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Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  173,357 Ratings  ·  6,547 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 bu
Paperback, 338 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1st 2005)
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Heather No, not really but it helps you get an understanding of the main character, Darcy. This book does reference the first book and basically a summary but…moreNo, not really but it helps you get an understanding of the main character, Darcy. This book does reference the first book and basically a summary but I think reading the first one helps me understand her better in the second one. Actually I think I ended up liking the second novel better. They are both great books. Plus reading the first helps you appreciate the end of the second book. (less)
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Jul 31, 2011 valee rated it it was amazing
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Jul 28, 2007 Amy rated it liked it
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 18, 2007 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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 it was amazing
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
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Premise is way better than the first book.
Feb 14, 2009 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
May 04, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
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
Apr 27, 2011 Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Feb 05, 2009 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
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This series was ADORABLE. 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???????
Tori Hoeschler
Oct 07, 2010 Tori Hoeschler rated it liked it
Read with Midol
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
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 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... 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
Dec 23, 2008 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. 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
Feb 08, 2009 Marianne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
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 06, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it

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
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
Maria Sol
Apr 02, 2015 Maria Sol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro me gusto mas que el anterior por la sencilla razón de que Ethan es un AMOR y porque el cambio de Darcy (aunque bastante rapido) se lo merece.
La verdad que durante la primera parte este libro fue mas de lo mismo, Darcy siendo Darcy es decir insoportable por lo que no tenia muchas ilusiones puestas, pero a partir de viaje que emprende Darcy, de su encuentro con Ethan y todo lo que el le hace ver, el libro, mejora un monton y eso es lo que me gustó, como Darcy va cambiando, madurando, ce
Angele Melanson
Jun 08, 2011 Angele Melanson rated it really liked it
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
Sarah Darlington
May 29, 2013 Sarah Darlington rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorites. This and Something Borrowed.
Steph Su
Mar 13, 2009 Steph Su rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, comfort-read
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
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
Jan 13, 2008 liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-slash-junk
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
Jan 15, 2010 Kassie rated it really liked it
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
Janine Coleman
Jan 05, 2011 Janine Coleman rated it it was ok
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Feb 04, 2009 Kath rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 12, 2016 Malinda rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-library, 2016, reviewed
It's hard to say what I thought of this book on its own, but as a sequel, it was very good. While I was not a fan of Darcy's character in the first book, in fact, I was happy about everything that happened to her, I loved her character so much in Something Blue. The story really showcased a beautiful transformation from a selfish woman faced with enough obstacles to really swallow her pride and grow up.

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Jun 08, 2011 Giselle rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, adult
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
Felicia Latoya Brown
Jun 15, 2012 Felicia Latoya Brown rated it it was ok
Shelves: personal-library
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Aug 13, 2014 Brenda rated it liked it
Shelves: sweet-romance, okay
She still a real bitch until chapter 20.
I hated her. Like really really bad.
Then, she changes. But for real. She becomes a good person for Ethan. It's unbelievable! Ethan is the best person on earth and they fall in love for real. It's not about sex or if he's the most handsome men on London. I celebrate her change.
Absolutely lovely.
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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 seven New York Times bestselling novels, The One & Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she
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