I loved this book and it is a very quick read. I felt that she was finally getting what she deserved when everything started to go down hill for her. Part of me even started to feel sorry for her at her lowest points. What I liked in this book, is that Ethan, her childhood friend, finally pointed out Something Blue is the follow-up to Something Borrowed.
What I liked in this book, is that Ethan, her childhood friend, finally pointed out to her what type of a person she really is. No one had ever done this to her and his words really hit home. Darcy decided to change herself for the better. This book follows Darcy through her pregnancy and journey to be a better person. I felt proud of her as the book ended to see what she had done with her life and how much she had changed for the better. View all 4 comments. Shelves: favorites-shelf. I was blown away by this book. If you hate the main character when you start reading, don't worry, you're supposed to!!!!
But, keep reading because the story is incredible and you will learn to root for Darcy Rhone whether you like it or not! Fantastic read!!! Be sure to read "Something Borrowed" first or this book will not make as much sense Spoiler Alert: Some of the other reviews I have read of this book are very cynical regarding Darcy's transformation Everyone in Darcy's life had always catered to her every whim because of her physical beauty. She had always gotten exactly what she wanted and never had to think about the consequences of her behavior. However, after everything that takes place in Something Borrowed, in addition to her relationship with Marcus, dismissal of Claire and her mother, she is forced to reevaluate her behavior when Ethan finally sets her straight.
She has no one to depend on and Ethan sees through her crap! He forces her to look at life differently and to realize that she was not the victim in everything that happened Maybe I am just not as cynical as other readers, but I truly believe that this type of transformation is possible given the circumstances of Darcy's story. Apr 27, Ann rated it it was ok Shelves: chick-lit. It was on ok read, but there's no way I believe that selfish, spoiled, self-centered Darcy would change after one wakeup call argument with Ethan.
Darcy seemed to want Ethan to love her and when that's not enough she needs her Doctor to fall for her, then when he wants her she decided she loved Ethan. Wayyyy too unbelievable. And I wasn't overly happy with sweet Ethan either. He's certainly had Darcy all f 2nd half of Rachel and Darcy's story. He's certainly had Darcy all figured out and gives Rachel his version of Darcy as a friend in the first bk Something Borrowed , then Darcy shows up at his doorstep in this bk and they become best pals. That development would have never happened if Darcy hadn't been so needy.
Seemed like the only pull selfish Darcy had on Ethan was that he got screwed over by Brandi and missed out on being the dad he thought he was going to be so Darcy's handy and needy and he can be those babies daddy. Felt like Ethan and Darcy settled Also was surprised that Darcy who was supposed to have had this big epiphany that changed her can't make the first step to forgive Rachel and extend the olive branch. It had to be Rachel. Was glad Dex stood strong on his cool towards Darcy. Rachel was just too nice and Darcy a huge bitch.
Something Borrowed —bk 1 wasn't neat and tidy but an enjoyable read. A reality but almost like a car wreck you can't help but stop and look at. I was riveted as to how it would all end. Although they felt a little guilt you were left with Rachel and Dex very happy with their outcome and you wanted the best for them. True love the hard way. Something Blue got all tied up in an unbelievable pretty bow.
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Aug 12, Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it liked it. Premise is way better than the first book. May 04, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: chick-lit , read-in Loved it! This book is about Darcy, the self-centered friend from Something Borrowed. One of the main reasons I liked this book better, was that Darcy seemed like more of a real person than Rachael the main character in S B did. Darcy had always led a charmed life. She learned young that because she was usually the most beautiful girl in the room, it often afforded her a certain amount of power 4.
She learned young that because she was usually the most beautiful girl in the room, it often afforded her a certain amount of power over everyone else. However, she always thought that she was fairly benevolent with that power. And, honestly, Darcy was never evil.
Self-centered, materialistic, and unthoughtful, yes To her, this meant that she deserved all of the good thing that came her way. Why shouldn't she always get what she wanted? So it came as quite a shock to her when she found out that her perfect fiancee had fallen in love with her plain-Jane best friend. Never mind that she was cheating, too. Never mind that she was planning on breaking it off with him, as well. Never mind that she was pregnant by one of the groomsmen. Darcy had always secretly competed with Rachael, but this was the first time she ever lost.
And because of her subsequent behavior, she loses everything else. This is a story about someone who has to take a hard look at themselves, and ends up discovering who they really are. More importantly though, who they really want to be. I think almost everyone can relate to this story.
No, not everything , obviously, but I think most of us have been like Darcy at one point in our lives. We all think that we're the good guy in our story, until something happens that knocks us down a peg or two. And once you take a good hard look at what happened to land you in that position, you tend to discover that, well So, maybe that's why I thought Darcy seemed real. I can relate to that. Feb 14, Kelli rated it really liked it. This is the follow-up to Something Borrowed told from the perspective of the best friend Darcy.
