BUKU by Jennifer Anderson #20

Buku is a fast-paced, action-adventure novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. The dystopian story centers around Iris, a young medic living in Camp Five, the fifth camp established in the Rockies by a group of survivors after the collapse of civilization.

The collapse was brought about by buku, giant creatures designed in a lab. Buku resemble massive hippos and were created to carry great amounts of blubber beneath their hides — blubber that supplied clean-burning fuel to the globe. The buku brought prosperity, and everyone invested in what they viewed as the biggest cash crop in history. But the buku began evolving and became too hard to contain. Eventually, they broke out of their flimsy pens, chased down their scrawny creators, and destroyed the world.

Now, Iris and the others in her village are just trying to survive. It’s not easy, running from buku and hunting for meager resources high in the mountains. She also must contend with Mayor, the leader of her village, intent on ruling with an iron fist… and his son Blue, violently possessive of Iris.

Then she runs across three strangers. They help out her hunting party. In return, Iris saves one of their lives, inextricably linking them together as their world grows more desperate, the buku become more deadly, and Mayor and Blue tighten their grip.

There is hope though. The strangers are seeking a secret to fighting the buku, and they must be protected at all costs.

Buku has elements of faith, a touch of romance, and lots and lots of action! It is receiving excellent reviews on Amazon.

This book was truly one I couldn’t put down. It’s different from anything I’ve ever read. Amazing book and such a great story!

I have always been interested in the apocalyptic kind of subjects and this sure fit the bill! BUKU was interesting from the first page and held my attention to the very end!

Buku draws you in with perpetual darkness; slaughtering optimism with engorged beasts which rule the narrative. Anderson is deft at building suspense; the intensity at times forced me to put it down. But it drew me to pick it back up.

Buku is a ridiculously superb… and wildly plausible story that speaks to the dangers of playing God with creation and showcases the very real and present danger of modifying our ecosystem in an attempt to manipulate it for gain. The characters crafted by Anderson are so human, you feel a primordial kinship with them as they play their part in a near future that has more in common with our pleistocene past.

Buku sucked me in almost from page one – well-developed characters with a great storyline about genetic meddling gone awry. Iris is a true heroine: smart, sympathetic but tough. If you like thrillers about post-apocalyptic dystopian societies, you will have a hard time doing anything else but reading this book until the very end.

Buku comes from the mind of Jennifer Anderson. Jennifer hails from a tiny town in Southern Illinois, where she always dreamed of writing books one day. What she did most of her life was write ad copy which led to a long-time position as producer of a nationally syndicated country music radio show. She had a lot of adventures of her own along the way, including getting married on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and receiving the oddest gift ever from a sci fi icon. (Think Captain Kirk.)

A few years ago, Jennifer decided to fulfill her childhood dream of writing a book. Buku is her first novel, but it will not be her last. She is currently working on the sequel.

You can read the stories about the Opry, the odd gift, and even an (almost) magical ring by signing up for Jennifer’s newsletter at https://jenniferandersonwriter.com/ . You’ll also get a link to the prequel to Buku, free to download. Buku: Micah’s Story gives the background on how the buku were developed, how evolution began taking hold, and how Micah tried to get the world to listen before it was too late. It is a great way to dive into the world of buku, though it does not have to be read prior to the main novel. You will receive the ebook free just by subscribing to the newsletter.

Jennifer returned to the hills of Southern Illinois to shoot a trailer for her book, complete with a haunting, self-penned lullaby. You can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBQ-Nl3nJTI

You can also follow Jennifer on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JenniferAndersonwriter/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jenniferandersonwriter/

Buku is available on Amazon. You can check it out here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FVC4PPL/ . It is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited so is free to read for KU subscribers.

Thanks to warpspeedodyssey.com for allowing us the chance to spread the word about Buku and Jennifer Anderson’s writing. Hope you’ll check it out. According to the Amazon reviews, you will not be disappointed!

7 thoughts on “BUKU by Jennifer Anderson #20

    1. Thanks, Yann. Several of my readers have said it would translate well to a movie. I think that’s because that’s what I like to read too!

  1. That cover is incredible, and I honestly love the idea of giant hippos being a defining factor in the worldbuilding. Hippos are terrifying: fast, strong, enormous… more credit to hippos for being major badasses, thanks.

  2. You know… I saw a meme about hippos. They kill more people per year than any other animal — by far! And of course, in the book, I’ve made them bigger and much meaner! 🙂 And thanks for your kind words about the cover. I had a fantastic designer.

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