Something Blue: A Novel

Paperback | March 21, 2006

byEmily Giffin

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a 'perfect life' can lose it all-and then find everything.

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.

But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life.with a baby on the way.

Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.

Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a 'perfect life' can lose it all-and then find everything.Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind...

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Following the smash-hit SOMETHING BORROWED comes story of betrayal, redemption, and forgivenessDarcy 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...

Emily Giffin is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.28 × 5.43 × 0.04 inPublished:March 21, 2006Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something Blue A lot better than something borrowed. I hated something borrowed and could not identify with Rachel's character. all it did was condone cheating. I enjoyed seeing Darcy's character change and everything she does after Dex! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this! I really liked this book. It's a fun read if you're looking for something light and easy.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tough to finish I only really read this book because I had read the first one and don’t like to leave series unfinished. I think I disliked this one even more than the first because I couldn't stand the Darcy character. I found it tough to just finish this book and found it very unrealistic how her character dramatically changed throughout the book.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something Blue Another great, quick read from Emily Giffin.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT. I was worried it would not be as good as Something Borrowed. It measured up, and also was not as predictable as I anticipated it to be. Great, easy read about personal growth and new adventures.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the series. Another enjoyable read by Emily Giffin. Love the series. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS BOOK One of my favorites books-movies of all time is Something Borrowed so of course i LOVED knowing what happened with the characters and cannot wait for them to come out with a movie of Something Blue :) Great book i highly recommend it!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS BOOK One of my favorites books-movies of all time is Something Borrowed so of course i LOVED knowing what happened with the characters and cannot wait for them to come out with a movie of Something Blue :) Great book i highly recommend it!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THIS IF YOU READ SOMETHING BORROWED!! If you hated Darcy in "Something Borrowed", you NEED to read this book. It really gives Rachel and Darcy's relationship another side, you gain a lot of understanding as to why Darcy is how she is. I loved this book even more than the original one. It's very sweet. I was pleasantly surprised of how much I loved it.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Something blue makes me blue I feel like I deserve my money back. This book was an absolute disappointment. The main character, Darcy, is nothing but a spoiled brat and she is whiny and super annoying. The premise of the book is very unrealistic and I found the author tried so hard to make a "happy" ending. Overall this book is a disappointment and it gives "chick lit" a really bad reputation.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something blue Great book! I loved seeing the characters and the situation through Darcy. And learning how events transpired after something borrowed.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite by Emily Giffin This book is the sequel to Something Borrowed that focuses on the character of Darcy. I have read this book so many times and it never disappoints. I think this is without a doubt my favorite book from Emily Giffin. 
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something Blue by Emily Giffin Excellent love it I hope the same characters are in baby proof but I read some of it n I don't think so damn it its getting reallllly good Thanks Emily G.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful, loved it! A great book club read for girlfriends who are looking for something light. Speaks to everyone is a different way, whether it is about betrayals in friendship or love. As I saw things from Darcys perspective, I found myself rooting for her as she struggled in her journey of lost love, friendship, and most of all, finding out what she wants and needs in life.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Chick Book I liked this one more than the first one (Something Borrowed). I liked reading from Darcy's the point of view in the second book. They should also make a movie for this one. Will definitely see the Sth Borrowed movie. I would recommend this for ppl who want a light summer read!
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i liked it better than the first one. so it was better than the first book. however the turning point for this character happens so quickly. the book builds up to it and then she has a light bulb moment then just like that she changes. I like books about pivotal life moments but this one just was too convenient. happy our heroine did change though and it was entertaining to read.
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE At first I was a bit put off with reading about Darcy. But this book was a million times better than Something Borrowed. I love Darcy, I love her story, and I love who she becomes.
Date published: 2010-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Book Wow! Loved this book. I would recommend reading Something Borrowed first. It gives you the background and more detail that makes this book a more enjoyable read. I never cry when I read a book but I did at the end of this one. What a great ending.
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkably well done! I would've have thought that this book wouldn't be as good as 'something borrowed' or it wouldn't have a good ending. But to my surprise, this book was remarkably well written. Good story line, good plot and good everything. I love this book. I would have to say that this book is by far the best book that Giffen has written. Eventhough, all of her other books are good too, don't get me wrong, but this book just turned out to be something that, for some reason, never though this book might be. Well, I shall stop myself from repeating the same thing over and over again. I would recommend it to anyone. Well done.
