YMMV / The Claidi Journals

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Claidi finally confronts Twilight Star - the woman who was responsible for her hellish life at the House and her almost-hellish life at the Wolf Tower, who had her and her fiance abducted in an attempt to "breed" them and then makes a very serious attempt on Claidi's life - and what does Claidi, who finally has this evil woman at her mercy, do? Essentially, she says "Piss off," takes great care to stain the carpet, and leaves without another word.
  • Ho Yay: Grem and Venn seem to hug a lot, and Hrald & Yazkool are joined at the hip... until Hrald wanders off with Ngarbo "like old friends"...
  • Mary Sue: Winter may very well be a parody.
  • Strangled by the Red String: In-universe example. Winter is supposed to marry either Argul or Venn. Argul's charm that tells him if a girl is "the one" for him was supposed to only respond to her.
    • Out of universe, Venn and Dengwi. Even if you consider their relationship up to that point to be a case of Belligerent Sexual Tension, the reveal is still pretty much dropped out of the sky. The fact that Dengwi is Claidi's half-sister just makes it more questionable.
  • Tear Jerker: One occurs for Claidi and the readers, as she dwells on her ruined wedding.
  • Uncanny Valley: Claidi describes many of the mechanical servants like this.