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Suited (The Veiled Worlds #2)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  209 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Tanyana has chosen to help the Keeper, to stand against the Puppet Men, but has she bitten off more than she can chew?
The bitter war between the sinister Puppet Men and the nebulous Keeper for the control of the ancient city of Movoc-under-Keeper has intensified. Tanyana, imprisoned within her suit, must choose sides. But when even her suit becomes aggressive against her,
ebook, 416 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ben Babcock
I wasn’t overly fond of Debris , Jo Anderton’s first book in this series, and I approached Suited with trepidation. I wasn’t sure Anderton had what it would take to grab me and make me enjoy this book. And as I started reading, and the characters felt flat and uninspiring, I resigned myself to another dull review. Then it got interesting. The characters began changing. The stakes got higher. And by the end of the book, I was furiously flipping electronic pages as I raced to discover what would ...more
Jun 27, 2012 Mieneke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction, 2012
Having read Jo Anderton's debut novel, Debris , last week, I was able to jump in to its sequel, Suited, almost immediately. I had my niggles and my problems with Debris, but at the same time thoroughly enjoyed the novel and I was curious to see whether my problems with Debris would hold up during my reading of Suited. Fortunately, many of my problems with Debris were addressed in Suited. Unfortunately, Suited presented with a set of problems of its own.

One of the problems I had with Debris was
Cat Sheely
Jan 03, 2017 Cat Sheely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I began to read this immediately after finishing "Debris" which I enjoyed immensely. Suited did not disappoint. Tanyana has discovered she has been manipulated by the puppet men and is fighting their influence. As a result, her whole world is in danger.

A great read and I finished it in quick time. Now onto the third and final chapter, "Guardian".
Tsana Dolichva
May 17, 2012 Tsana Dolichva rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Suited was a surprising read. The first part was as expected a more or less direct continuation from Debris. After the somewhat disastrous events at the end of Debris, life in the city of Movoc-under-Keeper goes on. Mostly. Tanyana returns to debris collecting with her team and the other citizens of the city go about their usual jobs, albeit with a lot more repair work.

However, the world is not going back to how it was. Pion binders trying to repair damage are finding that they can’t, or that th
Nov 25, 2016 Lauren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disturbing romantic relationship

What bothered me deeply in book one is even more evident in book two: the love interest is emotionally manipulative and borderline abusive. He follows many of the patterns of emotionally abusive partners, alternatingly tender and caring, and then accusatory and full of blame. Kichlan starts out and never ceases to blame Tan for everything wrong, almost all of it unrelated to her and definitely beyond her control, yet he heaps abuse and guilt on her, separating her
Mark Webb
Jan 10, 2013 Mark Webb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aww2013
This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2013 Reading Challenge. All my 2013 AWWC reviews can be found here.

Suited by Jo Anderton is the second in the Veiled World series of books (see my previous review of the first book in the series, Debris, here).

Suited follows the continuing adventures of Tanyana, former elite manipulator of pions, now reduced to cleaning the magical debris left over from their use. Having taken the side of the Keeper (the mostly invisible m
Jun 09, 2012 Bibliotropic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story started in Debris (review here) continues with Suited, the second book in Jo Anderton's Veiled Worlds trilogy. Tanyana returns to pry the lids off the mysteries surrounding debris , the Keeper, and the Puppet Man who are now doing more than watching and waiting.

This book picks up nicely where the previous one left off, with a fairly seamless transition from one book to the next. I confess to a little bit of confusion regarding some characters ("What, who was that again?") but I suspect
Dark Matter
Jan 12, 2014 Dark Matter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine. This review was written by Nalini Haynes for Dark Matter Zine.

Suited is the second in The Veiled Worlds, a science fiction trilogy by Anderton. In the first book, Debris, Tanyana worked as an architect manipulating pions – think magic-like clusters of molecules for simplicity’s sake – before she fell from a great height into a plate of glass. After her accident, Tanyana could no long
Jeffrey Grant
It’s always disappointing for me when an interesting world is populated by unlikeable characters.

