The Raping of Ava DeSantis: A Horror Novel

The Raping of Ava DeSantis: A Horror Novel

by Mylo Carbia


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ISBN-13: 9780996565202
Publisher: Rockefeller Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2015
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 566,904
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

MYLO CARBIA (also known as "The Queen of Horror") is an American screenwriter and author best known for her work in the horror, thriller and science fiction genres. Born and raised in Jackson, New Jersey, Carbia spent her childhood years writing to escape the horrors of growing up in a haunted house. Her very first screenplay was optioned 28 days after completion, earning Carbia a "three picture deal" and the cover of Hollywood Scriptwriter in 2003. After that time, she quietly penned numerous film projects under her production company Zohar Films, earning the reputation of being Hollywood's Number One Horror Film Ghostwriter. Carbia recently moved into the literary world to release a series of bestselling novels all featuring strong female protagonists. "The Raping of Ava DeSantis" is her debut novel.

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The Raping of Ava DeSantis: A Horror Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
g_nicolas More than 1 year ago
This well-crafted debut novel of Mylo Carbia is a definite must-read! Just a few pages in and I can’t put it down. The story shows the thin line between justice and revenge, and Carbia did it in one sweep. The plot is very impressive, Ava wanted revenge but you’ll never know when she’ll strike and how she’ll do it. I can’t help but cringed and be amazed at the same time, on how descriptive and accurate the scenes – as if I’m watching a movie in my head. I’m looking forward to reading more of Carbia’s writing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a thrilling novel packed with unpredictable scenes and plot twists that will keep you on edge.
Ladygale More than 1 year ago
This is brilliant. You cannot tear your eyes away.
Anonymous 12 months ago
After reading this book, and experiencing the pitiful writing first hand, I can confidently say this author is a fraud. All of her "reviews" are plagiarized. I have done numerous google searches and not a single one has come up for the Boston Globe or anything like that. Think about it people, why would the Atlanta Business Chronical review a horror story about rape that is self published in font size 1 million? Same for the Washington Business Journal. The only person who thinks Carbia even remotely can be compared to Stephen King is Carbia herself because she is a delusional fraud. If you go and check out all the websites she claims have ranked her book number one, a quick whois search reveals that all of those websites are created and run by Carbia herself. This sort of deliberate fraud needs to be addressed by Barnes and Noble among other places that have allowed her to essentially make up entire reviews in order to sell books. The sleeziness here is beyond anything I have seen in the publishing world and it is insulting to real authors AND book reviewers. Hopefully, someone will report these fake reviews to Reuters, the Boston Globe, etc. I for one will be contacting Barnes and Noble right now. I have no respect for anyone who intentionally fools the public to make sales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont usually post reviews but felt this book deserved a high mark for a well job done!! I just finished this book and thought it was great. It kept me intrested from start to finish. If you have a weak spot for really graphic situations this may not be for you. However I will be looking forward to reading more by this author if her other books are as intresting as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoa what an ending! I did not see the twist coming at the end. Wonderful writing and awsome story! Will definatly read more books by this author!
Lashaan More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to meet and greet a good horror story since I haven’t tried a pure horror novel in my life. That’s when I got my hands on this novel and found reviews comparing the author to Stephen King. It was a mistake from my part to believe a novel praised as the next Stephen King to be a great debut to my horror novel exploration. The Raping of Ava DeSantis was one of the most underwhelming adventures, especially when the author proclaims herself as “The Queen of Horror”. This book follows three college student who commit one of the most repulsive crimes known to man: rape. Awaken in a hospital bed with not only the most brutal physical wounds but a psychological trauma, Ava DeSantis is left no choice when the mother of one the guy, a fairly popular kid in school with powerful parents, asks—more like demands—that she keeps the whole situation silent for a large sum of money. It is then that Ava embarks on a vengeful adventure a couple years later on the three men and their family. Let’s get one thing straight. Although there is 390 pages to this book, a huge amount of it is filled with blank pages, a chapter title page and a giant tribal phoenix tattoo. Not to mention that the font and spacing is pretty intense for a novel found in the adult horror section. This is quite frustrating since it amplifies the fact that the story is short and could’ve had a lot more depth. The plot is extremely simple and the ending does have a surprise, but it was absolutely unimpressive. In fact, this is due to the fact that there was nothing that lead readers to believe in such an angle to the story. It’s also due to very poor character development, especially when it comes to Ava DeSantis. After the tragedy, the character disappears and reappears with an urge to seek out revenge, but her appetite to hunt down the trio was never developed and felt completely out of the blue. The other characters also suffered the same fate. Not a single one of them was interesting and even the main victim of the trio