I did not like Fade quite as much as Wake. Wake I felt benefited from the mystery that surrounds a new series and when you are introduced to new characters. However, we have the same characters in Fade, except for the fact that some are missing and the focus is almost entirely on Janie and Cabel. I did not enjoy the plotline and I did not find it very realistic (although the party scene was well written). Both the police work and the "diary" of the other dream catcher did not pull me in and since they were the main plot points it just didn't quite work for me. I can see where some individuals would find the book more appealing than Wake. But as someone who didn't get entirely sucked in or interested in the Janie/Cabel relationship, Fade will easily fade from me memory.