In the first book, we meet Darcy and learn that she is the beautiful best friend who has everything handed to her on a silver platter. After her plain-jane best friend, Rachel, steals her perfect fiance in the first book, you feel like Darcy got a good dose of karma. She did, after all, cheat on her fiance too and ended up pregnant while still engaged. I almost didn't want to read this story, simply b This is the follow-up to Something Borrowed told from the perspective of the best friend Darcy.
I almost didn't want to read this story, simply because it was from Darcy's perspective. However, I really liked this book much better than the first. I found myself really rooting for her. And you also come to realize that not everything is as it seems for Darcy. She may be the beautiful girl who seems to get everything she wants, but she is extremely self-conscious despite being so judgemental of others. She does learn the error of her ways and really tries to turn her life around, now that she is pregnant and alone for the first time in her life.
The ending left me very satisfied and surprisingly, left me crying happy tears for Darcy. View 1 comment. Feb 05, Judy rated it did not like it. I was looking forward to reading this book. I had just finished an excellent book and was ready to start another. Boy was I in for a shock! This book was bad. It was actually a chore to keep reading, but I hate to leave a book unfinished. My husband was actually hiding the book around the apartment so that I wouldn't have to read any more of it. This book is chick-lit at it's poorest. The main character was flat and the plot was ludicrous.
If you want to read some GOOD chick-lit please do yoursel I was looking forward to reading this book. Don't waste your time on this fluff. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it it was amazing. Emily Giffin did it again! She made me love a character I thought I was going to hate I actually didn't like Darcy in Something Borrowed but in this book loved her. And, I love how she grew as a decent human being and fell in love with someone I did not expect Take my advice, instead of watching a TV show marathon or getting stupid drunk this weekend read these two books Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2) by Emily Giffin
You will want to send me flowers as a thank you for my advice I prefe Emily Giffin did it again! You will want to send me flowers as a thank you for my advice I prefer some colorful flowers, thanks. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first one simply because I prefer Rachel over Darcy, but this was still sooooooo cute. Idk when this happened but I suddenly love Chick Lit???????
Oct 07, Tori Hoeschler rated it liked it. But Giffin does such a perfect job of creating the quintessential character everyone loves to hate Darcy in the first book, that my cup of loathing runneth over upon starting the second book and no matter how much Darcy grew up, I still wanted her to end up deformed and talking with a keyboard a la Stephen Hawking. But like I said, this is chick lit so obviously this does not happen.
Dec 23, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: chick-lit. Not as good as "Something Borrowed", but an OK book. It seemed unrealistic how quickly the main character flips from being completely self-centered to a giving and ready mother. The small dramas in "Something Borrowed" were petty and common, but they were also heartbreaking. In this book, the drama is petty and less interesting. For example, Darcy realizes after a hundred pages that she needs to stop drinking cocktails because it could hurt her unborn child.
It took 5 months into her pregnancy to figure that out? At its core, "Something Blue" is a redemption story, but I was only really interested when characters from "Something Borrowed" were weaved into the plot. Sep 25, mich rated it liked it Shelves: better-than-expected , contemporary , cute-sweet. Wow, I liked this. She acknowledges this and is completely unapologetic in her extremely shallow outlook on life.
In this book, however, she reaches a point where she is forced to face some hard truths about herself, and in the process, reevaluates everything about her life. View all 12 comments. Apr 30, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: april , ng-group-challenge , fiction , romance , chick-lit , audiobook , new-adult , contemporary. I am so freaking surprised that I never read this book yet. I remember the movie and the actors..
Something Blue is about Darcy's wonderful love life.
Or the lack of it actually. In the beginning of this book, well okay - for most of this book, I hated Darcy. Her character was so annoying, whiny, selfish, and self-centered. Oh lord, I just kept eye rolling every damn time she acted like a child. Thankfully, she goes to visit Ethan and h I am so freaking surprised that I never read this book yet. Thankfully, she goes to visit Ethan and he doesn't sugar coat a damn thing for her. Ethan, my love. Oh lord he was amazing.
He called her out on her shit and basically told her to grow tf up.
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Thank god for that whole thing because she finally took a giant step back and realized the way she was acting and how she wasn't doing anything for her kids - was awful. I don't understand the whole not eating thing throughout her pregnancy because her baby wasn't getting anything out of it. Then there's the whole drinking thing and I was in shock. Towards the end of this book, I started to like it. Mostly because of Ethan.
I thought the whole twins thing was cute. The wedding was even cuter. Plus Dax and Rachel were adorable at the end - man, I love those two. Overall, the last part of this book was definitely my favorite. Feb 08, Marianne rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book much better than Something Borrowed. Maybe because I knew of Darcy from Rachels point of view and was anxious to see what she was really like. The story flowed much better than the previous book and there was never a dull moment in this one and the ending was just perfect. A quick easy read. I was able to read this book in two sittings.
Aug 08, Obsidian rated it liked it Shelves: tbr Honestly, I didn't like this one much more than "Something Borrowed", but due to the ending which I had a hard time believing I still gave it three stars because I think that the main character in this one Darcy was more honest about her crap than her ex-best friend Rachel.
