Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2) by Emily Giffin

Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)

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 herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorou...

Details Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)

TitleSomething Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)
Release DateMar 21st, 2006
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
Number of pages338 pages
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Adult, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Relationships, Audiobook, Novels

Reviews Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)

  • valee
    After some very funny moments on book one:some huge changes due to meaningful love triangles:And the lost of a very important friendship:we get to Darcy's and Ethan's book and let me just say: OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK! I had already fallen in love with the characters in it after watching the movie based on Something Borrowed, but now I can certainly say that Darcy and Ethan were the real deal. While Rachel and Dex were great, Darcy & Ethan just gave...
  • Amy
    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 movemen...
  • Amanda
    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...
  • Melissa Brown
    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 tra...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Premise is way better than the first book.
  • Kelli
    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....
  • Anne
    4.5 starsI 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 roo...
  • Ann
    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 ...
  • Judy
    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 ...
  • 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 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 sen...
  • 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
    Read with MidolSo 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 g...
  • Liz
    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 u...
  • mich
    Wow, I liked this. 3.5 starsI 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’...
  • Marianne
    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.
  • Ian
    ★★★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 childhoo...
  • 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 dest...
  • Maria Sol
    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 q...
  • 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...
  • 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. Darc...
  • 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 ...
  • liz
    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 op...
  • Kassie
    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...
  • Janine Coleman
    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 ...
  • Kath
    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...
  • Giselle
    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 ...
  • Felicia Latoya Brown
    I doubt this sequel will be made into a movie. Darcy is irritating through most of the book, which bites since she's the narrator. Though I was slighty intrigued to read her perspective on her outrage at Rachel, I was disappointed in how long it took to get to anything else interesting. The Marcus/Darcy stuff was drawn out, but I pushed through waiting for my favorite character to emerge.Sadly, Ethan did not seriously come on the scene until chap...
  • Malinda
    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. (view spoiler)[At first, I was unsure about...
  • Brenda
    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.