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(A Stranger in the Woods #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  75 reviews
What if you knew you had just met the other part of your soul—the one who could take away all the pain and loneliness—but no one believes you because the rugged stranger from the woods is nowhere to be found? Would you search for him? Would you be strong enough to believe he exist somewhere out in the darkness where he found you? And if you were to finally find the strange ...more
Paperback, 1, 323 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by India's Productions
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Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rose has not had an easy time, her father passed away from an illness that has hit their small town hard and now her mother is also suffering from it leaving Rose to raise her siblings.

For her twentieth birthday though Rose let's her friend talk her into celebrating at a bonfire with her friends. That night though Rose meets a stranger in the woods and finds herself strangely attracted to him but does he even really exist?

Anyone that follows my reviews at all may notice by now that I've become
4.75 "she's the Prophecy" stars

Simply beautiful story...

It's hard to present this book without me spilling out all the details/spoilers thus i would be ruining the whole experience for you.

This is a story of Rose, a young woman nearing 20, living the life in a possibly near future, where the creatures we fear of or tell stories of live among us - the ones wanting to bring chaos, pain and destuction, and the other ones that inconspicuously protect us. She lost her father to a plague spread by De
Keep Calm Novel On
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Goodreads author provided a copy of the ePub in exchange for an honest review.

India R. Adams has written a truly original fantastical paranormal novel. Rain (A Stranger in the Woods #1) is filled with the highs and lows of life.
Rose is the primary custodian of her two younger siblings. They are orphaned after the death of their parents. Rose has a true sense of responsibility and unwavering integrity. On her twentieth birthday, her best friend insists that they celebrate at a bonfire in the
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Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1st-in-series
India Adams is a new author for me and Rain my very first book I've read by her. I can tell you though it will not be my last!
Rain is imaginative and poetic. She created a world that's unique and fresh and one I did not want to leave. Rose is a young woman living in unusual times.
Her father passed away from a strange illness and now her Mother has the same thing. As do a lot of other people in town. She takes care of her younger brother and sister with her best friend, Gunner's help. But Gunner
There is a plague decimating Rose’s small town, it has taken her father and is now devouring her mother, one ray of life at a time. She now carries the weight of caring for her younger siblings and if not for her best friend, Gunner, she would never make ends meet. Like a guardian angel, he is her rock, he brings groceries and keeps the wolves from the door when payments are due. Gunner asks nothing in return, he is just-Gunner. Someone else haunts Rose's heart, and she just knows he is out ther ...more
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Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
You can see my review on my blog at under the book review tab :)
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
RAIN , A stranger in the wood #1, is a beautifully written tale; with this sweet, magical, enthralling story, I'm in awe of India's rich imagination.

She created an intricate world of fantasy, with mystic creatures and a strong plot full of mystery and angst.

Surrounded by Elves, Vampire-ish clones, trolls, Rose, Ryder and Gunner will learn to live together and to find a dynamic and rhythm in their relationship.

You'll find strong messages about nature and natural way of life; wether it is your thi
Marta Cox
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
This is set to appeal to those who enjoy NA books with a paranormal edge although at times I felt it had a mystical feel to it. Essentially we have Rose looking after her seriously ill mother and two younger siblings. Rose has always felt a deep connection to her best friend Gunner but there’s something very wrong where they live as far too many are succumbing to a bizarre wasting disease. Rose feels uneasy as if there’s something out there watching her but she has no idea exactly how much her l ...more
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review can also be found at:

What I Liked:

Romance- Of course, I need books I read to have romance in them and this book had that element. There is a bit of a love triangle/rivalry going on, which I didn't mind one bit. The little bit of a love triangle isn't huge, so if love triangles aren't your thing, I would still give this book a chance. The connection between Rose and the man of her dreams I loved.

Paranormal Elements- If Paranormal is a genre you love,
L.N. Denison
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I loved every moment in this book, it drew me in from the very beginning. It covered every emotion you could possibly think of, and I found myself becoming equally emotional...must've been the horror-moans! One minute, I was laughing, the next, I was crying. Some parts of the story are really quite sad. I think I even felt scared for Rose at one stage, as she finds herself in a really frightening situation on more than one occasion.

We have two male leads vying for her affectio
Sage Knightly
I read this quite a while ago, but then I got into a bit of a slump and couldn't find myself able to write a review. Even now, it escapes me. There is just so much about this book that is good and honest and utterly captivating that I can't seem to find the right words to convey how this book has made me feel and why, months after I read it, it's still on my mind.

Thankfully, I took down some points right after I read it, so I'll leave it here as my review:

This author always has such strong, impr
Cecily Wolfe
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to read this for a long time and was happy that I finally did!

This is a wonderful fantasy world with supernatural beings along with humans, written believably and beautifully. It is magical with fantastical elements, but the characters make it relatable to those of us in the plain old human realm. A classic good vs. evil story where love prevails, it is also a coming of age tale with a young adult protagonist still discovering who she is and what is important to her. What a gr
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Note: I received review copy of this book from author, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got a chance to read this book.)

First of all story was good, Elves and demons made it different, written so well and exactly India’s style. Alternate POV of Rose and Ryder helped lot in understanding their feelings and their world. First few chapters were intriguing, made me curious to know more about Ryder, made me hungry for the story. I was eagerly waiting for the moment when Rose meets Ryder
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review :)

I was wondering why the title was Rain and when I found out, okay I cried a bit. So please don't give up on this book if you feel lost in the beginning. It just gets better and better until you wish you were living in the world of Rose even with all the danger. Yes, grave danger. Is there another kind? Moving on from Col. Jessup. Also, I am quite upset that the blurb does not do this book justice at all!