This book continues the story of Tanyana the fallen architect and her quest to figure out how things in her world really work. The Keeper, the amorphous being supposedly holding the world together and made up of the supposed waste that “Tan” and her team collect, is pressuring her to do more and more along with Lad, the “half” who can hear the Keeper. Her searching brings her into contact with an un
Lily Mulholland
Jul 06, 2012 Lily Mulholland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: australia, sf
I finished Suited last night - an excellent follow-up to Debris, although, for me, not quite as satisfying a read (I am in love with Debris, so it would have been hard to equal it!). I'm struggling to put my finger on it exactly what didn't grip me so fully but I think it might be that I was having trouble visualising the world, which is so richly different from ours. I think the books need to be made into a film to help my poor, simple brain understand what it is reading!

Hats off to Anderton, t
Ju Transcendancing
Read as part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013:

I liked this book and thought it was a great continuation from the first book 'Debris'. Tanyana continues to be the kind of protagonist that you sometimes love and sometimes dislike, but I found that in this book her growth as a character continued to be satisfying, particularly since she's much more engaged in doing something and less focused on the unfairness of her situation. I particularly like the way her relationship with the Lad
Tyrannosaurus regina
May 25, 2013 Tyrannosaurus regina rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Although it took me a little while to remember who everyone was and their relationships to one another, given how long it's been since I read the first book, I still found it easier to get into this book than the first in the series. Not because I could slip back into a world I already knew, but because the first book began with an origin story, which while necessary for worldbuilding for me felt very divorced from what came after.

I like the story best when it's in the meat of it, and when Tany
May 21, 2012 AMD rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anderton writes a refreshing new Sci-Fi story with Debris and Suited. If you enjoy new worlds and new concepts, then you are sure to enjoy these stories. A world filled not just with dark versus light, but rather particles of the ever larger universe, all connected yet all individual. I reccommend reading this series to any true Sci-Fi and even Fantasy fan. You will be captivated by the characters, the world and its unique science magic. I gave Suited only four stars simply because I feel that a ...more
Jun 14, 2014 zjakkelien rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, sf, read-ebooks
And again a highly engrossing book. I very much like this world. It may be classified as SF, but it feels very fantasy-like to me. Every now and then I had some annoyances (the keeper being a bit whiny, as understandable as that may be. A few scenes that felt repetitive of what happened in book 1). Overall though, enough was happening and enough veils were lifted that I raced through this book. The characters are mostly not all-in-all lovable (the only exception being Lad), sometimes you want to ...more
Barbara ★
In this second book of The Veiled Worlds trilogy, Tanyana Vladha returns to unveil the mystery surrounding debris, fight the Puppet Men and help the Keeper who we finally get some major insight into. The Puppet Men are no longer satisfied with just watching and actively interfere with Tanyana and her collection team by separating them into two teams with some new collectors. Even Devich returns in more ways than one. This one took a little while to get into (or get back into as it's been years s ...more
May 21, 2013 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spec-fic
c2012: FWFTB: Puppet, Keeper, debris, collector, determination. Praise the Lord - there was 'An Analysis of Past Events". After finishing this book - I am still no closer to really understanding the whole concept! But, the plot and characters are still good and I am glad that I read this one. It tends to be rather gloomy though and I found this one quite sad in many ways. I always feel that there has to be some light in the darkness - but I didn't find it in this particular novel. Typo on P204. ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Ithlilian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Without the allure of pions and debris this novel falls flat. I enjoyed the first book so much because I enjoyed learning about the world. There is very little world building in this novel and the plot never grabbed me. I still don't see the personalities of any of the characters, I don't care about their relationships with each other, and I had no reason to continue. Knowing who or what the puppet men were was a little tidbit I was curious about but not enough to trudge through the boring secti ...more
Aug 11, 2012 Barbara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
For me this book suffered from middle book syndrome - too much time spent manoeuvring characters into position for the grand finale and not enough resolution for my taste. It seemed to me that Tanyana spent all of her time running around not knowing what was going on, not knowing what to do and not knowing whom to trust. I just wanted her to get on with things.

