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 theres a catch.They can only take a tiny percent of the Earths 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 theres 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 mothers cancer.There is only one problem.Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd While shes a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest shes 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 competitionincluding Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one shes been crushing on, and who doesnt seem to know she exists.Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea.You Qualify or you die....
|Title||:||Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Norilana Books 20 Dezember 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||490 Pages|
|File Size||:||688 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
One of the best books I had the fortune to get my hands on in ... maybe the last two or three years, maybe even longer. I got it as part of a storybundle, started reading - and simply was not able to put it down. Fastpacing, thrilling, romantic, magic, nailbiting ... with wellwritten characters and so stunning revelations that it literally takes you breath away.For any fans of Susan Collins' Hunger Games or Veronica Roth's Divergent-series out there - READ THE BOOK! And don't stop here, but read the follow-ups, too. You won't be disappointed. There are two of these, "Compete" and "Win", with a fourth book soon to be hitting the shelves (soon, as in probably end 2018/start 2019), named "Survive"So, and because I don't want to be snerkish ...100% RECOMMENDED!!
This book is far from your ordinary dark dystopian fantasy, so don't be mislead by the description. Vera Nazarian simply uses the premise of threathened extinction to earth as a background on which she unfolds this rich story of the main character's development and coming of age. The quality of writing is superb- and I must admit that it was just for this fact alone that I kept reading beyond the first pages, because I don't like dystopian fantasies. However, she ingeniously pulls you into the story with such ease - it's what every reader is despeartely looking for in a novel. The plot is strong, the characters very well devoloped and the world building is impressive. You won't regret giving this book a try!
Vera has created a masterpiece that connects some good old Earthly legend with beautiful science fiction, amazing world, friendship, love, advanced technology and a plot that is otherworldly. The characters are so real, the whole story beyond imaginable addictive. It is the likes of Harry Potter phenomenon and I truly hope that the word spreads about it. Any book lover would be missing a big deal not to read it. I am a lecturer and I read a lot for work and pleasure.The Atlantis Grail was a pleasure pure! I love getting lost in a completely new world, good plot and believable characters. To be honest I was getting seriously disappointed that 99% of any science fiction available to read was always based on war.In a world where we seem to be stuck and the arts of film and books are more or less repeating themselves by creating 55 versions of Superman, Batman, Alien, Blade Runner, space operas with Galactic Wars with very little imagination, Atlantis grail has swept me off my feet with its originality. It never happened before but I read all 3 books TWICE, back to back!Five stars are not enough for all the beauty and creativity. This series would be no less significant as a movie or a TV series than many other literacy gems that had almost been lost.You will understand only if you read it. No, I do not know Vera Nazarian and I have not been asked to write a review.In fact, I do not remember ever before writing any feedback on Amazon.I stumbled upon the book on Amazon just by searching sci-fi to read on my holiday.
If you liked the Panem Series or Ugly, Pretty, Special Triology you will love Compete!An action packed Sci-Fi novel full with romance, suspense and a coming of age story.As the first book is free of charge, you can easily find out for yourself if this book is for you!Wishing everyone a happy reading! ;)
Short version - Earth is doomed by impending comet collision. Descendants from Atlantis return to Earth and offer a chance at rescue to Earth children of middle/high school age, provided they can survive the qualifying tests.The main character is Gwen (G2). Events focus on her struggle to qualify, dodge bullies, preserve her three siblings who are also testing, and maybe find love along the way.I found the story entertaining, but not compelling enough to move on to the other books in the series. I found Gwen to be a real whiner, which was a turn off for me. The story was saved by the interesting supporting cast, and the puzzle solving that occurs as part of the qualification. During those times, Gwen undergoes a personality change, becomes a terrific problem solver, then returns to whiner status sometime later. Maybe that's what life is like inside the head of a teenage girl. I wouldn't know. But it did distract from the story for me.If that represents reality for you, or is something you can tolerate, you may find the story more enjoyable than I did.Editing was well done with few if any grammatical or spelling errors. Dialog and plot development were decent and engaging. My biggest turnoff was the whining. Maybe if Gwen grows up in the later books they would be more enjoyable. But with so many books available, I am not willing to invest the time to find out.
