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Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  143,908 ratings  ·  6,000 reviews
Following the smash-hit Something Borrowed comes story of betrayal, redemption, and forgiveness

Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel. She never needed anything else.Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but
Paperback, 338 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1st 2005)
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Jul 28, 2007 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who read something borrowed
Okay, so I hated that this book focused on Darcy and not Rachel. I left Something Borrowed really hating that character. 254 pages in, and I still thought she sucked. The plot was fairly predictable--you knew she was seeking redemption in the novel as well as with the reader, and the ending was equally predictable.

I loved the focus on Ethan as he was one of my favorite characters from Something Borrowed.

I was completely resistant to the movement as I knew where this was going, and I simply did
Jun 22, 2007 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chick-lit lovers
Shelves: favorites
Something Blue is the follow-up to Something Borrowed. This story is from Darcy's point of view. I loved this book and it is a very quick read. I have to admit I hated Darcy in Something Borrowed and even did at the beginning of Something Blue. 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
Melissa Brown
Mar 24, 2008 Melissa Brown rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Melissa by: Christina
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...however, the reason Darcy transforms
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
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
2nd half of Rachel and Darcy's story.

**SPOILER** - I was disappointed in this book. 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. And...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
Tori Hoeschler
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So after reading “Something Borrowed” (and LOVING it in spite of myself), I figured, well now I have to read “Something Blue”. The freakishly obnoxious b*tch from the first book is obviously going to get what’s coming to her in the sequel and frankly, the devil in me is just in the mood to read about it. Unfortunately this is not how “Blue” plays out. To be fair, any book that is published with the chick lit logo is going to have an impossibly perfect, Bridget Jones becomes the pr
4.5 stars
I didn't like Something Borrowed, so it is sort of surprising to me that I loved it's sequel! 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
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. Seriously? It took 5 months into her
Wow, I liked this. 3.5 stars

I hated Something Borrowed a lot more than I let on in my short review, so no one is more surprised than me at how much I ended up enjoying this book. The Darcy we meet in the beginning of this story is the same manipulative, selfish bitch that we saw in the first book, but I gotta say - there was a certain frankness, an honesty to her narrative (something that I found completely lacking in Rachel’s), and I couldn’t help but be drawn to it.

Darcy’s beauty has been the
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.
Eva Nickelson
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 ...more

The first half of this book is awful! 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. 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 ha
Angele Melanson
I really liked Something Blue!! I would have given it a 4,5 if I had the option. It is the sequel to Something Borrowed, which I truly enjoyed reading as well. I was expecting this sequel be about Darcy and Rachel's relationship but in Darcy's voice. Although their relationship is developed in this book it is not the main focus.

This story focuses more on Darcy's feelings and emotions. I was ready to hate Darcy because she is so shallow and superficial, but to my surprise I loved her!! Sure, she
Sarah Darlington
One of my all time favorites. This and Something Borrowed.
Steph Su
At the end of SOMETHING BORROWED, Rachel’s life seemed to be on the upswing, while her ex-best friend Darcy’s was going downhill fast. Darcy was pregnant with Marcus’ baby, while she found out that Dex, her ex-fiancé, had been having an affair with Rachel—that traitor!—for the whole summer. It’s enough to give any girl used to luxury, comfort, and coddling (like Darcy is) a major migraine that even a shopping spree won’t help. Darcy intends to marry Marcus and raise their baby together, but when ...more
So I read this, the follow-up to "Something Borrowed", this morning. It follows narcissist Darcy after lifelong-best-friend Rachel steals her fiancé Dex. And while it was great to see Darcy's development as a character, I didn't feel like this book was quite as eventful as the last one. Maybe it's just that I find pregnancy to be less exciting than l-o-v-e. Still, Darcy holing up in London but not really knowing anyone didn't provide the same opportunities for learning experiences/drama as if sh ...more
I almost didn't read this book when I realized that it was going to be from Darcy's perspective. That would have been a huge mistake! At the of Something Borrowed I could not stand Darcy's character so I couldn't bear the thought of reading a whole book about her, I continued to have that feeling as I started reading this book. Then suddenly you get these glimps of a good person and you feel yourself actually feeling sorry for her and then before you know it you are cheering for her! This was an ...more
All I can say is .....WOW, July 22, 2008
I read this book with low expectations. I had read Baby Proof by Emily Griffin and found it to be somewhat average. I read this only because the reviews were so high. (and I haven't read Something Borrowed Yet).

