I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
Definitely nothing soft or easy about that story.
I loved it. I loved the Dred Queen, the story of the convicts on the prison ship in space.
Of her rise to power, the system those prisoners carved out for a society.
A great read with a fantastic group of characters, diverse and different, edgy and not always "good" people. But interesting and capable of doing good.