Your favorite series
Well that's a tricky one. There's always Harry Potter, which is kind of like the ultimate series. There's The Hunger Games which I loved except for the third book (yes, I fell into the 50% that didn't like the finale). There's the Mistborn series, but I will have more opportunity to talk about that later.
I've described it as sort of the innocence of Harry Potter meets the epic world and back-story of Lord of the Rings. Remember how Tolkein wrote whole books on the ancient history of Middle Earth and even invented his own language for the Elves? I mean, if that's not back-story I don't know what is. The amount of effort Croggon has put into her world-building reminds me of Tolkein: there are whole societies and cultures and peoples for whom she has back story that may or may not really even come up, but it's there! You get hints and snatches of it throughout the books but never a full view.
Anyway, Harry Potter (sort of) meets Lord of the Rings. It's about a young girl who is rescued from a prison and in her subsequent travels realizes that she has vast abilities that could possibly have catastrophic consequences if she doesn't control them well enough. Yeah, she's badass.
Basically, if you like fantasy for Young Adults, chances are you will love this series.
Has anyone else heard of this series? What's your favorite series?