It is a wonderful, touching story about an initially, selfish, superficial woman who worries too much abou having the best, being the best, the most loved, most wanted etc.

She has an affair with her fiancee's friend really to prove that he wants he
In this sequel to Something Borrowed, Darcy takes centre stage. Despite her bitchy attitude and snide personality in Something Borrowed, I still found her a much more interesting character than the boringly Dex-obsessed Rachel - her beau stealing story was interesting, sure, but I was glad to move on to Darcy's side of the fence.

So we get to see Darcy's skewed view of the world, all the while learning where her shallowness comes from so that you can sort of forgive her for her insensitiveness an
Love Fool
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 accept... at all). 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). You will want to send me flowers as a thank you for my advice (I prefe ...more
Monica Miller
You can only control your own actions. Not other people's reactions.

Wow. Just wow.

I have read "Something Borrowed" a while ago, and I couldn't remember quite everything about it, and I've also seen the movie like three times and loved every part of it, then I moved on to Darcy's diary, which was completely delightful and fun to read, she was a self-centered teenager who had the advantage of very good looks.

We all know what happened in S.B., how she cheated on Dex and got pregnant, and then got
Margo Kelly
This was a dumb book, but I couldn't help myself. After reading Something Borrowed, I had to read the second book to find out what happens to all of the characters. When I read the description and saw that this book was from Darcy's perspective, I thought, "Do I really want to read a book from Darcy's shallow self-centered point of view?" Well, apparently I was curious.

Even though it was totally unbelievable, I had to keep reading to find out how it would end. So - that's why it gets two stars.

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Barbara Folk
OK, let me start off with saying I liked it. I finished reading it and I didn't hate Darcy.

Here's the thing: The ending was perfect. It was sweet, sentimental and delightful. As a regular reader of romantic fiction, it was great.

But I don't think the setup is real. The Darcy from Something Borrowed, the Darcy that starts this book would not have been so affected by Ethan's "take down" which was really a gentle conversation. Maybe she really was altered by being dumped twice in such a short peri
Gabrielle Parilla
Something Blue by Emily Giffin is about a woman named Darcy who grew up in Indiana and currently lives in New York. She uses her looks to get by in life and never considers anyone's feelings but her own. She has a best friend named Rachel who also moves to New York and a fiance of a seven year relationship named Dex.
Darcy breaks off the engagement with her fiance Dex because of the two month fling she had been having with one of his groomsmen, Marcus which leads to her unplanned pregnancy. She t
Clarisse Coughlin
What do you do when you lose your fiance, your lover, your money, your parents, your best friend, and most importantly yourself? Just ask Darcy Rhone and she will give you all of the answers. The book that I read this quarted was the book Something Blue by Emily Giffin. We see the transformation of a spoiled, self-obsorbed, rich girl to a different person.Her journey is highlighted well by the use of direct charachterization and indirect. The book tells a good message that if you need to start o ...more
Darcy Rhone is the poor man's version of a combination of Jane Austen's Emma and Sophie Kinsella's Becky Blomwood. And I don't like Becky at all. Sadly, Giffin spent too much time setting up Darcy's character and not enough time making me like her, so it was basically an entire book with an unsympathetic, spoiled, annoying main character I wanted to slap. The only reason I finished it was because it's just "lite" enough to read while laying out in the sun, and that's what I was doing.

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Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of six New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with ...more
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