Friday, June 10, 2011

Wow for "Something Blue"!!

I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!!!  Emily Giffin in both Something Borrowed  and Something Blue has a way of making Fiction containing romance, a little comedy, drama, and romance feel so if you are witnessing everything that happens in the story first hand.

Something Blue is the story of Darcy, the former dramatic egotistical best friend of Rachel from Something Borrowed.  At the end of Something Borrowed Darcy told Rachel that Dex (her fiance) and her are no longer getting married, and that she is pregnant with Dex's college best friend, and Dex's Groomsmen's baby; she also finds out that her best friend and her ex-fiance have been having a relationship behind her back.  She is furious and can't stop blaming only Rachel and Dex, instead of also taking some of the blame herself.

After her relationship with Rachel and Dex ends, Darcy decides to focus on her relationship with her baby's daddy, Marcus, while also keeping an eye and ear out for Rachel and Dex.

However, that's when things just continue to go wrong for Darcy.  Marcus dumps her and tells her that he doesn't to be a part of the baby's life; her mother and her get in a fight, about Darcy's decisions (i.e. getting pregnant with someone who is not up to the standards that he parents have set for her); she loses the rest of her friends, because of her proclamation that is pregnant with Marcus's baby (a man who graduated at the bottom of his college class, is not the handsomest, and also doesn't have a decent job), and wants to keep it.

Realizing that everything has gone wrong in her life, she decides to go to London to her and Rachel's childhood friend, Ethan.  it is in London that she starts to see things differently.  For the first time, she realizes that life isn't always what you want it to be; that your luck will run out if you don't use it in the right way; and she finds herself truly falling in love for the first time.

Overall Rating:

I absolutely loved this novel...I actually thought I would before I read it, because I also enjoyed and loved it's prequel Something Borrowed.  Giffin's writing style has me thinking that I will be reading more of her novels in the near future :).

Everyone, have a great week! And Happy Summer! Oh, and if you read or decide to read this book, let me know what you thought about either Something Blue or Something Borrowed.

The Romance Bookie :)

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