Here's a random character peeve of mine sometimes: the characters that cry a lot. Particularly the main character. Simply because reading the main character wanting to cry 24/7 is really annoying.
Which [sort of] seems to happen a lot for a good 48% of Soul Oath (I checked), in which the events here take place 3 months after Destiny Gift. I would probably DNF it if there was nothing interesting going on, which I wasn't exactly thinking of doing anyways. I think that says something about good distraction. Or maybe it was because I was reading Ashes and that was pretty creepy and Soul Oath in comparison is thankfully not creepy (Hello? Cannibalism vs. Demons. Take your pick. :p).
It's a wonder why I tend to avoid Realistic Fiction – and maybe Contemporary – novels.
And there's butt kicking. I think that's a [huge] bonus (always is, always will, but there are no brownie points :3)
So the other characters in Soul Oath, pushing away from Nadine's depression. Victor just seems ever so serious all the time now. T_T (I really do think he and Micah swapped brains now, but does a partial brain even count? Sorry for the graphic image) I kept reading Chael as chair but with a funny accent that I can't exactly place, so I basically read "...Chair..." all the time. Omi and Imha seem a bit too unrealistically evil (though I don't usually mind that, and Imha is the goddess of chaos after all. You'd have to be pretty evil to be chaotic). Morgan threw me for a loop, so all I have are some hula hoops. :p
Finally, Micah. I placed him last because I have some words to say about him that's not just a sentence. The darlings feel weird. Maybe it's just me, and maybe it's just Micah. Me as in me as a person outside of blogotopia not usually living under a rock (actually I DO live under one when it comes to news other than books, in which my friend Lupe joins me), and Micah as in well... Micah. He's cute and caring but arrogant and cocky. Unfortunately those 4 characteristics put together on a plate is apparently an almost perfect character. e_e But it's funny that someone – whether or not it's Nadine – has the perfect timing (in my humble opinion) to interrupt him all the time.
It actually did makes the cockiness cute. (Am I weird or what?). I think I'm growing on him. FIGURATIVELY. Literally is just... weird. O_o
Random Thought: Screw teams. Neutral FTW. :D (leaning one way or another doesn't count).