was a flat character. And what’s truly fascinating was how the book strongly relied on dialogue. Description were unquestionably minim and almost absent, except for two or three sequences which needed raw descriptions to instigate disgust; not fear. This is what really killed this book for me. Reading this novel felt like a movie script, and not really good one to top it off. Every chapter was like a movie scene and everything played out like a low budget big screen movie. It was most-definitely fast pace, but huge plot holes were the consequence. The book could’ve definitely benefited from more content on Ava and her transformation to a bloodthirsty vigilante. What truly ticked me off was in the formula used to structure the novel. All it did was remind me of some of the worst horror movies I’ve seen. Might as well mention the fact that I’m not a big fan of horror movies because of the poor storyline that most of them has. The plot is very linear, it had at most 3 big events and 1 sex scene. Something that you often see from boring horror movies. The Raping of Ava DeSantis was, if anything, a movie turned into a book. It didn’t surprise me when I learned that the author ghostwrote movies before jumping in the literary world with this debut novel. Let’s just say that the novel had nothing to offer and left an ugly aftertaste once completed; or maybe I was just happy that I was done with it. Blog: Bookidote on Wordpress
cindyc2015 More than 1 year ago
Witty, cleaver, brilliant, original, creative, gruesome, sarcastic, vivid, evil, sadistic, a true masterpiece of horror. As good as Stephen King's "Carrie" some may say even better. Kept me guessing and thinking way after I finished reading it. To say I was impressed to learn this was a debut novel would be an understatement. However, to those that don't like the "F" word, it is used repetitively. Plus the murder scenes are, how do I say this, more than what some imaginations can handle. This did not bother me at all, I just wanted to mention it as a courtesy for those that are concerned about language and are easily offended.
ColleenLowe More than 1 year ago
‘The Raping of Ava DeSantis’ is an excellent piece of fem horror. I wasn’t familiar with Mylo Carbia’s work before, but now I know she’s an author to watch. Carbia does an excellent job of capturing the quiet rage that comes with this kind of mistreatment. As Ava DeSantis decides to seek revenge after years of silence, the anger and sense of vigilante justice is palatable. Like all great literary horror, Carbia creates vivid images that stick in your mind long after you put the book down. The story is not for the faint of heart — Ava takes no prisoners on her vendetta, and uses the weapons at her disposal (seduction and sex) to capture her prey. ‘The Raping of Ava DeSantis’ is a tale of demented female empowerment, and maybe a bit of a warning to those potential rapists out there — watch who you mess with.
SuperReaderTA More than 1 year ago
5 Stars - This will be a horror classic, no doubt in my mind. Think of a life experience you've had that changed your inner core. Maybe a job interview that went bad, or a first date that went horribly sour. That is what this book is about: an innocent evening among friends that changes a really good person into a horrid (but incredibly likable) monster. I agree with all the positive reviews about this book so far. Mylo Carbia has excellent writing skills. She creates multidimensional, entertaining characters, and the story line is wonderful and highly original. More importantly, her southern dialog is pitch-perfect considering she's from New Jersey. Glad to finally see another big talent in horror.
Lindsey2289 More than 1 year ago
This hit #1 Bestseller in Horror on Amazon I am buying my second copy here to give as a gift. This is an amazing horror novel written by a Hollywood screenwriter, with writing as good as Clive Barker and Stephen King, but better in some ways. It's like nothing I've read before, but the book does have similarities to some of my favorite movies from the eighties and nineties: Kill Bill Fatal Attraction The Hand That Rocks The Cradle American Psycho Pulp Fiction Silence of The Lambs So if you like the movies listed above, you will like definitely like this book. I give it Five and a half stars.
Elsa_Linowitz More than 1 year ago
I write for Best Horror Books and purchased a copy of this already on another website where it's a #1 bestseller, but since this just popped up here, let me be the first to leave my review. If you love dark thrillers, or horror, then this is the "IT" book of 2015. Trust me. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, "The Raping of Ava DeSantis" tells the story of a poor college girl who’s sexually assaulted by 3 rich fraternity brothers, gets paid to stay quiet, then takes revenge against their loved ones many years later. I absolutely loved this fast-faced novel and HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT for a variety of reasons: 1) The characters are brilliant. Everyone from the three wealthy perpetrators to the intervening criminal defense attorney mother are sharply written and vivid. You will love and hate each character as if they were fully breathing. And as for the main character, with a slick attitude and physical transformation from shy book nerd to dominatrix bad girl, Ava DeSantis is my favorite serial killer of all time. 2) The storyline grips you from the prologue and never lets go until the big double surprise ending. So many twists and turns! Best plot I've seen in ages. 3) The writing is outstanding. The author is a Hollywood screenwriter with a magnificent voice that merges literary brilliance with street terms in a way that's richly entertaining. I love her style of writing: Harvard PhD meets seasoned sailor from the high seas. I'm not the only one who can't shut up about this book. Google the title and you'll see everyone yapping about it. Five star reviews literally everywhere. I think "Gone Girl" and "Girl on the Train" are about to be dethroned by the Queen of Horror.