A Cure for Humanity by A. L. Haringrey
A Cure for Humanity is set in an alternate universe where genetic mutations made human variants with traits similar to mythological vampires and werewolves. Gyldan is an employee at a company which seeks to suppress these new groups of people. While Gyldan is trying to help infiltrate the company, he also starts falling for its CEO, making the dangerous plan he and his friends have devised even more complicated.
Queer, urban fantasy
In every story, humans are the weaker species. They are defeated. They fall. They become cattle.
Of course, this is absurd.
In the real world, humans survive and conquer. They remain the dominant species.
For Gyldan Crawford, this is a blessing and a curse. Working for a man who sells tools to regulate vampires and werewolves means Gyldan can provide for his household. But, as the only human living in the house, his choice of profession has always been a sore point... until his friends decide to make use of his position to fight back.
Gyldan is forced to keep several plates spinning—one that makes him the perfect personal assistant to his boss, Albion Saint-Richter; one that supports his friends in taking down his employer; and one that keeps his intimate relationship with Albion a secret. He really doesn't have time for another plate to be added to his frantic performance. But when an unknown entity starts killing off Albion's competitors, the rumour mill starts churning: is the murderer a vampire, a werewolf, or a human?
This was such a fun story! It has both a gay and lesbian couple, in a world which doesn’t have homophobia. It had a found family feel to it. Gyldan and his friends had such a sweet, wholesome relationship. I loved all of them and their different personalities.
There’s a big plot twist that I didn’t see coming, which is always nice since oftentimes they can be obvious. I liked the message that sometimes you just can’t change someone and even if you love them they won’t necessarily become a better person. That’s something many people don’t realize.
I haven’t read urban fantasy in a while and I forgot how much I like it. This is a fun, emotional, heartwarming story.