Holly Black is possibly the best. Author. Ever. Who wrote the best. Book. Ever. Which is this book. This book is the best. Book. Ever. Why, you say? She managed to make a book about galactic space coffee, a winged Godzilla, and the Doctor.
I rest my case.
Lights Out is about a person cough alien cough named 78351. He used to be a miner. He has a deadly fear of the dark, which he got when a mine collapsed with him in it. After that he bought a rundown ship and fixed it until it could fly again. Then he became a Transporter of Coffee Beans, which is a very important job. He goes to the ICRS (Intergalactic Coffee Roasting Station) to get the next shipment of coffee, and meets the Doctor. The Doctor doesn’t recognize him, and Fifty One starts to explain that he saved him, but… then someone dies.
DAH DAH DAAHHHHHH!!!!
The Doctor and Fifty One go on a mission to discover who the is the murderer. More people die, there are more scary blackouts, and we discover more about Fifty One’s past. In the end, the murder ends up being