I probably say the following more often than I mean to, but this time I actually mean it: This is a series to go into blind.
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.