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep and From the Heart It's a lot deeper than I imagined it to be. But it is also a book about self discovery and realizing that the world really doesn't revolve around you. That the last thing you want is the one thing you truly need. And that forgiveness might be tough, but it's well worth it. I can definitely say that a book is awesome when I spend Christmas day reading it cover to cover.
Date published: 2010-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just okay... This book was a continuation of the story of Darcy from the first book, Something Borrowed. It was okay. I liked the way that Darcy turned her life around, from that shallow, superficial person she was in the first book. I thought it was inspiring that someone could turn their life around that way. The storyline reminds me very loosely of the movie "Knocked Up".
Date published: 2009-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Fairly Good Sequel I may be in the minority here, but I actually preferred the first book. In Something Blue Giffin does make you understand Darcy, but did I root for her to the extent I did for Rachel? No. Maybe that's because when it gets down to it I'll always be more like Rachel (minus the cheating!). But this is a good sequel. The pairing seemed a little odd to me, but I did appreciate that Giffin didn't go for an entirely happy ending. If you've read Something Borrowed you should definitely read this book, because Darcy deserves a chance to explain herself too.
Date published: 2009-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent!!! This book made me laugh and cry, I loved the idea of reading the same story in 2 different perspectives. Darcy is my fav character. would definatley recommend it to anyone who likes chick books.
Date published: 2009-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something You'll Love I am not into chic lit but I cannot stop reading this series. This one is as great as the first, Something Borrowed. Giffin really connects you with the character, and understands the idea that people can really have two sides to them. This is a hard book to put down and will keep you guessing. It will make you mad, it will make you sad, and will make you laugh.
Date published: 2009-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming! I couldn't really relate to Darcy in "Something Borrowed" but I really connected to her in this book! I actually like her a lot more than Rachel!!!!! I loved her journey through pregnancy in a new city with new friends... I loved how it was about starting over and finding happiness through everything... This book made me cry and laugh... I loved it!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2009-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Perfect! I'm in love with this book. It made me smile and it made me cry. I love all the characters except Rachel still. You will only wish that the story didn't end, once you get to the last page of the book.
Date published: 2008-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could not put this one down! I really renjoyed hearing the story from Darcy's point of view. Loved it!
Date published: 2008-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much better than 'Something Borrowed'! I was sceptical to read this book after the dissapointment with Something Borrowed, but it was great. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 leafs is because some aspects of this book were highly unrealistic. That aside; in a small time frame and small number of pages, the author illustrated a believable transformation of Darcy. Unlike the first book which was the same stuff over and over, this one provided some progress. The characters actually had backbone. Totally a page turner! The only way you won't regret reading SOMETHING BORROWED is to read this book right after.
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book... Great book but read Something Borrowed first - first book was better but both very well written.
Date published: 2008-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely fabulous! Perfect summer reading. I devoured the three books in this series in less than one week spent on the beach.
Date published: 2008-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome book I loved this book it was even better then thie first. I really like how it ended, also i really enjoyed reading the second book from the other character's point of view.
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good follow-up to the original story enjoyed this just as much as the first one. Emily writes fittingly to the way we talk to our friends. Much pleasure. Light reading
Date published: 2008-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow- did not expect to like this book (or the character) as much as I did! I'm not sure why it took me so long to get into Emily Griffin's novels, but as soon as I did I could not put them down! I can't wait to read more! Through the eyes of the wounded best friend of Rachel (Something Borrowed) we see what it is like to be betrayed by the two people you care about most and what comes after. NOTE: Read Something Borrowed first!!!
Date published: 2008-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read! This is a great book! I would recommend reading SOMETHING BORROWED first, but I don't think it's absolutely necessary. I couldn't put this down!
Date published: 2008-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This was such a fun and quirky book. You just fall in love with the main character over and over even though you want to scream at her sometimes. The best book out of the 3 part seris. The other 2 are magnificent as well
Date published: 2008-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, easy read. I recommend it for any lady who likes to read! Loved the charachters, loved Emily Giffin's writing style. Thoroughly enjoyable book with a light, comical feel to it. You will love to hate Darcy, the main character. This was the first book I had read by this author, but have since read the rest - all of which I have liked almost as much. They all have a SITC feel to them. Read 'Something Borrowed' first if you want to enjoy in order.
