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Return to Groosham Grange: The Unholy Grail (Groosham Grange #2)

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Someone is trying to destroy David Eliot?s school. A year ago, he?d have given anything to see the end of Groosham Grange and its ghastly, monstrous teachers. Now, he?s on track to win the Unholy Grail, a cup of magical power rewarded to the star pupil. But a series of suspicious mishaps has the space between David and the new boy, Vincent King, narrowing at an alarming ra...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 20th 2009 by Philomel (first published 1990)
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Samuel E.
I don't think I really want to return to this incredibly predictable plot given book...
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In his second year at Groosham Grange, we find David competing for the coveted Unholy Grail. At first a reluctant student, David is ranked first in his class and sure to win until a series of mysterious mishaps jeopardize his standing in the competition. David discovers that the outcome of the contest will determine the future survival of his school.

The prequel to this book, Groosham Grange, came out in 1988, almost 10 years before the first Harry Potter book. David and his schoolmates all have...more
Jake Manu
This was a very well written book, like most Anthony Horowitz books. it had so many twists it was impossible what was going to happen next!! This was about a boy called David Eliot who was just a boy trying to win the school cup, but without realising it had to actually save the whole of London from complete destruction to earn it!
I decided to read this because i thought it would be a good book that would fit into a hard category.
This fits into the category 'A boom with themes related to those w...more
Nancy
A sequel to Groosham Grange, this story finds young wizard David acclimated to this school that bears a strong resemblance to Hogwarts. Even the competition for the Unholy Grail will strike Harry Potter fans as a familiar storyline. But David has more than one reason for wanting to win the academic prize. If anyone takes the grail into the shadows at Canterbury Cathedral, Groosham Grange, along with its inhabitants, will disappear forever. David suspects Vincent, a new and bright student, of hav...more
Sarah Potter
I enjoyed this sequel to 'Groosham Grange' more than the first. Both books were lent to me by a 13-year-old, who said they were better than the Alex Rider teenage spy novels by the same author. Personally I preferred the latter, although the 'Groosham Grange' duet did get more laughs out of me.

It says in the forward,that they were Anthony Horowitz's personal favourite of the children's novels he has written. I couldn't help wondering if he wrote both novels with the intention of publishing them...more
Melissa
David Eliot returns to Groosham Grange to further master his magical skills. Groosham Grange is a school for the seventh children of the seventh children born with magical powers, teaching them how to use these powers in the outside world. David in his second year at Groosham is a candidate to win the Unholy Grail, awarded only to the highest achiever of the school. New Student Vincent King is following closely behind David, but a series of events has suspiciously caused Vincent to win the Unhol...more
Kathy
Groosham Grange has been infiltrated by someone who is working towards its destruction. If you have not read the first book in this series, Groosham Grange is a school for the seventh son of seventh sons or seventh daughter of seventh daughters. Here the children are taught magic (including dark magic) by a menagerie of teachers composed of such creatures as a vampire, a ghost, a witch, a werewolf, a two headed head master, etc. One might pick this series up hoping for a scary book but they are...more
Charlie
Absolutely loved this book. Wish he would have written more than just two for the series though.
Raymond
I think that this book is really interesting to read because the book gives the basic story of hero and adventure. The story follows the protagonist David Eliot, a student at the Groosham Grange trying to find the Holy Grail. But he is alway hinder by something. This is definitely something that of Anthony Horowitz's work. It is like his other book with many adventure and twist and turn with every page.
Matt Scott
Though the book Return to Groosham Grange was full of wizards and magic I found it to be a bad choice. It isn't that it is a bad book but I found it to be for a reading group a few years below us ours. Though easy language and almost lack of real action caused my mind to wander as I read it. I would recommend it to children of 8-10 years of age.
Drake Vanmeter
HORRIBLE BOOK! Was not even fun to read is was extremely boring, not even realistic, and just strait up bad. I did not even have a favorite part. Now I don't have much to say about this book and I'm not saying that Anthony Horowitz is a horrible writer it's just that this book isn't a good one I think he could do a better job on the next book.
Cathrine Bonham
May 01, 2012 Cathrine Bonham rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans
Much better than the first one. The story was much more focused and had a much better sense of impending doom. The mystery element was also very well thought out and it kept me guessing right up to the end.

Potter fans will find much to love in the Character of David Elliot and his school of witchcraft.
Cara
This is a really good book, and it is the sequel to Groosham Grange. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you should read these two books because you will find that Rowling took a lot of her ideas from these two books by Anthony Horowitz, which were written a decade before her series.
Erin Pallott
Anthony Horowitz was one of my favourite authors a few years ago. I found him really funny and that quality was also present in this book. I haven't yet got on with witches and magic but I do remember enjoying this one.
Fran
An entertaining book for children aged about 13 - my year 8 class really liked it, anyway! Bit like Harry Potter with the magic theme, but easier to digest for less able readers.
Lena
Better than its predecessor, darker. Horowitz pushed his protagonist far and it's quite rare in a children's book.
Tom Coleman
Not as good as Groosham Grange. However still a good story picking right up from where Groosham Grange left you
Parisa AZ
I don't understand. I thought Groosham Grange was written by another writer that i read years ago...
Colby
I would have liked the series much better when I was younger. Still, it's fun and whimsical.
Heather
Better than the first book, but nowhere near as good as any of Horowitz's other series.
Linda
Entertaining, quick read; finished in two hours. Nice little twist at the ends.
LauLau'
I really enjoyed reading this because it such a great thing to read!!
Xerxes Anaximander Phoenixlight
Love the book! Need to buy more Horowitz because I'm effin' thawrsty.
Trish
Sequel to Groosham Grange...but I guess the title gives that away.
Pamela Saylor
Better than the first book but nowhere close to the Alex rider books
Mushroom
some funny bits, but overall not even as good as the first book.
Rebecca
Soren said this was not as exciting as #1.
Jalien
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