Tara Duncan is the heroine of a popular French fantasy book series for young adults, written by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian. She is a young "spellbinder", who has been labeled the "French little sister" of Literature/HarryPotter. An animated series has been produced by Moonscoop.
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!!Relevant Tropes featured in the books:

* AlphaBitch: Angelica.
* ATasteOfTheLash:[[spoiler: Used on good guys with a frightening regularity for books aimed at young readers]].
* TheBeautifulElite: All main characters are gorgeous (even BigBad Magister claim to be this), and every new guy encountered by Tara [[spoiler: (Robin, Sylver, then Archangel)]] is said to be [[SerialEscalation even more handsome than the previous one]], depending of them being a possible LoveInterest at the moment.
** [[MuggleBestFriend Betty]] is the only exception, being pudgy and with glasses.
** ZigZaggingTrope: [[spoiler: She loose weight and her glasses in book five during her imprisonment. Back on Earth her parents notice she's now a "gorgeous young lady." Then she regain her weight.]]
* BigBad: Magister.
* BigEater: Tara is reported to be one, but is curiously underweight. It's later stated that the practice of magic drain the user body fats.
* BoundAndGagged: Happen at least [[OncePerEpisode once per book]] to one, or several, good guys.
* ColdBloodedTorture: See a ATasteOfTheLash above. {{Subverted}} with Tara, as her {{Familiar}} was once tortured instead of her, their mental bond making the whole thing unbearable.
* CommonMarySueTraits
* CoolPet: Galant, Tara's familiar, is not just the only one {{Familiar}} {{Pegasus}} ever, he's the only one with magic powers.
* CostumePorn: The "changeline" is a device that allow Tara that allow her to wear any fashion, [[AgeInappropriateDress including stilettos for a 15-years old]].
* CureYourGays: [[spoiler: The [[LoveIsInTheAir love spell]] on Selena was that powerful, it even worked on Various, her cousin, who was supposed to be gay. Even when said spell vanished, Various kept interest in women as he settled down with Lisbeth]].
* DirectLineToTheAuthor: The characters say that their story is true, and that Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian is Tara's official biograph.
* DudeMagnet: Tara is not only proposed two ArrangedMarriage; every boy of her age was once attracted to her except her childhood friend Fabrice, who consider her as a [[LikeBrotherAndSister sister...]]Except in book 6, where he admire her beauty a bit too much.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Tara is that over powered that she come near to destroy Earth in book 4.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Tara [[spoiler:and her sister Mara]] is an imperial princess, Sparrow a minor one, the dragon Charm is one, the demon Sanhexia is one, and Fafnir is a kind of a princess too.
** Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian is herself related to a family that reigned on Armenia 12 centuries ago, explaining this AuthorAppeal.
* {{Familiar}}: Every spellbinder have one.Those animals go spontaneously to TheChosenOne, share a telepathic bind with him, and have [[SupernaturalGoldEyes golden eyes]].
* Fiction500: Tara's family is insanely rich-either on Earth or on Otherworld.
* HotterAndSexier: When the characters started to reach 15, they openly talked of making love. Not to mention DoubleEntendre descriptions about [[ItMakesSenseInContext Robin training with a ghost.]]
* LemonyNarrator: Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian mocks her characters in footnotes, do comparisons of their gestures with famous movies, and, in later books, gave the chapters overly descriptives long titles.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: New characters are added in every books, and they are all encountered again in later ones.
* LongRunningBookSeries: Each book being a {{Doorstopper}}.
* {{Muggles}}: They're called Nonsos (No Sorcerers).
* MuggleBestFriend: Betty, the only prominent nonsos character, and who stay on earth most of the time for that reason.
* PlanetaryRomance: Autremonde (Otherworld) is more this than AnotherDimension because it's really another planet (even if it's reached via CoolGate).The dragons's planet count too.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality : [[spoiler: Tara dumps Robin despite the latter was a perfect, faithful boyfriend during 9 books, for their common best friend; and she was the one who was guilty of killing him accidentally ([[UnexplainedRecovery he got better]]) or kissing others boys in front of him.]]
* SelfInsertFic: The title character shares some similarities with her author, Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian. Notably physically (both blond and dark-eyed) and also in terms of ancestry. The author is related to the Mamikonian family, which reigned on Armenia, but more than 12 centuries ago; and it's a Republic nowadays. Improved in the books, this detail becomes [[CanonSue Tara being an imperial princess, and the direct heir to a throne]].
* SoBeautifulItsACurse.[[spoiler: Literally: Tara inherited [[LoveIsInTheAir a love curse]] from her mother. Robin, Jeremy, and Sylver all fell for her before it's revealed (it turned out to be genuine feelings for Robin, however). Inexplicably, she's still described with a magnificent beauty after said spell was broken, and Cal get infatuated with her (maybe done under influence of the animated version) despite he resisted the curse until book 8 and was in love with another girl, Eleanor, until then]]
* VillainOverForDinner: Tara once ran in her mother [[HilarityEnsues having tea with Magister.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Tara can shape shift into everything from dragon to vampire.

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!!Relevant Tropes featured in the series:
* AlphaBitch: Sandra.
* AlternateUniverse: WordOfGod confirms that the animated series is a different universe from the books, particularly in that Tara will not end up with Robin.
* {{Animesque}}: [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130323021619/taraduncan/images/8/88/3-22-2013_4-32-02_PM.png See for yourself]].
* AnimatedAdaptation
* AnotherDimension: Otherworld
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tara, Sparrow, and Fafnir.
* CuteWitch: Tara.
* DependingOnTheWriter: The writers seem to go back and forth on whether it is Sandra or Livia who has a crush on Cal.
** In one episode, Sparrow needs Tara's help for fashion advice. In virtually every other episode, Sparrow is the fashion-obsessed one.
** Some episodes imply that Tara grew up on Earth with a "normal" life, and others make clear she knew about magic her entire life.
* {{Expy}}: Sandra greatly resembles Libby from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', even down to being suspicious of Tara's power.
* InconsistentDub: Just what is the name of the evil vampire lady who seemed to have some vendetta against Tara's mother? So far, the dub has called her Serena, Solara, and Selenba (her name in the original French).
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* [[NotUsingtheZWord Not Using the W Word]]: Tara is offended when Sandra calls her a witch, since "spellbinders" are apparently a different thing entirely.
* OldMaster: Master Chem
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Virtually anything and everything (harpies, vampires, werewolves) can cast spells as witches do. Ironically enough, actual witches do not seem to exist.
* ProperLady: Tara's grandmother Isabella.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Fafnir.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tara and Sparrow, respectively.
* ThreeAmigos: Tara, Sparrow, and Cal.
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