• First Installment Wins: This book has sold 87 million copies, has been translated into 44 languages, and has never been out of print. The sequels weren't so lucky.
  • Badass Decay: In She, Ayesha is an outright tyrannical hypotenuse-murdering villain (though very attractive with it). Over the course of subsequent books she is softened, excuses are supplied for her excesses, and she turns out to be Leo Vincey's true soulmate.
  • Values Dissonance: A good look at the main trope page will give you plenty.