Couldn't put this book down. I read right through it, immediately purchased the sequel, read through that, and started over again with Book 1. All in 2 days. I am in my 60's and I read YA novels with a sci-fi connection as long as the language doesn't rely on heavy use of swearing to fill in dialogue. I think that the author has a grasp of the struggles of teens, and then throws them into these impossible sink/swim, win/lose, live/die situations. While it gets a mite tedious reading of Candidate Lark's mooning over the young men, that's a part of teen life (been too long to remember!). I do not feel that the story line drags at all and was able to put myself in the story line as an observer. I could 'see' the action and feel as if I was riding one of those drones! I suggest the reader be patient with questions of the story line. While one might think that after a struggle to live or die, that the teens would be grateful to have made it through Qualification and attitudes change as a result. Human nature doesn't take long to assert itself. As to the negative comments concerning the aggression and the brutality and why the Atlanteans need teens from all four quadrants, I'm sure we'll be introduced to that answer in one of the sequels. The various popular novel series all use this structure; Hunger Games, the Atlantis Gene, Divergent, Morality Code, and probably others which I have yet to discover. Enjoy the novel because even this 60+ female reader isn't beyond the enjoyment of reading through the excitement and emotion filled adventure.
I was ecstatic to find out how long this book is. 600 pages of apocalyptic suspense? Count me in!I'm a huge fan of stories like these (as mentioned in many other reviews, it's like THG, The Maze Runner, and such). Yes, plenty of these stories have been written, are being written and will be written. Each author has a different take on them and how people would react, and that's why I love them.By now, I'm sure you know the premise of this book. We follow Gwen in her journey to become Qualified, but we also loosely follow her siblings, friends, love interest and a few Atlanteans. There are a LOT of characters in this story, more than I usually come across. They're introduced through the entire book, right up to the end. This can be confusing and tiresome for some readers, which I understand - I used to not be a fan of a lot of characters but, in long stories like this, it works out well.Gwen talks to the reader. We get her first hand experience, her thoughts, all of it. That is part of why this book is so long. Gwen doesn't hold much back. She does tend to ramble a bit and I believe she was written that way because she IS human, and we all ramble in our heads and even out loud sometimes.It's been said in other reviews that Gwen saves the day, she's good at everything, all that. She's not good at everything and that is made clear through this story. She calls herself out, asks for help and accepts help. Yes, she does save the day often but she is no Perfect Protagonist, either.I did wish we learned more about the Atlanteans in this first book, but there is more to come. The third hasn't been released (as of this date) and I'm currently reading Compete. More is revealed as we go along in the story. The pacing actually does work out well, but you have to be the type of person to settle in for a long ride, because this is not a short, read in a weekend series.Gwen has a crush on Logan, so there's the usual YA romance thing as well. It's not overly done, although Gwen does get a little goofy now and then. I'm not a fan of Logan, but his character is interesting and does have depth. There's more to him than she sees, I beleive, and I'm looking forward to learning more about him.As for Qualify itself, there are things that don't add up, as other reviews have stated. The Atlanteans respect for all life vs how the Semi-Finals and Finals go is a huge one. But again, with this being a four book (as of right now) series, there is a ton more to come, and these things usually work themselves out as we go on.I see a lot of people stopped reading due to the things that don't add up, which of course, is understandable. I've done that too with book series. My suspicions and curiosity with this one is more than enough to keep me interested to find out if the Atlanteans are telling the truth, if Atlantis is what they're making it out to be, if there's more to this asteroid than we've been told, and if Gwen meets her ultimate goal.I recommend giving this a full shot and going on to Compete, book two. I think it is well worth it. It's a long book and a lot happens in it. If you enjoyed the usual games books, and have read The Testing series, this is definitely one to check out and invest the time into.