Mikagura School Suite Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Mikagura School Suite Volume 1 by Last Note

TITLE: Mikagura School Suite
AKA: Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, ミカグラ学園組曲
AUTHOR: Last Note
PUBLISHER (English): One Peace Books
RELEASE DATE (English): August 29, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2u2ZBl4

PUBLISHER (Japan): Media Factory
RELEASE DATE (Japan): July 25, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 8 (last 1 published August 25, 2016)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Aired April-June 2015 (it sounds like the anime is inspired by the books, but is not a strict adaptation)

From the back cover:

Eruna Ichinomiya is preparing to enter high school, but there’s just one problem―none of the schools interest her! The uniforms are all too boring, until she discovers Mikagura Academy. After Eruna miraculously passes the entrance exam, she discovers that Mikagura Academy isn’t a typical school. Mikagura Academy only allows students to form culture-themed school clubs, participation in those clubs is compulsory, and there is a battle system where students must compete with each other as representatives of their clubs. Now Eruna must discover her own power and win her first battle!