Qualify - Vera Nazarian


By Vera Nazarian

  • Release Date: 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 262 Ratings


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.


  • 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.
  • Compete

    By robdel62
    One of the better books I have read !!!
  • Qualify

    By Larry$Z
    This is a sci-fi adventure book cleary aimed at adolescent girls. It is a first person account of the trials and tribulations of an imaginative uber nerdy girl in her attempts to qualify for rescue by Atlantians from an Earth doomed by collision with an asteroid. The format is that of a boarding school novel with the heroine in a Harry Potter like role. Characters include bosom friends, siblings, bullies, a teen age love interest, kindly adult faculty and even the obligatory gay acquaintance. The heroine and friends improbably overcome a series of challenges and at the end, depart for distant Atlantis. The story coould be told in half the length. It is clearly intended to be a lead in to subsequent books in the series. One comes away wondering why the Atlantans, with their superior technology, don’t simply divert the asteroid a degree or so, enabling it to miss the Earth entirely. But then there would be no novel.
  • so good

    By Anoush15
    This book had all the elements of a great story. I am really looking forward to reading the next one!