Date published: 2008-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) THIS IS THE BEST CHICK LIT EVER!!!!! iloved it, it was better than the first one. must - buy
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you liked the first you'll love this one! Bravo Emily Giffin!!! This book was an easy read and you really do end up loving the characters .Had me up just reading ,reading and reading .
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just as good as the first! I really like the authors concepts for both of the books. The first one is the perspective of one best friend and the second one is of the other. Yet its a continuation of the story. Would absolutely recommend this book!
Date published: 2008-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The second surpassing the first I started this book with a little trepidation. Emily Griffin's first novel, "Something Borrowed", didn't really create for me characters I loved. This book, however, did, and I wasn't expecting it. It's a great story of a woman giving herself a complete makeover, and as selfish as she is at the beginning, you're rooting for her by the end. I especially loved the unexpected love story that develops. I couldn't put this book down, it was so amazing.
Date published: 2008-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute story Become comfortably intertwined in the quirky life of Darcy Rhone. a cute, easy-to-read for a rainy day.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A surprisingly good read! When I read something borrowed, I assumed that I would hate Something Blue because I had felt for Rachel. But as the book progresses, you warm up to Darcy and genuinely enjoy the book.
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another Home Run!!! I loved the first book and thank goodness she wrote this fantastic follow up! I could have a 3rd and 4th book about these characters, they are just so fearless! I was amazed at how the author shifted from the story being told from one character's point of view to the other in this book, you start out not liking Darcy but will end up changing your mind as the story goes on. You can't read Something borrowed and not read Something Blue! Read it!!!
Date published: 2008-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! I generally have a difficult time getting into chick lit, so to speak. I had previously read SOMETHING BORROWED and enjoyed it tremendously. I didn't think I would like SOMETHING BLUE quite as much because it was told from Darcy's perspective and I didn't quite care for her by the end of the first book. However, I loved this book! I am much more in love with the second title than the first and would recommend this book to any of my girl friends. Darcy is a hilarious character who you can't help but love as she is very endearing.
Date published: 2008-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I read this one and the previous "Something Borrowed". I liked the other one better - although they were both great! I couldn't put either down - great author!!!! Make sure to read the other book before - Something Borrowed - though!
Date published: 2007-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Wonderful After Something Borrowed you left with very mixed feelings, but something blue really shows you there are two sides to every story and this makes you love them both!!! I highly recommend this read.
Date published: 2007-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved it !! One of the best books I have read all year, look forward to much more from her. Excellent author. The kind of book you don't want to put down.
Date published: 2007-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was very well written and was a great addition onto Something Borrowed. It gave you that little insight to what happens after the story. It also shows you how everything worked out at the end which isn't always true but is always nice to read about. You only needed a few days to finish this book as it was a very hard to put down.
Date published: 2007-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely GREAT!! Okay so I will admit after reading Something Borrowed the idea of a book based entirely around Darcy Rhone's new life really didn't appeal to me based on the way her character was depicted in the previous novel. BUT wow I am so glad I read Something Blue, I have to say again that Emily Giffin has done it, this is another absolutely fantastic book and I couldn't put it down. Darcy's character really turns over a new leaf and you can't help but love her in the end. Once I got to the end I wanted more! Definitely read this book, now I can't wait for Baby Proof.
Date published: 2007-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who knew I would love Darcy so much! I laughed at the first sentence, I was born beautiful. I thought I was in for a ride. Then something happened... I fell in love with the character Darcy. Emily Griffin is that much of a great writer to actually make a character that most disliked so much and to actually root for her in the end. Another fun and compelling read. I couldn't put this book down again and I read this one in two days as well. I'm waiting for Baby Proof and can't wait to see what Emily will throw at us this time. Wonderful, wonderful read! Very entertaining.
Date published: 2007-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Reading I loved Something Borrowed and frankly I didn't like Darcy at all when that book was done (who did?) So I wasn't sure I'd enjoy reading a story from her perspective, but as it turns out I am so glad I gave it a shot! The book is great, the story is touching and I adore Darcy!!
Date published: 2006-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good follow-up from Something Borrowed I really enjoyed reading this book from Darcy's point of view. How different things seem and how different she sees things as well. I book had a good flow and was an easy read. Each chapter kept me wanting to read on and not put down the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends. What I liked best about this novel is that it is not your usual Danielle Steel love story and the twists keep you guessing and wanting to keep reading. Enjoy this book just like I did - a great summer read ....
