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Purchasable with gift card. Something Blue Her story may be tactfully obscured, but her tone is universal to anyone who has ever happened to be seventeen.
Tags alternative bedroom pop emo sad rock Hamilton. La Sala Rossa. Tsuioku go to album. 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. Sep 25, mich rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary , cute-sweet , better-than-expected. 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: audiobook , chick-lit , contemporary , new-adult , ng-group-challenge , april , fiction , romance. 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. 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.
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? 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. 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.follow url
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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. I think my main discomfort with Darcy's fairy tale ending is that Emily Giffin hurls you all this information in the space of five or six chapters at the end of the book.
I felt that Darcy's transformation would have been more believable had it taken more time for her to find it, and honestly, had she struggled a bit more. This all does happen during the time of pregnancy, which is to say less than a year. I found it a little hard to swallow. I enjoy Emily Giffen's writing style and the voice she gives her characters in her novels, but I have to say that her previous novel was quite better than this one.
Jun 08, 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 I really liked Something Blue!! Sure, she made me roll my eyes more than once, but as the story goes on, I felt sorry for her and as she matured I began to really love her.
Ethan is more present in this book, which is a good thing because I liked him very much in Something Borrowed and wanted to read more about him.
I found myself wanting to know a little bit more of what happens to the other characters from Giffin's first Novel: Rachel, Dex and Marcus. Although, you find out a little bit about them, I was left wanting more. Especially about Rachel, I missed her in this book. Just when you think that you have the story all figured out, there are a few surprises that you don't see coming, which made this book even more enjoyable. The author wrote the perfect ending for the book. I recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a light, easy read and liked Something borrowed.
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May 29, Sarah Darlington rated it it was amazing. One of my all time favorites.
This and Something Borrowed. View all 9 comments. Mar 30, Nicola Marsh added it Shelves: commercial-fiction , contemporary-romance , read-in As a writer, one of our greatest challenges is to redeem a seemingly unredeemable character. And that's what Emily Griffin does to perfection in this novel. Darcy is an unlikeable character in the first book Something Borrowed and starts off in a similar vein in this book. Which makes it all the sweeter to see her self-awakening. Enjoyed the flow of this one. Aug 22, Rose rated it did not like it Shelves: chick-lit-challenge , contemporary , chick-lit , romance.
Initial reaction: I read this book earlier this past year but didn't write a review on it because I wanted to read it a second time to write a thorough review. I still have the book and will probably go through it again just to clarify details Suffice to say it was worse than the first book and completely out of character for Darcy in conjunction with the first book. Full review: I'm actually just getting around to reviewing this book in , but upon reviewing the narrative, not much abou Initial reaction: I read this book earlier this past year but didn't write a review on it because I wanted to read it a second time to write a thorough review.
Full review: I'm actually just getting around to reviewing this book in , but upon reviewing the narrative, not much about my opinion has changed in that time, unfortunately. I read this before I decided I was done with reading any more of Giffin's narratives long story behind that , but to reflect on "Something Blue" - I think Darcy's narrating voice was even more grating than Rachel's from the last book.
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