Qualify

· The Atlantis Grail Book 1 · Norilana Books
4.7
202 reviews
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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.

QUALIFY is Book One of The Atlantis Grail series.

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4.7
202 reviews
SageCateus
July 4, 2019
It was worth reading on my commutes and a snatched moment at lunch. At first I viewed the main character as a bit of a Marie Jane, friends came easily and problems were just suddenly solved. But looking back over it, she makes her decisions, takes responsibility and things mostly come down on her side. Her character seems already developed when the story starts, so she uses her strengths to make the most of her situations.
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Ezung Aying
July 20, 2018
The whole journey was exhilarating! It makes me want to go to Atlantis. Too bad it's non-existent. Really do sucks!
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Kristen James
February 25, 2019
This is one of a kind awesomeness, unlike anything I have read before in a good way. Highly recommend. Incorporates history and myth into the realm of science fiction and gives new meaning to boot camp. I was on the edge of my seat at times and constantly pleasantly surprised. Hoverboards even work on water!
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About the author

VERA NAZARIAN is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She is the author of critically acclaimed novels DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE and LORDS OF RAINBOW, the outrageous parodies MANSFIELD PARK AND MUMMIES and NORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONS, and most recently, PRIDE AND PLATYPUS: MR. DARCY'S DREADFUL SECRET in her humorous and surprisingly romantic Supernatural Jane Austen Series, as well as the Renaissance epic fantasy COBWEB BRIDE Trilogy, and the high-octane adventure YA / teen dystopian apocalyptic bestselling science fiction series THE ATLANTIS GRAIL.

After many years in Los Angeles, Vera lives in a small town in Vermont, and uses her Armenian sense of humor and her Russian sense of suffering to bake conflicted pirozhki and make art.

Her official author website is http://www.veranazarian.com

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