Qualify - Vera Nazarian


By Vera Nazarian

  • Release Date: 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 276 Ratings)
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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.


  • Wow!

    By 1Southpawgal
    Fast paced, engaging characters and very compelling plot. I will definitely be finding anything else written by this wonderful author to devour! Thank you for sharing this story.
  • TJB

    By Mamatjb
    Excellent book. Couldn't put it down
  • Cheesy, yet I was hooked

    By Rhinova
    I was hesitant to try this book because it sounded lame at first. It had great reviews so I gave it a shot. I will admit, there were many cheesy moments and anticipated plot-twists. However, this book is written really well. I can tell the author is intelligent. Everything is so descriptive, I really felt immersed in this futuristic earth and the character with her story. I recommend it if you're looking for a young-adult sci-fi novel to read.
  • Seriously A Must Read!!!

    By caltuck
    10/10 would recommend reading this book! The writing is wonderful, the story is great, and you'll love the characters. I absolutely love this series and would love there to be an even bigger fan base because these books deserve it.
  • Best Series Ever

    By TrueHealer
    I LOVE this series. There really isn't much else to say. Just read it. You won't be sorry.
  • Awesome

    By Cbellfsr
    This book is one I have read over and over again. The target audience is for teens, but many generations can enjoy it. Each time I see more clues, each time I can feel the emotions of the well developed characters. Looking forward to book 2: Compete...(which I have read twice...lol) 😉
  • So Original

    By DH Loves Reading
    I love this series. It's original, imaginative and interesting. The only criticism I could have is that it is occasionally slow. But over all an amazing series.
  • Amazing!

    By Bear wits
    I love the Hunger Games feel. I could hardly get anything done the past few days because I just wanted to read it!
  • Really Enjoyed This Book

    By RL Melton
    Well written, pace was very good. There was action, angst, family love, and a touch of mystery. The premise was similar to the Hunger Games. Teenagers competing but they were not killing each other. Looking forward to the next one.
  • Qualify

    By Mimi51468
    It's a great book. You will definitely enjoy it and get hooked.