You already kno
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

I've been having trouble trying to write this review for awhile now because I want to say a lot of things, but I'm trying to say it right. I loved it. I loved the characters, plot, and the fantasy element of the story. Everything flowed so well together. But there was a couple of things that lowered my rating a bit.

I have to say, the author does a wonderful job writing each and every character with, well, character. The element that really stood out in the book was the characters and their love
Alexa Whitewolf
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don’t know how I missed not writing a review for this when I finished it a while back!!! GR you sly thing, you could have reminded me!!! 😅

Anyway! Rain is the first of a series and boy, what a story! India weaves through a unique story of love, friendship many things I can’t put them all in a review!

All I can say is this book is a rollercoaster and it will be emotional. Loved it!
4.5 stars!

I have read several books by India Adams. My first book was actually a novella called Blue Waters from the Tainted Waters series. That book was just amazingly written and it just tore my heart out in all the best ways! I loved it so much that I had added it to my favorites shelf at Goodreads. India and I were chatting on Twitter and she gifted me any book that she had written! Why you ask? Well it was because I had one of her books on my favorite shelf. Any book I wanted people, I was
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to The Book Junkie Reads . . . by: Inida R. Adams
I would turn over the world to find this one person/entity/being that could take the pain away and remove all loneliness from my life. I would not care if other believed. But at what price will this all come. Sometime that unknown is the key and the known is the lock that binds. Triangles can come full circle and change everything.

Rose has her hands full and life just keeps moving on for her. I found that small town life has its advantages. The disadvantages are just a given. There was a myster
Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)
Wow!! This is a wonderful story of love, friendship, family, generosity, and acceptance. There is also physical and emotional pain, loss, and suffering. The characters and setting descriptions are so vivid and very-well written, I believe I am seeing what the author intended. The sense of danger feels real and the battles fought are heart-pounding. The very first chapter set the tone for the rest of the book. Though heart-wrenching at times, appropriate humor is dispersed throughout this story, ...more
J. Kahele
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I love reading India's books because her character and plot development makes for an intriguing and interesting read. This book was far different then what I am use to reading with her, but the style is always the same. Enjoyable and interesting to say the least.

Rose is a woman who has had to take on a lot, after her father dies from an illness and her mother comes down with it. She takes one night to be her age and enjoy herself and it's when he meets him the stranger in the woods that will for
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two bloods of one will bring down the shadows, to cast, no more.........

Ryder is a Guardian Warrior; he is part Elf & part Glycon (a god worshipped for fertility & plague). He is also so much more but he is unaware of all the future holds for him. Rose is a nineteen teenager caring for her younger brother & sister along with her sick mother. She is unaware of the forces around her & soon she will turn twenty when everything will change. Right before Rose's 20th birthday, Ryder is
Christina Miles
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rain is AMAZING! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves magic, suspense, and happy ever afters. The characters feel so real as you are reading that you feel as if you are part of the book. The author draws you into the pages, where magic and love abound. I gave this book 5 stars and I know you would too!
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Those of you who follow my reviews will have picked up my teeny tiny dislike of first person AND present tense AND multi point of view. That is the worst way, for me, for a book to be written. I make no bones about my dislike, and I WILL NOT apologise for dumping a book once I discover a book is written such a way.

I KNEW this book was first person/present tense going in. It came highly recommended by someone whose opini
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this book via LOP for an honest review.

This is the first book I have read by this author and omg it was amazing.
I'm struggling writing a review that will give it the justice. How do you give perfection a review?

From the second page till the last, I was hooked. Pulled into a world of demons, Elves, love and war.
PNR Y/A story of love, friendship, loyalty and soul deep bonds. You just cant help but love everything about it.
The characters were perfect and lovable, very easy to connect t
Paula Brown

Nightmares and Dreams can become reality--- things you think you may have imagined, can be at your very window..This writer is talented , she managed to write this story in such a way that it was very convincing.. The characters draw you in , you root for their cause -- you pray they succeed-- they believe they will .. But what is the price, and do they regret it? This will leave you wanting to read the next and the next book.. India you are very gifted and I love your style..More . more .. mor
BethAnne Wright
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed this and loved the characters- I can't wait to hear what happens to them in the next book! As always, India has the ability to take the fantastical and infuse enough real into it that the reader is left feeling, connecting, and empathizing with the characters while enjoying the highly imaginative and inventive worlds they inhabit.
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This book took me a bit to get into but once I did I was thrown into a world of Elves, friendship, demons and intense love.
I became so enthralled with these characters .
I loved it!!!!
India Adams did not disappoint.
Erin Scorpio
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet again I find myself immersed in the story, the little world created by India. She brings love to a "family" of elves. Not the ones you would think. These are tall,built,sexy elves. They live of the land,respect nature and the beauty around them. The makes are a breed of warriors. They live in peace and work together in harmony. There are no "roles" other than warrior,healer, spiritual leader. There is no negativity, animosity against one another. Somethings the humans should take note of.

Ola Z
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was provided with a copy of this novel courtesy of the lovely author herself, in exchange for an honest review.

She's done it again - I have no clue how India R. Adams has managed it, but I will read whatever she will come up with because I am now sure that I will certainly not be disappointed. I'm a huge fan of her style - it's descriptive, but not in a dragging 2000000 million word description that makes you fall asleep because it's so long way, it's concise enough to be a real pleasure to re
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