Qualify - Vera Nazarian


By Vera Nazarian

  • Release Date: 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 915 Ratings


THE ATLANTIS GRAIL has been optioned for development as a feature film series and/or TV series.

You have two options. You die, or you Qualify.

The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help.

But there's a catch.

They can only take a tiny percent of the Earth's population back to the colony planet Atlantis. And in order to be chosen, you must be a teen, you must be bright, talented, and athletic, and you must Qualify.

Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family.

Because there's a loophole.

If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis Citizenship. And if you are in the Top Ten, then all your wildest wishes are granted... Such as curing your mother's cancer.

There is only one problem.

Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she's a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she's come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard.

This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition--including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she's been crushing on, and who doesn't seem to know she exists.

Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea.

You Qualify or you die.


  • Amazing

    By qwertyqqqqwerttyyyytttrr
    Its really cool and interesting, I got hooked within the first 100 pages or so. Its a nice sci-fi story with high stakes and cool twists. Gwen is an interesting character and you get to follow her through her ingenuity and determination. Its really nice watching the story unfold.
  • Enjoy but

    By Lavone116
    The concept and writing are good, however, the idea of turning these kids into psychotic killers to qualify is bizarre. This is a supposedly higher human civilization. I have read this series previously and understand more is explained there but it can be deeply disturbing to read especially for younger people. This should not be considered normal or acceptable.
  • Qualify

    By zeusboo
    Intertesting sci fi read,but more geared for young adults
  • Good read

    By TitanZoom
    The beginning of a good tale, but a little low on “Space”
  • Love it!!

    By Tigerlilly102
    I’ve read the entire series twice now!! I’m in love with this series!! 10/10 recommend if you like adventure, science fiction and a love story!
  • Qualify

    By iteachpainting2
    Can’t wait to read the next book!
  • I liked it! A lot!

    By msd184
    This book was a real page turner. It would keep me guessing on some of the twists but I nailed a couple so I was proud of that feature also.
  • This Qualifies

    By 4RissaJoy
    I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the bond that Gwen has with her siblings. Her determination is admirable but her ability to think her way out of a problem is enviable. Sometimes the very things that we feel we cannot do, is the thing that forces us to prove ourselves worthy of ourselves. The surprises, the suspense, and the relatable characters make me anxious for next book in the series.
  • Start at A.M.

    By PuppyAli
    I started at 10/11 am and finished at 3:30 am the next day. This book is addicting, actually it’s kind of scary how addicting it is but I love it!!!! I Stan the prince!!!!
  • Page turner

    By Ron4097
    Enjoyed the book from start to the unexpected end