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Apocalypse to Go (Nola O'Grady #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  318 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
The Apocalypse Squad is on the move!

Secret Agent Nola O'Grady has enough trouble on her hands when a were-leopard accuses her of receiving stolen property, but things get worse fast. A mysterious trans-world law enforcement group wants to recruit her partner and bodyguard, Israeli Interpol officer Ari Nathan. His new loyalties might jeopardize their relationship.

Then he
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 336 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Daw
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Deborah Ross
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm an unabashed fan of Katharine Kerr's "Nola O'Grady" series. The third, Apocalypse To Go, lives up to its predecessors in inventiveness, drama, romance, and whimsy. In this urban fantasy, the heroine works for a supernatural Agency "so secret, the CIA doesn't know it exists". This takes place in an alternate San Francisco, one in which magic and the clandestine agencies necessary to regulate it are real. This world is not the only one; there are alternate, weirdly dystopic worlds (and a gatew ...more
First off have to say that this is one of the giveaway books that I have won here on GR as of two years ago. Hadn't gotten around to reviewing it quite yet, because being the third book in the series I wanted to read the other two first, so I knew what the background of the characters were. As well as I had other books I wanted to try out as well. But now I've finally read this one and here is my review. Disclaimer: My first review of a secret government agency type science fiction story.

Katharine Kimbriel
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary fantasy lovers, fans of Nola O'Grady books, Katharinr Kerr fans,
Recommended to Katharine by: Discovered from a Book View Cafe post.
I enjoyed this quirky contemporary fantasy from Katharine Kerr, the sequel to License to Ensorcell and Water to Burn. Psychic Agent Nola O’Grady works for a very special agency, one of those ones even the CIA doesn’t know exists. Born into a large Irish-American Catholic family of eccentrics, Nola came into her power in her mid-teens, and discovered that nothing would ever be the same again. Now she works for the preservation of Harmony – balance in the Universe. It’s not working for Good – it’s ...more
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely maddening. I was chosen for a copy from the Goodreads First Reads program. I was so intrigued by the plot that I didn't notice that it was the third in a series. I didn't think it would be that much of a deal since I am an experienced Series Diver. I usually can hop right into the middle of a series and hold my own. However, this time was not so easy. There were so many bits of basic information and subplots about which I was totally clueless. I had no earthly idea what ...more
Jaime (Twisting the Lens)
I won this book through GoodReads FirstReads. Did Not Finish.

This is tough to review, because I did not realize this is the third book in a series. Because of this, there really is a lot of background story and details that I feel a bit lost without knowing. I am one of those people who like to approach series in order, and am not good coming in in the middle of things.

That being said, the story does seem to have a few things to offer that seem a bit different than your standard paranormal ficti
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Nola O'Grady gets deeper into the deviant world levels in the third installment of this exciting series. Greeted by a projection of a leopard-woman one morning, followed by a vision of the destruction of the level known as Interchange, Nola grabs her partner (in every sense of the word) and heads off on an exciting and fast-paced mission. Her goal at first is to find out who this "ASO Fourteen" who has been contacting Ari is. But it leads her somewhere I don't think she ever anticipated.

Family s
Kari Sperring
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a fan of Katherine Kerr right since her very first book (Daggerspell) and she just gets better and better. This third volume in her Nola O'Grady urban fantasy series has it all -- pace, strong characters, cool stuff and an intricate, satisfying plot. Many urban fantasy series start of strongly but fade or become formulaic very fast. There's no sign of that here, though. Each book in the series has been stronger than the last, and the detail and complexity of the world-building is immac ...more
Jenni Ebba
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read the previous Nola O'Grady novels there is going to be much confusion on your part and some definite spoilage... that said....
I fell in love with Kerr's Nola O'Grady novels from the first one and I have never been disappointed. In this novel Nola and her lover, Ariel Nathan, have to go to a deviant world where her brothers Sean and Michael have been kidnapped by an old gangster out for a profit. Nola, the ever neurotic eater, comes to a realization finally that she DOES INDEE
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
3 1/2 stars
“Apocalypse to Go” by Katharine Kerr continues the ‘Nola O’Grady Novels’ series featuring the quirky woman who is part of a family of world-walkers (even though she doesn’t have that particular talent). Nola and her brothers Michael and Sean are reluctantly anxious to get their father back from his exile but there are plenty of ramifications that may help or hinder their efforts. Nola’s lover Ari is being recruited for a group called TWIXT (Trans World Interpol X Team) by Austin Osman
Lyn Nicholas
A humorous take on Urban Fantasy!

