Isabel doesn't have any memories before her prince came for her. And she doesn't get a happily ever after, because she's not a princess. She's the Shifter, a powerfully and dangerously magical being. Prince Rokan needs her gift, a gift she can't give him. Isabel needs the truth, and she knows Rokan is lying to her. Everybody knows about the Shifter's dark past - except for Isabel herself. And oh, yeah, there's one other problem: Isabel can't shape shift.
I liked this book okay... but it never really sucked me in, never really got me emotionally involved.
I thought Isabel's emotional struggles and choices were very interesting and realistic; however, the rest of the plot didn't really catch my interest. The romance was quite slow and really underexplored, I felt - Isabel was just in love without much explanation. Personally I thought Mistwood was worth reading just for Isabel's internal conflict, but the rest of the plot just wasn't that great.
As I mentioned above, Isabel was pretty cool - but none of the other characters really shone. They were just sort of lackluster, and some of them just didn't make sense.
Issues with characterization aside, I thought Mistwood was quite well-written.
End Result: three stars. A decent book, but not amazingly excellent.