Date published: 2006-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The other side of the story... Something blue MUST be read after "something borrowed" to have it's full effect on you. Giffin has done a great job of showing you the flipside of the coin when it comes to the characters in her first book. Personally, I know I am really enjoying a book when I forsake all other activities to focus strictly on reading it! Giffin offers an easy yet "can't put down" read.
Date published: 2006-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from page turner after reading something borrowed, I too was concerned I wouldn't like this one because of Darcy's character being very selfish... Giffin is amazing in making her become likable..the book has a great ending with room for another!..
Date published: 2006-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Satistified I have read Something Borrowed and loved it. Infact, I read Something Borrowed twice. I had my doubts at first about Something Blue only because of the Darcy character Emily Griffin had portrayed her in Something Borrowed. She portrayed Darcy to be someone very selfish, materialistic and just down right an unlikable character. However, when I started reading Something Blue, I couldn't put the book down. I ended up feeling sorry for Darcy and could relate to her in the end. Overall, I prefer Something Borrowed but Somethinb Blue comes in a very close second.
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first When I finished "Something Borrowed" I ran out and got "Something Blue" I couldn't wait to hear Darcy's point of view. You don't have to read the first book in order to understand the second, but it does help.I must admit that Darcy is not a very likeable character, but throughout the book you see her change and thrive to become a better person. She grew and realized that you can't always get what you want, even though it seems to have been that way for her all her life. I liked that we got to see her character develop.
Date published: 2006-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hugely Entertaining! This is the companion book to "Something Borrowed" which featured Rachel White falling in love and "stealing" Darcy Rhone's fiance. Where the first novel told the tale from Rachel's perspective, this one is written from Darcy's perspective. I was astounded to discover I enjoyed this book even more that the first as Darcy Rhone is a character for whom it was initially hard to warm up to, being self centered and shallow. Emily Giffin did an amazing job delving into her psyche and portraying her crisis of identity in such a way that readers are bound to fall in love with her. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had difficulty putting it down. I enjoyed hearing the "other side" of many anecdotes and experiences that took place or were mentionned in "Something Borrowed". I love the concept of telling the same story from two very different perspectives. "Something Blue" is not simply a retelling of events which take place in " Something Borrowed". It also goes on the chronicle the ensuing events of Darcy Rhone's life. It is a wonderful and engaging read.
Date published: 2006-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly Written After reading the 'Shopaholic' series I was hoping to enjoy Emily Giffin's books. I was sadly dissapointed. Altough I enjoyed Something Borrowed, I was surprised at how poorly written Something Blue was. I had a very hard time relating to any of the characters, particularily Darcy, as they all seemed fake and cliche. This book made me doubt Emily Giffin's talent as a writer.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST!! I had read Something Borrowed a couple of years ago, and when my friend told me about Something Blue I rushed to the store and bought it. It only took me a couple of days to finish it and I adored the book! I liked the fact that I got the other side of the story from Darcy's persepctive. At first, i hated Darcy's character, but throughout the book you learn to love her. I wish there would be a sequel for this book. I recommend it!
Date published: 2006-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something Newer While Giffin's first novel, "Something Borrowed", was from the perspective of Rachel White, "Something Blue" is taken from her nemesis' perspective, Darcy Rhone, who finds herself alone with a baby coming. This novel, as quick paced as the first, confronts Darcy's struggles of being a single to-be mother with the same humourous antics. Be sure to pick this up along with "Something Borrowed" for a good friend or a personal trip.
Date published: 2006-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you loved the Shopaholic Series.... I absolutely loved this book! First I was a fan of the Shopaholic series, and then a girlfriend passed this novel along to me.... It's a fun, fast, addictive read. I had it in my hand everyday on my TTC commute, and then spent my weekends reading it at the beach. Emily Griffin creates characters you learn to love and hate and draws you in to the story of best friends and the men that can come between them. I enjoy reading the self-discovery of each character as she deals with her own reality. Great summer reading....add it to your list!
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I heard from my friend that Something Borrowed was a better book, but I disagree. Something Blue was such an inspiring, heart warming book. Each page kept getting better and better. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great book After reading something borrowed - I just couldn't wait to read something blue. I was not disappointed!! This book definatley looked more at the priorities and life and what is really important to you! Loved the way the book was written and love the story and how it ends!
