Survive (The Atlantis Grail book 4) by Vera Nazarian

This is the 4th and final book in The Atlantis Grail series.

Gwen Lark knows how to Qualify, Compete, and Win…
The time has come to Survive.

The Games of the Atlantis Grail have come to a ground-shaking halt and Gwen Lark, nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl, survived the remarkable ordeal, for the time being.

But the worst is yet to come!

Now, both the colony planet Atlantis and Earth are under a threat of annihilation, and everything is up in the air, including dire and stunning wonders in the Atlantean skies.

Will there be a Wedding? Will there be a future for Gwen Lark, her beloved, and all their families, friends, and loved ones?

Is Gwen’s rare and powerful talent, the Logos voice of creation, enough to resolve the greatest mystery of the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its role in the events of deepest antiquity since the dawn of time?

The fate of the entire human species is at stake, and now there can be no respite, not a moment to lose. The final battle is here, and Gwen, and everyone she knows and loves, are in for the greatest fight of their lives.

It is time to survive.

This book was an intense emotional rollercoaster and I absolutely loved it.

I try and make my reviews spoiler free, but it’s going to be a littke tricky for this one, but I’ll try.

The storyline was brilliant and the plot developed well and not in the way which I’d expected. I’m sad that this was the final book.

I love the characters. Aeson is the best thing to come out of this series. I absolutely love him.

Gwen has been through so much in the story and each time she has come through the other end stronger. This book was no different. Ultimately, she played a big part in the end.

I was so excited to read the wedding and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The build up and events happening beforehand were brilliant, and also the things which went wrong were well placed. I kept saying to myself that nothing better get in the way of this wedding. It was exciting to read.

I loved all the other characters. We really got to know all of them in their own ways. The Astra Daimon, Aesons family, Gwens family and her friends. Each person was relevant in one way or another and played a part.

I felt like the Imperator had a massive character development from what he was like at the beginning of Win, to the end of this book. It definitely surprised me and I was actually quite happy with how it all turned out.

The interactions between Aesons family and Gwens family were brilliant to read.

The descriptions are brilliant and you can’t fault them. You can really picture the planet and even more so the space parts. It’s brilliant.

The storyline towards the end was nothing like how I’d expected. I loved the role the Pegasus played. It was imaginative and exciting to read. The whole ending in general was great, yet not how I expected. They were definitely not what I expected them to be.

All loose ends were definitely cleared up, although I would have liked a little more to the Epilogue, but that might also be me not wanting it to end. I’m actually glad that this book was super long. The little moments were necessary within with overall plot.

I savoured every part of this story from Qualify to the end of this. It’s my favourite series and I’d definitely recommend it. I’m quite sad that it’s over because I could read about Aeson all the time.

This series is just absolutely fantastic.

My rating: 5/5*

Win (The Atlantis Grail book 3) by Vera Nazarian

This is the third book in The Atlantis Grail series.

The Games are Forever!
It’s one thing to Qualify and Compete… Now she must Win.

Gwen Lark, nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl, is among the lucky ones. She’s one of several million teenage refugees to escape the extinction-level asteroid barreling towards Earth and reach the ancient colony planet of Atlantis.

But Atlantis is a strange new world with higher gravity and a blazing white sun, where nothing is as expected. The new arrivals from Earth will now belong to the majority class of non-citizens who face a lifetime of hard work and limited rights.

To make matters worse, Gwen’s rare and powerful talent, her Logos voice, is viewed as a potential weapon to be exploited by the Imperator, as well as a threat to the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its uncompromising control over the people of Atlantis.

A last-minute heartbreak prior to arrival turns to joy, when Gwen receives a declaration of love from an unexpected source. The Wedding date is set, but before she can be joined with her true love, she is forced to compete in the brutal and deadly Games of the Atlantis Grail to save herself, her family, friends, and everything she cares about. Once again, her intelligence, quick thinking skills, resilience, and creativity are challenged to the breaking point.

The Games are monumental, intricate, lethal . . . and the Games are Forever.

This time Gwen must fight and figure her way through the most difficult and sophisticated contest she has ever faced. Terrifying Ordeals and impossible Challenges, ruthless skilled Competitors, vicious secret assassins, and dubious teammates she must work with but cannot trust, are just the beginning….

