* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Hannah Snow of ''Soulmate''. Is she a tragic [[TheWoobie Woobie]] who's been mercilessly killed since ''prehistory'' by a {{Yandere}} Vampiress, and manipulated into believing her Soulmate Thierry killed her every time? Or is she a complete {{Jerkass}} who holds the IdiotBall for far too long to justify her own insecurities over her feelings for Thierry?
** It certainly doesn't help matter that she [[spoiler: chooses to remain human at the end of ''Soulmate'' despite the neverending heartache both Thierry and herself had experienced for ''thousands of years'', and actually seems to look forward to having future reincarnations, while fully aware and even acknowledging that Thierry will suffer through her deaths ''every single time''.]]
** Ash Redfern. Has he [[TheAtoner truly see the errors of his ways]] and [[InsecureLoveInterest genuinely wants to be good enough]] for his Soulmate Mary-Lynnette? Or is he simply an victim of BadassDecay who lets his Soulmate change him to what ''she'' wants in an Love Interest?
* BrokenBase: Some fans are not pleased about TheReveal of [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller being twin siblings.]]
* {{Expy}}: Numerous characters are very similar to characters from other past Creator/LJSmith works. For instance:
** Quinn and Thierry have shades of [[Literature/TheVampireDiaries Stefan]] In which they: Had traumatic Vampire transformations, Lost their loves and spent the rest of their lives brooding or self-loathing themselves.
** Ash is an mix of Damon and [[Literature/TheForbiddenGame Julian]].
** Keller, Nissa and Winnie are pretty much Elena, Meredith and Bonnie.
** Maya is (arguably) Katherine, but less crazy.
** Thea and Blaise are reminiscent of another pair of [[Series/TheSecretCircle Witch cousins]].
*** Double goes for Maya and Hellewise.
** Keller was likely based on Rashel.
* FanonDiscontinuity: ''Ash and Mary-Lynnette: Those Who Favor Fire'', ''Jez and Morgead's Night Out'' and ''Thicker Than Water'' because of Inconsistencies, Plotholes and the [[BreadEggsMilkSquick use of AK-47s.]]
* MagnificentBastard: Hunter Redfern.
* {{Narm}}: Quite a few silly bits, but special mention has to be made of the covert SWAT team in ''Witchlight'' who drive around on their secret missions in a ''white limousine''. At one stage they even illegally park it on the footpath.
** Hunter chasing [[spoiler: Rashel]] while trying to tempt her with ice cream comes off as this.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Every single couple. [[JustifiedTrope This is thanks to the Soulmate Principle]], a phenomenon that ensures two strangers are destined to be together, no matter how little they know of each other, how unsuited they are, or how much they dislike the idea. They ''will'' be in love by the end of the book.
** {{Averted}} with Poppy/James, They fell in love slowly before finding out they were soulmates all along.
*** Morgead also had feelings for Jez prior as well.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Timmy. Sure, the Vampire CreepyChild has been done before but there is still so much potential.
** Roseclear Harman. An Witch/Vampire {{hybrid}} seems much more unique than an {{Dhampyr}}.
** The Lancers.
** Maya, in general.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Time-Traveling in ''Black Dawn''.
** ''Jez and Morgead's Night Out'''s [[spoiler: serial killer]] storyline is not properly dealt with and instead is [[spoiler:dropped when the killer [[WriterCopOut commits suicide.]]]]
* ValuesDissonance: "It is fine for Night World inhabitants to treat humans in whatever way they please (because they're special and not bound by morality)..."
* Main/UnfortunateImplications: Male werewolves are portrayed as stupid, constantly insulted by Vampires such as James and Ash and are treated like an much lower class. When an ''Female'' werewolf is introduced, she's portrayed in a positive light as smart, an ''top assassin'' even though she's still in her mid-teens and is praised by one of the oldest vampires ever!
** If you're an Harman by your father instead of your mother, You have no right to use the last name and therefore don't get much respect from other witches.
* TheWoobie: Thierry, He [[spoiler: accidentally kills his Soulmate during an fit of rage against an tribe]] and spends the rest of his life searching for her while mentally beating himself up for what he did.
** Delos also counts since he was treated as an weapon instead of an person ''since childhood'' when he was discovered at an young age as an [[spoiler: Wild Power]].