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Book! This book is the best one I've read in a long time! I actually was unable to put it down and I am now reading Something Borrowed (I realize I read them in the wrong order!) and I am also going to start Emily Griffin's third book, Baby Proof. In the beginning, I disliked Darcy, for several reasons, but mainly because she was so self-centred. However, I felt her pain and I related to the way she acted and felt after she found out about Dexter and Rachel. I truly believe you will only feel the same way she did if you have been cheated on, as I have. I was able to fully relate to her making the situation about her. The ending of this book, was absolutely satisfying!! I'm so glad that she ended up with who she did and was also glad with the way she transformed herself. This book is a must read for all girls! Especially girls looking for a fun and satisfying read. JUST AMAZING!
Date published: 2006-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book! I thought this book was absolutely great and read it from front to back in two days. I absolutely hated Darcy in Something Borrowed (I also highly recommend it) as I did in the beginning of this book. However, as she began to develop and grow through out the book I started to love her. Her complete transformation into a more meaningful life was inspiring. It made me want to try and make changes in my life to make me a better person. Absolutely great book, I am recommending both to everyone who will listen!
Date published: 2006-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, quick read Emily Giffin's book "Something Blue", is a wonderfully, enjoyable book. It is quick and addictive, and the characters have life. I could almost picture Darcy with her belly growing bigger and bigger as the story went on. The story was predictable, but I stayed up late the second night reading it, because I just couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2006-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I LOVED THIS BOOK. the first book i really didn't like darcy and same with the beginning of this book, but by the middle of Something Blue i started to feel so deeply for darcy that i even cried (and i have never cried when reading a book ever!). Emily Griffin is such a fantastic and writer and i look foward to reading her books thoughout the rest of my years.
Date published: 2006-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Something Borrowed... Regardless of the raving reviews of Something Borrowed I thought it was just okay. I wasn't even going to read Something Blue because of the dislike I had developed for the main character Darcy after reading the first book, but I bought it and after a couple of months on my shelf and eventually picked it up and started reading. I really loved the character development of Darcy in this book, and how she came to certain relizations in her life. I loved how she grew and became a stronger individual. I loved that Giffin was able to take a character that I truely disliked after the first book and make me love her by the end of this one. There are certain things I wanted to happen in the book but as I read on I realized that I liked the fact that the author didn't write a book that was predictable and ended with everything perfect in the end. I can't say enough good things about this book!
Date published: 2006-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pick!!! This was my first "chic lit" book and I'm so glad that I picked it! We could all relate to knowing a Darcy of some sort. Really liked how she wrote about friendships, lessons learned and how she ended up finding true love. Will definitely go onto reading Something Borrowed and Baby Proof! Would recommend this book to those who love chic lit! Way to go Emily!!!
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel! After having read and enjoyed "Something Borrowed", I decided to read "Something Blue". The first book describes Darcy as selfish and conceited, and this continues into the first part of the second novel. But by the middle of "Something Blue", you can see that Darcy has truly grown and changed into a great person, friend, and mother. My opinion of Darcy has now changed completely, and I am happy that she was able to discover the true meaning of friendship and love.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was a great book. In fact, I felt it was even better than "Something Borrowed," a book I also loved. Emily Giffin writes in such a relatable way; I can't wait to read "Baby Proof!"
Date published: 2006-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lessons in Friendship What a wonderful story about a woman who has it all ... Until she loses everything. Superficial Darcy learns not to take for granted her self proclaimed "charmed life" or friendship, when she is suddenly all alone in the world with no one to turn to but a childhood friend (who she wasn't all that close with). Her friendship evolves, as does she, when she learns that her life was shallow and in the end unrewarding. Finding out her true colours in the end, this is a wonderful book that you can't help to shed a tear for. GREAT LIGHT READ!
Date published: 2006-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I hope Emily Giffin is around for awhile. I think this book is a great example that you can't take things for granted. Darcy had everything and threw it all away for a few months of so called passion. It just goes to show that even some of the most beautiful have trouble finding true love. Emily Giffin showed how Darcy had to lose everything to realize that she had to change her selfish and superficial ways. I am a huge fan of Emily Giffin and am looking forward to her next novel Baby Proof. Anyone how wants a book they just can't put down will love this one.