This book is an intriguing mix of urban fantasy and political thriller. Alternate universes, secret organizations, aliens, rival gangs and were-leopards! There are so many refreshing new ideas in this series. I mean where else can you find were-leopards?

APOCALYPSE TO GO is a fast-paced supernatural adventure, with tons of wit, some action, more wise-cracks, and a bit of romance.

The character development is excellent and I loved getting some insight into the lives
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not quite sure why I like Katharine Kerr's Nola O'Grady books, but I do. I started reading the series almost by accident - - I impulse-bought the first book in the series ("License to Ensorcell")based on the cover and the title. I almost gave up on the book itself quickly, since it's relatively far away from what I would normally read.

I'm glad that I kept going. The plots are good, the characters are fun, and the dry humor constantly sticking pins in bureacracy is a riot once you let it cree
Robert Stubbs
This is a Review of Apocalypse to Go the third book in the Nola O'Grady series as written by Katharine Kerr. I received this book via the Goodreads First Reads for free.

I admit I like series because If I like the first book then it follows that there's a very good chance I will like the other books that follow. The first book is the origin story so to speak or the Introduction book to someone new that you might be interested in continuing to meet. Sometimes you break up though with that characte
This book is definitely not a stand-alone story. It's important to read the preceding books before this one to understand what is going on. I discovered this when I picked up this book first and read a few pages before I backtracked and read the first and second in the series before moving on.

I really enjoy this series and the characters within. I could see the series continuing for quite awhile. The acronyms that I hated so much in the first book have simply become a minor annoyance in this one
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Ari & Nola together. Chaos + Order = Harmony. Not a fan of Nola's beloved baby brother whose cockiness and ego continually lead him into trouble that Nola has to get him out of (plus her is a cheater which I hate. He cheated on Lisa with Sophie then Sophie with Ash) but have to give props to Katherine as his behaviour is pretty true to what a 17 yr old boy would do in these situations. And Nola's mother - what an absolutely disgusting excuse for a human being. She is a horrible person a ...more
I've had this book sitting in my to-be-read pile for a while. I finally worked my way down to it.

I like Katherine Kerr's writing. She draws you into her world... and it's a creepy world.

I like that Nola is finally figuring out she has an eating disorder. I don't like that it's getting worse. Where will she get therapy for it?

I like that Ari wants to marry her. I don't like Nola's views of marriage (or the Catholic church).

I don't care much for Michael. Sophie is too broken for such a wild child.
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nola and Ari are barely given any breathing space before Nola's brothers go missing in alternate San Francisco and they have to track them down and rescue them. Along the way Ari is recruited to an interworld Interpol and Nola is aided by a psychic squid.

