This started out as a very David Weber-esque military sci-fi, recommended to me by my father because he knows I love Honor Harrington. I'm always in the mood for a good space battle; isn't everyone?
Unfortunately, I just wasn't into the gender politics and social mechanics going on here. It felt very gimmicky, too -- played up far past what I could find convincing and going over into what I could only perceive as comic, which just left me feeling frustrated that a series with good potential was lost.
Bummed to have to disappoint Dad, but this just was not my thing. He loves it, and that's what's important. It just wasn't for me.