YMMV: Rainbow Magic

  • Awesome Art: Return To Rainspell Island was a co-production with a Japanese studio, and it shows.
    • Some of the books, such as Elisa the Royal Adventure Fairy's, have very detailed art.
    • The picture of the baby penguin in Pia the Penguin Fairy's book perfectly encapsulates its cuteness.
    • The fairy designs are very cute and easy to tell apart.
  • Awesome Music: The music for the "Create a Fairy" game on the website.
    • Every song in the movie.
  • Ear Worm: Jack Frost's rap in the movie.
  • First Installment Wins: The first series is considered the best, to the point that Return to Rainspell Island is a direct sequel to it and ignores almost everything that came after it.
  • Love to Hate: Jack Frost. His Card-Carrying Villain antics are incredibly entertaining.
  • Mary Sue: Kirsty and Rachel can come across as this sometimes.
  • Periphery Demographic: A surprising amount of this series' fans are teenage and young adult women.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Given the heroes' generic personalities, some people read the series to see how close Jack Frost gets to winning before his plans are foiled.
  • Seasonal Rot: The franchise is becoming too repetitive for its own good.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The Green/Earth Fairies series teaches about the environment and shows that it's up to humans; while the fairies can help in-story, it's up to humans to truly fix things. Rachel and Kirsty are discouraged at first because it's such a big job for two girls, but by telling others, who then tell others, they feel encouraged that the planet can be saved. It also shows the sad, scary consequences of hurting the environment, such as polluted beaches and rivers, smog, climate change, and the threat of rainforests and coral reefs disappearing.
  • Surprise Difficulty: Some of the games on the website are pretty hard. Case in point: Hide and Seek. Instead of simply clicking on the gems, you have to actually drag them to their spot on the cup. Failing to do so ends with the gem in question moving to another spot in the room. Also, Jack Frost shows up about every twenty seconds (sometimes even more often) and destroys all the progress you made, forcing you to start over. There is also a time limit, as well as fake gems. The third round has 21 gems to find. Have fun.
    • Also the Fairy Race game. Sometimes the obstacles are so close together that maneuvering your fairy between them is impossible. Luckily, you have a total of 21 lives- 7 fairies with 3 lives apiece.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: How some feel about Scholastic's name changes to some of the fairies. Many of the unique and foreign names get changed to bland and generic ones for no apparent reason.
    • Later series only have four fairies instead of seven.
  • Values Dissonance: A lot of the holiday books deal with traditions and such that are only familiar with kids from the UK. This is most likely why Scholastic doesn't publish some of them.
  • Woolseyism: A given when importing a UK series to America and Canada.