It's Wintersong meets You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone with a distinct Eastern European twist, and reminds me at every turn of The Hazel Wood.
Ia Cōcha is a clone of Celaena Sardothien, down to the ridiculous name.
So I've dragged my feet a bit on this post, in part because this is a tag that involves giving advice about blogging...and as we all know, I'm the first person you should be consulting for that. Ahem.
Two words: series fatigue.
I knew from the moment I read an excerpt in the last edition of Publishers Lunch's Buzz Books that this book would be one to watch out for. In the end it was even better than I expected.