I love them all :) Just finished Protector of the Small series. Ahhh adore these. Definitely will collect them in French. I can escape and have fun with these. Well, I can with every book. But I really want to be a knight.
They actually remind me a lot the Valdemar series. I like it when you follow a protag in a school type environment, where they learn something, grow, rebel, make friends - it's all good! Would love to write a series which incorporates all these things. *thinks on wips* I'm sure one of them fits the bill, sort of. :)
Yuna style crit: mostly female protags. Strong willed. They do make mistakes, they do have fears, but people love them all the same. I love them :) Magic involved here. Low smush levels. Lots of fighting, but lots of very ordinary events too. Quite a bit of death in some of the books - so get tissues at the ready! I cry at a lot of things. Thoroughly recommend these books