Blog Tour – Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**

Tour Schedule

One person will win a signed finished copy of Pride and Premeditation. The giveaway starts on April 5th and ends on April 12th.

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Title Pride and Premeditation
Author Tirzah Price
Release Date April 6, 2021
Date Finished September 3, 2020


When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

Initial Thoughts

I’m all about Pride and Prejudice retellings and also, I love a good murder mystery. Death Comes to Pemberly was one of my first forays into P&P retellings and I read that so long ago. I was so excited to find this title in NetGalley.

Some Things I Liked

  • Historical inaccuracies. If you read this book, please take the time to read the author’s note. That being said, I loved that Tirzah Price did not let the sexism of the time limit her storytelling. I loved that Lizzie’s father was as openminded and forward thinking in this iteration as he was in the original and I loved that the author extended this to his law practice.
  • Collins portrayed as the weasel I always thought he was. I was so glad that Collins was shown in relatively poor light. I always hated his character in the original.
  • Slow burn and enemies to lovers romance. Darcy and Elizabeth are basically the original enemies to lovers couple and I loved the way it was portrayed here.
  • Wickham. I can’t say too much, but I was actually quite a bit happier to see his characterization here. He’s still a scoundrel, don’t get me wrong. But, I was happy to see the changes made for the plot in Pride and Premeditation.

Series Value

I loved this book. As much as I’d love a sequel with more of Lizzie and Darcy’s sleuthing, I think their story is complete. The original Pride and Prejudice was a standalone and it feels fitting that this story would be as well. However, fear not, Tirzah Price is already set to publish at least two more re-imagined Jane Austen novels with a murderous twist. I am definitely going to be looking out for those.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book. I’m also really glad to see “classics” getting updated to include more modern thinking. I will definitely be continuing with this series as well as reading more of whatever Tirzah Price decides to write.


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About the Author

Tirzah Price grew up on a farm in Michigan, where she read every book she could get her hands on and never outgrew her love for YA fiction. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a former bookseller and librarian. Now, she’s a contributing editor at Book Riot, where she can be found recommending books on the site, newsletters, podcasts, and social media accounts. When she’s not writing, reading, or thinking about YA books, she splits her time between experimenting in the kitchen and knitting enough socks to last the fierce Michigan winters.
Tirzah is pronounced TEER-zuh. Pronouns are she/her.

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One thought on “Blog Tour – Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

  1. First? I immediately had to look up ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’.. and I will absolutely have to read that. Second? I have been so excited about this book and your review only solidifies my interest in reading it!

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