Date published: 2006-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book, Cute cover! At first I was skeptical of whether or not I would like Something Blue because I had read Something Borrowed (the prequel to Something Blue) and was not fond of Darcy (a secondary character in the first book but the main character in this one). After reading the first few chapters however I was hooked. I don't know how Emily Giffin does it but she totally changes your opinion of the main character. Where you were despising her in the first book she has you feeling sorry for her and hoping she ends up happy in the second. It's weird but Giffin totally lets you see the same story from two different sides and you realize that Darcy does in fact have her own problems and insecurities. I started reading this book Sunday and I finished it Tuesday. I spent every spare minute I had reading and endured much ridiculing from my sister for how into the book I was. I can honestly say there wasn't any part of the book that I didn't enjoy. So for anyone who wants a great summer read I would recommend Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I also can't wait for Giffin's new book Baby Proof coming out in June 2006.
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excellent Story After reading Something Borrowed I absolutely hated Darcy. But with Something Blue, you see her side of the story. Something Blue is just as entertaining and hard to put down as its prequel.
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something Great! After reading Emily Giffin's first book 'Something Borrowed', most of us cheered Rachel and jeered her best friend Darcy. She was written as an incredibly self-centred, shallow character whom you were proned to dislike. You couldn't imagine ever identifying with her...until you read 'Something Blue'. She is human, has feelings, is likeable, and actually grows up in this story! I enjoyed this novel even more than the first, which I didn't think would be possible. What a unique idea the author had to tell the same story from the viewpoint of the two best friends (Rachel and Darcy) in two separate books. I hope Emily Giffin continues the story of these characters in the future. She is a great author, I can't wait for Baby Proof to be released!
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvelous The fact that Emilly Giffin could make us love a character we vowed to hate in "Something Borrowed" was amazing. Watching Darcy's transformation from spoiled brat to loving mother was fantastic... and entertaining to say none the least. A great read with a feel-good ending.
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great escape Being a new mom my days are filled with dirty diapers, feedings and trying to figure out why my 3 month old son is crying [to no avail!]. And in between this new life I found myself needing an escape, and seeing that a trip to an exclusive beach resort and drinking pomantinis all day is on hold for the time being, I figured that a good read would do the trick. 'Something Blue' was the ticket. It's a quick and easy read that I managed between naps and I can't wait to read the other two books by Emily Giffin. If you're looking for a story that you can get into easily and momentarily live vicariously through someone else's trials and tribulations this is the one. It's light-hearted and all chick-lit books are but this one resonates more that the others...a definite must summer read. A great getaway from the routine of naps, diapers changes and feedings!
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good read... I first read the something borrowed and really enjoyed it. Then this book came out and I wondered how I could like Darcy, and by the end of the book I enjoyed this one better than the first. You truly see Darcy's growth as a person, a friend and as an expectant mother. It was one of the best books I have read in ages. I have already pre ordered the next book Baby Proof. Emily Griffin is an excellent author, whose novels are so easy to read and enjoy.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! I couldn't put this book down. It's the first Emily Giffin novel I've read and I'm very impressed. She has a way of drawing you in right from the first paragraph. I would pick it up every chance I could, even if it was just to read a few sentences at a time. Emily's writing is very fresh and easy. My next Indigo purchase...'Something Borrowed' and 'Baby Proof'.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is one of the best books that I've read in a while! I loved the characters, and after reading Something Borrowed I was anxious to read Something Blue to learn about the other friend's perspective on the situation. These 2 books completely capture the reader and make them want more, I couldn't put them down! Looking forward to reading Baby Proof by Emily Giffin later this month!
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read chick lit!! Before you start reading this book, you must read Something borrowed...i wasn't too crazy about the heroine of this story in ''borrowed'' but through out this book, i came to like her, understand her and eventually love her! Once you start you just can't put it down, it is an easy and fast read!Highly recommanded!
Date published: 2006-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book I`ve Read In Ages!! I found this book to be absolutely my number 1 read in a long time. I had so much fun reading this book that I couldn`t put it down wherever I was. My teacher had to tell me several times to put the book in my bag or risk having it be taken away. Of course I still read it secretly! I can`t wait to read her upcoming books and I have no dout that they will be just as good.
Date published: 2006-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A truly wonderful story! After readng 'Something Borrowed', I couldn't wait to start the sequel. It was every bit as wonderful as the first book. I can't wait to read more from Emily Griffin. She really knows how to keep you involved in the story. I couldn't put either book down, until it was finished!
