These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
At first it seems kind of strange that the author would have a second set of villains in addition to the Nazis, who operated in a very similar manner, but with a different ideology...then it hits you that they're the Communists, and the whole world is basically pre-WWII Germany.
Mary Sue: Nyroc is technically a canon Purity Sue (Or Marty Stu in this case). He was raised to be evil but a single owl turned him good. He's in some way related to Hoole, a legendary hero. His flaws tend to be small or annoying, like most Sues of his nature.
Nightmare Fuel: The reason why owlets captured by St. Aggie's never grow proper wing feathers. They use vampire bats to suck out their blood every month. To say nothing of all the Mind Control used by them and the Pure Ones.
Some of the Family-Unfriendly Violence, which is often described in rather graphic detail. Particularly in The Hatchling, where Nyra rips out and eats another owl's heart, which is so traumatic it makes Nyroc do a full-blown Heel-Face Turn. If there is ever a sequel to The Movie, the developers will be hard-pressed to keep it PG.
Painful Rhyme: The songs and poems can sometimes have these. Doesn't help that they tend to suddenly switch the rhythm and meter mid-song.
Tear Jerker: Numerous. The notable examples have to be the death of Soren's parents and "The Snowy Sisters" short-story as a whole.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: There are some extremely gory injuries described in the series. To elaborate: The very first book contains attempted fratricide, brainwashing, child enslavement, some fairly graphic violence, and cannibalism.