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Something Blue Paperback – Bargain Price, March 21, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Its tale of a nice girl named Rachel - who finds romance while misbehaving with her best friend's fiance in the weeks before his wedding - was very fun. In it, I liked how Rachel came off as sympathetic and interesting, someone you could root for, in spite of the terrible thing she did to her "best" friend, Darcy the bride. In SOMETHING BORROWED, Darcy came off as an entitled, spoiled, superficial, mean girl who always got what she wanted, and watching a villain like that get her comeuppance was part of the book's fun.
Of course, Emily Giffin had a twist in mind for the sequel to SOMETHING BORROWED, and the resulting book is a terrific pageturner that surpasses the first one in pretty much every way.
The heroine of SOMETHING BLUE is the same spoiled, mean, jilted bride Darcy Rhone. And the new book, thankfully, finds her just as mean and spoiled as before. Giffin doesn't make the mistake of "changing" the character's voice from the original book. Darcy's self-centered, delusional, greedy, wicked and ... pregnant with a groomsman's baby at the beginning of SOMETHING BLUE. It's a bad situation that would jar anyone, but her fiance's betrayal with her best friend Rachel is what really throws Darcy for a loop.
As Darcy tries to recapture her fabulous life, she finds that things are more difficult for her. Accustomed to getting any man she wants to fall in love with her, she suddenly has to fend for herself without her friends, with her reputation tarnished and with morning sickness.Read more ›
The book starts out with a couple chapters rehashing the final pages of the first book, when Darcy finds out about Dex and Rachel's affair, and Darcy discovers her own surprise. The following chapters are Darcy being her shallow, manipulative, immature, whiney 'ol self...I still hated her, and thought nothing would change that. But about half-way through the book, when she gets to London friendless, man-less, and at her lowest, she finally starts to grow up and take a mature look at her life and where it's heading.
Figuring she needs to end her obsession with Rachel and Dex, find a job, and not be so judgmental based on shallow observations, she sets about trying to right all the wrongs in her life. With the help of her childhood friend Ethan (the one who lives in London) she slowly starts making progress in becoming a better person overall.
Bottom line...this was a marvelous read. I loved the ending, and even grew to like Darcy herself. Kudos to Ms. Giffin who has given us two very readable story's that are next to impossible to put down. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for her future novels, she really has a great talent for storytelling.
Now we see Darcy alone and pregnant and no more improved in her personality in the last book. She wheedles and manipulates others into getting what she wants because she thinks she deserves it. It's what you have come to expect from the character.
I found the path the book took to be as unrealistic as the happy ending of "Something Borrowed". All it took was for Darcy to be told off just once. All she needed was for some down-to-earth, straight-talking hero to explain everything she's going wrong and BOOM she's cured of all of her shallowness and now she's truly worth of true love.
I didn't buy it. The transformation is too quick and too obvious. If Darcy were really the kind of person Griffin wants us to think she is, she would have been outraged and slunk away looking for someone new to mooch off of. She would have married the doctor because she knew she could wrap him around her little finger.
Like "Something Borrowed" it was a quick, fun read, but it's far from believable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just discovered this author when I read "'Something Borrowed" and I loved it! I had to follow up with "Something Blue" immediately. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Don F. Rackham
Thoroughly loved the book. I had enjoyed the movie immensely. Wanted Something Blue to come out as a movie. Instead of course, I read the book. Again, thoroughly enjoyed!!!!Published 23 days ago by fran bowen
Not as good as "Something Borrowed" and "Baby Proof," in my opinion, but still excellent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laurie B.