Something Blue - Darcy & Rachel, Bk 2 Author:Emily Giffin Darcy knows what is important in life: being the most beautiful. She has chosen to live life on the surface, picking a fiance who looks great next to her and a job in public relations that showcases her talents. Everything is perfect -- just the way Darcy likes it. Until she finds herself pregnant, alone, and dumped by two men. Darcy can t... more »hink of only one thing to do, run away to London, inviting herself to stay indefinitely in her childhood friend Ethan's apartment. There, she learns more about motherhood and herself than she ever thought possible -- and discovers the true meaning of friendship and love.« less
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I really enjoyed this book. It was better than the first book (Somthing Borrowed) but should definitely be read only after that one. It not only adds depth to the first book (The first few chapters "flashback" to the events in the first book, but from the perspective of a different character) but then moves on to become a great book in its own right. This book will make you laugh, cry, and never want it to end.
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Helpful Score: 10
This sequel to Something Borrowed is every bit as good, if not better, than the first book. This story covers the shallow, narcissistic Darcy Rhone, the best friend of the heroine in Something Borrowed. Something Blue is a quick read, well-written, and quite believable. The dialog and situations are realistic. The reader also learns more about Dexter and Rachel as a couple and what they were like as individuals.
LOVED IT! I actually liked it even more than I liked Something Borrowed. Sure, it's frustrating to hear it from Darcy's point of view because she is annoying at times. But the fact that she bothered me so much just means I was really into the book. I felt like I knew her! And it was fun to read about her adventures after Something Borrowed. I don't want to say too much in the review and give away anything, but I highly recommend this book. But make sure you read Something Borrowed first :) GREAT summer reading by the pool!
You should read "Something Borrowed" before you read this book, but you could read it on its own. This book is about Darcy, who after reading "Something Borrowed", I felt was a really self absorbed person and a terrible friend. I was surprised that Giffin decided to write a continuation of "Something Borrowed" from Darcy's point of view, and more surprised that Darcy redeems herself. Instead of focussing on the betrayal of her best friend and fiance, Darcy has to reevaluate her life and eventually starts to work on her own character, but she stumbles quite a bit on the way. She finds herself pregnant and moves to England to start over, crashing at a friends apartment while she regroups. Good story about it never being too late to grow up and change.
I actually hated this book. Too linear, too perfect -- you knew it would all work out in the end, with a nice little bow on top. Absurd and ridiculous. Characters you could care less about, living a life that is patently unrealistic, and her redemption at the end -- if you even want to call it that -- smacked of obvious prose and reading-for-dummies. She explained it all, never allowing the reader to truly care, to truly wonder. Ludicrous. I am sorry I went to the time and trouble to read it.