or something, so this might be similar. Or it could be longer, but the fact that I seem to read slower now might just be due to technological/internet distractions. Anyway, I’m excited, but terrified. I’ll probably be able to somewhat relive the excitement of reading the last book in a certain series about 7 years ago. I strangely enjoy being emotionally affected by stories, but there are some things that I’m terrified could happen.

  25. purpleshadowhunter // May 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM // Reply

    I’m scared! Very scared!!! Good thing school ends this week bc my son might have to fend for himself when I go into a CoHF induced coma!!!

  26. As long as she doesn’t pull a mockingjay or allegiant on us out of nowhere

    • Amalia Morgenstern // May 26, 2014 at 12:53 AM // Reply

      Well it isn’t a trilogy, so maybe not. And even CoG wasn’t like those trilogy ends. Neither CP2, so I think CC has is sorted.

    • Lalitha Herondale // May 26, 2014 at 12:01 PM // Reply


      • CoHF Fan Beast! // May 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM //

        I’ll be laying in misery right there with you. Clace must go on! <\3

  27. my parents wont buy me the book even though i have my own money and they wont drive me so right now im crying. I NEED MALEC

  28. By reading COHF snippets I can already tel I’m gonna be emotionally unstable for about a year………or 2

  29. I’m going to be a mess at school on Wednesday. Let’s hope I don’t have to give any presentations or anything. By the angel, I better go alert the people around me on my emotions for the next month or so.

  30. Ugh, I’m so scared! I don’t want to wait until after school to get the book:(

  31. uh i live in a different country.. and i dont think the book will release here on 27th.. i will take a month and i desperately wanna read the book so r their going to be online books for FREE ? please tell me its a yes.
    The snippet which said – SIMONS SACRIFCE- broke me apart for a second but HAHAHAH ITS A JOKE I KNOW IT SIMON CANT DIE… SIMON CANT DIE.. HE WONT DIE… … He wont … he wont….*voice falls off like a echo*… :;(

    • Lizzie Herondale // May 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM // Reply

      WHAT?! No, it can’t happen, it can’t. Oh, by the angel, I’m going to need so many tissues…

  32. JaceYourMine:) // May 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM // Reply

    awwwh wow i love this!!! Shadowhunters UNITE!! Ave Atque Vale to The Mortal Instruments! My book is currently on its way to me through the post and i can’t wait. WITHOUT A DOUBT MY MOST FAVOURITE AND LOVED SERIES!! THANK YOU SO MUCH CASSANDRA CLARE!!!

  33. Shadows_Girl // June 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM // Reply

    this is sooooo positive! and I’m reading mine now and i just saw this……why was i not informed before?!?!?!?! I;m only halfway and i need all this and more!

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