Date published: 2006-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!! I loved this book.... when I finished Something borrowed I couldn't wait to pick up Something Blue. Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down! Something Borrowed made you hate Darcy but this book made you love her by the end of it. I can't wait to pick up Baby Proof and I hope Emily Giffin comes out with another one after that!
Date published: 2006-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible sequel One of the worst books I have ever read. It is obvious that the publisher just wanted to cash in on the popularity of 'Something Borrowed" by having the authour quickly throw together a sequel. Even the editing was ridiculous - spelling mistakes and words left out, they just couldn't wait to get it in print. I enjoyed 'Something Borrowed', and was looking forward to reading this, but it was obvious right from page 1 that this was going to be awful. The main problem is in the first book, you liked the main characters, but in this book it is hard to root for someone like Darcy who is so shallow, self-absorbed, and obnoxious.
Date published: 2006-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something Terrific This was the perfect sequel to Something Borrowed. Emily Giffin did an excellent job in redeeming the much hated Darcy character. I'm now anticipating Emily Giffin's next book!
Date published: 2006-04-06

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PrologueI was born beautiful. A c-section baby, I started life out right by avoiding the misshapen head and battle scars that come with being forced through a birth canal. Instead I emerged with a dainty nose, bow-shaped lips and distinctive eyebrows. I had just the right amount of fuzz covering my crown in exactly the right places, promising a fine crop of hair and an exceptional hairline.Sure enough, my hair grew in thick and silky, the color of coffee beans. Every morning I would sit cooperatively while my mother wrapped my hair around fat, hot rollers or twisted it into intricate braids. When I went to nursery school, the other little girls—many with unsightly bowl-cuts—clamored to put their mat near mine during nap time, their fingers darting over to touch my ponytail. They happily shared their Play-Doh or surrendered their turn on the slide. Anything to be my friend. It was then that I discovered there is a pecking order in life, and appearances play a role in that hierarchy. In other words, I understood at the tender age of three that with beauty comes perks and power.This lesson was only reinforced as I grew older and continued my reign as the prettiest girl in increasingly larger pools of competition. The cream of the crop in junior high and then high school. But unlike the characters in my favorite John Hughes films, my popularity and beauty never made me mean. I ruled as a benevolent dictator, playing watchdog over other popular girls who tried to abuse their power. I defied cliques, remaining true to my brainy best friend Rachel. I was popular enough to make my own rules. Of course I had my moments of uncertainty. I remember one such occasion in the sixth grade when Rachel and I were playing “psychiatrist,” one of our favorite games. I'd usually play the role of patient, saying things like, “I am so scared of spiders, doctor, that I can't leave my house all summer long.”“Well,” Rachel would respond, pushing her glasses up on the bridge of her nose and scribbling notes on a tablet, “I recommend that you watch Charlotte's Web . . . . Or move to Siberia where there are no spiders. And take these.” She'd hand me two Flintstones vitamins and nod encouragingly.That was the way it usually went. But on this particular afternoon, Rachel suggested that instead of being a pretend patient, I should be myself, come up with a problem of my own. So I thought of how my little brother Jeremy hogged the dinner conversation every night, spouting off original knock-knock jokes and obscure animal kingdom facts. I confided that my parents seemed to favor Jeremy—or at least they listened to him more than they listened to me. Rachel cleared her throat, thought for a second, and then shared some theory about how little boys are encouraged to be smart and funny while little girls are praised for being cute. She called this a “dangerous trap” for girls and said it can lead to “empty women.”“Where'd you hear that ?” I asked her, wondering exactly what she meant by “empty.” “Nowhere. It's just what I think,” Rachel said, proving that she was in no danger of falling into the pretty-little-girl trap. In fact, her theory applied perfectly to us. I was the beautiful one with average grades, Rachel was the smart one with average looks. I suddenly felt a surge of envy, wishing that I, too, were full of big ideas and important words.But I quickly assessed the haphazard wave in Rachel's mousy brown hair and reassured myself that I had been dealt a good hand. I couldn't find countries like Pakistan or Peru on a map or convert fractions into percentages, but my beauty was going to catapult me into a world of Jaguars and big houses and dinners with three forks to the left of my bone china plate. All I had to do was marry well, as my mother had. She was no genius and hadn't finished more than three semesters at a community college, but her pretty