Thursday, April 18, 2024

Life is Strange novel focusing on Steph out now

If you left Life is Strange: True Colors wanting more of Steph Gingrich, the local queer nerd, then you’re in luck! A new Life is Strange novel focusing on Steph before she came to Haven Springs is now available to purchase and read..

Steph Gingrich quickly became a fan-favourite when Life is Strange: True Colors launched back in 2021, and for good reason. Not only is she the clearly superior love interest (sorry Ryan), but her previous connection to the original Life is Strange game had us hankering for more.

The novel is written by Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are The Stars and The Meaning of Pride. Thor’s previous novels have navigated the realms of fantasy and beyond, with meaningful queer characters throughout.

The full summary of what to expect from this new tale following Steph reads:

“Setting the stage for her appearance in Life is Strange: True Colors, this official Steph Gingrich novel sheds light on the Drugstore Makeup years and the story of how Steph crash-landed in Haven Springs, Colorado.

Steph Gingrich has finally run out of couches to surf. Now she’s back at her dad’s place in Seattle to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She fills her time working at the local gamer café and running RPG sessions in the evening, until one day Izzie whirls into Steph’s existence clutching a crumpled stack of band posters.

Izzie is electric: a punk, a girl who likes girls, and a hella good guitarist. Steph finds the punk life is exactly what she needs, she loves the music, the art and the fashion, but most of all she likes the girl. Entranced, she offers to drum for Izzie, forming the band Drugstore Makeup.

A hit in more ways than one, Drugstore Makeup compete in a battle of the bands before deciding to tour the offbeat punk venues of America. But Steph and Izzie soon find themselves on different wavelengths, unable to communicate, and wanting different things.”

Fans can purchase Steph’s Story now via their local bookseller.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.