YMMV / Young Wizards

  • Badass Decay: Justified Trope. Dairine starts off with a greater amount of power than her sister when she becomes a wizard n the third book and then falls to just above normal in the fifth. This fall is normal and expected; every wizard starts off with greater power for their initial ordeal. By the time the power drops off, their skill and knowledge increases.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • So You Want to Be a Wizard: Fred worrying about a disaster like a meteor hitting Manhattan directly after Nita and Kit admire the World Trade Center.
    • Deep Wizardry: The whole plot about stopping the East Coast from being wiped out is quite eerie after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Nolan.
  • Too Cool to Live: Romeo
  • Ugly Cute: Memeki
  • The Woobie: Darryl, Khretef, Mehrnaz
  • Values Dissonance: Besides dealing with various bits of Technology Marches On, the New Millenium editions also get rid of what is now seen as appalling treatment of Machu Picchu, like threatening to starve her if she doesn't give a prophecy.
  • Word of Gay: Tom and Carl, possibly. Testimony has Duane confirming to a small audience at a reading that Carl and Tom are indeed a gay couple — but added at the same time that she'd never say so explicitly in the books", but more recently has denied being too detailed about their relationship for the sake of the privacy of the people they're based off of.