Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider Adventures series and the Diamond Brothers Mystery series now gives us a different type of adventure/mystery in the book Groosham Grange. It is a story about a boy, David Eliot, who has been expelled from the school his father, and his grandfather, attended. Interestingly, as David's parents are trying to decide what to do with David (as they really don't like him at all and his father, though crippled, is very violent), they receive a prospectus from a private school called "Groosham Grange." This school seems to be the answer Mr. Eliot's needs. David is not so sure.
After a journey by train, hearse, and motorboat, David arrives at the school. The first thing he must do is to sign his name in blood in a black-covered book. He then finds out he was "chosen" for the school because he is the seventh son of a seventh son. The teachers are all quite "different". The other students, while not mean, are not nice either. Something is definitely not quite right at this school. Are the teachers mortal? Or are they witches, vampires, and other monstrous beings in disguise? Did David's parents really "send" him to this school, or were they manipulated into doing so?
Groosham Grange is a school for those of particular talents and abilities. How will David use his abilities? Groosham Grange is a different "school story." Not for those who don't like to be creeped out.