Feb 18, 2012

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)

Something Blue
Author:  Emily Giffin
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Publication Date:  March 21st 2006

From Goodreads:

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 glamorous life on a new continent.  But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply- and that her luck has finally expired.  It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.


Something Blue is a reread for me.  I never reread but I saw Something Borrowed the other day and couldn't for the life of me remember what Something Blue was about.  I figured why the hell not, but before starting I checked what I rated it some years ago.  4 stars..yep.  I guess I thought it was good.  I guess reading taste do change as time goes by because this is clearly a 2.5/3 star read...now.  

My problems with Something Blue is Darcy and Ethan.   Really I'm not buying it this time around.  First, Ethan clearly sees right through Darcy, and I know she changes as time goes by, but shallow is shallow.  I'm not sure if you can just erase this from your personality.  Ethan is so much more, what's the word i'm looking for....hmm...BETTER than Darcy. The further you read the better Darcy becomes as a person, and I thought that was great.  But to me the changes came because of the wrong things.  I can't really articulate what i'm thinking right now, but I guess you can say I wasn't thoroughly convinced.  

Something Blue is Darcy's story, if you are not a fan of her and infact can't stand her, it will be a hard read.  Her ways don't start changing until the halfway point, and like I said it's a little unconvincing.  


  1. I haven't read these ones in a long while! I do remember liking them, though. I really love Emily Giffin's writing ... I find that it's chick-lit, without being totally chick-lit, if you get what I'm saying.

    Good review!

  2. Isn't it funny how our opinions and tastes change over time like that? I haven't read Something Borrowed yet... I may end up just going straight to the movie on that one.


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