Having got that whinge out of the way, I will be buying the last book in the trilogy because I do want to know how things turn out. It is
Suited is Book #2 in The Veiled World Trilogy by Jo Anderton. We reviewed Book #1, Debris, which I loved. Check near the bottom for the link to that review. If you’re into scifi, potential distant futures, and/or technology then Books 1 & 2 of this trilogy might make a great summer read for you. Even though Suited contains a brief recap at the beginning, I recommend reading Debris before reading Suited. This is one case in which I believe the stories are too interdependent and complex for Su ...more
My impression half way was not changed at the end of the story - this book tackled everything but in a typical way, no new or awe inspiring ways of looking at things. It was a little confusing (at the best of times) but further explaination would have dried it out too much. I'm not sure if perhaps the concept was too complex and would better be saved for a future book in the series or if perhaps there was just too much trying to happen between the covers.
Dr susan
Jun 17, 2012 Dr susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-again, favorites
I loved Debris with its upbeat ending and message of overcoming and adapting. I love Suited, but (can't help it- the original Star Wars trilogy keeps skipping through my brain) it does follow the pattern of much darker second book. And my head is still spinning from plot twists I never expected. I can't wait til book 3 comes out.
Jun 30, 2014 Nic rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a tougher time getting through Suited than Debris. I wasn't terribly interested in Tanyana's inner struggle or its outward manifestation through her suit, but as the book drew to a close I became more intrigued. Jo Anderton finally begins hinting as to what the Veiled Worlds are and I look forward to the next book.
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Sep 10, 2012 Karlo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I continue to enjoy this series, but felt that this novel didn't move the plot forward as much as I would have hoped (one late scene reminded me of the Architect scene in Matrix 2, but with less clarity). I enjoy the world building and the relationships between the characters. I hope the book does well enough that a 3rd and final book is released.
Nov 25, 2014 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Not sure a lot of people have heard of Jo Anderton but after reading the first two books of this series i think she will become a household name in Sci-Fi circles.This book had a well thought out plot,lots of action,and a cast of characters you love to root for and some you root against.Miss Anderton is a fresh voice in Sci-Fi and im enjoying her vision of The Veiled Worlds.
Edwina Harvey
Oct 21, 2012 Edwina Harvey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very much enjoyed coming back to this Universe. The second book in this series has more SF overtones than fantasy, and steampunk elements, but is also actioin-packed, with surprising twists and turns in the plot. I'm already looking forward to reading the next book in this wonderful series - clearly the author is weaving a much bigger tapestry.
Alan Baxter
Jul 24, 2012 Alan Baxter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the Veiled Worlds trilogy – the first was Debris. I loved Debris and this was an excellent second installment. The world and mythology was developed in much greater depth and I can’t wait for the third book in the series now to see how it all wraps up.
Tom Coakley
Jan 07, 2012 Tom Coakley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another very good book in this series, leaving me anxious for the next release. Great development of the lead character and the world. This answered many of the questions I had from Debris, but also created new questions to think about...I really dig that.
Nov 19, 2015 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the Veiled Worlds series. Still enjoyable and sparking interest in this alternate world with all its quirks. Looking forward to number three. Fairly complex and intriguing plot.
Jun 23, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Brilliant stuff! Doesn't suffer at all from "book number 2" syndrome. Story complete, and series could stay complete as it stands, or continue.
Love the characters, and the story.
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Joanne Anderton lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and too many pets. By day she is a mild-mannered marketing coordinator for an Australian book distributor. By night, weekends and lunchtimes she writes dark fantasy, horror a little bit of science fiction and a whole lot of weird stuff in between.

Her short fiction has been published in a variety of places, including Aurealis, Andromeda S
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