YMMV / Rivers of London

  • Genius Bonus: Loads of them. Almost Once A Page.
  • Acceptable Targets: The Author makes it pretty clear he believes Scottish people are a bonafide acceptable target.
  • Moe: Molly the maid, and the revelation of her backstory in book two just makes it worse. If you don't want to give her a hug after that then you may have a heart of stone.
  • One-Scene Wonder: So far, the Faceless Man has appeared in person exactly two times, for one scene each. Both of these scenes were some of the most awesome, snarky-funny and plot-relevant scenes in the entire series.
  • Padding: Foxglove Summer and, to a lesser extent, Whispers Under Ground. They contribute next to nothing to the overall plot, except for the scenes in Whispers Under Ground concerning Woodville-Gentle. Especially egregious in the case of Foxglove Summer, which came right after a huge Cliffhanger.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Reveal that Molly is simply a kind of fae seems kind of disappointing after four books full of hints and the Nightmare Fuel that was the Pale Lady.
    • This also raises the question of why none of the Rivers told Peter what he was up against in Foxglove Summer despite at least Father Thames' boys obviously knowing what Pale Ladies are.
  • Wangst: Yes, Peter, Leslie betrayed you. No, Peter, you do not have to mention that she tasered you in the back of the neck every few paragraphs.