* HeroBall: happens a lot in the books.
* HoYay: [[spoiler: Talia for Snow,]] and Hephyra for Talia. Hephyra being a type of nymph, it might be BiTheWay, bordering on AnythingThatMoves.
* IronWoobie: Despite having endured events that would have broken lesser people, the princesses of the story refuse to give in to despair or anger (mostly). They have even managed to find some happiness and sense of family with each other.
* UnfortunateImplications - Talia, the princess who was raped, is also [[spoiler: a lesbian,]] and given some conservative's ideas about the causes of [[spoiler: homosexuality]] it comes across as creepy and insulting. Acknowledged and regret expressed for in [[http://jimhines.livejournal.com/509350.html#cutid1 this]] post on his LiveJournal. The rape isn't a canon explanation, though some characters in-universe likely believe it.
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