Perhaps not, but it IS the first book I read where the protagonist, the straight boy (girl), his goofy friend and his smart friend go to a school for wizards (death gods), where the headmaster is possibly the most powerful wizard (death god) alive. Oh there's also a teacher that's kind of an evil wizard (death god) but not really. Shennanigans ensue until it is revealed that an incredibly powerful and insane (death god) lies dormant, and is brought back to life and power by other evil characters. It is revealed that the headmaster and the evil wizard were once colleagues of sorts. Upon his return, the evil wizard (death god) dissappears to gather his forces, and throughout the land evil people and wizards and creatures feel his influence.
I never read further than this, but I suspect soon enough it'll be revealed that Maka's weapon is the TWIN WEAPON of the evil shinigami and she's DESTINED TO FACE HIM.