face, petite frame and impeccable taste had won over my smart father, a dentist, and now she had the good life. I thought her life was an excellent blueprint for my own. So I cruised through my teenage years and entered Indiana University with a “just get by” mentality. I pledged the best sorority, dated the hottest guys, and was featured in the Hoosier Dream Girls calendar four years straight. After graduating with a 2.9, I followed Rachel, who was still my best friend, to New York City where she was attending law school. While she slogged it out in the library and then went to work for a big firm, I continued my pursuit of glamour and good times, quickly learning that the finer things were even finer in Manhattan. I discovered the city's hippest clubs, best restaurants, and most eligible men. And I still had the best hair in town.Throughout our twenties, as Rachel and I continued along our different paths, she would often pose the judgmental question, “Aren't you worried about karma?” (Incidentally, she first mentioned karma in junior high after I had cheated on a math test. I remember trying to decipher the word's meaning using the song Karma Chameleon which, of course, didn't work). Later, I understood her point—that hard work, honesty and integrity always paid off in the end—while skating by on your looks was somehow an offense. And like that day playing psychiatrist, I occasionally worried that she was right. But I told myself that I didn't have to be a nose-at-the-grindstone, soup-kitchen volunteer to have good karma. I might not have followed a traditional route to success, but I had earned my glamorous PR job, my fabulous crowd of friends, and my amazing fiancé Dex Thaler. I deserved my apartment with a terrace on Central Park West and the substantial, colorless diamond on my left hand. That was back in the days when I thought I had it all figured out. I just didn't understand why people, particularly Rachel, insisted on making things so much more difficult than they had to be. She may have followed all the rules, but there she was, single and thirty, pulling all-nighters at a law firm she despised. Meanwhile, I was the happy one, just as I had been throughout our whole childhood. I remember trying to coach her, telling her to inject a little fun into her glum, disciplined life. I would say things like, “For starters, you should give your bland shoes to Goodwill and buy a few pairs of Blahniks. You'll feel better, for sure.” I know now how shallow that sounds. I realize that I made everything about appearances. But at the time, I honestly didn't think I was hurting anyone, not even myself. I didn't think much at all, in fact. Yes, I was gorgeous and lucky-in-love, but I truly believed that I was also a decent person who deserved her good fortune. And I saw no reason why the rest of my life should be any less charmed than my first three decades.Then, something happened that made me question everything I thought I knew about the world: Rachel, my plain, do-gooding maid of honor with frizzy hair the color of wheat germ, swooped in and stole my fiancé.Copyright © 2005 by Emily Giffin.

Bookclub Guide

From the New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all--and then find everything.Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel White, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life.with a baby on the way.Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] modern-day Jane Austen." -Vanity Fair"Giffin's writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale." -Booklist (starred review)"Highly entertaining.Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises thorny questions. A long friendship can (like marriage) turn claustrophobic or abusive. Is infidelity the solution? And why are pretty girls so easily taken in by scheming Plain Janes?" -Boston Globe"[Giffin's] plotting and prose are so engaging that she quickly becomes a fun, friendly presence in your reading life." -Chicago Sun-Times"The author's impressive knack for intimacy and insight sparkles in this delightful novel." -Hamptons magazine"SOMETHING BLUE goes beyond the traditional conventions in a witty and compelling way, and reaffirms a lesson we all should have learned long ago: Love doesn't need a fairy tale, fancy wrapping or a big price tag. Often, it's better without." -Charlotte Observer"Darcy is Scarlett O'Hara set in modern [day]. Giffin orchestrates her gradual change ingeniously...[and] successfully answers any 'Gone With the Wind' fan who wondered if, after Rhett Butler decided he didn't give a damn, Scarlett ever morphed into someone softer." -Newark Star-Ledger"Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really matters in life...Emily Giffin knows what she's doing." -Winston-Salem Journal"Emily Giffin's sophomore effort is a joy to read from start to finish, taking the egotistical villainess of her first novel and turning her into an unlikely heroine. Any woman who carries the scars of a broken friendship will appreciate this literary gem, which covers every emotional battleground possible--from rejection and betrayal to self-discovery and pregnancy." -CanWest"A touching depiction of one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship and happily-ever after. Sometimes you can lose it all, only to find everything in the end." -The State (SC)