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I did spend about 60 percent of the book disliking Darcy though. And I still found it farfetched that Darcy would go to England and just push herself on Ethan introduced in the last book. And when Ethan did his reading Honestly, I didn't like this one much more than "Something Borrowed", but due to the ending which I had a hard time believing I still gave it three stars because I think that the main character in this one Darcy was more honest about her crap than her ex-best friend Rachel.
And when Ethan did his reading of receipts to Darcy, the whole thing just fell flat. A sequel to "Something Borrowed" the story also goes back some way to find out more about the main character in this one Darcy. In the first book in the series, I thought she was very under developed. And in this one, I thought her obsession with Rachel and Dex was a mess. I got it, but girl, really?
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After Griffin provides us with even more ammo to have us hate Darcy, I was just over her. She was blind to her issues and I can't see how she got through her life without someone slapping her on a daily basis. When Darcy flees to England to get away from the mess her life is no spoilers it really doesn't feel organic to the story.
But I liked the England parts better. There, Darcy reconnects with Ethan and in her own messed up way is there to try to drive a wedge between him and her ex best friend Rachel. Why did I give this three stars?? Oh yeah, the story moved to England and I liked how Griffin depicted it. Also we have Darcy growing up a lot in this book. I don't know if I buy she suddenly changed in like two months. And she was still making catty comments to herself about other characters. But I did like that she stopped to realize that she was selfish and took ownership of her relationship with her ex.
I also thought that she had a point that Rachel was her best friend and that Darcy would not have done something like that to her. Ethan and others trying to bring up that Darcy stole Dex from Rachel yeah no was total crap. I do think that Darcy loved her friends, but she was selfish as the day is long.
It doesn't absolve her best friend from sleeping with her fiancee. The writing was okay in this one. I didn't really care for Darcy's voice. When the book fast forwards a few years Darcy's voice is like night and day. That really surprised me. The ending was a surprise, but I don't know it really fit what we know about this character. So glad that Darcy learned what was important. Aug 06, Ian rated it really liked it.
Darcy is one of the most vile characters I have encountered in a book, and she is the heroine. She is self-absorbed, amoral, deceitful and vindictive. She is an all round awful person. She cheated on her fiance, her lover leaves her and her friends have all abandoned her.
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And that's the first half of the book. At the lowest point in her life and pregnant, she travels to London to stay with a childhood friend and hopefully get her life in order. The second half of this book is great. It's both satisfying and uplifting. How much did I love the second half? View all 7 comments. So, even though I didn't love Something Borrowed, the ending was so sudden, I felt compelled to finish the story by reading Something Blue. I have to admit that I hate drama queens in real life, and Darcy is all about creating drama in her life. For the first portion of the book, I focused on how, as a character, Darcy was exactly as I remembered her from before.
She was obsessed with figuring out how someone could not love her the most, and destructive in her competitiveness. After a very well So, even though I didn't love Something Borrowed, the ending was so sudden, I felt compelled to finish the story by reading Something Blue. After a very well given wake-up call, she starts to change the outward problems, but that doesn't necessarily lead to inward changes as well. Giffin leaves out a chunk of time in Darcy's progression from self-centered competitor to loving mother, and I felt ripped off that I put up with the crappy character only to get short changed on her maturing.
I liked it better than Something Borrowed, where I definitely felt more connected to Rachel, but judging it on its own, it was definitely just 2 stars. Now I can say I've read Giffin without having to read any more. Jan 05, Janine Coleman rated it it was ok. Given how much I enjoyed the first book in this duo, "Something Borrowed", I was under the assumption that this next book would be a slam dunk. And truth be told, the first half of the book fit the bill. Darcy, the main character, really gets what's coming to her and I applaud that.
Revel in it, even. She lost her fiance and her best friend in the previous novel, and continues this selfish downward spiral by losing her second best friend and her parents once she announces her illegitimate pregna Given how much I enjoyed the first book in this duo, "Something Borrowed", I was under the assumption that this next book would be a slam dunk. She lost her fiance and her best friend in the previous novel, and continues this selfish downward spiral by losing her second best friend and her parents once she announces her illegitimate pregnancy.
Her narcissism eventually costs her the relationship with the father of her child, at which point she really hits rock bottom, with absolutely no one on her side. The book takes a wrong turn for me upon Darcy's decision to fly to England and crash with childhood friend, Ethan. We were introduced to Ethan in the previous book, so suffice it to say that I was under the impression that he harboured strongly negative feelings towards Darcy, since he tends to side with her ex-best friend, Rachel. The story then becomes about Darcy's realization of how selfish and self-centered she has been and her determination to make things better.
And of course, once she 'decides to be a better person', her life completely and magically turns around. She finds rich and intelligent friends as well as a rich and handsome boyfriend that she eventually dumps for Ethan. Because somehow in all this mess, she decides that she's in love with him. They get married and live happily ever after, Darcy forgives all the parties that wronged her, yadda yadda.
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