Meanwhile, as the Games rage, the fate of two worlds is at stake as a new alien threat looms over Earth and Atlantis.

But Gwen Lark has a secret weapon of her own. It’s not her Logos voice and its untapped power to control orichalcum technology and perpetuate change.

It is Gwen herself.

I absolutely loved re-reading this book. Since this is only the second time reading this one, I found that I actually forgot some of the details, such as the whole third task.🤦‍♂️

I love Aeson.

I couldn’t review this series without saying it.

I seriously love Aeson.

I loved the whole beginning of this book, seeing Aeson and Gwen actually get to know eachother and then all the moments between them. I love it and I’m kind of jealous of Gwen. I also love the interactions with Gwen and his family. The things she, and in turn us, learn about Atlantis are also interesting. I have also discovered that I’m capable of learning their language of Atlantis better than I can learn any other language. Reading certain words have just stuck them in my brain.

That’s how well this book is written.

One of my favourite things is the training Gwen has with the astra daimon. All of them together is a great moment, and seeing them all laid back with Aeson is a great moment. Ultimately, they are the best of the best, so reading her training with them in comparison to her training in the past books was interesting.

Ultimately, the Atlantis Grail is the main plot of this book. The tasks are exciting and well paced. I love all the characters she meets and all the little twists which occur.

I like the twist with the Rim, but I’d love to know more about them. They go quiet, but then what? I hope we see more of them, otherwise what was the point.

The ending is crazy. Everything happens so quick and it leaves you feeling a little stunned.

I can’t wait for the next book and I’m actually glad it’s longer. I really don’t want this story to end. I’m looking forward to see what happens after the ending, and see how things develop. I’m also looking forward to see how the relationship with Aeson’s family develops, especially with his father.

I sware to god, there better be a happy ending, and a wedding in the next book. These characters are written so well that they are easy to get attached to.

I would completly and absolutely recommend this series. It’s brilliant and Aeson is a gift to read.

My rating: 5/5*

Qualify (The Atlantis Grail book 1) by Vera Nazarian

This is the first book in The Atlantis Grail 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

I love this series.

I’m re-reading it… again, in preparation for the next book being almost ready, and since I didn’t review it then, I’m doing it now.

This is my all time favourite series. The storyline is brilliant, the plot flows brilliantly and the characters are absolutely brilliant.

You know a book is written well when you’re in love with the characters.

I’m completly in love with Aeson.

Completely.

He is the best thing ever to be written. I might be saying this because I’ve read these books before, but reading these books again is just as good as the first time I did. I’m just falling in love with him all over again.

Gwen is a brilliant character. She’s not the strongest, and she is by far not the best person competing, but her clever mind and crazy tactics save the day. I absolutely love reading her journey and I enjoy seeing her interactions with Aeson.

The storyline is brilliant. I love the dystopian and apocalyptic feel. The Atlantis culture we learn about is interesting. The qualifying trials are also interesting and exciting to read. I also love the fact that not everything always goes according to plan. Things are brutal. It only adds to the excitement of the story.

Overall, this series is simply brilliant. It’s my favourite, so I would definitely recommend it. Even if only to read about Aeson.

My rating: 5/5*

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The Demise (A Bubo Series Novella) is free this week (1st-5th).

Why not grab a copy or tell a friend about it!

2045.
Everything was as it should be. Leah was worried about her upcoming exams and her future, when everything went wrong.
Alone. Confined.
They made it seem like it was all nothing to worry about until she saw it with her own eyes. Death seemed imminent at any moment. They say the plague has mutated and it is after many victims.
With her two best friends in tow, will she ever make it to her family inside the Safe Zone or will she die trying?

The Demise (A Bubo Series Novella)

My novella is complete and up for pre-order now on Amazon for 0.99.

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VZ67NYL

US:

It’s a prequel to my novel, The System (The Bubo Series Book 1), although I believe it can be read as a standalone.

If you don’t fancy reading it then sharing it with anyone who might would be amazing.

Here’s the blurb:

2045.
Everything was as it should be. Leah was worried about her upcoming exams and her future, when everything went wrong.
Alone. Confined.
They made it seem like it was all nothing to worry about until she saw it with her own eyes. Death seemed imminent at any moment.
With her two best friends in tow, will she ever make it to her family inside the Safe Zone or will she die trying?