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* ParentalAbandonment: A huge theme in ''Faerie Winter''; Liza and Tara have quite a bit of tension due to Liza feeling abandoned by her mother when she ran away and still feeling an emotional distance even when they are together again. Karin left her daughter [[spoiler: Elin]] in order to fight in the war and to go to the human world.

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** In ''Faerie Winter'', The Lady [[spoiler: turns the members of Liza's town into trees]]. Liza can feel their souls slowly fading away.

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* {{Glamour}}: The faeries have the ability to completely control humans. This never ends well as, most of the time, the humans are forced to hurt themselves, other people, or even kill themselves.


* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Ghosts are shadowy figures unable to properly make it into the afterlife.



* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Ghosts are shadowy figures unable to properly make it into the afterlife.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kyle, who has the ability to talk and control animals.


* BigBadassWolf: Matthew in his wolf form.



*NobleWolf: Matthew is a NiceGuy, wolf form or not. However, considering he can switch betweeh them (evil magic!) muggles think he fits [[SavageWolves the other trope]].



* ShapeshifterModeLock: After Liza, Matthew, and Allie leave the latter's safe village, they cross a barrier of magic stones which causes Matthew to become stuck in his wolf form.
** Happens again to Matthew in ''Faerie Winter'' as The Lady uses Glamour on him to stay in his wolf form.

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* ShapeshifterModeLock: After Liza, Matthew, and Allie leave the latter's safe village, they cross a barrier of magic stones which causes Matthew to become stuck in his wolf form.
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form. It happens again to Matthew in ''Faerie Winter'' as The Lady uses Glamour on him to stay in his wolf form.


* ShapeshifterModeLock: After [[spoiler: Liza, Matthew, and Allie leave the latter's safe village]], they cross a barrier of magic stones which causes Matthew to become stuck in his wolf form.

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* ShapeshifterModeLock: After [[spoiler: Liza, Matthew, and Allie leave the latter's safe village]], village, they cross a barrier of magic stones which causes Matthew to become stuck in his wolf form.

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* IKnowYourTrueName: Faerie rarely give out their real names because magic often only works on an individual if the caster knows their real name. Liza, Kyle and Johnny fall victim to Glamour because Elin knew their real names and could control them. [[spoiler: Liza eventually discovers Elin's and The Lady's real names in order to fight and protect her village.]]

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** Subverted in ''Faerie Winter'', as Tara seems to be quite ill, as she keeps coughing. [[spoiler: She's actually pregnant]].


* AbusiveParents: Liza's father, who believes in physical punishment and willing let one of his children die.

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* AbusiveParents: Liza's father, who believes in physical punishment and willing let willingly lets one of his children die.


* AbusiveParents: Liza's father.

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* AbusiveParents: Liza's father.father, who believes in physical punishment and willing let one of his children die.
**The Lady acts as an abusive grandparent for Elin, verbally abusing her when she cannot handle hurting humans and even changes her into a hawk as punishment.


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* RaisedByGrandparents: Elin is raised by The Lady after her mother Karin leaves for the human world; this has affected her negatively emotionally as well as morally. Matthew lives with his grandmother Kate; their relationship is much more healthy.


* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: Liza.

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* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: Liza.Liza, who, when tranxfixed by light, can see visions of both the last as well as the possible future.


* CannotTellALie: Tara notes that Liza and all of the human children with magical powers are unable to lie.



* GhostlyChill

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* GhostlyChillGhostlyChill: The shadowy ghosts are so cold that humans can die if they come into contact.

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** Happens again to Matthew in ''Faerie Winter'' as The Lady uses Glamour on him to stay in his wolf form.

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* BalefulPolymorph: The Lady enjoys turning humans or individuals who displease her into animals or trees.

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