I love these books. The urban refers to the lovely San Francisco setting which is a character in its own right and has its own incarnations in the multiverse and the fantasy is magical realism. Nola and Ari are rounded people who have their own
Georgiann Hennelly
Nola O,Grady is a secret agent who has enough on her hands when a were Leopard accuses her of accepting stolen property.But things get worse. A mysterious trans-world law enforcement group wants to recruit her body guard and partner Ari Nathan an Israeli interpol officer. His new loyalties might hurt their relationship. Than Michael her younger brother goes searching for their missing father and gets himself and Sean in a world of trouble- in a dangerous deviant--- world version of San Francisco ...more
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through the first reads program and I found it very enjoyable. Nola O'Grady and company cross worlds in the third installment of the series when two of her siblings go missing. To find them and get them back safely, Nola and Ari team up with several new characters as they navigate this darker SanFran filled with rival gangs and man-eating species. Along the way, Nola learns more about herself and her neuroses as well as finding out more about her missing father and the story ...more
Third book in series. Sequel to License to Ensorcell, and Water to Burn.
San Francisco psychic agent Nola O’Grady’s brothers are making a map of world-walking gates, when they’re kidnapped in an alternate San Francisco. Nola & her Israeli Interpol agent boyfriend Ari Nathan must join up with agents from other worlds to save Sean and Michael from enemies who include some leopard-descended people.
I like this series except for the repeated insistence that Protestants are obviously and always bad
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Urban SFF for the intellectual. Again, Kerr delivers a great, fast paced story with strong, vivid characters and great world building. Book 3 sees Nola and Ari enter into an alternate San Francisco to rescue her brothers. The story was unique and tightly written, a pleasant break from the multitudes of vampire urban fantasy that seems to clutter book shelves. Nola battles with both personal problems and issues, and the bigger picture of finding her brothers before it's too late. I find each char ...more
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How many more twists can you fit in one story? I’ve always loved parallel universe stories, and this one came up with some new deviations that caught me completely off guard! Still a loving tribute to San Francisco, still all too correct on the way Irish-American families interact and with new characters added to make the mix all that much more heady. These books are a delight and I only wish the next one was available now. (Full disclosure: I won this in a GoodReads contest. It was on my list t ...more
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was received feree through the Godreads advance readers program.

I'd heard of chinese to go, or the proverbial doggy bag after an incompletely eaten meal but Apocolypse to Go had me wondering.

Altough it took me a little while to read it, due to other activities now that Spring is here, I really enjoyed this book.

Character development was well done and the story flowed from start to end. No detours in the middle or dangling characters or activities that don't seem be part of the story we
Trevor Williams
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Nola O'Grady series is one of the better more imaginative and original works to come out this Century. Katharine Kerr creates truly believable characters in a world of imagination where reality and fantasy mix in such a way you are no longer sure which is reality, and which is fantasy. Join Nola and her sidekick Ari in one of the worlds greatest fantasies from one of the greatest masters of her craft.
The title has absolutely nothing to do with the story. That said, it was a good story. We learn more about world walking and the multiverse which was interesting.

I'm glad Nola's addressing her eating disorder in part because it's annoying to have people tell her to eat all the time. I assume it's sort of like telling someone who suffers from clinical depression to snap out of it and be happy.
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I like most about this series: Family causes more trouble than work!

It's nice to see an Urban Fantasy Heroine with such a full family life - so much that she's got to try and juggle them as much as her actual job. In this book - family is the huge problem and dealing with all the assorted fallout leads to many new possibilities.

Also, I love a stable romance - and Nola's boyfriend - the moody, gun-loving Ari is a wonderful foil to all the crazy.
Sharon Michael
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good addition to the series, bringing the story along although there were a couple of things I think I missed, may need to go back and re-read the first two again. A new character or two and interesting secondary characters returned with a larger role. This is one of my 'must buy' series at this point ... not my most favorite, but definitely in the top 5.
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received Katharine Kerr’s Apocalypse to Go as a good reads first read. Thank you.
I think this book is a very good read even though I do not think it would be enjoyable for everyone. What book really is? This is definitely a read for individuals interested in paranormal. It is definitely a book that is out or this world.
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Once again a title that I just don't get. In any case, while the author uses some dialogue that to me sounds inauthentic and there are some situations that felt put in for reasons other than furthering the plot, it was generally an enjoyable story.

I like the idea behind it, I like the family dynamics, and I like that there are several issues the author explores outside of the story itself.
Belinda Miller
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-won, own
I won this book from First Reads Giveaway.
I was a little lost because this is the first book I have read from Katharine Kerr; and any of the previous Nola O'Grady novels. I was so fascinated with the flow of the story, how strong the characters are, and a very good plot!! I will have to buy the other Nola O’Grady novels! 5 stars!!!
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I'm gonna avoid comparisons to all the other popular dark paranormal romance book series that revolve around groups/families/packs/clans/covens of cursed/tortured/hunted supernatural men. Yes, this is that type of series. There are unavoidable similarities. But there are also lots of differences that make this series unique and refreshing. I won this book from goodreads thank you!
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