Author: Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator: Takeshi Obata
Published: San Francisco : Viz Media, 2005
Series: Book 1, Death note
Summary: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?
Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know? (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: If you're after something suspensful and very unique, then Death note is a good book for you. Just one word of warning about it though and that is that it is a manga. So if you don't really read manga then you may not find Death note to be the best book for you.
I loved Death note so much. I loved it so much that I sat down and read it in one go. It was so amazing and really suspensful and everything I love in stories like that. There's so much suspense and I just had to keep reading it to find out more about what was going on.
So many of the characters are lovable too. I think so far my favourite would have to be Ryuk he just seems so cool. He's very different. Light is very cunning and interesting, I like him as a main character because he's not entirely good so to speak. I think L is interesting too, mostly because he's very mysterious and I am interested in knowing more about him.
The illustrations in Death note are really cool I didn't find them too hard to make out what was happening. Most of the characters were drawn really well. I love the look of Ryuk.
I think thats about all I have to say about Death note. It is totally amazing and if you love suspensful thrillers with a supernatural element then Death Note is a great manga for you.