Ascension - Caris Roane
The worldbuilding wasn't that unique because a lot of the elements were definitely influenced by other PNR series like JR Ward's BDB and Lynn Viehl's vampire series. However the book/series was pretty engaging to read albeit campy at times but I really enjoyed it. The romance was good too and even though it has the mating trope - it was good fun, and out of all the band of warriors type of heroes - I liked how it was set out even though it wasn't as fresh or unique but I think Caris Roan pulls it off and I am glad I already got the sequel.