Soulstring was an excellent book. I was lucky enough to find it used, and now I wouldn't give it away. Don't let the first person voice scare you. It helps you get closer to the character. As for the story, it's totally original. The daughter of an evil nobleman and sorcerer, Magda, has inherited her father's power, but has no idea how to use it. One day, Severin, a farmer of Thall, comes to win her hand, and this changes her life. On the run from her father, alone with her new husband who's been turned into a stag, she has to survive. This book was so exciting and touching. It made me want to find my perfect love.